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12:35 PM ET, July 13, 2014

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Craig Calcaterra:
Sports Illustrated gets modern media; gets criticized for it  —  The LeBron James news dominated sports media for the past several days.  Everyone — even people who don't much care about basketball — was interested in it at least on some level.  Even if it was only to joke, snark and/or join in some fun collective happening.
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Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Role of Sports Illustrated in LeBron James's Announcement Raises Journalistic Questions  —  By being the first to report on Friday that LeBron James is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sports Illustrated beat a journalistic pack that included 15 on-air people at ESPN.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Sports Illustrated editors didn't know of LeBron's decision until ‘this morning’
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Inside Amazon's pricing war with Hachette, which is making some publishers and authors anxious  —  Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It's Fed  —  Vincent Zandri hails from the future.  He is a novelist from the day after tomorrow, when Amazon has remade the worlds of writing, printing …
David Carr / New York Times:
Hulu receives exclusive rights to stream South Park immediately after broadcast and entire back catalog in deal worth $80M+  —  Hulu to Stream ‘South Park’ as More Players Jostle for Online Rights  —  While the media moguls in Sun Valley, Idaho, jockeyed for parking spaces for their jets …
Reuters:
Exclusive: YouTube weighs funding efforts to boost premium content - sources  —  (Reuters) - YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, a move that could bolster …
Discussion: Beyond Search and @pkafka
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Just Like Facebook, Twitter's New Impression Stats Suggest Few Followers See What's Tweeted  —  Twitter has new analytics available that let anyone understand exactly how viewed their tweets are.  Those stats also clear something else up.  Just like Facebook, what you share on Twitter isn't seen by all your followers.
Discussion: @kittykilian and @dtunkelang
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Michael Martina / Reuters:
Chinese prosecutors detain China Central Television financial news anchor in corruption probe  —  Chinese prosecutors detain top TV news anchor  —  (Reuters) - Prosecutors detained a top Chinese news anchor shortly before a nightly broadcast, state media reported, as authorities extend …
Chris Chase / USA Today:
ESPN to offer Tiger-only broadcast during British Open  —  ESPN announced Thursday that part of its coverage for next week's British Open will include an exclusive Tiger Woods broadcast.  —  The network says the feed will follow Woods for each round as he makes his first major championship start of the year at Royal Liverpool.
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
Dan Rather ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About ‘Rathergate’ Biopic  —  Robert Redford will play the famed news anchor in “Truth.”  —  “Rathergate,” the scandal that erupted in September of 2004 after Dan Rather reported that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Upworthy, Joining a Refrain, Says Paid Posts Get More Views Than Editorial  —  Viral Site Also Names Media Exec Kim Kelleher to Board  —  Creativity Top 5  —  Three months ago the first major brand advertising campaign appeared on Upworthy, a mix of paid and curated posts promoting Unilever's Project Sunlight initiative.
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Gawker's so-far successful experiment in making office chats public  —  Last Monday, Gawker editor Max Read announced that the bloggers and editors on his team were spending too much time chatting on Campfire, one of several group-chat apps that have become popular in newsrooms.
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