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3:20 PM ET, July 5, 2015


 Top News: 
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
After moderators protested dismissal of a key employee by taking down popular subreddits, Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologizes for how the transition was handled  —  Reddit Moderators Shut Down Parts of Site Over Employee's Dismissal  —  Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Nearly all major subreddits are set to public again after going private in protest  —  Nearly all major subreddits are back online following Reddit protests  —  Just a day after a massive revolt tore down parts of Reddit, the site now appears to be mostly back to normal.
Discussion: metamedia and NPR
Tom Rosenstiel / Brookings Institute:
How journalism has changed since the advent of the public web: what is better, what we're losing, and what we can do about it  —  News as collaborative intelligence: Correcting the myths about news in the digital age  —  The shift to online news is increasing engagement, adding more perspectives …
Discussion: @brookingsgov and @moniguzman
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Egypt journalists face jail for reporting non-government terrorism statistics  —  New law awaiting presidential approval outlaws the publication of ‘false news or data about any terrorist operations that contradicts official statements’  —  Egypt was accused of making a savage assault …
James Warren / Poynter:
White House correspondents unveil proposals to loosen presidential press control  —  The White House Correspondents' Association unveiled a set of “principles and practices” Saturday in search of “meaningful and consistent access to the President and his or her aides whenever and wherever they conduct the public's business.”
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @nppalawyer, Thanks:@benmullin
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
News organizations need to do a better job of creating dashboards to analyze data visually, highlighting potential stories  —  Dashboards and journalism: why we need to do better  —  Confused?  Knobs and dials image by anataman  —  Last month I watched the founder of OpenOil, Johnny West …
Spiegel Online:
Der Spiegel says it was spied on by US and betrayed by its own government, calls the snooping an attack on press freedom  —  SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence  —  Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government.
Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
In 2011, CIA outed German spy official who was leaking information to Der Spiegel; Der Spiegel files complaint with its government
Vanessa Williams / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign kept reporters back with a moving rope line at New Hampshire parade  —  Clinton campaign gives new meaning to the term ‘rope line’ at New Hampshire parade  —  It wasn't like A-list celebrities or pro ballers were being hounded by the paparazzi at Saturday's Independence …
Washington Post:
Burdened by debt, the Newseum considered offering partial building ownership in exchange for an immediate money infusion in late 2014  —  Heavily in debt, Newseum considered risky strategy to improve finances  —  Nearly seven years after opening a $477 million complex on a prime parcel …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Two Pirate Bay co-founders say FBI is seeking site logs to see whether Prenda law firm tried to lure copyright violators  —  FBI Wants Pirate Bay Logs to Expose Copyright Trolls  —  Over the past few years copyright troll law firm Prenda crossed the line on several occasions.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Discovery's Shark Week, starting Sunday, includes a “Sharkopedia” with science experts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Meerkat  —  Discovery To Launch Online ‘Sharkopedia’ to Lend Credible Bite To ‘Shark Week’  —  The Discovery Channel is tapping new digital-media ideas …
Discussion: @bristei
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Lifetime's move into over-the-top video at $4/month shows how all kinds of networks are testing unbundling despite risks of cannibalization and competition  —  Time for a Reality Check Among TV's Streaming Services  —  In the burgeoning world of subscription VOD, all ventures are not created equal.
Discussion: Washington Post and Adweek
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Discussion: Re/code
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Discussion: @greghadfield
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
153 Met Police staff probed for media leaks in 10 years, more than doubling in Leveson years
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How The New York Times uses startup KeyWee for natural language analysis to find keywords to target Facebook audiences
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Prince sends takedown requests to Spotify, Rdio, and Deezer