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1:05 PM ET, June 29, 2012


 Top News: 
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Were CNN & Fox News' mistakes on Supreme Court ruling part of ‘process journalism’?  —  We all know that CNN and Fox News mistakenly reported Thursday that the Supreme Court struck down the “individual mandate” part of the health care law.  How did this happen?  Who's responsible?  —  I blame Jeff Jarvis.
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Ridicules CNN, Fox News For Getting Supreme Court Decision Wrong  —  Chief Justice John Roberts pulled a fast one on the media who tried to skim his decision today, as he argued that the individual mandate was unconstitutional before he declared it a tax.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN ‘looking into’ Supreme Court ‘mistake’  —  CNN Senior Vice President and Washington bureau chief Sam Feist sent a memo to bureau staff last night announcing that CNN was ‘looking into’ its inaccurate report about yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on healthcare.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Who Was First?  Who Cares?  —  The ridiculous battle over who “broke” the news on the health care ruling―and why it's dangerous.  Thurs., June 28, 2012.  —  Rem Rieder ( is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  Q: Which news organization was first to report …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Murdoch's Decision  —  Rupert Murdoch long resisted any suggestion—be it from bankers or executives within News Corp. —that the media conglomerate spin off the company's newspaper assets, which had become a drag on the stock.  —  “I was hanging on, and so was the whole family,” …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Felix Salmon:
News Corp's digital divergence
Discussion: James Vicini, Gawker, NPR and Crikey
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Murdoch Praises News Corporation's Newspapers
Bloomberg:   News Corp. Publishing Profit Drop Tests Murdoch Strategy
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Reorganizes Into Membership, Brand And Ad Units [Incl Armstrong's Memo]  —  After yesterday's $400 million share buyback, some more news today from our owners, AOL: it's reorganizing into three operating units, plus a separate one for corporate support of all three: they will be called AOL Membership …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Passing Final Hurdle, Sony's Deal for EMI Publishing Is Approved by U.S.  —  The Federal Trade Commission has approved the $2.2 billion sale of EMI Music Publishing to an investor group led by Sony, the agency announced on Friday morning.  With that clearance, the sale is expected to close later in the day.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Host of ‘Today’ (Exclusive)  —  The announcement of Ann Curry's replacement caps more than a week of speculation about the future of NBC's morning franchise.  —  It's official.  Savannah Guthrie has been named Matt Lauer's co-host on Today.
Shareen Pathak / AdAge:
YouTube Launches ‘Marketplace’ to Connect YouTube Stars and Brands  —  Pairing YouTube Partners With Advertisers and Agencies That Want to Create Viral Buzz  —  Agencies and marketers looking for the perfect YouTube star to appear in a viral video, your job just got easier.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Today's the deadline for Times-Picayune reporters to accept new jobs  —  Advance Publications asked about half of the people in the Times-Picayune newsroom to stick around once it stops printing daily and shifts to the Web, but some of them have decided to move on, reports Kevin Allman.
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
Your E-Book Is Reading You  —  Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before.  How that's changing the experience of reading.  —  It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins's “Hunger Games” trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour.
Jim Romenesko:
Reuters Supreme Court correspondent Jim Vicini steps down  —  “[They] are handed a document that warns they could face termination if they don't up their game, and given 30 days to turn things around,” a Reuters reporter explained to Romenesko readers on May 31.
Discussion: James Vicini and Talking Biz News
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Associated Press:
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Richard Woods / Reuters:
Security firm spies on Reuters correspondent
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