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11:50 AM 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.
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 …
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.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage
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: Los Angeles Times
Felix Salmon:
News Corp's digital divergence
Discussion: James Vicini, Gawker and NPR
Bloomberg:   News Corp. Publishing Profit Drop Tests Murdoch Strategy
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The Murdoch media tour: Spinning the spinoff
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.
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 …
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
China blocks Bloomberg for exposing financial affairs of Xi Jinping's family  —  Access to Bloomberg website blocked after it reveals assets of relatives of man expected to become president  —  China appears to have blocked access to the Bloomberg website after it detailed the multimillion-dollar assets …
Associated Press:
Savannah Guthrie Fills In Following Curry's ‘Today’ Exit  —  There's no word if she has the job full-time, but Savannah Guthrie is in Ann Curry's former chair as co-host of NBC's “Today” show.  Guthrie sat beside Matt Lauer on Friday, discussing stories about the Colorado wildfires and Supreme Court health care decision.
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
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
TV-Newspaper Ownership Limits Left Intact By High Court  —  The U.S. Supreme Court left intact decades-old limits on ownership of broadcast stations and newspapers, refusing to hear media industry appeals that might have led to a wave of acquisitions.  —  Tribune Co. and other media companies …
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Hearst Unveils Private Ad-Buying Marketplace for Its Magazine Websites  —  A Play for Programmatic Online Advertising Dollars  —  Another big magazine company is looking to ad tech to make its online ad inventory more valuable.  —  Six months after Conde Nast launched a private ad marketplace …
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