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3:05 AM ET, July 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Anderson Cooper: “The Fact Is, I'm Gay.”  —  Last week, Entertainment Weekly ran a story on an emerging trend: gay people in public life who come out in a much more restrained and matter-of-fact way than in the past.  In many ways, it's a great development: we're evolved enough not to be gob-smacked when we find out someone's gay.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Anderson Cooper Comes Out As TV's First Openly Gay Prime Time Anchor  —  It's not often you can make news by telling the world something it already knows, but Anderson Cooper has done just that, and achieved a milestone in the process.  After years of silence on the subject …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:   Fake NYT obmudsman Twitter account tricks some journalists
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Coming Out Could Be Anderson Cooper's Best Career Move Yet
Discussion: Guardian
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’  —  HBO has renewed “The Newsroom” for a second season after only two episodes, the premium cable channel says.  —  The series, from creator Aaron Sorkin, follows cable news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his team at Atlantis Cable News.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Another tabloid vet leaves for to DNAinfo  —  DNAinfo, the neighborhood news website funded by billionaire TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, has added yet another journalist from the city's tabloids to its masthead.  James Fanelli, an assistant city editor at the Daily News …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Weather Channel buys Weather Underground; brand stays  —  The largest weather news and information provider is about to get bigger.  The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC), parent of the cable network and, is acquiring San Francisco-based Weather Underground with a pledge to keep the oldest internet weather brand going.
Alex Klein / The Daily Beast:
At Dow Jones, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bloomberg  —  A News Corp. split, a new CEO, new plans to grow the data business.  What's in store for the Murdoch's crown jewel?  —  As Rupert Murdoch splits up News Corp, many say he's aiming to separate the wheat from the chaff …
Discussion: New York Times
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Bill Geist Parkinson's Disease: CBS Legend, Willie Geist Father Reveals Diagnosis  —  CBS “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist revealed that he has been been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.  —  Geist made the announcement on Sunday, in response to viewers wondering what he's been up to recently.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Landman: Multitasking partly to blame for Alessandra Stanley's errors in Ann Curry story  —  New York Times Culture Editor Jonathan Landman said he and Executive Editor Jill Abramson accept some of the responsibility for Alessandra Stanley's mistakes in a story last week about Ann Curry's farewell episode of the “Today” show.
Discussion: Poynter
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Sports Illustrated to Start Monthly TV Show With NBC  —  As Sports Illustrated magazine tries to trim its budget and cut its editorial staff, it is expanding in television.  On Monday, it announced it is teaming up with the NBC Sports Group to produce a monthly television show called “Sports Illustrated.”
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Simon & Schuster is adding QR codes to all its print books.  Will readers bite?  —  Simon & Schuster is adding QR codes to the back jackets of all its hardcover and trade paperback titles starting this fall.  The publisher hopes to use the the codes to build direct-to-consumer relationships, but will readers actually scan them?
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online  —  When discussing the BBC's digital services, iPlayer and its website will likely feature highly in the conversation agenda.  But what about the BBC Red Button?  —  First introduced in 1999 as BBC Text, the Red Button constitutes part …
The Huffington Post:
Announcing the HuffPost Pollster API  —  As the presidential race heats up, Americans are increasingly turning to political polls to try to understand the current opinions of the electorate.  With that scrutiny, have come calls for greater transparency, both for pollsters and for those who aggregate …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune and fake bylines  —  “While I share the Trib's outrage at Journatic's use of false bylines, I take their umbrage with a grain of salt,” writes a former newspaper editor who asks to remain anonymous.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune investigating ethics policy violation by content provider Journatic
Discussion: @mjenkins
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