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11:15 AM ET, July 5, 2012

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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
AP Partners with WikiLeaks for ‘Syria Files’  —  WikiLeaks is at it again.  Today the site announced a partnership with multiple news outlets (the Associated Press in the United States) to present stories based on a trove of over two million emails from Syrian political officials, ministries and more.
Discussion: Guardian
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
WikiLeaks starts publishing 2.4m #SyriaFiles and outlines its ‘search interface’  —  WikiLeaks announces the start of its publication of ‘more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies’ from 680 domains  —  WikiLeaks has today started publishing …
AAP:
Ecuador finds sex claims against Assange ‘hilarious’ as WikiLeaks announces Syrian leak  —  WIKILEAKS says it is publishing two million emails from Syrian politicians as Ecuador declares charges against founder Julian Assange to be ‘hilarious’.  —  WikiLeaks says the emails date back to 2006 …
Marc Chacksfield / TechRadar:   Wikileaks unveils The Syria Files - its biggest data leak yet
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
HBO Now Targeting Fox News' Roger Ailes With TV Movie Produced By MSNBC Rivals  —  EXCLUSIVE: HBO appears obsessed by GOP Conservatives.  There have been movies about the 2000 Bush vs Gore election standoff and Sarah Palin and most recently a TV series featuring George W Bush's severed head.
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Visual.ly: New infographics tool to launch ‘later this year’  —  Stew Langille, CEO of Visual.ly, a platform for creating, exploring and sharing infographics, discusses plans to roll out additional data visualisation creation options later this year  —  Copyright: Visual.ly infographic on ‘big data’
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: 26-year-old arrested is News International employee  —  Publisher's chief executive tells staff that suspect arrested on Thursday morning is not a journalist  —  The 26-year-old man arrested on Thursday morning in connection with Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry is a News International employee.
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Reuters Hires Caveman to Write Headlines  —  What can we say?  The new hire at Reuters — a caveman from the Paleolithic Era — was a risky move, but he is doing fantastic work so far.  —  A tipster told us he still spends a lot of time yelling at the water fountain and he tried to eat a desk last week …
Discussion: Reuters and AppNewser
Jim Romenesko:
Jake Barnes surfaces again  —  From MARK POTTS: There's a very weird link between the Journatic fake byline scandal and one of the most notorious newspaper fakery scandals: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the fake byline Jeremy Schnitker used to submit 32 articles was Jake Barnes.
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Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post's Amanda Zamora joins ProPublica  —  Amanda Zamora leaves the Washington Post after seven years to become senior engagement editor at ProPublica.  “At ProPublica she will be in charge of expanding social media, crowd-sourcing and distributed reporting efforts,” says the Post memo announcing her departure.
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
In E-Book War, the Independent Publishers Strike Back  —  In the fight between Apple, Amazon, the government, and publishers to set prices for electronic books, independents were overlooked.  Now, they're banding together and voicing complaints.  —  To briefly recap: In April …
Discussion: TeleRead
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Writer and Climber, 45, Is Killed Near Yosemite  —  Michael J. Ybarra, a freelance writer and extreme-sports correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, was killed in a fall during a weekend mountain-climbing trip in the Sierra Nevada, according to his sister, Suzanne Ybarra.
Jim Romenesko:
NJ.com wants Politico's Ginger Gibson back to cover Chris Christie  —  Political reporter Ginger Gibson left the Star-Ledger last November and joined Politico, where she's now covering the Romney campaign.  But the Newark newspaper wants her back.  NJ.com chief content officer Lamar Graham — remember his “I'm hiring!”
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Europe sues to continue taxing digital content higher than physical  —  When is a book not a book?  When it comes to European tax law.  Continental lawmakers may punish France and Luxembourg for reducing VAT on e-books to match their physical equivalents.  —  In many countries …
Discussion: EU Press Room
 
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