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8:20 AM ET, July 5, 2012

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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 …
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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  —  Eight times bigger than Cablegate  —  Another massive data dump  —  Wikileaks has announced that it has released its biggest load of files yet, all pertaining to the Syrian government.  —  In a press conference today …
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
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: former Mirror journalist among three arrested  —  First time a journalist who has worked on a non-News International title has been arrested as part of Operation Elveden  —  A prison officer and a former Mirror journalist were arrested on Wednesday in connection …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:   Murdoch's former adviser gets BSkyB job
London Evening Standard:
Private eye Glenn Mulcaire must name names at News of the World after Supreme Court ruling
Discussion: Guardian
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Caroline Thomson, BBC's chief operating officer, expected to leave  —  Caroline Thomson, who narrowly missed the chance to become the BBC's first-ever female director general, is expected to leave the corporation following the announcement that rival George Entwistle is to succeed Mark Thompson.
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
Entwistle named as BBC director general
Discussion: BBC, BBC and Media Week
Guardian:
George Entwistle's memo to BBC staff
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jim Romenesko:
Three more newspapers report fake Journatic bylines  —  The Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle join the Chicago Tribune in reporting that hyperlocal content provider Journatic slapped false bylines on real estate stories they published.
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Chicago Sun-Times ends Journatic relationship as dozens of fake bylines discovered at more papers
Discussion: B2B Memes, eMedia Vitals and Media News
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
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
James Estrin / New York Times:
Michael Kamber's “Photojournalists on War”  —  During the eight years that Michael Kamber covered the Iraq war, he often had lengthy late-night conversations with his fellow conflict photographers.  Whether it was in Baghdad or on shared embeds, the discussion usually turned to a mutual frustration …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix just became cable's biggest TV network  —  Netflix subscribers watched more than one billion hours of video in June, according to the company's CEO Reed Hastings.  That means that U.S. subscribers watched around 80 minutes of Netflix per day last month, which makes the service …
Ryan Thornburg / MediaShift Idea Lab:
When News Organizations Geocode, How Accurate Are They?  —  In my intro news writing class at UNC-Chapel Hill we ding students 50 points for allowing a fact error to creep into a story.  If the fire happened at 123 W. Main St. and it really happened at 123 E. Main St., it's an instant F …
 
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