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11:25 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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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
AAP:   Ecuador finds sex claims against Assange ‘hilarious’ as WikiLeaks announces Syrian leak
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.
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 …
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
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 …
 
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