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5:30 PM ET, July 9, 2013


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Riva Gold / The Atlantic Online:
Newsroom Diversity: A Casualty of Journalism's Financial Crisis  —  New numbers from the American Society of News Editors show that the progress of women and minorities in media has halted.  —  The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) recently released its annual study of newsroom diversity.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Summoned To Parliament Again  —  Rupert Murdoch has been summoned to appear before a British parliamentary committee for the second time in three years.  —  The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee announced Tuesday that it had voted to ask Murdoch to face new questions …
Moguls Flying to Sun Valley With $53 Billion Deal Revival  —  Media dealmakers digesting $53 billion of mergers, spinoffs and acquisitions announced so far this year head to Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley conference this week to lay the groundwork for more.  —  So far, more than 240 media deals …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former News Corp Digital Exec Jon Miller Joins Shari Redstone's Advancit as Partner  —  Former News Corp digital head Jon Miller has joined Advancit Capital as a partner.  Advancit is an early-stage investment firm that was started two years ago by Shari Redstone and Jason Ostheimer …
Sydney Brownstone / Co.Exist:
Twitter Vs. Mainstream Media: Science Proves Which Breaks News Faster  —  The revolution will not be televised, but it might be tweeted.  A new study shows that Twitter has a lead time on newswires for certain stories—including sports, disasters, and sometimes riots.
Wall Street Journal:
Hulu Attracts at Least Three Bids  —  Streaming video site Hulu attracted binding bids from suitors including satellite operator DirecTV, DTV -0.28% a partnership of AT&T Inc. T -0.70% and Chernin Group and the tandem of Guggenheim Digital Media and private-equity firm KKR, KKR +2.31% according to people familiar with the matter.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Hulu Sale Attracts Plenty Of Bidders, But For What, Exactly?
Discussion: Variety
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Criticizing CNN: Goodbye to that  —  I used to say: I criticize because I care.  But I no longer do. … As of today, I have retired from criticism of CNN for falling short of some sort of journalistic standard that news providers should maintain.  That activity no longer makes sense.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Publisher Ambitions Target Comics With New “Jet City” Imprint Launch  —  Amazon is about to take on Marvel and DC with a new publishing imprint for comics, the company announced today via press release.  The new publishing brand is called “Jet City Comics,” and will begin …
Journalist shot dead in Russia's Dagestan province  —  (Reuters) - A journalist who wrote about alleged human rights abuses was shot dead in Russia's violence-plagued North Caucasus province of Dagestan on Tuesday, law enforcement authorities and colleagues said.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Report: Number of Magazine Launches Continues to Decrease  —  New title total down again for first half, to 97, says MediaFinder.  —  In its quarterly survey, MediaFinder reported that 97 magazines launched and 29 closed in the first half of 2013.  —  Once again, the categories most likely …
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Universal Sports Swings Distribution Deal With Time Warner Cable  —  Universal Sports Network has gotten a big boost in doing a TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable — the second-largest U.S. cable system operator.  —  Universal Sports, which is owned by NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, focuses on Olympic-related sports.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
What's next for Dish?  It's got a lot of options centered around broadband  —  Dish Network's plans to buyout Sprint and invest in Clearwire have been dashed.  Both those companies are only days away from becoming part of SoftBank's pan-Pacific empire.  But that doesn't mean Dish and its wily chairman Charlie Ergen have been cowed.
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
How the media outrageously blew the IRS scandal: A full accounting  —  Almost everything “reported” about the big Obama scandal was wrong, and no one has been held to account (UPDATED)  —  The first few days of the IRS scandal that would consume Washington for weeks went like this …
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
More job losses at the Indy as 27 compulsory redundancies announced ahead of autumn relaunch  —  The Independent newspapers are to make 27 editorial staff redundant in the latest wave of job losses at the group.  —  The voluntary redundancies will cut across the Independent …
Discussion: Guardian
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