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11:30 PM ET, July 9, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Maxim Magazine Said to Fetch Bids of About $20 Million  —  Maxim magazine, the bawdy men's title that went up for sale in March, is seeing some bids of about $20 million, less than a 10th of the price its owners paid six years ago, according to people familiar with the situation.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Guggenheim Exit Leaves Hulu a Pay-TV Pawn  —  Three bidders remain: DirecTV, AT&T, Time Warner Cable  —  The pay-TV biz is going to get its hands on Hulu.  —  With Guggenheim Digital Media and KKR opting out of the hunt for Hulu, as CNBC reported Tuesday, that leaves three bidders …
Discussion: CNBC
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Hulu Sale Attracts Plenty Of Bidders, But For What, Exactly?  —  Most of what you need to know about the soon-to-conclude negotiations to sell Hulu can be summarized in two numbers: $2 billion and $1 billion.  —  The first is how much Hulu's owners — Disney, News Corp . and Comcast …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
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.
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Charting a locally owned, for-profit future for community news  —  For those of a certain age, perusing the ads posted at The Batavian, the for-profit news site in Batavia, New York, can seem a lot like flipping through the pages of a weekly community newspaper a generation or two ago.
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 …
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.
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Netflix CEO Raises Hackles With Earnings Videocast Plans  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, who drew regulatory scrutiny with Facebook posts on subscriber gains, is raising hackles again with plans for a moderated videocast instead of a quarterly earnings call.
Michael Rondon / Folio:
The Dolan Company Sells Two Business Services Assets  —  B-to-b publisher, services provider sells legal properties for $17 mil.  —  B-to-b publisher and professional services provider The Dolan Company has announced agreements to sell off two of its legal services businesses to affiliate groups.
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Without the web, Syrian journalists turn to pirate radio  —  As civil war rages, a Paris-based station tries to undermine Syria's propaganda machine  —  Lina Chawaf has spent the past two years watching her friends disappear in Syria.  Some were killed, others imprisoned.  Many, like Chawaf, were journalists.
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
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Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Chris Irvine / Telegraph:
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Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
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Discussion: Guardian
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
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Hurriyet Daily News:
Two Turkish journalists detained in Egypt
Daniel Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Miramax chairman's exit adds another hurdle for firm's turnaround
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