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4:30 PM ET, July 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Hulu's New Plan: Compete with Netflix and Amazon.  How is Hulu Going to Pay for That?  —  So they're not selling.  But what are Hulu's owners going to do with the video service now?  —  The immediate response to that question, via people who provide answers on behalf of Hulu's owners …
Business Wire:
21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company to Maintain Ownership Positions in Hulu  —  NEW YORK & BURBANK, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Company today jointly announced that they will maintain their respective ownership positions …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Sale Called Off  —  Disney, NBCU and 21st Century Fox will invest $750 million in TV site  —  Hulu is no longer for sale — and its current owners claim their strategies for the Internet TV site are fully in sync.  —  On Friday, 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and The Walt Disney Co. jointly announced …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
NYT to launch “immersive digital magazine” and new food news product, led by Sam Sifton  —  The New York Times is rolling out a number of new digital initiatives, including a tablet magazine and a new dining news product.  —  In a letter to the newsroom Friday, New York Times executive …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jill Abramson announces big leadership changes at ‘New York Times’  —  The New York Times building. wallyg via flickr  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson announced a slew of changes in newsroom leadership this afternoon.  —  The goal of the shakeup, according to Abramson …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Intel's upcoming TV service is going to be called OnCue  —  Intel's TV service, which the company's Intel Media unit plans to launch before the end of the year, is going to be called OnCue, GigaOM has learned.  The company has applied for trademarks for OnCue around the globe …
Discussion: @jeffjohnroberts
Elodie Mazein / Agence France Presse:
Twitter hands over data in French anti-Semitism case  —  PARIS, France — Twitter handed over data to French authorities on Friday to help identify the authors of anti-Semitic and racist tweets after a months-long legal battle launched by Jewish and anti-racism groups.
Christopher Massie / Columbia Journalism Review:
Roll Call goes native  —  With Boeing-backed defense blog, Beltway outlet makes a foray into sponsored content  —  For the past year, Roll Call, a newspaper and website that focuses on Capitol Hill politics, has been in a state of flux.  Last July, CQ Roll Call, the publication's parent company, laid off 30 employees.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
USA Today:
Snowden seeks temporary asylum in Russia  —  MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the alleged National Security Agency leaker, said Friday at a meeting with human rights groups that he is asking for temporary asylum in Russia while he attempts to win permanent political asylum in a Latin American country.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalists quit Trinidad newspaper in press freedom crisis  —  A major crisis has broken out at the Trinidad Guardian, the leading newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago.  Three of the paper's senior journalists have resigned in protest at alleged editorial interference by its owners.
New York Times:
20th Century Fox Enlists Help in Bringing Its Properties to the Stage  —  LOS ANGELES — One of the last Hollywood studios without a Broadway division, 20th Century Fox, is diving into the live theater business by teaming with Kevin McCollum, a producer of hits like “Rent,” “Avenue Q” and “Motown.”
Harold Maass /
Should media outlets publish a photo of Trayvon Martin's corpse?  —  For a fleeting moment Thursday night, MSNBC aired what analysts covering George Zimmerman's second-degree murder trial have called the most graphic evidence in the case — a photo of Trayvon Martin's dead body lying in the grass.
Will Oremus / Slate:
The world's smartest newsreader: Prismatic has solved one of the Internet's oldest problems  —  It's called Prismatic, and it may have solved one of the Internet's oldest problems.  —  There was a time when humanity suffered from a dearth of information.  Now, thanks to the Internet …
John Paul Titlow / FastCo.Labs:
Inside Google's Infinite Music Intelligence Machine  —  The Beatles have a way of keeping Doug Eck up at night.  Specifically, the research scientist at Google grapples with one of the core problems of automated music discovery: With a band whose catalog is as evolutionary and nuanced as The Beatles's …
Discussion: hypebot
John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
A Social, Elastic Model for Paid Content  —  The post A Social, Elastic Model for Paid Content appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.  —  I was interested to read today that Esquire is currently experimenting with a per-article paywall.  For $1.99, you can read a 10,000-word piece …
Discussion: paidContent
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The Forecast From A Flood Of New Content  —  It may be a cliche that people revert to talking about the weather when they've run out of things to discuss.  But is betting heavily that there's a lot more to the conversation.  —  With a site that boasts 56.4 million …
Discussion: AdExchanger and eMedia Vitals
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
In the world of embargoes, they release no news before its time  —  It's said that the news never stops.  But often, its timing can be stage-managed.  —  Much of the news, particularly in Washington, is produced under an important, if obscure, agreement known as an embargo.
Discussion: Poynter
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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