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12:55 PM ET, July 24, 2013

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
The rise of the personal franchise site in news  —  “This is in many ways how major media has domesticated blogging.”  —  Yesterday the buzz in newsland was all about Nate Silver's decision to move his FiveThirtyEight.com franchise from the New York Times to ESPN.  A subplot was provided by public editor Margaret Sullivan.
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Nate Silver's genius isn't math. It's journalism.
Discussion: Slate
RT:
Snowden asylum still under review, stays in airport for now  —  NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will have to stay at a Moscow airport for a little longer as his asylum plea is still being reviewed by Russian Immigration Authorities, according to his lawyer.
Katy Burne / Wall Street Journal:
New York Probes Bloomberg Reporters' Access to Information  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is looking into how much access Bloomberg LP news reporters may have had to information about the media and technology company's customers, said people familiar with the inquiries.
Discussion: TVNewser
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Loses Appeal Asking for Injunction Against Dish's ‘Hopper’ Ad-Skipper  —  An appeals court refuses to overturn a judge's decision over a technology that broadcasters argue will irreparably harm the television industry.  —  On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Fox's appeal …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Has Five Times More TV Chatter Than Twitter  —  For the past couple of years, Twitter has been making a very big deal about TV and Twitter's value to the TV Industrial Complex: Promote your shows on our service, Dick Costolo and company tell the TV guys, and people will talk …
Mohammed Ghobari / Reuters:
Yemen journalist pardoned after three years in prison  —  (Reuters) - A Yemeni journalist and expert on al Qaeda has been released after serving three years of a five-year sentence for aiding the Islamist militant network in Yemen, the president's office said on Wednesday.
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Awaiting Another Top Editor, Essence Faces Identity Questions  —  Essence Communications, which has been without an editor in chief for its flagship publication since February, is said to be in the final stages of choosing a new leader for the magazine, the fifth such appointment in 13 years.
The Tennessean:
Nashville City Paper shutting down  —  The Nashville City Paper, which began publishing a free daily newspaper in 2000, will stop publication after the Friday, Aug. 9 issue, according to a statement from the parent company, SouthComm Inc.  —  The announcement was made to staff members this morning.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Adds Grooveshark to its Piracy Search Filter  —  There are certain words Google doesn't want its users to see without explicitly searching for them.  —  Type in the first letters of any private body part, cuss word, or a non traditional sexual orientation and you'll notice that Google holds …
Peter Sterne / The New York Observer:
Military News Explodes Online  —  In what may be the season's unsexiest journalism trend, mainstream media companies are launching military-related news sites, on the theory that defense-related digital ad spending will grow as the industry's print stalwarts fade.
Discussion: Cision
Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
NSA Says It Can't Search Its Own Emails  —  The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second.  The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
With Plans For The First ‘Programmatic Upfront’ Event, AOL Pushes For More Automated Ad Buying  —  Aol CEO Tim Armstrong has been evangelizing for programmatic advertising, where ads are purchased in an automated, data-driven way, usually through real-time bidding.
Discussion: AllThingsD and AOL Blog
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Finland Writes History With Crowdsourced Copyright Law  —  Since last year the Finnish public has had the option of suggesting the kind of laws they want to be governed under.  —  A recent modification of the national Constitution allows citizens to make legislative proposals for Parliament to vote on …
Angela Washeck / 10,000 Words:
Longform Journalism is Alive and Well, Say Co-Founders of Byliner, Atavist  —  Over the weekend, I found myself at the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine, Texas.  It was my first trip to the gathering, even as a native north Texan, but I must say it was an extremely valuable …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
 
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Liz Shannon Miller / paidContent:
When it comes to digital content, are the Emmys broken? Or just painfully behind?
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Creating Internet accountability
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Executive Editor Owen Phillips Exits The Hollywood Reporter
Discussion: Folio and Hollywood Reporter
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
‘Today,’ ‘NBC Nightly News’ Hit by Modest Layoffs
Matt Vella / Fortune:
James Murdoch is not afraid to get things wrong
Discussion: Guardian
Ted Johnson / Variety:
John McCain's A La Carte Cable Bill Gains a Co-Sponsor
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Flipboard a partner or a competitor for publishers and content creators? Yes
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and AllThingsD
Dan Farber / CNET:
CNN's Jeff Zucker trades analog dollars for digital quarters
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
Press regulation: public prefers government's plan to industry's
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
California newspaper defies industry wisdom to stay alive - and prospers