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3:40 PM ET, July 26, 2013


 Top News: 
Associated Press:
Bradley Manning's defense attorney says soldier is a whistleblower who wanted to inform public  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is a whistleblower who wanted to inform the American public about the troubling things he saw in the war zone, and the soldier is willing to pay …
Brian Fung / Wonkblog:
Why Bradley Manning's court-martial matters for civilians
Discussion: Guardian and Kirk LaPointe's …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Bradley Manning trial judge increased press security “because of repeat violations of the rules of court”
Gloria Goodale / Christian Science Monitor:   How Bradley Manning's ‘aiding the enemy’ charge could jolt journalism
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Pearson puts FT Group's Mergermarket up for sale  —  • Company is exploring possibility of selling off financial intelligence business  —  • Chief executive John Fallon insists Financial Times remains valued part of business and is not for sale  —  • FT Group reports flat revenues of £217m in first half of year
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Ebooks now make up 33 percent of Penguin's US revenue
Simon Zekaria / Wall Street Journal:
Pearson Posts Loss as Restructuring Continues
Discussion: Pearson
Andy / TorrentFreak:
UK Porn Filter Will Censor Other Content Too, ISPs Reveal  —  On Monday David Cameron told his citizens that by the end of the year broadband subscribers will be required to go through a compulsory system which will decide what they can and cannot see on the Internet.
Dave Lee / BBC:
Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM  —  Huawei has had considerable operations in the UK for almost a decade  —  The pornography filtering system praised by David Cameron is controlled by the controversial Chinese company Huawei, the BBC has learned.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Washington Post launches a new site focused on state and local government  —  The Washington Post is taking a different approach to its government reporting.  On Aug. 19 the Post will launch GovBeat, a site that focuses on the interaction between Washington, D.C., and state and local governments around the country.
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Washington Post nabs Hotline's Reid Wilson to oversee new GovBeat project
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Glenn Greenwald To Testify Before Congress  —  A congressional hearing next Wednesday on the National Security Agency's surveillance efforts will include testimony from critics, including the journalist who first reported on the programs.  —  Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) told The Guardian …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Journalists and their funders: Whose job is it to measure impact, and how should it be done?  —  Chuck Lewis didn't mean to become the Yoda of nonprofit journalism — it just sort of happened that way.  He was a reporter for decades before founding his first nonprofit, the Center for Public Integrity …
Matthew Lynley / BuzzFeed:
Top Executive At AOL's Local News Business, Patch, Resigns  —  Mark Josephson, senior vice president of marketing and revenue, has resigned, sources told Buzzfeed.  Patch, even to this day, is still finding its feet.  —  Image by Craig Barritt / Getty Images
Discussion: Business Insider
Jim Romenesko:
Newspaper editor admits he's ‘in the way of progress’ and steps down  —  Kudos to Joe Butkiewicz for being refreshingly honest about his decision to resign as executive editor of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader: “In my old-fashioned way, I'm in the way of progress.”
Discussion: The Times-Tribune
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Says Snowden Wouldn't Face Death Penalty  —  Holder Also Rules Out Torture in Bid to Reassure Russia  —  WASHINGTON—U.S. authorities say National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wouldn't face the death penalty—and also promise he wouldn't be tortured—in a new letter hoping …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Al Jazeera reporters crash pro-Israel event  —  Two reporters who identified themselves as affiliated with Al Jazeera English were ejected from a convention of a pro-Israel group in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Christians United for Israel confirmed to POLITICO.
Erik Wemple:
Sponsored content confusion: PolitiFact R.I. raps BuzzFeed for toothpaste thing  —  It's a challenge of which fact-checking trainees dream.  On July 14, BuzzFeed published a list — 11 Awesome Facts You Never Knew About Rhode Island — that included one hilarious assertion: “In Providence …
Elias Biryabarema / Reuters:
Uganda to deport U.S. journalist for illegal presence  —  * Was arrested while filming opposition protest  —  Uganda said on Friday it would deport a U.S. freelance journalist arrested while filming opposition activists clashing with police in Kampala, accusing him of working in Uganda illegally.
Rob Evans / Guardian:
Prince Charles's letters: judges allow appeal against block on publication  —  High court judges give the Guardian right to challenge cabinet move to keep secret so-called ‘black spider memos’  —  Three high court judges have given permission for an appeal to be mounted against a decision …
Sarah Marshall /
New approaches to online video at the Wall Street Journal  —  Lessons in first-person interactive video from the WSJ  —  Copyright: Image by openDemocracy on Flickr.  Some rights reserved  —  The Wall Street Journal earlier this month published a four-minute interactive video to explain changes …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
Laurene Powell Jobs backs ambitious media site  —  Ozy Media will create content for the so-called change generation.  —  FORTUNE — Laurene Powell Jobs, the intensely private widow of Steve Jobs, has teamed up with other Silicon Valley luminaries to back an ambitious new journalism site dubbed Ozy Media.
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Agence France Presse:
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Susan Berfield / Businessweek:
The End: Barnes & Noble in Silicon Valley
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