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9:45 AM ET, July 30, 2013

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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
ESPN confirms it will hire bloggers to cover every NFL team  —  ESPN will hire bloggers to cover every NFL team, Rob King confirmed by phone Monday afternoon.  “If you're going to place a bet anywhere, place it on the NFL,” said King, ESPN's senior vice president for content, digital & print media.
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Thomson Reuters Twitter Account Is Hacked  —  The main Twitter account of news outlet Thomson Reuters was taken over Monday, apparently by the Syrian Electronic Army group that has hacked other news organizations.  —  “Earlier today @thomsonreuters was hacked,” a spokesman for the news organization said in an email late Monday.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Media, left out of the relationship  —  Note who's missing in Tanzina Vega's New York Times story today about the monster merger of ad agencies Publicis and Omnicom.  —  Media — TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, online — are nowhere to be seen.  This merger, they all say …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Vimeo and Redbox Instant are coming to Chromecast.  Next up: Plex and HBO Go?  —  Chromecast, the streaming video adapter introduced by Google last week, is quickly gaining support from a number of media platforms.  Case in point: Vimeo told us it wants to support Chromecast …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
CBS and TWC Talks Break Down, But CBS Isn't Going Dark Just Yet (Updated)  —  CBS to go dark in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas  —  As it turns out, CBS won't be going dark for Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas just yet.  —  “At the request of CBS, we have halted going dark on their channels.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN to produce Hillary Clinton film  —  CNN Films has tapped documentary filmmaker Charles H. Ferguson to direct a film about former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, POLITICO has learned.  —  “CNN is very pleased to be working with Academy-Award winner Charles Ferguson on the film …
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times elevates comments from below the line  —  As part of a series of experiments to make reaction more useful to readers, comments are placed alongside a story  —  The New York Times is trying something new with comments: placing key reactions alongside the story narrative.
Discussion: @christinebohan and @markham
Sharyn Jackson / The Des Moines Register:
Whistle-blowers' ‘hero’ pushes for day in their honor  —  DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has taken on legendary status among whistle-blowers — people who expose misconduct or waste in government agencies and often risk their careers to do so.  “Godfather,” “hero” and …
Discussion: UPI, @ase and Techdirt
Guardian:
Publishers or platforms?  Media giants may be forced to choose  —  After threats to Caroline Criado-Perez, questions raised over who is responsible for libel or abuse via Twitter and Facebook  —  Twitter has spent the past few days doing a good impression of a company hoping that the public outcry …
Discussion: Twitter UK and theguardian.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT interview with Obama: No surveillance questions?  —  Jackie Calmes and Michael D. Shear's interview with President Obama packed in enough news to fill three New York Times articles and one media story: “It was the paper's first exclusive chat with the president in nearly three years,” The Huffington Post's Jack Mirkinson writes.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
ITV Shares Advance as Content Creation Attracts More Revenue  —  ITV Plc (ITV), owner of the U.K.'s biggest commercial TV station, rose the most in eight months after first-half earnings increased as the company focused on creating content and bought production assets.
 
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The Guardian newspaper moves its UK, US and Australian websites to the new .com domain today
Discussion: Guardian and Poynter
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Dispute Blocks Hollywood's Share of Chinese Box Office
Discussion: Variety, The Verge and Deadline.com
David Carr / New York Times:
VCR's Past Is Guiding Television's Future
Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Amazon Studios May Crowdsource Selection of Its Web TV Show Pilots
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning judge to release verdict on Tuesday in WikiLeaks trial
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
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Robert-Jan Bartunek / Reuters:
Liberty Global ups stake in Dutch cable group Ziggo
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
News Corp's Les Goodstein, who captained company's New York community newspaper efforts, has resigned
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP, Meltwater end litigation, will ‘collaborate on innovating new products’