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6:50 PM ET, July 30, 2013


 Top News: 
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The Bradley Manning verdict is still bad news for the press  —  The Obama administration's war on leaks and, by extension, the work of investigative reporters, has been unrelenting  —  The American journalism trade is breathing a collective - but premature and, in many cases, grossly hypocritical - sigh of relief today.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Bradley Manning Found Not Guilty of Aiding the Enemy, Guilty on Lesser Charges
Sarah Marshall /
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.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
How Vice's Tim Pool used Google Glass to cover Istanbul protests  —  What is Google Glass good for, beyond showing off at technology conferences?  Google's augmented eyewear has plenty of sceptics, but here's one scenario:  —  “When there's a wall of police firing plastic bullets at you …
Discussion: @marcsettle and @vice
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Experiments With Streaming Deals  —  Amazon Streams ‘Under the Dome’; Netflix Has Rights to ‘Hostages’  —  By - AMOL SHARMA -  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Monday the broadcaster is experimenting with new business models for serialized dramas like apocalyptic summer hit …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Greenwald: NSA hearing cancelled  —  This week's informal congressional hearing on the National Security Agency's surveillance program has been cancelled, according to The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who was expected to testify via satellite.  —  Democratic congressman Alan Grayson …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Senate panel approves Wheeler to lead FCC  —  The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Tuesday advanced Tom Wheeler's nomination to lead the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the Senate floor.  —  The panel approved his nomination by a voice vote, although there were scattered “no” votes from Republicans.
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 …
Kira Goldenberg / Columbia Journalism Review:
TNR asks the big journalism question  —  Over at The New Republic, Marc Tracy offers a helpful peek into how an ignorant Fox News interview—a religion scholar who happened to be Muslim was asked why he wrote a book about Jesus—became a “traffic bonanza” for BuzzFeed.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Amazon scores Obama Q&A for Kindle Singles Interview series  —  A coup for Kindle's shop for mini e-books, the new interview series lands President Obama as its next subject.  It's the latest move inching the e-commerce giant into the realm of news.  —  Follow @@joan_e  —  President Barack Obama.
Discussion: Politico, @laureni and The Verge
Gordon MacMillan / Twitter Blog:
Guardian says Twitter surpassing other social media for breaking news traffic  —  Andrews Miller, Guardian News & Media CEO, says that Twitter is driving more referral traffic for key breaking news stories to The Guardian than other social media platforms.  —  Speaking at the recent …
Discussion: Business Insider
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Changes at WSJ's Greater New York Section  —  The Wall Street Journal announced promotions and new positions at its' Greater New York section in a newsroom memo that went out this morning.  —  Bob Rose will become the New York York bureau chief and John Seely, who has been the editor …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Scott Martin / USA Today:
Twitter hiring for possibility of IPO  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter's IPO prospect, one of the industry's most widely watched, appears closer to reality.  The micro-blogging service has posted a job opening for a financial reporting manager.  The person would be responsible for filing …
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, Techdirt, @ase and @kgosztola
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Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Al Jazeera America Announces 12 New U.S. Bureaus and Correspondents
Discussion: @paul_biasco
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Vanity Fair and Vogue Get TV Deals
Discussion: GalleyCat and SocialTimes
Madeline McMahon / Bloomberg:
Reuters Profit Tops Estimates on Accounting, Legal Gains
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
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David Carr / New York Times:
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Jason Del Rey / AllThingsD:
Amazon Studios May Crowdsource Selection of Its Web TV Show Pilots
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
ESPN confirms it will hire bloggers to cover every NFL team