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9:25 AM ET, July 31, 2013


 Top News: 
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Good Jill, Bad Jill: The queen of The New York Times  —  April was an unusual, if not the cruelest, month for New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson, who in September will mark two years on the job.  On Monday afternoon, April 15, Abramson—who, at 59, is the first woman to serve …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Facebook Said to Plan to Sell TV-Style Ads for $2.5M Each  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), seeking to break the long-held dominance of television over advertising budgets, plans to sell TV-style commercials on its site for as much as $2.5 million a day, two people familiar with the matter said.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Facebook Draws More Young Prime-Time Viewers Than Major Networks  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), the largest social-networking company, attracts more 18- to 24-year-old people during prime-time viewing hours than any of four major television networks, a study from Nielsen found.
USA Today:
How the digital age has reshaped the ad game  —  Madison Avenue is quickly morphing into Digital Drive.  —  Technological advances have changed everything from where consumers watch TV to how they buy holiday gifts.  In turn, ad agencies have revamped their hiring practices …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and PSFK
Gary Shteyngart / New Yorker:
Confessions of a Google Glass Explorer.  —  On a weekday afternoon in late June, a nondescript forty-year-old man in beige shorts, a blue Penguin sports shirt, and what appears to be a pair of shale-colored architect's glasses with parts of the frame missing gets on an uptown No. 6 train …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
How Vice's Tim Pool used Google Glass to cover Istanbul protests
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.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Report Finds MIT Didn't Push Aaron Swartz Prosecution but Says It Failed to Lead  —  A Massachusetts Institute of Technology report concluded the university acted prudently in the way it handled its involvement with the government's prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom Demands New Judge in YouTube Copyright Fight  —  An appeals court is primed to review the long-running dispute a second time.  —  After swinging and missing twice, Viacom is telling an appeals court it needs an umpire who isn't blind to YouTube's alleged copyright infringement.
James Chapman / Daily Mail:
BBC could be curbed under government plans to rein in dominance of media giants  —  The BBC could be included in a move to limit media ownership, the Government announced yesterday.  —  Culture Secretary Maria Miller launched a consultation on rules governing media plurality …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Before Fusion's TV Debut, A Secret News Site Posts Stories  —  Univision-ABC backed news outlet aims to lure Hispanic viewers during a competitive time for TV news  —  A tiny Miami newsroom has been mixing it up online, winning some digital notice for its reporting on the topic …
Saudi website editor gets seven years in prison and 600 lashes for liberal forum  —  (Saudi students attend a computer class at King Saud University in  —  Riyadh October 30, 2002.  REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)  —  The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Experiments With Streaming Deals  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Monday the broadcaster is experimenting with new business models for serialized dramas like apocalyptic summer hit “Under the Dome” and the coming thriller “Hostages,” banking on deals with streaming-video sites …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Reuters
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