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7:40 AM ET, June 23, 2014


 Top News: 
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Yahoo Hires Michael Isikoff as Chief Investigative Correspondent  —  Michael Isikoff, the investigative reporter who recently left NBC News, is joining Yahoo News as its chief investigative correspondent.  He will start in August.  —  Mr. Isikoff will help build Yahoo's new investigative unit and will be based in Washington.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Marissa Mayer tries to make Yahoo a “daily habit” with Tumblr-inspired digital magazines  —  Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too)  —  Four editors were deep in debate at Yahoo Food's offices in Manhattan: Would Yahoo visitors click on a feature about foods of the ancient Silk Road …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt  —  Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed of Al-Jazeera English sentenced on terrorism-related charges  —  An Egyptian court has convicted three journalists from Al-Jazeera English and sentenced them to seven years in prison each …
William Hague / @williamjhague:
New York Times:
Vice Has Many Media Giants Salivating, but Its Terms Will Be Rich  —  A black S.U.V. recently rolled through the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and stopped in front of the converted warehouse that is the global headquarters of Vice Media.  Out of the vehicle stepped the media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
David Zax / Fast Company:
How A Canadian Sports Network Became Your Must-Check World Cup News App  —  Is theScore a news organization or a technology company?  Either way, it's scored a major victory by appealing to 5 million sports fans.  —  Benjie Levy is not your typical sports media mogul.
Discussion: @thomasdrance
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
World Cup Setting Ratings Records for ESPN and Univision  —  Univision Tops ESPN for Four of the Five Biggest Matches … The World Cup in Brazil has been ratings gold for TV networks, setting new audience records for ESPN and Univision — and giving victories to Univision for many top matches.
Sky News:
Felix Dennis, Publisher Of Oz, Dies Aged 67  —  Publisher Felix Dennis, who was caught up in a high-profile obscenity trial in 1971, has died aged 67.  —  The businessman first found fame as one of the founders and co-editors of the 1960s counterculture magazine Oz.
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Lack of Big Hits on Networks Creates a Drought Downstream on Cable Channels  —  The TBS cable network agreed in 2010 to shell out top dollar for reruns of the CBS CBS -2.20% hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”  The bet paid huge dividends, as the show made TBS one of the most-watched cable channels.
Discussion: @pmarca
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalist quits Australia's Mail Online in protest at ‘battery hen operation’  —  Further news of the bitter dispute between News Corp's Australian division and Mail Online's Australian outfit, which led to a clash in Cannes, as reported yesterday.  —  Three days before that happened …
Discussion: @dangillmor
Bart & Fleming: Why Nikki Finke Won't Be Coming Back  —  Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety.  In this weekly Sunday column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business.  —  Bart: You and I have lived through …
Christopher Zara / International Business Times:
How Much Does TMZ Pay For Videos?  Scoops And Scandals Fetch Big Bucks, But Ethical Questions Loom  —  The trashy gossip site is known for breaking scandals, but part of its secret sauce is checkbook clickbait.
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
How Amazon is holding Hachette hostage  —  By allowing Amazon to put a lock on its products, Hachette has allowed Amazon to usurp its relationship with its customers  —  For some three weeks now, books from the Hachette publishing group - one of the “big five” publishers who dominate the globe …
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
DRM is unfortunate, but it's not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon
Discussion: Guardian and @kifleswing
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