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7:15 AM ET, June 26, 2014

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Supreme Court rules Aereo's service illegal, must pay copyright fees if it wants to continue operations  —  Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life  —  The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed.
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Tim Wu / The New Republic:
Supreme court's Aereo ruling forces Americans to continue paying too much for TV  —  The Supreme Court Thinks You're Better Off Paying $150/Month for Cable  —  The depressing takeaway of the Aereo decision  —  Copyright, while meant for creators, is always in danger in becoming the incumbent-protection-act for the media industries.
Aereo:
Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Ruling a Likely Death Knell for Aereo
Discussion: Slate
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
‘Almost half’ of the NYT's blogs will close or merge  —  A lot of the advantages blogs offer will remain at the New York Times, Assistant Managing Editor Ian Fisher told Poynter in a phone call: “We're going to continue to provide bloggy content with a more conversational tone,” he said.
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Hacking trial exclusive: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson cautioned in corporate investigation  —  Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson have both been cautioned by police investigating a possible corporate prosecution of Rupert Murdoch's UK media empire for hacking and bribing offences, it can be disclosed today
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
'My Lord, there's been a tweet': Phone-hacking blogger Peter Jukes reveals how Twitter disrupted trial on ‘most days’
Discussion: Live Tweeting …, ABC and mUmBRELLA
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
“Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting” launches to showcase journalism by women  —  Rieder: A global platform for bold journalists  —  They are incredibly brave.  —  The women report on nations riven by war or throttled by repressive, often brutal regimes.  They endure threats and attacks.
Discussion: 10,000 Words, Truthdig and Truthdig
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Pando fires David Sirota and Ted Rall, both recent and high-profile hires  —  Pando Abruptly Fired Two High-Profile Staffers Without Notice or Cause  —  Over the weekend, Pando fired two of its hardest-hitting editorial staffers, David Sirota and Ted Rall, both nationally syndicated veteran journalists.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Pictures Television to Acquire U.K. TV Networks Group CSC Media  —  The deal will add 16 channels in the kids, music and general entertainment space to its portfolio.  —  LONDON - Sony Pictures Television said Thursday it has agreed to acquire U.K. TV networks group CSC Media.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo to Charge Some Advertisers Only for Ads People Actually See  —  Portal's Viewability Product Limited to U.S. Desktop Ads at the Start  —  Short Form Video  —  Online advertisers have long known that a good chunk of their ads run in locations where very few people see them even when the webpage loads.
Discussion: Digiday and Wall Street Journal
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
John Seeley, founding editor of WSJ's metro section Greater New York, is out  —  John Seeley out at W.S.J.  —  John Seeley has been let go from his job at The Wall Street Journal, where he was founding editor of the paper's metro section, Greater New York.
Steven Levy / Medium:
Steven Levy leaves Wired for Medium to create “a new hub for tech stories that matter”  —  I'm moving to Medium  —  Creating a new hub for tech stories that matter  —  Anyone who's been in journalism for even a short time has become intimately familiar with the “change of venue” memo from a colleague.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
National Geographic starts photography fellowships  —  National Geographic introduced a new program and four photography fellows on Wednesday, Alexa Keefe wrote Wednesday for National Geographic.  The announcement came during the National Geographic Explorers Symposium.
Discussion: PROOF
Lisa Rossi / American Journalism Review:
Washington Post removes ‘ageist’ job ad for social media role  —  WaPo Job Ad: Explain Social Media to Older People  —  The Washington Post has pulled the portion of its online job advertisement for a social media editor that lists, among its job requirements, the …
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
US lawmakers reviewing $1B in military aid to Egypt after sentencing of al Jazeera journalists  —  U.S. lawmakers: Egypt's ‘descent toward despotism’ risks U.S. aid  —  (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were rethinking the more than $1 billion in military aid Washington sends …
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Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Peter Greste: don't abandon me and other jailed al-Jazeera journalists
 
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Frontline receives $5.8M in grants to expand investigative reporting
Discussion: PBS
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Gus Wenner Promoted to Head of Digital for Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ecuador's year-old media law stifles in-depth reporting
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage:
Let's work together: BBC in olive branch to local press
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How Le Monde is reinventing the ad unit for mobile
Columbia Journalism Review:
What the SCOTUSblog credential ruling gets wrong
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Women and minorities still just a whisper among op-ed voices
Discussion: @poynter
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Diane Sawyer to Step Down from ABC's ‘World News,’ David Muir to Take Over