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12:20 PM ET, June 30, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
For Email Newsletters, a Death Greatly Exaggerated  —  Here at the Media Equation, we pride ourselves on keeping our readers abreast of the newest technologies and approaches in reaching audiences.  So it gives us great pleasure to reveal a radical publishing technology that is catching on in news media companies big and small.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP will use robots to write some business stories  —  AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports.  The software means that “instead of providing 300 stories manually …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
After Supreme Court Ruling, Aereo's Rivals in TV Streaming Seize Opening  —  Mark Ely saw an opportunity, and he took it.  —  The day after the Supreme Court ruled against Aereo in a copyright case brought by the nation's major broadcasters, Mr. Ely was trying to scoop up Aereo customers …
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Over Ads on Public TV  —  A law restricting advertising on public television will remain in place after the Supreme Court refused to review a case in which a San Francisco station challenged its FCC fine for airing messages from a bevy of commercial sponsors.
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC  —  A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.  Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Former DPP: 'It isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists'  —  Former Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer has said “it isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists”.  —  Speaking after the eight-month-long …
Discussion: Telegraph, Daily Mail, Guardian and The Drum
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Press Gazette:
Coulson, Thurlbeck, Miskiw and Weatherup ‘utterly corrupted’ News of the World, prosecutor tells Old Bailey
Discussion: Guardian
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas  —  If you've just acquired a Google Glass headset for £1,000, don't show it off at the movies.  UK cinemas are to ban the headsets over fears that the gadgets can be used to make pirate copies of Hollywood blockbusters.
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Time Incs M Scott Havens: We want to build the next LinkedIn or Facebook  —  M Scott Havens, senior vice president of digital at newly independent Time Inc is not a man to pussyfoot around journalistic conventions.  “We have to rethink the old ‘church and state’ rules of journalism,” he says.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Summer of SVOD: Inside Amazon Deal for ‘Under the Dome,’ ‘Extant’  —  Amazon paying nearly $900K per episode for streaming rights to the Eye's serialized dramas, according to source  —  CBS is gearing up for another summer run with Amazon.com to deliver catch-up viewing on episodes of …
Discussion: Forbes
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
NYT Iraq coverage doesn't represent enough anti-intervention voices, relies too heavily on unnamed government sources  —  Covering New War, in Shadow of Old One  —  THE lead-up to the war in Iraq in 2003 was not The Times's finest hour.  Some of the news reporting was flawed …
Charles Lewis / Politico:
Why I Left 60 Minutes  —  The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth.  That's not what I saw.  —  Ernest Hemingway famously said that “the most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shock-proof s**t detector.  This is the writer's radar and all great writers have had it.”
Al Jazeera English:
Russian journalist Anatoly Klyan killed in shooting in Eastern Ukraine  —  Russian cameraman killed in east Ukraine  —  Anatoly Klyan, who was shot, is the third Russian journalist to die in the conflict.  —  A cameraman for Russia's state-owned Channel One television has been killed …
 
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Secrecy concerns raised around appointment of new BBC Trust chairman
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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
GoPro, after robust IPO, seeks to become media distributor
Discussion: Reuters, Wired, USA Today and Forbes
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
TV exec Lauren Zalaznick tries hand at news aggregation with LZ Sunday Paper for women in media and tech.
Discussion: @recode
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Case of James Risen, Times Reporter, Poses Dilemma for Justice Department