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 …
Paul Colford / THE DEFINITIVE SOURCE: A leap forward in quarterly earnings stories
@zackmansfield: Great to see @AP with vision re: disruption: “We are going to use our brains and time in more enterprising ways” http://blog.ap.org/...
Steve Silberman / @stevesilberman: .@AP will use algorithms to write some business stories, which spokesman calls “doubling down” on journalism. http://goo.gl/G9xLUS
Brett Molina / @brettmolina23: Wow. AP is going to start using robots to write earnings stories. Starts in July. http://www.poynter.org/...
Liz Heron / @lheron: AP will use robots to write stories about companies' earnings reports http://www.poynter.org/...
Meghan Keane Graham / @keanesian: NOPE! NOT DEPRESSING AT ALL “AP will use robots to write some business stories | Poynter.:” http://www.poynter.org/...
Heidi N. Moore / @moorehn: *INSERT JOKE* RT @NiemanLab Good morning! The AP will use robots to write some business stories beginning next month http://www.poynter.org/...
John Borthwick / @borthwick: AP will use robots to write business stories http://www.poynter.org/... via @instapaper
Kontra / @counternotions: I wrote about algorithmic writing 18 months ago: http://counternotions.com/... Now AP to use robots for business stories: http://www.poynter.org/...
Ryan Thornburg / @rtburg: Algorithms from Durham's @AInsights will write @AP earnings report stories. http://www.poynter.org/... cc/@UNCJschool @BillAdairDuke
Ashley Rowe / @ashleyrowectv: This is rather frightening “@stephen_taylor: Associated Press will start using ‘robots’ to write business stories http://www.poynter.org/...”
Doug Fisher / @dougfisher: Robot writers go mainstream MT @Poynter: AP-automation to produce more earnings-report stories. No job cuts. http://www.poynter.org/...
@poynter: AP says automation will let it produce 4,400 earnings-report stories, up from 300 http://www.poynter.org/... Promises no job cuts. (fixed typo)
Matt Terl / @matt_terl: .@JGWhiteAP You ready to pass a voight-kampff? RT@mediagazer: AP will use robots to write some business stories. http://www.poynter.org/...
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: Associated Press backs Automated Insights to automate boring earnings reports
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post: Another News Outlet Is Using Robots To Write Stories
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.
Discussion: TVNewser, Washington Post, Variety, Reuters, Talking Points Memo, Mediaite, @tvnewslab, Media Law Prof Blog, The Wrap and FTVLive
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser: Judge Dismisses George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC Universal
Dave McNary / Variety: George Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Dismissed
Evan McMurry / Mediaite: George Zimmerman's Libel Suit Against NBC Dismissed
Deborah Potter / @tvnewslab: NBC wins libel suit, owes no damages to George Zimmerman. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/ ... h/t @politico
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: George Zimmerman Loses NBC Defamation Suit
Scott Jones / FTVLive: Judge Tosses George Zimmerman's Case Against NBC News
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.
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, @joepompeo, @sfiegerman, MediaWire Daily, @dangillmor and @jayrosen_nyu
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Time Inc. digital boss: We want to create the next Facebook
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: Time Inc. really making case that it's more than an old magazine publisher. “We are a media company w/ a portfolio.” http://www.theguardian.com/...
Seth Fiegerman / @sfiegerman: Time Inc's SVP of digital: “We want to build the next LinkedIn, the next Gilt, the next Facebook.” http://www.theguardian.com/...
MediaWire Daily: Time Inc's Digital Chief Scott Havens Has Big Visions/Plans to Build The Next “Something” …
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: A chuckle: Time Inc CEO (heads a looted, debt-ridden enterprise) wants it to be the “next LinkedIn or Facebook” http://www.theguardian.com/...
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.
Discussion: Latest News & Headlines and New Yorker
Meredith Shiner / Latest News & Headlines: Democrats look for political silver lining in Hobby Lobby contraception ruling Yahoo News 1 hr ago
Jeffrey Toobin / New Yorker: The Trap in the Supreme Court's “Narrow” Decisions
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 …
Discussion: @emilysteel, Re/code, CNET and Talking Biz News
Emily Steel / @emilysteel: The TV establishment still has much to worry about post Aereo. Said @rishad: “TV is a castle filled with money.” http://www.nytimes.com/...
John Paczkowski / Re/code: Code/red: No Skinning Allowed on Android Auto, Wear and TV
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Aereo plans ‘pause’ after Supreme Court ruled it illegal
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.
Discussion: Business Insider, The Verge, Daily Dot, Forbes, @macusermagazine, Wired.co.uk, @nycjim, Softpedia News, All, VentureBeat, Engadget, TorrentFreak, WebProNews, Pocket-lint, Digital Spy and Electronista
Rebecca Borison / Business Insider: Google Glass Has Already Been Banned In UK Movie Theaters Two Weeks After Arriving In The Country
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Google Glass will be banned from most UK movie theaters
Mike Wehner / Daily Dot: U.K. bans Google Glass from all movie theaters
Thomas Brewster / Forbes: The Many Ways Google Glass Users Risk Breaking British Privacy Laws
MacUser / @macusermagazine: UK cinemas ban Google Glass in case people secretly record films. But they can't: http://www.independent.co.uk/ ... http://twitter.com/... via @nycjim
Katie Collins / Wired.co.uk: Google Glass already banned in UK cinemas
Jim Roberts / @nycjim: UK cinemas banning Google Glass over concerns about pirated copies of movies. http://www.independent.co.uk/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Gabriela Vatu / Softpedia News: Google Glass Gets Banned in British Cinemas
Gayana Sarkisova / All: UK Cinemas Ban Google Glass For Fear of Piracy
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat: U.K. cinemas ban Google Glass days after launch over piracy fears
Matt Brian / Engadget: UK cinemas to ban Google Glass over piracy fears
Josh Wolford / WebProNews: Google Glass Likely Banned from UK Movie Theaters
Luke Edwards / Pocket-lint: UK cinemas ban Google Glass, six days after release
Mark Langshaw / Digital Spy: Google Glass banned by UK cinemas over piracy concerns
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson to face retrial over alleged payments to public officials — Ex-News of the World editor and Clive Goodman to be retried after phone-hacking trial failed to reach verdict on two charges — Andy Coulson is to face a retrial on charges outstanding from the hacking trial which ended last week.
Alexis Flynn / Wall Street Journal: Andy Coulson to Face Retrial on Bribery Charge
Jill Lawless / Associated Press: EX-EDITOR COULSON FACES RETRIAL ON BRIBERY CHARGES
The Huffington Post UK / UK - The Huffington Post: Andy Coulson Already Facing Prison - And Now Facing Retrial
Ewan Palmer / International Business Times: Phone Hacking: Andy Coulson to Face Retrial for Police Payments Allegations
Martin Robinson / Daily Mail: Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman to face retrial over claims they bribed police to buy …
London Evening Standard: Andy Coulson to face retrial over claims he authorised payments to public officials
Jessica Best / Mirror.co.uk: Andy Coulson to face re-trial over charges of plotting to bribe corrupt officials
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Former DPP: 'It isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists'
Former DPP: 'It isn't healthy in the long term if there are continual prosecutions of journalists'
Discussion: Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Drum and Guardian
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph: Time to wind up phone hacking probe, says top prosecutor
Chris Greenwood / Daily Mail: Prosecuting journalists ‘will need to stop’: Former director of public prosecutions says it is …
John Glenday / The Drum: News of the World prosecutor calls for police to wind up newspaper investigations
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Fullscreen CEO Is In No Rush to Sell: We're Worth More Than Maker Studios — Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos has debated selling his company ever since Disney acquired Maker Studios, YouTube's mega video provider, for $500 million-plus. That kind of payday is irresistible to investors, and would make Strompolos a very rich man.
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.”
Discussion: @cjproctor74, @politico, @politicomag, @jayrosen_nyu, @icijorg and @colmorrisdavis
Jeff Proctor / @cjproctor74: “The born reporter insistently, even masochistically, clings to notion that things aren't what they outwardly seem” http://www.politico.com/...
@politico: Why I Left @60Minutes: “The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That's not what I saw.” http://www.politico.com/...
Politico / @politicomag: Legendary investigative journalist Chuck Lewis on why he quit 60 Minutes http://www.politico.com/...
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: “The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That's not what I saw.” —ex-CBS producer. http://www.politico.com/... Recommended.
Icij / @icijorg: 'The big networks say they care about uncovering the truth. That's not what I saw.' Chuck Lewis on leaving 60 minutes http://www.politico.com/...
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ConnecTV Acquires TweetTV To Add Real-Time Analytics To Its Social TV Platform — Both Twitter and Facebook are vying for pole position as the platform of choice for social TV engagement — the place where viewers go to quip about TV shows in real time - but there are movements among pure-play startups to build up their positions, too.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Mreynolds / Multichannel News: ConnecTV Buys TweetTV
Julie Posetti / Mediashift:
In age of surveillance, Alan Rusbridger says journalists can't have confidential sources — The Urgent Need to Shield Journalism in the Age of Surveillance — The media landscape has been transformed by NSA contractor Edward Snowden's decision to leak a vast cache of documents to select journalists …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm Tap Commerce for Around $100 Million — Twitter is in the process of acquiring Tap Commerce, a New York-based mobile advertising technology firm, according to sources familiar with the situation. The deal is expected to be announced later on Monday.
Discussion: The Twitter Blog, TapCommerce Insights, TechCrunch, Gigaom, VentureBeat, Variety, @peterhamilton, @antoniogm, @rsarver, @mfg, The Next Web, @kevinweil and Mashable
Richard Alfonsi / The Twitter Blog: Welcoming TapCommerce to the flock
Brianclong / TapCommerce Insights: TapCommerce joins the Twitter family
Lauren Hockenson / Gigaom: Twitter acquired mobile ad startup TapCommerce
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat: Twitter buys ad-tech startup Tap Commerce for $100M
Todd Spangler / Variety: Twitter Acquires Mobile-Ad Startup TapCommerce
Peter Hamilton / @peterhamilton: Man, what a big day for @twitterads! I'm really excited for the team @adambain @kevinweil @keltonlynn @mnengle @katja http://recode.net/...
Antonio Garcia / @antoniogm: Huge. Between this, MoPub, and Namo, Twitter is buying or building every element of the ad stack of the future.... http://recode.net/...
Ryan Sarver / @rsarver: Super smart move. Mobile retargeting is going to be big “Twitter Scoops Up AdTech Firm TapCommerce for Around $100M” http://recode.net/...
Micah Gantman / @mfg: Wow another one today! Congratulations to @BrianCLong @tgeisenheimer and the TapCommerce team! Twitter making moves http://recode.net/...
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web: Twitter acquires mobile ad-buying platform TapCommerce to bolster its ad strategy
Kevin Weil / @kevinweil: It's a big day for mobile app advertising and Twitter. We've agreed to acquire TapCommerce! https://blog.twitter.com/...
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable: Twitter to Acquire TapCommerce, a Mobile Ad Retargeting Service
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 …
Merrill Barr / Forbes: ‘Under The Dome’, ‘24’ and Broadcast's Push Into The Summer
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
New NPR Chief, Jarl Mohn, Vows to Foster Diversity — When Jarl Mohn takes the helm as NPR's chief executive on Tuesday, he will call on lessons learned from public radio in Los Angeles to address what he says is one of NPR's most pressing priorities: increasing its reach into communities of color.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, @jayrosen_nyu, @isalara, @manoushz, @deepakpcc, @mitrakalita and Los Angeles Times
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post: Here's A Deeper Look At NPR's Diversity Problem
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: What if you can't “foster diversity” at a joint like NPR *and* retain the View from Nowhere? http://www.nytimes.com/... It's possible... right?
Isabel Lara / @isalara: ""People from different walks of life have different points of view," says @NPR's Jarl Mohn to @ejensennyc, read more http://www.nytimes.com/...
Manoush Zomorodi / @manoushz: New NPR Chief Vows to Foster Diversity- with KPCC as model. Nice mention @RadioCollin http://www.nytimes.com/... via @nytimes
Deepa Fernandes / @deepakpcc: My newsroom @KPCC is one of the most diverse in #publicradio. Can new CEO Jarl Mohn do similar for @NPR? It needs it. http://www.nytimes.com/...
S. Mitra Kalita / @mitrakalita: Anyone talking about diversifying newsrooms as a “goal” (as opposed to a business imperative) is doomed http://www.nytimes.com/...