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9:30 PM ET, July 1, 2014


 Top News: 
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Google acquires music streaming service Songza for undisclosed amount; product intact for now  —  Google Buys Songza  —  Google has acquired music streaming service Songza after weeks of speculation around a potential buyout.  —  Songza uses information about the user and context …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Source: Google paid more than $39M for Songza  —  Google Buys Songza, a Playlist App for Any Occasion  —  In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others …
Discussion: Forbes, @jherskowitz and VentureBeat
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In Philadelphia, the Internet Archive is assembling a new way to monitor campaigns on TV  —  Anyone who's spent time in politics knows the power of television to push messages and shape minds.  But measuring its impact can require access to information that can be hard to find outside certain political circles.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media execs discuss how to close gender gap in journalism leadership at National Press Club  —  It's time for women journalists to ‘banish bashfulness’ when it comes to pay  —  The next generation of leaders at The New York Times is “not going to have careers like mine,” …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Pulitzer names Mike Pride new administrator  —  Mike Pride is the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes, Columbia University announced Tuesday.  Pride, the former editor of the Concord Monitor “led his small New Hampshire newspaper to national prominence and served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board …
Discussion: Poynter, @raju, Politico and FishbowlNY
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
World Cup Ratings Soar; Univision Has Most-Viewed Telecast in History  —  As the clock ticks down to the 4pmET start for the Round of 16 USA/Belgium World Cup match, the TV ratings for other World Cup games continue to score big in the U.S.  —  Univision's airing of the Mexico vs. Netherlands …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Felix Dennis deeded ownership and profits of Mental Floss and The Week to a UK forest trust  —  Felix Dennis left a forest for his legacy ... and heir  —  When Felix Dennis, the idiosyncratic owner of namesake publishing businesses in the U.S. and U.K., died at age 67 last week …
Discussion: @mhattikudur and MediaWire Daily
George Monbiot / Guardian:
The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom  —  The principal threat to expression comes not from state regulation but from censorship by editors and proprietors  —  Three hundred years of press freedom are at risk, the newspapers cry.  The government's proposed press regulator, they warn, threatens their independence.
Discussion: @drbillyo_, @klockedthis and @emilybell
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
100+ ex-BBC World Service journalists write UK Egypt ambassador to protest Al Jazeera trial  —  100 BBC World Service journalists condemn Egypt for ‘retrograde step’ following seven-year Al Jazeera sentences  —  More than 100 former BBC World Service journalists have written …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Increasing numbers of journalism startups turning to non-profit model, with much success  —  Journalism's nonprofit surge  —  “It's starting to have that start-up feel,” said Bill Keller, stepping into his new office on the 25th floor of 250 West 57th Street.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Village Voice employees set strike deadline after negotiations break down  —  The Village Voice's union has set a strike deadline after a “13-hour marathon” negotiating session Monday that was unsuccessful, according to a press release.  —  This means that the union's bargaining committee …
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Potential Fox-Sky deal may help Murdoch scout for acquisitions at Sun Valley next week  —  Murdoch's ambitions may take center stage in Sun Valley  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch jets into Idaho's Sun Valley next week for the year's most exclusive tech and media industry gathering …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AP on robot reporters: 'I can't have journalists spending a ton of time data processing'  —  AP's plan to automate stories about earnings reports is designed to make life easier for human journalists, not to replace them, AP Managing Editor Lou Ferrara said.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Fusion Names Jane Spencer Its Editor for Digital Content  —  Fusion, a joint online and television venture between Univision and Disney/ABC Television Group, announced on Tuesday that Jane Spencer, a veteran of The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal, would be its editor in chief for digital content.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Former Time editor-at-large Harry McCracken joins Fast Company as technology editor  —  Hey, I'm Joining Fast Company!  —  Just over a month ago, I resigned from my job at TIME and rebooted this website.  I wrote at the time that I didn't expect to do Technologizer full-time indefinitely …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Stock Hits All-Time High on Upbeat Analyst Estimates  —  Netflix shares closed up 7.4% Tuesday to an all-time high of $473.10 after a Goldman Sachs analyst upgraded the stock, citing the company's long-term international growth prospects and its stepped-up investments in kids' programming.
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Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
DirecTV Was In Talks With Competitor Prior to AT&T Deal
Discussion: Forbes
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Makes Up to 20% More Ad Revenue Online Than TV per Viewer: Research Chief
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Tumblr “shadow CEO” Derek Gottfrid is out according to internal email from David Karp
Discussion: AdAge and VentureBeat
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
New York Times shutting down India Ink, its first country specific blog
Brown Moses Blog:
Brown Moses launching crowdfunding campaign July 14 for open investigations site, Bellingcat
 Earlier Picks: 
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
BBC appoints Matthew Postgate as chief technology officer
Axegrinder / Press Gazette:
'I'm the one the Daily Mail warned you about' - Guardian launches T-shirt range mocking its adversaries
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Young Turks, with 68M views/month, generates $400 in one week from YouTube's Fan Funding
Matthew Eltringham / College of Journalism feed:
BBC opens up its multi-lingual College of Journalism globally for free
Julian Chokkattu / TechCrunch:
US National Archives To Upload All Holdings To Wikimedia Commons
Craig Silverman / Poynter.:
Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists
Discussion: @jbenton and @billadairduke