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10:35 PM ET, July 2, 2014


 Top News: 
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Thanks To “Right To Be Forgotten,” Google Now Censors The Press In The EU  —  The EU's Right To Be Forgotten removals have been happening for about a week on Google, and now news publications are discovering the fallout.  For some searches, you can't find their news stories relating to certain people.
James Ball / Guardian:
EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google  —  Publishers must fight back against this indirect challenge to press freedom, which allows articles to be ‘disappeared’.  Editorial decisions belong with them, not Google  —  When you Google someone from within the EU …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Layoffs at Wall Street Journal as Part of Newsroom Re-evaluation  —  The Wall Street Journal has cut between 20 and 40 staff members in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, as part of a re-evaluation of its newsroom that came at the end of its financial year.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
If you love books then you should be rooting for Amazon, not Hachette or the Big Five  —  As Amazon continues to tighten the screws on book publishers like Hachette — by making its books difficult to find, impossible to pre-order, and so on — the conventional wisdom seems to be that the company …
Discussion: @beala and @benedictevans
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Senior Amazon executive defends company against criticism it bullies publishers, says fight with Hachette is for customers
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg set to launch digital multi-platform brands starting with a politics site Oct 6  —  The new Bloomberg Media  —  Last weekend, Bloomberg L.P. held its annual company picnic, a seven-figure soirée on Randall's Island with the types of attractions you'd expect …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
What's Gained and Lost as The Times Ends Many Blogs  —  When The Times launched its India Ink blog in September 2011, it noted that this was the paper's “first-ever country-specific site for news, information, culture and conversation.”  —  Now it's gone.  These days, that kind of specificity …
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
NewsWhip: Interaction with news content on Facebook up 23 percent in three months  —  Between January and April, interactions with news content on Facebook jumped 23 percent, according to NewsWhip, a Dublin-based social data company that tracks about 250,000 stories per day.
Discussion: The Whip and PandoDaily
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ecuador newspaper shutters its presses, citing government pressure  —  Blaming government harassment and a related advertising slowdown, the daily newspaper Hoy ceased its Quito-based print edition Monday, and said it would transform into an online-only newspaper.
Discussion: Poynter
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
U.S.-Belgium game draws 21.6 million TV viewers  —  The World Cup knock-out game between the U.S. and Belgium Tuesday drew a combined 21.6 million TV viewers, making it the second most watched game in World Cup history.  An additional 5.3 million viewers streamed the game online through ESPN and Univision's websites.
Discussion: New York Times, TVNewser and Forbes
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Do you have a fair use right to publish World Cup goals? ESPN takedowns raise questions
Edward Keenan / Toronto Star:
Toronto Star's 3-year-old free magazine, The Grid, shutting down print and website; loss of 22 jobs  —  The Grid weekly magazine is closing  —  The award-winning newspaper, aimed at Toronto's young and vibrant downtown core, was unable to generate sufficient revenue despite a strong and loyal following.
Michael Roberts / The Latest Word:
Denver Post owner Digital First Media accused of dumping employees, lying about plans  —  On Monday, we reported about layoffs at Denver Post owner Digital First Media, as well as the firm's refusal to discuss them — a strategy that grew heavy-handed when a DFM attorney sent media blogger Jim Romenesko …
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
The BBC informs, educates and entertains but in what order?  —  From the broadcaster's earliest days, the balance between the popular and the niche has been firecely contested  —  BBC Broadcasting House, Langham Place, London.  Photograph by Graham Turner Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian
Jon Healey / Los Angeles Times:
Radical.FM tries a freemium business model without the premium  —  Technology Now  —  The business and culture of our digital lives
Discussion: The Next Web, BetaNews and hypebot, Thanks:@ianchaffee
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Amena Bakr / Reuters:
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Michael Cieply / New York Times:
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Discussion: @jbflint
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
Study: 19% of top 100K most visited websites are blocked by Britain's adult content filters
Discussion: BGR and PandoDaily
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Tech journo Steven Levy on his move to Medium
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Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
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Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
World Cup Mania Shows How Sports Driving Biggest Mergers
Discussion: @larryreibstein
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC News brings in no surprises rule after McAlpine and Savile scandals
Manuela Mesco / Wall Street Journal:
Mediaset Seeks Spanish Pay-TV Partnership with Telefónica
Discussion: Reuters
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
EFF Changes Position On Net Neutrality: Recognizes FCC Must Act, But Narrowly
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Hackers Turn Music Industry Site into The Pirate Bay
Discussion: BGR, Billboard and The Daily Caller