Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Journalists at Odds With Union Over Role of Voice of America — WASHINGTON — Voice of America journalists who are fighting to maintain what they say is their editorial independence are now at odds not only with Congress, but also with their own union. — The union, the American Federation …
Discussion: @lauralynchcbc, The Corsair, Gawker, @anonyops, @eldestran, @kgosztola and @jasonleopold
Laura Lynch / @lauralynchcbc: Propaganda v journalism in battle over the future of Voice of America http://www.nytimes.com/...
Ron Mwangaguhunga / The Corsair: Media-Whore D'Oeuvres — “The Islamic State, previously known …
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Can Publicly Financed Journalism Ever Be Honest?
@anonyops: Freedom of Press vs State Propaganda: New House bill requires Voice of America to actively support American policy http://www.nytimes.com/...
Eldes Tran / @eldestran: PR or journalism? VOA journalists at odds with union over news agency's role http://www.nytimes.com/...
Kevin Gosztola / @kgosztola: Union @VOA_News journos are part of didn't ask them if they support bill that'd make them mouthpieces for US govt http://www.nytimes.com/...
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
Vice moving to new HQ, adding 525 staff, may receive $6.5M tax credit — Vice Media Moving to New Williamsburg Headquarters — The online production company's move to a 60,000-square-foot former industrial building in Brooklyn will allow it to add 525 employees.
Discussion: The New York Observer, Capital New York, Gothamist, Capital New York, Gawker, Media & Entertainment, The Awl, FishbowlNY and bookforum.com
Dispatches / The New York Observer: There Goes The Neighborhood: Vice Continues its Williamsburg Takeover
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York: Vice to move headquarters, could see $6.5M tax credit
Rebecca Fishbein / Gothamist: Vice Taking Over More Of Williamsburg For New Offices
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Vice and Williamsburg Now Synonymous
Mark Fahey / Media & Entertainment: Vice Media grows in Brooklyn
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Vice Moves Brooklyn Headquarters
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Yahoo to delete thousands of articles and axe hundreds of writers with closure of Contributor Network — Yahoo is closing its Contributor Network website, resulting in articles by hundreds of writers from over the last two-and-a-half years being deleted from the internet.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA, Examiner, filmindustrynetwork.biz, Viral Global News, GeekSided and @bskipper27
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA: Live blog: Friday July 4
Iain Alexander / filmindustrynetwork.biz: Yahoo announces shutdown of contributor network after 9 years
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Nigerian editor missing since Tuesday — Abuja, Nigeria, July 3, 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists holds Nigerian authorities responsible for the safety of an editor who was seized by armed men on Tuesday and has not been seen since. — Thomas Thomas, editor of the thrice-weekly …
Discussion: Premium Times Nigeria
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Despite promises, Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained why News of the World was shuttered in 2011 — So, Rebekah Brooks, what was the reason for the News of the World's closure? — On 8 July 2011, Rebekah Brooks stood nervously before the staff of the News of the World to tell them that their newspaper was to be closed down.
Discussion: Sky News, @greenslader, @themurdochtimes and @martincloake
Roy Greenslade / @greenslader: So, Rebekah Brooks, now is the time to explain to News of the World staff your reasons for the paper's closure http://www.theguardian.com/...
The Daily Rupert / @themurdochtimes: Rebekah Brooks still hasn't explained: “You will understand why we made this decision” to close News of the World http://www.theguardian.com/...
Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal:
Readers Recall Tablet Magazine Ads at Same Rate as Print Ads — A splashy ad in a magazine may catch a reader's eye as he or she is flipping through the pages, but would that ad grab someone's attention when it's displayed on a tablet? … With an ever-growing array of screens and formats to serve ads …
Discussion: Good E-Reader
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader: Readers Begin to Respond to Digital Magazine Advertisements
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
The Guardian appoints Alberto Nardelli as data editor — Tweetminster co-founder joins publisher to boost political data storytelling and election coverage — Alberto Nardelli has been appointed data editor of the Guardian. — Alberto Nardelli, the co-founder of Tweetminster, has been appointed as the Guardian's data editor.
Discussion: GNM press office, Alberto Nardelli and @raju
Alberto Nardelli: Moving on — I am delighted to be joining the Guardian in September as data editor.
Lisa Granatstein / Adweek:
Longtime Wenner Media COO John Gruber resigns; so does Rolling Stone publisher Chris McLoughlin — Longtime Wenner Media Execs Quit — On the eve of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, longtime Wenner Media executive John Gruber has resigned, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @markhor, @bmorrissey and @joshsternberg
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Anything But a (Star-Spangled) Banner Week at Wenner Media
Mark Horowitz / @markhor: As I always said, Working for Jann Wenner is like working for Caligula. The fun never stops. http://www.mediabistro.com/...
Brian Morrissey / @bmorrissey: can't be a great feeling to get fired while on vacation bc a 23-yr-old told his dad he doesn't like you. http://www.adweek.com/...
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Univision streaming video stops being free on Friday, will require a cable subscription — Univision Streaming Video Stops Being Free on Friday Ratings set records, but digital will require a cable sub from now on By Sam Thielman — It's going to be harder to watch the World Cup on Univision at your desk come Friday.
Discussion: Variety and Lost Remote
Todd Spangler / Variety: World Cup: Univision Puts Live-Streaming Behind Pay-TV Wall for Final Rounds
Adam Flomenbaum / Lost Remote: ESPN and Univision on World Cup: Enjoy the Games...On Our Terms
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR built its Civil Rights Act interactive — Journalists usually try to cover current events, keep excess quotes to a minimum and remove their notes from the final draft. On Wednesday, journalists at NPR threw out these rules. — The result? An interactive feature born …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Seth D. Michaels / Talking Points Memo: Chris McDaniel's Election Tantrum Is More Than Sore-Loserdom
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Netflix Seems Headed for Australia, But Company Won't Say When — Content availability, piracy, and other priorities may be delaying the ‘Down Under’ debut — HONG KONG — It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of “I Want My MTV,” but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch ‘Down Under.’
James Hutchinson / afr.com: Netflix moves focus to Europe, delays Australian roll-out
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube, apps and Minecraft: digital kids and the future of childrens media — SuperAwesome boss Dylan Collins challenges entertainment companies and investors to adapt to change — Dylan Collins: ‘The reason Minecraft exploded was it allowed kids to create’
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Exclusive: BBC's Panorama team loses confidential information relating to a secret British Army unit — A researcher allegedly downloaded material from an online dropbox service on to a USB stick and handed it to a third party — Highly sensitive and confidential information relating …
Discussion: @davidtpegg and @logic__bomb
David Pegg / @davidtpegg: It's really not fair to say that Panorama ‘lost’ this information, as though they mindlessly dropped it in the street http://www.independent.co.uk/ ...
Andrew B. Myers / Columbia Journalism Review:
After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination — After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination — In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper …
Discussion: Good E-Reader and The Huffington Post
Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader: Washington Post: What Would Bezos Do?
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Washington Post Gears Up For 2014, 2016 Elections