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4:55 PM ET, July 4, 2014

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones  —  Sentencing of former News of the World executives over phone hacking shows no one is above the law, says David Cameron  —  The disgraced former No 10 spin doctor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for plotting …
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Press Gazette:
Mr Justice Saunders' phone-hacking trial sentencing remarks in full  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was jailed today alongside two former colleagues for his involvement in phone-hacking.  —  Coulson received an 18-month prison term, former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
More News of the World staff may face phone-hacking charges  —  Crown Prosecution Service considering whether to lay charges after police hand over files on eight Operation Pinetree suspects  —  The Crown Prosecution Service is considering whether to charge more News of the World staff …
Jodie Ginsberg / Index on Censorship:
Right to be forgotten: A poor ruling, clumsily implemented  —  When Europe's highest court ruled in May that individuals had a ‘right to be forgotten’ many were quick to hail this as a victory for privacy.  ‘Private’ individuals would now be able to ask search engines to remove links …
Discussion: BBC News, The Next Web, Guardian and Wired
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Reuters:
Google reverses decision, restores several links to Guardian stories after publisher protests  —  Google reverses decision to delete British newspaper links  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc GOOGL.O GOOG.O on Thursday reversed its decision to remove several links to stories in Britain's Guardian newspaper …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The EU's “right to be forgotten” is a bad idea, and Google is handling it exactly the right way
Lauren Tara Lacapra / Reuters:   Ex-Merrill CEO says he has ‘no knowledge’ of Google search wipe
Maria Antonova / Agence France-Presse:
Russian parliament passes bill requiring cloud services to store citizens' data on servers in Russia by September 2016  —  Russian lawmakers pass new bill restricting Internet  —  Moscow (AFP) - Russia's parliament passed a bill on Friday requiring Internet companies to store Russians' personal data inside …
Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox Launches Mentoring Program for Female Directors  —  21st Century Fox will try to bolster the presence of women behind the camera through a new mentoring program.  —  The media giant and Fox Audience Strategy launches the Fox Global Directors Initiative this week …
Discussion: Cinema Blend and Guardian
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Case study: building and rolling out Presto, Gannett's CMS for TV and newspaper sites and apps  —  Case Study: Gannett's monumental task — A content management system for all  —  In 2011, Gannett Co.owned more than a hundred newspapers and television stations - each with its own website.
Corina Pons / Businessweek:
Venezuelan Newspaper El Universal Sold to Undisclosed Buyer  —  Caracas-based newspaper El Universal, which has been criticized by President Nicolas Maduro for its editorial line, has been sold.  —  “The sale has taken place, but we're not allowed to say who the new owner is for now in order …
Discussion: Associated Press
Guardian:
Lebedevs pump almost £100m into Independent titles and Standard  —  Accounts give strong warning over newspapers' dependence on funding by father and son media magnates  —  Alexander and Evgeny Lebedev bought the Evening Standard in 2009 for £1, when the paper was losing money.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Music Streaming Eats Downloads With On-Demand Up 42% Over 2013, Digital Sales Down 12%  —  Nielsen's U.S. music report on the first half of 2014 shows digital music consumption rapidly shifting from downloads to streaming.  On-demand streaming was up 42% over the first half of 2013, racking up 70 billion play in the first half of 2014.
 
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