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6:05 AM ET, July 8, 2014

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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian News & Media narrows loss to £30.6m, print income stable, digital revenues up 24%  —  Guardian and Observer narrow losses  —  Guardian News & Media reports loss of £30.6m in year to end of March, with print income stable and digital revenues up 24%
Michael King / American Journalism Review:
Journalism Enrollments Fell Two Years in a Row.  Is it the Start of a Downward Trend?  —  Total enrollment in the nation's journalism schools has dropped, research by a team at the University of Georgia shows, triggering a variety of responses from the schools and raising questions about the future of journalism education.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
New Zealand ISP allows its customers to subscribe to the U.S. version of Netflix  —  Slingshot, a local internet provider in New Zealand, wants to give its subscribers a little extra perk: The ISP just added a new “global mode” to its internet plans that allows its customers to access video services …
AFP:
Iranian journalist Marzieh Rasouli sentenced to 2 years in prison and 50 lashes for anti-establishment propaganda  —  Iranian journalist jailed for opposing government  —  Marzieh Rasouli sentenced to two years in notorious Evin prison and 50 lashes for anti-establishment work
Discussion: euronews and @marzie_r
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How The Wall Street Journal is celebrating its 125th anniversary while also looking ahead  —  The Wall Street Journal marked its 75th anniversary on July 8, 1964 with a front-page story examining the paper's history and what the paper stood for.  Though initially conceived as solely a business newspaper …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Rightster buys digital video business Base79 in £50m deal  —  Multichannel network acquires rival run by Ashley MacKenzie, as YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley joins advisory committee  —  Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, is to join Rightster's advisory committee.  Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian
Taylor Swift / Wall Street Journal:
Piracy and streaming shrank album sales, but music retains value and fan relationships matter  —  For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story  —  The Singer-Songwriter Says Artists and Fans Will Still Form Deep Bonds, but They Will Do It in New Ways  —  Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years?
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Katie Stanton to Replace Exiting Twitter Media Chief Chloe Sladden (Exclusive)  —  Less than a month after the departure of Twitter Media chief Chloe Sladden, the social media giant has found her replacement.  —  Katie Jacobs Stanton, previously vice president of international market development …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Sun Valley: Cable Consolidation, Murdoch and Digital Disruption Among Big Themes  —  Media and technology moguls are jetting to Sun Valley, Idaho this week for mountainside pressing of the flesh and potentially some deal-making.  —  The exclusive confab, sponsored by investment bank Allen & Co. …
Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Suffers Brief Outages in Violence-Hit Myanmar  —  Some users say Facebook has been inaccessible in Myanmar's second largest city for brief periods since a curfew began Thursday night following an outbreak of sectarian violence.  —  While Web connectivity is typically poor …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
BBC told to stop wasting time on climate change deniers and skeptics of proven science  —  Two months ago, John Oliver delivered a bruising critique of the way TV networks handle science coverage.  And now an independent progress report from within the BBC seems to agree with his message …
Harley Brown / Billboard:
Microsoft Opens Xbox Music to App Makers  —  Xbox Music has become the latest music streaming services platform to open up its API to third-party app developers, according to a post on Microsoft's MSDN blog detailing API features like access to and management of metadata, affiliation between the platform …
Discussion: Music Week
 
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Michael Provus Named Rolling Stone Publisher
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Sarah El Deeb / Associated Press:
Egyptian president says he wished the Al Jazeera journalists were never put on trial
 

 
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