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5:00 PM ET, July 9, 2014


 Top News: 
George Clooney / USA Today:
George Clooney slams Daily Mail, says the paper crossed “into the arena of inciting violence”  —  Exclusive: Clooney responds to ‘Daily Mail’ report  —  I want to speak to the irresponsibility of Monday's Daily Mail report.  I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being.
Arif Durrani / Campaign:
Guardian plotting English language launch in India  —  The Guardian's open, digital journalism has plenty more room for growth, including plans to launch in India, according to deputy chief executive David Pemsel - just don't mention GQ's Michael Wolff.  —  Speaking to Campaign …
Gideon Spanier / The Independent:
The Guardian's chief executive on digital, global expansion, and the future of print  —  Andrew Miller: The death of newspapers has been exaggerated  —  As the owner of The Guardian overcomes the decline of print with strong digital revenues, its chief executive tells Gideon Spanier how it is adapting to the new age of publishing
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New Yorker to open up all articles and archives for three months, then launch metered paywall  —  The New Yorker Alters Its Online Strategy  —  The New Yorker is overhauling its website, making all articles it has published since 2007 available free for three months before introducing a paywall for online subscribers.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
News Corp. rumored to be putting together a new bid for Tribune newspapers  —  Rumor has it that News Corp — with a $2.5 billion cash kitty for acquisitions — may be mounting a new bid for the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the six other Tribune newspapers.
Discussion: @kenli729 and @millie
Jack Shafer:
Al Jazeera America is spending millions in the US but viewers respond with a shrug  —  What's more rare — a unicorn or an Al Jazeera America viewer?  —  Al Jazeera America draws such a teensy audience — 15,000 on average during prime time, according to Nielsen — that if you dropped …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal  —  Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the government to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable.  In meetings with top Federal Communications Commission officials earlier this week, Dish said a combination …
Discussion: Re/code and DSLreports
Elizabeth Spiers / Matter:
Model View Culture's publisher takes no prisoners critiquing Silicon Valley, often hits feminist allies  —  “Speaking up every.  F**king.  Time”  —  How one feminist publisher is taking on the worst of Silicon Valley (and some of her allies, too)  —  The last time I heard directly from Shanley Kane, it was by email.
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Daily Caller editor doubles down on Menendez ‘scoop’  —  Until The Washington Post's story that it was a Cuban plot is proven true, Tucker Carlson says, there is nothing to correct  —  When Tucker Carlson launched The Daily Caller in 2010, he told CJR that the site would produce serious …
Grace Huang / Bloomberg:
Disney Halts On-Demand Movie Sales on ITunes in Japan  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS), the world's largest entertainment company, halted on-demand sales of new movies through Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s online store in Japan after the two companies couldn't reach a final agreement on sales.
Discussion: Variety and 9to5Mac
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Dashiell Bennett, editor, The Wire  —  CAPITAL: In early June, you were named editor of The Wire.  How is it going so far?  Has your day-to-day changed substantially from your previous role as news editor?  —  BENNETT: Great!  Very busy, obviously, but in the best way.
Matt Medved / Billboard:
The Monstercat Label Model: From YouTube Channel to One Million Record Sales  —  Monstercat CEO and founder Mike Darlington never intended to make a record label.  —  “People don't need record labels anymore,” he says.  “Artists can do everything on their own.
Discussion: @eric_mmi
Aarti Shahani / NPR:
In Google's World Cup newsroom experiment it avoids negative headlines, offers news-on-demand  —  In Google Newsroom, Brazil Defeat Is Not A Headline … If you do a Google search on the World Cup game in which Germany slaughtered Brazil 7-1, the top results will say things like “destroy,” “defeat,” and “humiliate.”
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Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in ‘sexually explicit content’ ban
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Former BBC head Chris Patten to lead committee advising Pope Francis on media strategy
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Seattle Times columnist handwrites everything for 2 days
Discussion: 10,000 Words and @poynter
 Earlier Picks: 
Nick Massella / FishbowlDC:
Atlantic Media Launches ‘State & Local’
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal managing editor and Dow Jones editor-in-chief
Jessica King / CNN:
Reporter's harrowing ordeal as hostage set to become movie