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11:50 AM ET, July 9, 2014


 Top News: 
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.
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
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Tibetan Writer Says Invitation to U.S. Embassy Preceded House Arrest  —  Chinese security officers placed Tsering Woeser, the prominent Tibetan writer and advocate who lives in Beijing, and her husband under house arrest after Ms. Woeser received a call inviting her to the United States Embassy …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Dean Baquet's first digital initiative: adding editors  —  The New York Times is adding deputy-level editors assigned to increase the volume and quality of its digital product.  They'll sit in each of the paper's major editorial departments, executive editor Dean Baquet announced in a staff memo obtained by Capital.
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: 9to5Mac and Variety
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 …
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Google tells popular music website to censor album cover art in ‘sexually explicit content’ ban  —  A leading music website has censored album covers by artists including Sigur Rós and Lambchop after they fell foul of a Google ban on “sexually explicit content”.
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
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Former BBC head Chris Patten to lead committee advising Pope Francis on media strategy  —  Britain's Patten to lead Vatican communications re-vamp drive  —  (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong Governor Chris Patten will head a committee to advise Pope Francis on how to re-vamp and modernize …
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Jessica King / CNN:
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Michael Malone / Multichannel News:
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Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen's Mobile Ratings Are Coming — But You Probably Won't Notice Right Away
Discussion: The Wrap
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon offers some Hachette authors 100% of ebook sales while dispute is ongoing
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Texas Monthly promotes Brian Sweany to Editor-in-Chief
Discussion: and @hadas_gold