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9:00 AM ET, July 15, 2014


 Top News: 
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate  —  The online magazine Slate on Monday named Julia Turner its editor in chief, replacing David Plotz, who is stepping down after six years in the job.  —  Ms. Turner has served as Mr. Plotz's deputy editor since 2008.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newspaper reporter makes ‘endangered jobs’ list  —  Travel agent.  Meter reader.  Newspaper reporter.  —  They're all among CareerCast's 2014 list of endangered jobs, with the hiring outlook for newspaper reporter positions expected to drop 13 percent by 2022, according to the company's forecast.
William Neuman / New York Times:
Sale of Paper in Venezuela Raises Fears on Freedom  —  CARACAS, Venezuela — One of Venezuela's leading pro-opposition newspapers has been sold in a transaction shrouded in mystery, fueling growing concerns here over the independence of the news media.  —  The newspaper, El Universal …
Discussion: @victordlamini
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Google has received 75,000 “right to be forgotten” requests, is receiving 1,000 more each day  —  Bing and Ask planning ‘right to be forgotten’ procedures as Google reveals it is receiving 1,000 take-down requests a day  —  Search engines Bing and Ask are working on …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
ScribbleLive Acquires CoveritLive, Will Still Operate Both Brands  —  Once bitter rivals ScribbleLive and CoveritLive are now family.  Scribble Technologies is today announcing the acquisition of CoveritLive from Demand Media, effectively bringing two of the largest live content creation companies under one roof.
Jillian C. York:
Ronan Farrow's call to censor terrorists and make US firms arbiters of free speech is wrong  —  Why Ronan Farrow is completely and utterly wrong about corporate regulation of speech  —  Normally, I'd have pitched an op-ed rebuttal or something, but this is just too stupid not to tear apart quick-and-dirty blog style.
Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
‘Snowpiercer,’ VOD and the future of film distribution  —  On June 27, a bold new sci-fi film opened in theaters.  Critics raved.  Fanboys exulted.  Word-of-mouth was overwhelmingly positive.  No, it wasn't “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”  —  Upon its release, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A.G. Sulzberger named ‘senior editor for strategy’ at Times  —  The New York Times has confirmed a new role for Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, a rising newsroom star and the son of Times publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.  —  The younger Sulzberger, who previously did stints as an editor …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
BuzzFeed let longtime staffers edit and even delete early posts to match “editorial standards”  —  Why Are Your Favorite BuzzFeed Posts Disappearing?  —  Avid consumers of BuzzFeed's entertaining and informative listicles have noticed something strange: Their favorite listicles are disappearing from BuzzFeed's servers.
Michael White / Pacific Standard:
Is Social Media Saving Science?  —  Last week, two big papers that described a seemingly revolutionary method to make stem cells were retracted.  The retractions were no surprise to stem cell researchers.  Authored by a team of Japanese and American scientists and published in Nature in January …
Discussion: @mathewi
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC Receives More Than 677,000 Comments on Net Neutrality Proposal  —  The FCC has collected more than a half million comments on its latest proposal to establish rules of the road for the Internet, with a deadline on Tuesday for weighing in on how or if the agency should adopt regulations …
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Rebecca Jones / BBC:
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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Ryan Roslansky / Official LinkedIn Blog:
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