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11:25 AM ET, July 15, 2014

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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.
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
NPR significantly weakens Ombudsman role, says job is not to “pass judgement”  —  NPR downgrades and disables its ombudsman  —  “NPR is far stronger than this short-sighted and half-assed decision suggests.  It has nothing to fear from an empowered ombudsman.”
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Immigration activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas detained in Texas, say reports  —  Reports: Jose Antonio Vargas detained in Texas  —  Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jill Abramson to give first post-NYT interview to Katie Couric on Thursday  —  Jill Abramson to sit with Katie Couric  —  Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson will sit down with Yahoo's Katie Couric this Thursday for her first interview since her abrupt termination in May, a Yahoo spokesperson told POLITICO.
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 …
Discussion: @rachcrane
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 …
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Kara Swisher Is Silicon Valley's Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist.  How Does That Work?  —  The technology journalist Kara Swisher likes to call herself Sherlock Homo, but on a spring evening in Austin, where she'd come for the SXSW Interactive conference, she wasn't following any particular trail of clues.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
With new Philly news site Brother.ly, Jim Brady aims to monetize “passions, not pageviews”  —  Jim Brady's Philly gamble: Third time's a charm?  —  Jim Brady's escapades in digital news have been fraught.  —  As executive editor of The Washington Post's website in the mid-aughts …
Discussion: @bydanielvictor and @joepompeo
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: @martinxhodgson and @victordlamini
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hearst's Cosmo Bows Fitness Video-Subscription Service, Priced Higher Than Netflix  —  CosmoBody, first of publisher's planned Internet channels, offered for $9.95 per month  —  Are seductive abs really worth more than Netflix?  Hearst is betting that young female audiences will pay a premium …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and App Advice
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.
Emily Shire / The Daily Beast:
Saving Us From Ourselves: The Anti-Clickbait Movement  —  They're everywhere.  Headlines like, 'This is why you're always tired...' 'I can't stop looking at this image...' 'You won't believe what this man said next...' aren't going anywhere, but the anti-clickbait Twitter account @SavedYouAClick is trying to stop their growth.
 
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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
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Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
An Israeli BuzzFeed Copycat Is Suddenly in the Top 10 of Facebook's Publishers
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