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3:50 PM ET, July 15, 2014


 Top News: 
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.
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.
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  —  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.
Greg Gilman / The Wrap:
NPR Senior VP Margaret Low Smith Joins The Atlantic as President of AtlanticLIVE  —  Margaret Low Smith has joined The Atlantic as vice president and president of its events practice, AtlanticLIVE, the news organization announced on Tuesday.  —  Smith, who has been senior vice president …
Discussion: Poynter, Folio and FishbowlNY
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
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
CBS Chief Les Moonves on New Aereo Deal: 'We're Willing to Talk to Them'  —  CBS chief Les Moonves slammed Aereo on Tuesday after the online TV service's Supreme Court defeat, but said “we're willing to talk to them” about doing a paid content deal.  —  Aereo suspended its service in the wake …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
PBS Leads News and Documentary Emmy Nominees  —  PBS leads the way with 43 News and Documentary Emmy nominations.  CBS News follows close behind with 42.  Announced earlier today, the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented Tuesday, September 30 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Center.
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 …
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
FCC extends deadline for user comments on net neutrality  —  Systems overwhelmed by surge in submissions protesting against plan to allow cable companies to open up ‘fast lanes’  —  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was forced to extend the deadline for comments over its controversial plans …
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