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6:45 PM ET, July 21, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
In the wake of a merger bid between non-print media giants, a meditation on print's inadequacy  —  Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind  —  Even if you aren't one of those people worried about media consolidation — there are many in that number — the big bolt of lightning last week …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Netflix Passes 50M Subscribers As It Reports Better Than Expected Q2 Revenue Of $1.34B  —  This afternoon following the closing bell, Netflix announced the financial results of its second quarter, including revenue of $1.34 billion and earnings per share of $1.15.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Time Warner board changes bylaws to block small group of shareholders from forcing Fox takeover vote  —  TIME WARNER DIGS IN: Board Removes Ability For Shareholders To Force Vote On Fox Offer  —  Time Warner's board just changed the company's bylaws to prevent a small group of shareholders …
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Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Murdoch Not Likely To Raise Time Warner Bid Immediately, Source Says  —  Fox is not likely to raise its bid for Time Warner immediately, a source familiar with the situation tells Business Insider.  Rather, the increase, if any, will likely come within “weeks.”
Discussion: @gjlevett
Lynn Oberlander / First Look Media:
First Look Media launches legal fund to aid press freedom advocates in US and abroad  —  Promoting and Protecting Free Speech and Free Expression  —  Lynn Oberlander is First Look Media's General Counsel, Media Operations  —  Promoting and protecting free speech and free expression are paramount to First Look's mission.
Capital New York:
The story behind The New Yorker's website relaunch, unveiled today  —  A relaunch for The New Yorker, with high stakes  —  The New Yorker will debut its long awaited, revamped website today, about which you'll see plenty of commentary and criticism.  —  But to understand what the imperatives …
New York Times:
Big TV mergers are forcing smaller cable networks like AMC, Starz to consider survival plans  —  Smaller Cable Networks Plan Their Survival Under the Feet of Giants  —  The flesh-eating zombies in AMC's hit television series “The Walking Dead” are shambling into a land of even bigger monsters.
Jack Moore / International Business Times:
Gaza Crisis: Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Will ‘Work to Prevent Al Jazeera’ Operating in Israel  —  Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said that Israel will work to prevent Al Jazeera TV from operating in Israel.  —  “Qatar has turned into a global problem.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Aereo had 77,596 subscribers across 10 cities at the end of 2013  —  Here's How Many Subscribers Aereo Had Last Year  —  Aereo generated lots of attention from the media world in the run-up to its Supreme Court case this spring.  —  Consumers may have been less interested …
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Reporters bristle as WH derides, then offers, anonymous sources  —  Complaints from White House press secretary Josh Earnest on Monday about anonymous news sources prompted a testy exchange with reporters who noted that administration officials regularly demand anonymity.
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Taylor Lorenz, head of social media, The Daily Mail/Mail Online  —  CAPITAL: What are your major responsibilities as social media lead?  What is your day-to-day like?  —  LORENZ: My responsibilities are pretty varied.  My No. 1 goal is to promote …
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP starts publishing robot-generated earnings stories
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC gave 12 senior staff £150,000-plus payoffs last year
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