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12:50 PM ET, July 24, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Joshua Topolsky, editor-in-chief and co-founder of The Verge, joins Bloomberg to supervise new online ventures, will be replaced by Nilay Patel  —  Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg  —  Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg …
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Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box  —  When Justin Smith arrived from the Atlantic to last fall to take over the sprawling media group at Bloomberg LP, the move was greeted by hosannas in the media and journalism circles.  —  Here was the young, digitally savvy executive credited …
Discussion: @abeaujon and Talking Biz News
CNN:
Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine  —  Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) — A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.  —  Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside …
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists missing, fixer kidnapped, press banned in eastern Ukraine  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a series of recent anti-press violations in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk.  In the past two days, at least two journalists have gone missing, while pro-Russia separatists abducted …
Reuters:
Carey pressured from both sides of Fox Time Warner deal to stay in job  —  (Reuters) - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and chief operating officer, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner Inc.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
Survey: Book Buyers Leaving Amazon Because of Hachette Dispute  —  Some book buyers may be leaving Amazon for Barnes & Noble, independent bookstores and the likes of Costco because the large e-tailer's dispute with publisher Hachette, according to new survey data.  —  From industry publication Publishers Lunch:
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
NowThis News pivots for the Vine and Instagram era  —  Creating news for the mobile, social and video-viewing audience is no easy feat.  When former Huffington Post execs Ken Lerer and Eric Hippeau launched the made-for-mobile video news service NowThis News two years ago …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @digiday
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation  —  As the death toll mounts and passions spike, the Foreign Press Association in Israel condemned on Wednesday what it called “deliberate official and unofficial incitement against journalists” who are reporting on the fighting in Gaza.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Behind Comcast's truthy ad campaign for net neutrality  —  Comcast has two big goals in Washington this year.  The first is to get its merger with Time Warner Cable approved by federal regulators.  The second is to forestall what it views as potentially onerous new regulations on its broadband business.
Discussion: @b_fung and @timkarr
John Schwartz / Current.org:
In spectrum auction, FCC should protect public TV's coverage  —  The FCC recently released the entire text of its Report and Order detailing rules for the upcoming broadcast spectrum auctions, making it clear that it intends to make no effort to preserve public TV signal coverage.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Mental Floss: The Magazine That Breaks All the Rules of Publishing  —  Mental Floss staff in a creative meeting.  (Photo via Mental Floss)  —  Mental Floss, which launched out of a Duke dorm room back in 2000, in many ways anticipated the type of evergreen, list-driven content …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Attention, TV Networks: Facebook Is Coming For You Next  —  Mark Zuckerberg likes to use the first few minutes of his quarterly earnings calls to preview big themes that he sees as pivotal to Facebook's future.  With a particularly strong quarter of results in hand, Zuckerberg took the opportunity …
Discussion: Pocket-lint
Arab Times:
Kuwait Shuts Pro-Opposition TV, Newspaper  —  KUWAIT CITY, July 23, (AFP): Kuwait said it revoked the licences of pro-opposition Al-Youm television and Alam Al-Youm newspaper and ordered them to shut down immediately on Tuesday.  The information ministry said in a statement that the licences …
Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:
McClatchy sees bump in profits from asset sale, but revenue drops  —  The McClatchy Co. today reported a big jump in quarterly profits, thanks mainly to the sale of one of its Internet assets.  But the owner of The Sacramento Bee and other newspapers said advertising revenue declined, continuing an eight-year slump.
Discussion: Poynter, NASDAQ.com and MSN Money
Linette Lopez / Business Insider:
Carl Icahn, Josh Brown And More Finance Brains Just Started Blogging On A New Yahoo Tumblr Platform  —  On Wednesday Yahoo launched a new blogging platform for Wall Streeters.  There's only one condition — you have to be at the top of the game.  —  “We're opening up Yahoo Finance in a scalable …
The Local:
German state bans Hells Angels' logo online  —  Displaying the symbols of notorious motorcycle gangs the Hells Angels and the Bandidos is forbidden across Germany, but that ban has now extended to the internet.  —  Websites baring the bright red “Hells Angels” lettering and the iconic winged skull …
Discussion: Gigaom
 
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