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9:50 AM ET, July 30, 2014

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT considering shorter print edition at roughly half the price with unlimited digital access  —  Shorter Times?  —  The New York Times is considering the introduction of a truncated version of its daily print edition at a discounted rate as the paper mulls new strategies for maximizing …
Discussion: @drudge_report, @patkiernan and Poynter
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Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The NYT's new paywall products flounder  —  Early problems for the paper's new apps  —  The New York Times's expanded paywall offerings are off to a poor start, and its three-year run of higher circulation revenue may be at an end.  —  The Times's digital-subscription strategy …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Contently Launches A Nonprofit Arm To Do Investigative Journalism  —  In the new era of digital media, everyone's a publisher — celebrities, nobodies, spy agencies, house plants and, especially, brands.  Building “the plumbing” for brands that want to be part of this new era …
Richard Ackland / Guardian:
WikiLeaks gag order: open justice is threatened by super-injuctions  —  Australian courts have increasingly been issuing suppression orders preventing the publication of legal proceedings - and an implicit dislike of the media is partly to blame  —  Last month, an Australian judge issued …
Discussion: Guardian
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WikiLeaks:
Australia bans reporting of international bank corruption case on ‘national security’ grounds
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Amazon Joins With Alloy Entertainment on Digital Publishing Imprint  —  Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a book packager and division of Warner.  Bros Television Group, are collaborating on a new digital publishing imprint dedicated to young adult, new adult and commercial fiction.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Al Jazeera America's Gaza coverage boosts ratings  —  The crisis in Gaza has provided a ratings boost for Al Jazeera America.  —  Over the past two weeks, Al Jazeera America has seen its ratings grow by 30% compared with the previous four weeks.  Its prime-time audience has jumped 40%.
Discussion: @latimes and Adweek
BBC:
Peers say ‘right to be forgotten’ principle unreasonable  —  Demands for search engines to remove personal data from the web to respect people's “right to be forgotten” are unreasonable, a group of peers says.  —  The Lords Home Affairs EU Sub-Committee also said it was wrong to give search engines …
The Graduate Center, CUNY:
The Graduate Center Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant to Establish The CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization  —  The Graduate Center Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant to Establish The CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization
Amazon.com:
Amazon proposes 35/35/30 split, says cheaper e-book prices offer more profit to all  —  Update re: Amazon/Hachette Business Interruption  —  This discussion has reached the maximum length permitted, and cannot accept new replies.  Start a new discussion  —  See latest post
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Max Mosley sues Google over News of the World photos  —  High court challenge is aimed at enforcing court order made against tabloid after it printed pictures of F1 boss at sex party  —  Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One, has launched a legal action against Google in the UK demanding …
Simon Zekaria / Wall Street Journal:
ITV Says It's Ignoring Takeover Talk as It Posts 46% Profit Jump  —  Chief Executive Adam Crozier Says It Is “Business as Usual” Amid the Liberty Global Talk  —  LONDON— ITV PLC, the U.K.'s No. 1 over-the-air commercial broadcaster, said Wednesday it is ignoring talk that it is a takeover candidate …
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Sky Deutschland's Second Biggest Shareholder Rejects BSkyB's Offer  —  Rupert Murdoch's former son-in-law, hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, says, ‘No, thanks’  —  LONDON — Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who is the former son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch, has turned down an offer …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Tories accused of picking politically partisan shortlist for new BBC Trust chairman  —  Interviews to find the successor to Lord Patten as chair of the BBC Trust begin on Thursday amid deep concerns as to how the process is being conducted by the Government.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
BBC remains tight-lipped over recruitment process for 23 high-profile journalists - citing data protection in FOI rejection  —  The BBC has rejected a Freedom of Information request for more details about the recruitment of 23 high-profile journalists, citing data protection.
Discussion: @jeyal_rusi and @pressgazette
 
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
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Brent Lang / Variety:
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Publishing industry reels after nine million fewer books are given as gifts in 2013
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Twitter soars 34% after hours as monthly active users grow 24% year-over-year to 271M
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Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
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