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7:10 PM ET, July 30, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
NYT response to plagiarism claim acknowledges improper use of language, details from Wikipedia  —  Times Issues Editor's Note in Response to Plagiarism Charge  —  The New York Times issued an editors' note on Wednesday in response to allegations that a reporter in the culture department …
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 …
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 …
AMC Networks Said to Discuss Acquiring Stake in BBC America  —  AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX), the cable network controlled by the Dolan family, is in talks to acquire about a 50 percent stake in BBC America, BBC Worldwide's U.S. channel, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Journalist Rami Rayan Killed In Gaza Attack (GRAPHIC)  —  Rami Rayan, a Palestinian photojournalist, was killed on Wednesday in an Israeli air strike on a busy market in Gaza.  —  The attack killed at least 16 people and wounded over 150 more.  Rayan, a photographer reportedly working for a local website …
Steve Jones / mUmBRELLA:
Bob Garfield predicts bleak future for legacy publishers and journalists in digital age  —  Media world ‘in chaos’ as journalism, publishing and agencies face grim future, according to US commentator  —  The future of traditional journalism, particularly at a regional level, is “f**ked” …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Sam Sifton to head new ‘Food’ desk at Times  —  The New York Times is creating a new department called Food to be edited by former national editor and restaurant critic Sam Sifton.  The department will include the dining section and the new NYT Cooking site and app that Sifton has been working on …
Gary Graham / The Spokesman-Review:
Associated Press Media Editors survey finds 56% use comment-hosting services, 46% allow anonymous comments  —  Editors concerned about online comments  —  Associated Press Media Editors recently conducted a survey of newspaper and online editors to ask them how they manage public comments on newspaper websites.
Discussion: and @gjbarb
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood studios, under pressure, will keep Kodak's old-fashioned movie film alive  —  A coalition of Hollywood movie studios is close to a deal to keep Eastman Kodak Co. in the business of producing movie film.
Adrienne Lafrance / The Atlantic Online:
In 1858, People Said the Telegraph Was ‘Too Fast for the Truth’  —  Perusing The New York Times archives a few days ago, I stumbled upon a delightful news nugget from 1858 about the “benefits and evils” of the transatlantic telegraph—delightful, because it reads like it could have been written today …
Discussion: @alimanzano and @neilwrites
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Popcorn Time Adds Apple TV Support, iOS App Coming Soon  —  The Popcorn Time phenomenon is one of the biggest piracy stories of the year thus far.  —  The software became an instant hit by offering BitTorrent-powered streaming in an easy-to-use Netflix-style interface.
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
C-SPAN Moving To Authenticated TV Ch. Streaming  —  Separate live feeds of government proceedings will still be accessible to all  —  C-SPAN is launching a beta test of its migration of live online feeds of its TV channels—C-SPAN 1,2,3—to an authentication model starting Monday …
Discussion: Quartz
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 …
Erica Sweeney / NetNewsCheck Latest:20 minutes ago
Deseret Native Ad Biz Closing In On $1M  —  With its BrandView native advertising segment now in full swing regionally and already attracting national native advertisers, Utah's Deseret Digital Media is looking to expand its other platforms with this revenue source, Erica Sweeney reports.
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
How Amazon Brought Publishing to Its Knees — and Why Authors Might Be Next  —  Morgan Entrekin is happy with the relationships he's developed with Amazon.  As the president of independent publisher Grove/Atlantic Books, he witnessed the industry change as Amazon's introduction …
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
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
With dwindling newsstand sales and fierce competition for viral stories online, the New York tabloids are forced to recalibrate  —  With dwindling newsstand sales and fierce competition for viral stories online, the New York tabloids are forced to recalibrate
Discussion: @daviduberti
Jack Shafer:
Plagiarists' real crime?  Ripping off readers.  —  The plagiarists are back in the news, taking public beatings for allegedly having filed refried copy at BuzzFeed, the New York Times, and the United States Army War College, where Senator John Walsh, (D-Mont.), has just been busted …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Former Hulu boss' new startup ‘Vessel’ is going after YouTube's top talent  —  More details have emerged about the new video startup Vessel from founder and former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar — specifically, how the company's business model might make YouTube sweat.
Discussion: Tubefilter and The Information
Arsalan Iftikhar / Quartz:
Twitter hashtags are finally neutralizing the Israeli government's propaganda  —  I told CNN during a recent television interview that there hasn't been a single hot-button topic treated with more intellectually dishonest, one-sided coverage than that which the American media has given …
Discussion: The Intercept
Search Marketing Expo News:
100 Internet Marketing Experts Speaking at SMX in NYC  —  More than 100 of the world's most knowledgeable internet marketers will present at Search Marketing Expo - SMX East, September 30 - October 2 in New York City.  They'll share what makes them successful, what keeps them up at night …
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Courtney Lowery Cowgill / Mediashift:
‘Last Best News’ Shows How Personal Brand Journalism Works in Local Markets  —  When we think of journalists who have built individual brands, national names are the first to pop — Nate Silver, Ezra Klein, Kara Swisher, Andrew Sullivan.  —  But the factors that have opened doors …
Discussion: @pbsmediashift
Jeb Lund / Guardian:
The Sarah Palin Channel is full of bugs, but maybe that's the whole point  —  My free trial cost me $9.95.  And then I found Palin's new intelligibility  —  Sarah Palin wants your money.  Still via the Sarah Palin Channel  —  Given the content available and the affectedly simple presentation …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
Rhapsody expands its music streaming into Latin America and Europe, as it reaches 2m users  —  Established in 2001, Rhapsody helped start the music streaming business before Spotify, Rdio, the iTunes Store and even the iPod.  And while the latest services have been waging a battle …
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Salesforce Integrates More Of ExactTarget, But Paid Media Still A Hobby  —  Memo to marketing industry observers waiting for ad tech to merge with marketing tech: It's probably safe to go make popcorn, as this could take a while.
Search Marketing Expo News:
100 Internet Marketing Experts Speaking at SMX in NYC  —  More than 100 of the world's most knowledgeable internet marketers will present at Search Marketing Expo - SMX East, September 30 - October 2 in New York City.
Say Media / Say Daily:
Brand Publishing Just Keeps Getting Better  —  Native ads and custom content are here to stay but some advertisers are also going all in and creating their own slick digital magazines.
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Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
An updated Apple TV won't launch this year as talks with cable operators lag, sources say
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NPR Labs to end run as stand-alone unit after losing consulting work
Discussion: @currentpubmedia
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Time Warner's Bewkes faces grilling over Fox offer
Wall Street Journal:
CEO Mike Fries, Chairman John Malone Talk About Media Consolidation
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
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Jason Deans / Guardian:
News of the World's former deputy editor and features editor to face charges over an alleged conspiracy to hack phones
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Tories accused of picking politically partisan shortlist for new BBC Trust chairman
Simon Zekaria / Wall Street Journal:
ITV Says It's Ignoring Takeover Talk as It Posts 46% Profit Jump
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Sky Deutschland's Second Biggest Shareholder Rejects BSkyB's Offer
Brent Lang / Variety:
‘Snowpiercer’ Hits $3.8 Million on VOD as Weinstein Co. Shakes Up Distribution
Discussion: Indiewire

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