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1:30 PM ET, July 4, 2011


 Top News: 
Adam Peck / THiNK Magazine:
UPDATED: Think Talks with the Group That Hacked A Fox News Twitter Account  —  UPDATE: Perhaps deciding on a different strategy, The Script Kiddies have scrubbed all past mentions of their hack of the Fox News Politics Twitter account and replaced them with alarming and, most importantly, fake accounts of President Obama's death.
New York Times:
Apparently Hacked, a Fox News Twitter Account Sent Out Alarming Posts  —  A series of alarming Twitter posts about President Obama appeared on Fox News' Twitter account for political news early Monday morning, and the Web site for the cable television network said it was a victim of hacking.
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
BBC acts to stop Twitter leaks by talent  —  Corporation executives consider adding clause to contracts in an attempt to prevent sensitive information from becoming public  —  A group of senior BBC executives are campaigning to introduce a BBC-wide ban on actors, writers and other talent involved …
Discussion: Adweek and Pocket-lint
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The New Faces of Digital Readers  —  First of all, note the evolving language: the term Online Readers is now passé as it morphed into Digital Readers.  The shift reflects two trends: a broader range of device types and, in news consumption, the spectacular rise of mobility.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
AARP Begins an Internet Radio Service, Mixing Familiar Hits With New Artists  —  With constantly changing technology, and blogs that cover the latest indie bands minute-by-minute, online music is usually considered a young person's game.  But now the AARP, one of the biggest symbols of life …
Jason Horowitz / Washington Post:
Following Strauss-Kahn story, wherever it leads  —  View Photo Gallery —  A housekeeper at a Manhattan hotel accused the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund of attacking her.  In a July 1 court hearing, the sexual-assault case appeared to shift in his favor.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Networks Want Slices of a New Pie  —  Two weeks ago, KSFX, a Fox television station in the Ozarks, told its viewers that the Fox part was going away in the fall.  The station said it would still show all of its local newscasts, but the station's fans on Facebook had other concerns.
Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Surrounded by Opinion, the Times Raises Its Voices  —  YOU'RE sitting in your office at The New York Times and there's a din outside in the street.  You crack the door to listen: mass bloviating on a worldwide scale!  Opinion journalism in full bellow on television, the Internet and digital ports of call of every description!
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Emily Bell / Guardian:
The Daily Beast is turning into a personal vanity project for Tina Brown  —  Beast is missing out on digital expansion and Newsweek Diana cover was ill-judged  —  It is a humbling fact that as a British citizen in the US your expertise in any given area is always considered by Americans …
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
Cinemoz: The Middle East's answer to Hulu set to launch this summer  —  Cinemoz is the Middle East's very first on-demand online video service.  With an obvious comparison to Hulu, the service is set to officially launch by the end of summer.  —  Founded by 27 year old Lebanese-French Karim Safieddine …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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