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4:05 AM ET, June 29, 2012

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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Who Was First?  Who Cares?  —  The ridiculous battle over who “broke” the news on the health care ruling―and why it's dangerous.  Thurs., June 28, 2012.  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  Q: Which news organization was first to report …
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Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:
CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage  —  News staffers at the cable network CNN, long the gold standard in television news, were on the verge of open revolt Tuesday after CNN blew the coverage on the most consequential news event of the year.  As Chief Justice John Roberts began reading …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
CNN issues correction, Fox issues statement on Supreme Court reporting mistakes  —  The ruling has come down: Both CNN and Fox badly bungled their reporting of today's landmark Supreme Court opinion on healthcare.  And both organizations have taken very different routes to correcting their mistakes.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
CNN, Fox News err in covering today's Supreme Court health care ruling  —  The Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Affordable Care Act around 10:15 a.m. EST. CNN mistakenly reported that the individual mandate was struck down.  Screenshots show the mistake and the subsequent change.
Jim Romenesko:
Bloomberg News: We were first with health care ruling  —  A Bloomberg News PR person writes: Just wanted to reach out about your post about the coverage of today's Supreme Court health care ruling.  You reference an email that notes that the AP first reported the decision — by our records …
Discussion: Erik Wemple and SCOTUSblog
Jim Romenesko:
AP orders staff to stop taunting news outlets for getting health care ruling wrong  —  An Associated Press editor tells staff that taunting other news outlets is “not the impression we want to reflect as an organization.  Let our reporting take the lead.”
Felix Salmon:
News Corp's digital divergence  —  There's no secret why Rupert Murdoch is breaking News Corp into two pieces.  Amy Chozick explains: … It's worth underscoring the fact, here, that Fox News, Sky News, and Fox Business are going to end up on the entertainment, rather than the news …
Discussion: Reuters and Crikey
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
POTUS First Learned Erroneous News on Court Decision from Cable TV  —  President Obama was just outside the Oval Office Thursday morning when he got the news — erroneous, as it turned out — that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate in his signature health care law, deeming it unconstitutional.
Erik Wemple:
CNN correction on health-care ruling: Insane
Discussion: Mediaite and Forbes
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo  —  Here's Rupert Murdoch's official “internal” announcement explaining the News Corp. split.  The important stuff: Murdoch will remain CEO of both the publishing business and the entertainment business.  Chase Carey will be COO of the entertainment business.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Suggests Wall Street Journal Won't Face Cuts In News Corp. Split
Discussion: Business Insider and WebProNews
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Murdoch Says Separated News Corp Publishing Biz Will ‘Push Even Harder’ On Charging For Content
Discussion: The Next Web and Poynter
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
The Murdoch media tour: Spinning the spinoff
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp split sets stage for possible Lachlan return
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Tom Mockridge and Robert Thomson tipped to head News Corp's press arm
Discussion: AllThingsD and Adweek
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said To Plan Xbox Music Rivaling Apple, Spotify  —  Attendees at the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, June 5, 2012.  Microsoft Corp. expanded the sports and entertainment content offered through the Xbox, and is planning to add iTunes and Spotify for music.
Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
Your E-Book Is Reading You  —  Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before.  How that's changing the experience of reading.  —  It takes the average reader just seven hours to read the final book in Suzanne Collins's “Hunger Games” trilogy on the Kobo e-reader—about 57 pages an hour.
Discussion: Digital Book World, Thanks:@jdgsaid
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Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Authors Guild Sees Return of Predatory Pricing if DoJ Deal Stands
Discussion: TeleRead
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Ann Curry Mess: Did NBC Learn Nothing From Conan O'Brien?  —  Ann Curry's messy exit suggests that despite NBC's new regime the new crew has learned nothing from the old crew and the ghost of Conan O'Brien.  —  Once again, a prominent piece of talent - this time Curry - was left hanging out to dry …
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NewsGame aims to populate a virtual world with real reporting and pretend correspondents  —  Game makers turned to journalism for inspiration long before Atari gave us Paperboy.  There was Deadline in the 1970s, and Scoop and Calling Superman in the 1950s.  (If you want to get really old-school, see Round the World with Nellie Bly.)
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Remix Everything: BuzzFeed and the Plagiarism Problem  —  BuzzFeed has built a lucrative business on organizing the internet's confusing spectacle into listicles easily comprehended by even the most numbed office workers.  But the site's approach to all content as building blocks …
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:   What's the Secret to Viral Success? It's So Obvious
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: Police arrest man on suspicion of corruption  —  A former NHS employee has been arrested by Scotland Yard officers investigating allegations of inappropriate payments by newspapers to police and public officials.  The 31-year-old man was arrested about 6am on Thursday …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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Sandra Laville / Guardian:   Senior police officer under investigation over hacking of Milly Dowler's phone
 
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