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2:20 PM ET, June 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Greek journalists defy government order to close state broadcaster  —  ERT, Hellenic Broadcasting Corp, was ordered to shut down as part of public spending cuts, but remained on air via the internet  —  • Click here to see ERT's Ustream broadcast  —  Journalists from Greece's state …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   ERT shutdown: European Broadcasting Union sets up makeshift studio
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
News Corp split ‘paves way for new BSkyB bid’  —  News Corp has jumped the last hurdle in its plans to split into two, raising expectations that Rupert Murdoch's empire will renew its attempts to take over BSkyB.  —  James Murdoch was forced to step down as chairman of News Inetrnational and …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:   News Corp. says no settlement with U.S. Department of Justice
Time Warner Cable Content Incentives Thwart New Web TV  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to media companies that agree to withhold content from Web-based entertainment services such as those pursued by Intel Corp. (INTC) and Apple Inc. (AAPL), people with knowledge of the matter said.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post's ‘Sponsored Views’ will let advertisers respond to opinion pieces  —  A new advertising feature called “Sponsored Views” will allow “organizations to post commentary related to or in response to content from The Washington Post's Opinion section,” the Post says in a press release.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
How Journalists Really Feel About the Digital Evolution  —  It's a no-brainer that digital technology is impacting newsgathering and reporting globally.  How much?  A survey of journalists worldwide by the Oriella PR Network, an alliance of PR agencies, found that 39 percent consider themselves …
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
A Reality TV Show, Minus the TV  —  ‘Summer Break’ Follows Nine Teenagers, but Only Through Social Media Like Twitter, Instagram  —  LOS ANGELES—Two teenage boys sit by the airport here, competing to use their phones to take the best “selfie,” or self-portrait, with planes landing in the background.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN Pitches Sponsors Seeking Younger Viewers  —  Cable-news outlet uses new ayem show, travel series to pick up ads  —  When it comes to advertising, CNN isn't exactly acting its age.  —  The Time Warner news cabler has often relied on marketers whose primary consumer base skews somewhat older …
Discussion: TVNewser
Jason Gilbert / Yahoo! News:
Netflix to launch user profiles later this summer  —  LOS ANGELES — Sharing your Netflix account with a friend or lover who has dramatically different taste in movies than you do?  Soon, there will be no need to worry about getting your Netflix recommendations all mixed up with theirs.
Christopher Harrison / The Hill:
Why Pandora bought an FM radio station  —  The internet isn't just the future of radio; it is radio.  Today, 70+ million Americans listen to Pandora, accounting for more than 7 percent of all U.S. radio listening.  Our Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive music analysis ever undertaken …
Alastair Reid /
New York Times brings magazine experience to the web  —  The New York Times Magazine has been re-imagined for the web, built with HTML5 technologies and following a responsive design  —  Copyright: By adKinn on Flickr.  Some Rights Reserved.  —  “It's clear that the tenurable model …
Wayne Friedman / Media Post Daily:
Millennial Viewers Prefer Cross-Platform TV  —  A growing number of millennial TV consumers are committed to a “broadband-only” existence — all of which could spell some trouble for traditional TV content/channel owners.  The new study says 13% of 18- to-34-year-olds — some 8.6 million — are broadband-only customers.
The Huffington Post:
Fox News Reporter's Hearing Begins Today  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a New York City-based reporter who's being asked to name her sources in a story on the Colorado theater shooting are asking an appellate court to quash a subpoena that requires her to testify.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Chinese Journalist Said to Be Detained in Beijing  —  BEIJING — A Chinese journalist who recently released a documentary about a women's forced labor camp and has worked as a freelance photographer for The New York Times has been detained by police officers in Beijing, his friends and family members said this week.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Web Display Ads Often Not Visible  —  The old adage in advertising—that half the money is wasted but no one knows which half—turns out to be as true for the digital world as it ever was for traditional media.  —  An astounding 54% of online display ads shown in “thousands” …
Discussion: AdExchanger, eMedia Vitals and AdAge
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Feedly starts weaning itself from Google Reader servers  —  Taking a major step toward independence, Feedly's iOS app now uses Feedly's own servers instead of Google's to keep track of RSS feeds.  —  Less than three weeks before Google Reader shuts down, a top alternative called Feedly …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Can Broadcasters Beat Aereo at Its Own Game?  —  Networks could cut into livestreaming service's business by livestreaming themselves  —  The day may be close when you can watch your favorite broadcast TV shows live on phone, tablet, or laptop.  The question is who might provide it.
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
ESPN is killing off its 3D sports channel, blaming ‘low adoption’ of 3D TV sets in the home
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
DirecTV executive blasts broadcasters at congressional hearing
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Gannett Blog
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Digital TV Europe:
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Alison Flood / Guardian:
Bradley Manning trial to be recreated in comic-book form
Discussion: Pressing Issues
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Netflix does not infringe on Rovi patents: preliminary ruling
Discussion: AdExchanger
Tim Sohn / Mediashift:
How Newspapers Can Make Augmented Reality Sexy (and Profitable)
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Dolia Estevez / Forbes:
Mexican Billionaires Slim And Azcarraga Not Concerned With Impact Of New Anti-Monopoly Telecom Law
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Associated Press:
‘TV Everywhere’ mobile initiative still hasn't gotten there, executives admit
Alastair Reid /
The Wire launches digital archive of all 350 issues
Dish-Sprint Talks Said to Falter in Part Over Breakup Fee
Richard Nieva / PandoDaily:
The Breaking News Network thinks it can fix hyperlocal journalism with lots and lots of Twitter feeds
Discussion: Street Fight
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
The Best (And Worst) Cities for Newspapers
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Gawker Media is Relaunching Defamer
Discussion: The Wrap and Gawker