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4:30 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
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.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Erin Lee Carr Leaves Vice for The Verge  —  Erin Lee Carr has left Vice, where she was a video producer, for The Verge.  Ms. Carr, daughter of Times media reporter David, joins The Verge as a video producer and will work on video features for Vox Media's tech enterprise.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Is Ed Snowden Trying to Take Control of the Next Wave of NSA Leaks?  —  After five straight days of revelations, a three-day gap in new NSA leaks from The Guardian and Glenn Greenwald seems like an eternity.  The last major revelation from the paper was the identity of Edward Snowden himself, on Sunday.
Discussion: Boing Boing and Forbes
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 …
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
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Global study shows more journalists embrace social media — Germans, not so much  —  A survey of journalists in fifteen countries reveals some interesting differences in attitudes to social media.  Here are some highlights.  —  An annual survey of reporters around the world shows …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Erik Wemple:
Los Angeles Times waits more than two years to celebrate major award  —  In February 2011, Los Angeles Times reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives received the Selden Ring Award from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.  Any day now, the paper is going to throw a party for them.
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
David Seifman to be named political editor at ‘New York Post’  —  The New York Post is undergoing a seismic shift on its politics desk following a recent bloodletting that reduced the newsroom's headcount by about two dozen.  —  David Seifman, the Post's longtime City Hall bureau chief …
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 …
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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
Discussion: Poynter, The Verge, AdAge, CNET and Reuters
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Chinese Journalist Said to Be Detained in Beijing
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
DirecTV executive blasts broadcasters at congressional hearing
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Tribune Papers Sale Clouded by Digital Assets
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
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Digital TV Europe:
ITV launches ad-free, pay version of Player for Apple devices
Discussion: The Drum, Media Week and imediamonkey
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
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Associated Press:
‘TV Everywhere’ mobile initiative still hasn't gotten there, executives admit
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Richard Nieva / PandoDaily:
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