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11:05 AM ET, July 1, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Journalism, Even When It's Tilted  —  In a refracted media world where information comes from everywhere, the line between two “isms” — journalism and activism — is becoming difficult to discern.  As American news media have pulled back from international coverage, nongovernmental organizations …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
There are no journalists, there is only the service of journalism.  —  Yes, I know that in condensed form, that may sound like a parodic tweet.  But please consider the idea.  —  Thanks to the Snowden-Greenwald NSA story, we are headed into another spate of debate about who is and isn't a journalist.
Discussion: Joho the Blog
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Who's a Journalist?  A Question With Many Facets and One Sure Answer  —  Behind almost every correction in The Times, there is a story.  In the case of the correction about Alexa O'Brien, the story is a particularly interesting one.  —  The correction, which was in Wednesday's paper, read:
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Who's Winning at Volume in Publishing  —  Winning in digital media now boils down to a simple equation: figure out a way to produce the most content at as low a cost as possible.  —  In recent years, new players like The Huffington Post burst onto the scene by pumping out a dizzying amount of content each day.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp reborn as publishing arm targets smartphones  —  Chief executive says company aims to ‘own the second screen’ through deals such as Sun's Premier League highlights service  —  News Corporation, the newly devolved publishing division in Rupert Murdoch's global empire starts …
Lisa De Moraes /
Al Jazeera America Confirms Soledad O'Brien Hire  —  Al Jazeera America confirmed this morning it had signed former CNN star Soledad O'Brien as a “special correspondent.”  Additionally, O'Brien's production company, Starfish Media Group will produce hour-long documentary specials for the cable network.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky News cleared over ‘canoe man’ email hacking  —  Media regulator news channel was acting in public interest but its conduct was ‘at the boundaries of what is appropriate’  —  BSkyB has been cleared of breaking the broadcasting code for hacking the emails belonging to John Darwin, the …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Erik Wemple:
Kurtz vows independence at Fox News  —  In his last appearance as host of media-crit program “Reliable Sources,” Howard Kurtz told viewers that he'd be doing pretty much the same thing in the future, only over at Fox News.  Here's how he articulated the pledge: “We have not shied away from controversy …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
U.S. court throws out Google digital books class status  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday said a lawsuit against Google Inc's effort to create the world's largest digital books library should not have been allowed to proceed as a class action.
Discussion: Associated Press
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC announces 8 new comedy pilots exclusive to iPlayer  —  The BBC has announced a new roster of comedy pilots that will broadcast exclusively on its online ‘catch-up’ service iPlayer.  —  The British broadcaster will showcase eight new comedy pilots on iPlayer, two of which have already …
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Senior Murdoch lieutenant Richard Caseby leaving after 24 years  —  One of Rupert Murdoch's most long-serving lieutenants, Richard Caseby, is understood to be leaving his job as the managing editor of The Sun and The Sunday Times newspapers.  —  Mr Caseby, who joined Rupert Murdoch's …
Discussion: Guardian and The Drum
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Post and Courier, in transition  —  Charleston's paper is getting a makeover.  Will State House coverage be central to its future?  —  COLUMBIA, SC — The Charleston Post and Courier, South Carolina's oldest and largest daily, is a newspaper in transition.  A new editor.  A new(ish) paywall.
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