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9:40 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 …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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:
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Soledad O'Brien Joins Al Jazeera America  —  Former CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien has joined Al Jazeera America.  —  More to come.  Here's the release:  —  Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch in August, today announced that it has signed an agreement …
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:
Discussion: @mlcalderone
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
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Tribune Co. buys 19 television stations in $2.7-billion deal  —  Tribune Co. has agreed to purchase 19 television stations owned by Local TV Holdings in a $2.73-billion deal that is expected to make Tribune the largest television station group in the country.
George Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
U.K. Watchdog: BBC Severance Pay Has ‘Too Often’ Been Excessive  —  Overpayments to departing top executives, such as former director general George Entwistle, put the broadcaster's public trust at risk, Britain's National Audit Office says in a report.  —  LONDON - The BBC has breached …
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Wisconsin's watchdogs kept their home  —  Investigative newsroom drew on a network of allies in successful bid for governor's veto  —  DETROIT, MI — The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism scored a big win over the weekend, as Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican …
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.
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
Nick Statt / ReadWrite:
Siri Will Now Read You The News, Courtesy of Wibbitz  —  Israeli startup Wibbitz doesn't want you to read the news.  It wants to read the news to you, in the form of 1-2 minute video summaries narrated by a helpful synthetic voice and accompanied by video of related images and animated infographics.
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch
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