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8:05 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 …
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:
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 …
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 …
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.
Penguin and Random House complete merger  —  Penguin and Random House have completed an £2.4bn merger to create the biggest book publisher in the world.  —  Penguin Random House will be the biggest book publisher in the world  —  John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson, said …
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: The Drum and Guardian
Julie Ahrens / The Art Newspaper:
Make copyright law less of a lottery  —  Sarah Morris settled her case with the makers of origami crease patterns who argued she had infringed their copyright.  Shown here: an installation view of the artist's Rockhopper [Origami], 2009, (right) based on the crease pattern Penguin by Noboru Miyajima
Discussion: TeleRead
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
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.
Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books?  —  A question hangs over Apple Inc.'s e-books trial: Why is Apple fighting the U.S. Department of Justice when the book publishers the agency also sued chose to settle?  —  The answer lies in part in what's at stake.
Discussion: TeleRead, Digits and MoneyBeat
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