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12:00 PM ET, July 1, 2013

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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 …
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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
Sergei L. Loiko / Los Angeles Times:
Edward Snowden asking 15 countries for asylum, Russian official says  —  MOSCOW — Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked U.S. security secrets and is now a fugitive, met Monday morning with Russian diplomatic officials and handed them an appeal to 15 countries …
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Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Sunday shows: Snowden stalls in Moscow, but Assange says there's ‘no stopping’ his secrets
Discussion: Forbes, Big News Network.com and BBC
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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
HuffPost Names Head of Business Development  —  Yaosh Ho is joining The Huffington Post as its new head of business development.  Ho comes to the site from Google, where he created deals involving YouTube, Google Wallet and more.  —  Ho's duties at HuffPost will be similar to those he performed while at Google.
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: paidContent and CNET
Lisa De Moraes / Deadline.com:
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.
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 …
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 …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ericsson beefs up its media services business with the acquisition of Red Bee Media  —  Sweden's Ericsson is doubling down on its digital media business after it announced that it has agreed to buy UK-headquartered Red Bee Media for an undisclosed sum.  —  The acquisition will beef …
 
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC announces 8 new comedy pilots exclusive to iPlayer
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Senior Murdoch lieutenant Richard Caseby leaving after 24 years
Discussion: Guardian and The Drum
Telegraph:
Penguin and Random House complete merger
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Post and Courier, in transition
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Nick Statt / ReadWrite:
Siri Will Now Read You The News, Courtesy of Wibbitz
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch
Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Why Is Apple Still Wrangling Over E-Books?
Discussion: Digits and TeleRead
Julie Ahrens / The Art Newspaper:
Make copyright law less of a lottery
Discussion: TeleRead
Joshua Gillin / Poynter:
Long-form website The Big Roundtable launches three months after Kickstarter campaign
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Brazil Protests Prompts Shift in Media Landscape
Josh Stearns / Boing Boing:
Acts of Journalism and the Espionage Act