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4:45 PM ET, July 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Ayman Sharaf / Gulf News:
Al Jazeera staff resign after ‘biased coverage’  —  Anchor accuses management in Doha of provoking Egyptians  —  Cairo: The news channel Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr saw 22 members of staff resign on Monday in Egypt over what they alleged was coverage that was out of sync with real events in Egypt.
DirecTV Makes Hulu Bid as Time Warner Cable Seeks Stake  —  DirecTV (DTV) made a bid for the online video service Hulu LLC, while Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) offered to acquire a stake in the company, according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Both suitors met a July 5 deadline …
Discussion: @andyfixmer
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
DirecTV among pay-TV distributors seeking over the top rights
Discussion: The Verge
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Solomon back on top at Washington Times  —  John Solomon, the man who in 2008 sought to transform the antiquated Washington Times into an ambitious new multimedia product, is returning after a four-year hiatus to oversee the paper's content, digital and business strategies, according to a forthcoming press release.
Discussion: @abeaujon
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Gallup poll says TV is first for news, the internet is second, print a distant third  —  More than half of those surveyed in a new Gallup poll said that the television is their main source for news, and about 21 percent chose the internet.  Less than 10 percent said print newspapers are their main source.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Campaign Ad Cash Lures Buyers to Swing-State TV Stations  —  When Allbritton, the media company that owns Politico, put its seven television stations up for sale this spring, analysts quickly singled out one as the most attractive: WJLA, the company's ABC-affiliated station in Washington …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Different Deal Mania Grips TV  —  Suddenly, being big is a big deal.  Again.  And we're not just talking about the resurgence in the sales of pickup trucks.  —  After years of small-bore shifting and tweaking by media companies in an effort to stay in front of consumers, big deals are back on the table.
Discussion: Poynter and Policy Blog
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Not pretty, but profitable: Wall St Cheat Sheet writes its own rules for new media  —  The Wall St Cheat Sheet looks like a throwback to an almost-obsolete Internet media era.  Banners are dead?  Not here.  The site has two on each page, along with three square ad units, a skypscraper …
Discussion: The Week and eMedia Vitals
Peter Lattman / DealBook:
Thomson Reuters to Suspend Early Peeks at Key Index  —  Over the last several years, an exclusive group of investors has paid a steep premium to receive the results of a closely watched economic survey a full two seconds before its broader release.  Those two seconds can mean millions …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Village Voice Taps Tom Finkel for Editor  —  Former Riverfront Times editor tasked with revitalizing troubled alt-weekly  —  Tom Finkel will take the reins of struggling alt-weekly the Village Voice, the Voice Media Group said Monday.  —  Finkel comes to the New York publication …
Daniel Ellsberg / Washington Post:
Snowden made the right call when he fled the U.S.  —  Many people compare Edward Snowden to me unfavorably for leaving the country and seeking asylum, rather than facing trial as I did.  I don't agree.  The country I stayed in was a different America, a long time ago.
Associated Press:
Newseum draws visitors but loses money; Officials reorganize education programs  —  WASHINGTON — In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment.
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
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Jan Schaffer / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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