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9:20 AM ET, July 18, 2013


 Top News: 
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
New York Post Looks Thinner After News Corporation Split  —  It's been a while since Rupert Murdoch's New York tabloid has had a jaw-dropping scoop—or a front page that went viral.  And some laid-off staffers aren't being replaced.  David Freedlander on why staffers are worried.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Post’ gears up for early August web relaunch  —  Late last month, Robert Thomson, C.E.O. of the new publishing-focused iteration of News Corp., told The Financial Times that the New York Post was working on a plan to compete nationally with large, well-financed digital media brands like Buzzfeed.
Discussion: bizjournals and Guardian
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Netflix's “House of Cards” gets first major Emmy nominations for online-only show  —  Netflix's House of Cards just became the first online-only program to be nominated for one of the top primetime Emmy awards.  Six years ago, it wouldn't even have been eligible.
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Netflix Needs To Turn Emmy Nominations Into Subscribers  —  In a first, the online video service received Emmy nominations for House of Cards and Arrested Development.  While recognition is nice, what Netflix really wants from the awards ceremony is more subscribers.  —  Via:
Ian Crouch / News Desk:
The Inconvenient Image of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  —  The magazine cover retains its unique cultural power—to amuse, to inform, to agitate, or, as is the case with the forthcoming August 1st issue of Rolling Stone, to enrage.  That cover, unveiled on Tuesday night, features a photographic self-portrait …
Jake Tapper / The Lead:
Former White House National Security spokesman assails Rolling Stone cover
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
The NSA Admits It Analyzes More People's Data Than Previously Revealed  —  As an aside during testimony on Capitol Hill today, a National Security Agency representative rather casually indicated that the government looks at data from a universe of far, far more people than previously indicated.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency
Lacey Rose / The Hollywood Reporter:
'Community's' Dan Harmon Reveals the Wild Story Behind His Firing and Rehiring  —  TV's most controversial showrunner (and self-professed “rude a**hole") renews his feud with Chevy Chase, recalls his attacks on NBC and Sony, reveals his regrets over the rape joke and details how Joel McHale helped him get his old job back.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Apple's Move Into TV Relies on Cooperation With Industry Leaders  —  When Apple wanted to revolutionize cellphones, it held hands with AT&T. The partners fought endlessly, but the public loved the finished product: the iPhone.  —  Now, as Apple tries to reimagine television …
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] Sun-Times lays off 14 production staffers  —  The downsizing continues at the Chicago Sun-Times.  —  The paper confirmed today that 14 production employees were laid off last Wednesday.  The paper released this statement after I asked about the cuts:
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Byliner's new iPad app aims to find your next long read  —  Long-form journalism site Byliner has a new iPad app that aims to match readers with articles based on how much time they have to read.  The app is also going to be the main vehicle for Byliner's $9.99 subscription product, Byliner Plus.
Feminista Jones / Salon:
Is Twitter the underground railroad of activism?  —  The Zimmerman trial may have introduced white America to “Black Twitter,” but its roots go back centuries  —  “It's just Twitter” is a refrain often tweeted by people who insist that they don't take much of what they read on Twitter seriously.
Discussion: She The People
Aisha Harris / Slate:
What Is “BlackBuzzfeed”?
American Journalism Review:
American Journalism Review To Become Online Only Publication  —  The American Journalism Review will end production of its print edition and launch a redesigned website in Fall 2013 as it becomes an online-only publication, the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism announced Wednesday.
Kimberly Nordyke / Hollywood Reporter:
Edward Snowden Book: Glenn Greenwald Gets Deal  —  Reporter Glenn Greenwald's book also will “contain new revelations” about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs.  —  Glenn Greenwald, the investigative reporter who broke the story on NSA leaker Edward Snowden …
Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
Was a Japanese newspaper obliterated from Weibo for excessive wordplay?  —  This week the 1.3 million Chinese online followers of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun woke up to find that instead of news coverage, there were only digital tumbleweeds—Asahi's website was blocked by China's Great Firewall …
Susan Currie Sivek / Mediashift:
Magazines of Stuff: Embracing the Physical in the Digital Age  —  One way to react to the digitization of magazines is to experiment with the physical nature of the publications as tangible things.  There's been a return to the sensual pleasure of ink on paper and luxuriant design, especially at small, independent magazines.
Sean Michaels / Guardian:
Liam Gallagher sues New York Post over ‘love child’ claims  —  Beady Eye singer's spokesman confirms he will be ‘pursuing legal action’ over story about a child with a US journalist  —  Liam Gallagher is suing the New York Post over their allegation that he may have fathered a child with an American journalist.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: six journalists in court over payments  —  Four Sun staff and Daily Star Sunday deputy editor among those accused of paying public officials for information  —  Six newspaper staff including four Sun journalists staff have appeared in court accused of paying public officials …
Discussion: Telegraph
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
Independent management warns journalists print edition in question beyond 2015 unless cuts made  —  Senior management at The Independent have told staff that they could struggle to produce a print edition beyond 2015 unless proposed cuts are made.  —  At a meeting held yesterday to discuss …
Fruzsina Eördögh / ReadWrite:
Reddit Spiffs Up Its Front Page, Demoting Controversial Parts As It Goes  —  Reddit is cleaning house, sweeping some of its less savory elements under the carpet as it spiffs the place up.  —  On Wednesday, Reddit management via blog post shook up the social news and community site …
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Money Men Are Taking Over Time Warner  —  Phil Kent, the longtime head of Turner Broadcasting, announced Wednesday that he was leaving the company, to be replaced by John Martin, the current chief financial officer of Time Warner.  The elevation of Martin puts another business, rather than creative …
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Pew: 31% of tweets reflected anger following Zimmerman verdict
Discussion: Pew Research Center
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Ustream broadcast over 7m live video streams in first half of 2013, now boasts 24 million users
Discussion: EON
Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times:
China says it'll relax film, TV censorship; directors unimpressed
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
AP's Carroll: ‘An attack on a journalist is a proxy for an attack on the people’
Discussion: and @froomkin
Jason Clampet / Skift:
Lonely Planet to Cut Staff and Relocate Digital Offices to Nashville
Discussion: The Age
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Televisor wants to become your TV recommendation engine
Discussion: PC Advisor and AppNewser
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Independent news orgs in Latin America band together in search of new business models
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Larry Dailey / Mediashift:
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Helienne Lindvall / Guardian:
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Discussion: hypebot
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Uncommon Content out to make Web shows that click on TV
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Keith Olbermann Is Returning To ESPN. Can He Help Himself?