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1:30 PM ET, July 18, 2013


 Top News: 
Dorothy Pomerantz / Forbes:
Don't Get Too Excited About Those Netflix Emmy Nominations  —  The fact that Netflix scored 14 nods at this morning's Emmy Awards nominations is the story of the day.  Until recently, Netflix was a tech company distributing content that other companies made.  Now, suddenly, it's a player in creating that content.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Netflix's “House of Cards” gets first major Emmy nominations for online-only show
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Netflix Needs To Turn Emmy Nominations Into Subscribers
Discussion: Daily Dot
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Condé Nast Touts Biggest September in Five Years  —  Fashion bible Vogue seems to be the winner in the September ad page race so far.  —  The Condé Nast book weighed in last year at 658 ad pages; this year, publisher Susan Plagemann added 1 percentage point for a total of 665 total ad pages.
Erik Maza / WWD:
Ad Sales Tick Up for September Issues  —  THE SEPTEMBER ISSUES: In the first half of the year, total magazine advertising pages fell as a whole, but the big fashion books were an exception to the trend, posting upticks that were decent, if smaller when compared with last year's comparatively blockbuster numbers.
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Let Tech Blogs Celebrate Start-Ups  —  Sarah Lacy, in her TechCrunch days, interviewing Keith Rabois, formerly of Square.  —  Sarah Lacy is having a rough month.  The founder of tech blog PandoDaily and perennial Valleywag target first ignited criticism with inflammatory comments …
Erin Banco / New York Times:
Judge in Manning Case Allows Charge of Aiding the Enemy  —  The military judge in the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning decided on Thursday not to drop a charge accusing Private Manning of “aiding the enemy.”  If he is found guilty of the charge, he faces a life sentence in military custody with no chance of parole.
Ben Wizner / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
How Today's Ruling in the Bradley Manning Case Could Adversely Affect Journalists and Whistleblowers
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Techdirt
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
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
Warren Buffett's newspaper company to buy Atlantic City paper  —  Warren Buffett's newspaper company said Thursday it plans to acquire the Press of Atlantic City, N.J., for an undisclosed price.  The Press is owned by Abarta, a private holding company in Pittsburgh that is owned by the Bitzer and Taylor families.
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
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 …
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.
Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:
Media Diversity: Washington Post Expands Into Industrial Boilers … Washington Post Co. agreed to buy Forney Corp., a global supplier of products and systems for power and industrial boilers, from United Technologies Corp. (UTX), as the education and media company continues …
Discussion: bizjournals, Washington Post and Herald
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:
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.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency  —  Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand dramatically increased transparency around U.S. government surveillance efforts.
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
The NSA Admits It Analyzes More People's Data Than Previously Revealed
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: AppNewser
Gustavo Arellano / Navel Gazing:
Why OC Weekly Will Continue to Use the Term “Illegal Immigrant,” and Even “Illegals”  —  Whenever people ask me whether OC Weekly still uses terms like “illegal immigrant” to refer to undocumented folks, I'm reminded of the episode in The Simpsons when Homer, Apu, Barney, and Mr. Skinner formed the Be Sharps.
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: CNN and She The People
Aisha Harris / Slate:
What Is “BlackBuzzfeed”?
Discussion: The Awl and The Huffington Post
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Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Swell raises $5.4M to ‘reinvent news radio’ around your preferences
Karl Taro Greenfeld / Businessweek:
Fox Sports 1's Strategy vs. ESPN: ‘Jockularity’
BuzzFeed's Community section: Publications recruit staff with UGC
Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
Was a Japanese newspaper obliterated from Weibo for excessive wordplay?
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
Independent management warns journalists print edition in question beyond 2015 unless cuts made
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Operation Elveden: six journalists in court over payments
Discussion: Telegraph
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Pew: 31% of tweets reflected anger following Zimmerman verdict
Discussion: WebProNews and Pew Research Center
 Earlier Picks: 
John Paul Titlow / FastCo.Labs:
Sure, We Like Spotify—But Thom Yorke Has A Good Point
Susan Currie Sivek / Mediashift:
Magazines of Stuff: Embracing the Physical in the Digital Age
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
American Journalism Review:
American Journalism Review To Become Online Only Publication