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1:35 PM ET, July 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
MIT Moves to Intervene in Release of Aaron Swartz's Secret Service File  —  Lawyers representing MIT are filing a motion to intervene in my FOIA lawsuit over thousands of pages of Secret Service documents about the late activist and coder Aaron Swartz.  —  I am the plaintiff in this lawsuit.
David Carr / New York Times:
With Accused Bomber's ‘Selfie,’ Rolling Stone Got More Attention Than It May Have Wanted  —  Of all the outraged responses to the Rolling Stone cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston marathon bombings, those from Boston were particularly acute.
Discussion: Mediaite and Guardian
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Instead of a Sale, Hulu Concentrates on ‘The Awesomes’  —  MOST of the news about Hulu recently has focused on whether the popular video streaming site would be sold.  Last week, the owners of Hulu — 21st Century Fox, the Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal — provided a reprieve …
Angela Washeck / 10,000 Words:
With the Death of AJR in Print, What's in Store for Media Commentary?  —  Wednesday the American Journalism Review broke the news that it's going to quit publishing its print magazine.  —  Starting this fall (the date isn't specified), all AJR content will only be available online …
Discussion: Talking New Media
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Check out Slate's cool tool for better Twitter headlines  —  A story's headline on a website doesn't always work on Twitter, so Slate has found a cool fix.  —  A headline that works on a website or in a print publication often isn't the best headline for getting a story shared on social media.
Jasper Jackson / The Media Briefing:
Future's profit slowdown highlights difficulties of digital publishing transition  —  Digital edition sales are up, digital advertising is up, but it's still not enough for Future to meet its profit targets.  The magazine publisher has revealed it expects EBITDA to be £8 million this year …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Guardian
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian chief exec Miller rejects metered paywall model and says no more redundancies planned  —  Uniquely among UK national newspaper publishers, Guardian News and Media has avoided compulsory redundancies.  —  And speaking in the wake of annual results which revealed a sharp reduction in losses …
Janet Shoko / The Africa Report:
Zimbabwe gets a new television station ahead of elections  —  A new privately owned television station is due to be launched in Zimbabwe on Friday to break the 33 year old monopoly by the country's state broadcaster.  —  The station - 1st TV - is a brainchild of Zimbabwean exiled journalists based …
Tom Schoenberg / Bloomberg:
N.Y. Times Reporter Must Testify on Source, Court Says  —  New York Times reporter James Risen must say at a trial whether former CIA official Jeffrey Sterling, accused of leaking classified information, was a source for his book, a federal appeals court ruled.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Big names among Independent leavers  —  Several of The Independent's best-known journalists are among those due to leave the paper following the paper's decision 10 days ago to make 27 staff redundant.  —  It appears to be a cull of the older, well-paid veterans.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google Play Books hits nine new countries including Denmark, Greece, Sweden and the Netherlands  —  Google Play Books is now available in nine new countries, giving more iOS and Android users access to the firm's extensive ebook library — five million titles at last count — and digital reading service.
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