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6:20 PM ET, July 19, 2013

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David Carr / New York Times:
Behind Rolling Stone's Cover, a Story Worth Reading  —  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.  Mayor Thomas Menino wrote a letter of protest to Rolling Stone …
Discussion: Guardian, New Yorker and The Verge
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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Starting a Conversation at The Times About Women as News Sources  —  The illustration from a children's book, published in 1969, says it all about the role of women in newsrooms at that time.  —  “... The Story of Newspapers - before women were invented,” quipped the journalist Graham Carter on Twitter …
Discussion: Poynter
Yochai Benkler / Guardian:
Bradley Manning ‘aiding the enemy’ charge is a threat to journalism  —  Without an informed and free press, there cannot be an enlightened people.  That's what this trial is really about  —  Thursday, Colonel Denise Lind, the judge in the Bradley Manning court martial, refused to dismiss the “aiding the enemy” charge.
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.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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 …
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Pay Channels Aren't Taking Off Yet, Some Partners Say  —  Two months after site's launch of subscription services, several content providers haven't seen much activity  —  YouTube, which has built an Internet video empire based on free, ad-supported content, has not signed …
Discussion: Guardian and WebProNews
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
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.
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Two Stats That Explain Why Apple Is Getting Into Streaming Music  —  Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard released their annual mid-year report on the state of the music industry.  The data shows that streaming music and digital downloads are moving in opposite directions.  —  Via: binarycse.com
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.
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 …
 
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