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1:45 PM ET, June 25, 2014


 Top News: 
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Supreme Court rules Aereo's service illegal, must pay copyright fees if it wants to continue operations  —  Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life  —  The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed.
Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”  —  Statement from Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia on United States Supreme Court Decision  —  Court decision denies consumers the ability to use a cloud-based antenna to access free …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:   Supreme Court Ruling a Likely Death Knell for Aereo
Mayer Nissim / Digital Spy:
No jury verdict on Andy Coulson, Clive Goodman misconduct charges  —  The jury in the phone hacking trial have been unable to reach a majority verdict on charges against Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office regarding the alleged payment to police officers for two royal directories.
News Corp silent on speculation Rebekah Brooks could be deployed to Australia  —  Image  —  News Corp has refused to comment on speculation Rebekah Brooks could be deployed to Australia after the former News of the World editor was cleared of all charges in relation to Britain's phone-hacking scandal.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
'My Lord, there's been a tweet': Phone-hacking blogger Peter Jukes reveals how Twitter disrupted trial on ‘most days’
Discussion: ABC and mUmBRELLA
The Guardian view: News International was a media giant out of control
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:
Andy Coulson: There was no ‘cooked-up conspiracy’ with News International, David Cameron says
Discussion: Guardian, BBC and The Independent
The Huffington Post UK/PA:
Tony Blair And David Cameron Slammed By Milly Dowler's Sister For ‘Incestuous’ Press Relationship (VIDEO)
Discussion: Press Association and BBC
Peter Jukes / Live Tweeting the hacking trial:
How the Prime Minister nearly derailed the Hacking Trial
Discussion: Guardian, @peterjukes and BBC
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch: Scotland Yard want interview about crime at his UK papers
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Time Inc. launches 120 Sports, a digital only sports network, with Pro Leagues, NFL  —  Time Inc. to Start 120 Sports, a Digital Network, With Pro Leagues  —  It's a sports network catering to the shortened attention spans of the mobile and social media generation: 240 clips …
Chris Gayomali / Fast Company:
Sports Illustrated's “Game-Changer” Of A New Video Platform Is Mostly Dudes Sitting Around Talking About Sports  —  The legendary publication's video platform, 120 Sports, launches today.  And so far it looks an awful lot like... everything else.  We'll see.
Patricia Zengerle / Reuters:
US lawmakers reviewing $1B in military aid to Egypt after sentencing of al Jazeera journalists  —  U.S. lawmakers: Egypt's ‘descent toward despotism’ risks U.S. aid  —  (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers said on Tuesday they were rethinking the more than $1 billion in military aid Washington sends …
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and The White House
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Peter Greste: don't abandon me and other jailed al-Jazeera journalists  —  As three journalists are moved to a new jail in Egypt, Greste's brother relays his call for their story to be kept alive  —  Peter Greste has called on the international community not to abandon him and two other journalists jailed …
Columbia Journalism Review:
What the SCOTUSblog credential ruling gets wrong  —  Beneath the committee's decisions, an apparent preference for traditional media  —  The Senate Daily Press Gallery announced yesterday that it did not err in April by rejecting SCOTUSblog's application for press credentials …
Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
The Complete YouTube Contract for Indies  —  F*&K It: Here's the Entire YouTube Contract for Indies...  This Sound Recording and Audiovisual Content License, including the Metadata Feed, and the exhibits attached hereto and incorporated by reference herein (the “Agreement") …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:   More On Indie Labels And YouTube: Some Legitimate Concerns, But Still A Lot Of Misplaced Anger
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon responds to German antitrust complaint, says it wants a larger commission on ebooks  —  The German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein) announced Tuesday that it's asked German antitrust authorities to investigate Amazon's actions against publisher Bonnier in the country.
UK news consumption: 75% television, 40% newspapers; 41% access news on websites and apps  —  Digital news as popular as newspapers for first time  —  Accessing news on the web and mobile apps is now as popular as reading a newspaper, new Ofcom research finds.
Kwame Opam / The Verge:
Google officially unveils Android TV  —  With a success under its belt with the Chromecast, Google is officially renewing its assault on the living room with Android TV.  The software, shown off as a developer preview at Google I/O today, will run on set-top boxes much like the Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How Le Monde is reinventing the ad unit for mobile  —  France's Le Monde was creating a new smartphone app, though, which gave it an opportunity to build new ad formats from scratch.  The result is a new app with a clean reading experience where the ads are integrated into the editorial content …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Women and minorities still just a whisper among op-ed voices  —  In a study of the op-ed pages of 10 newspapers around the U.S., from The New York Times to the Dallas Morning News, researchers looked at 22 columnists, Bridget Lewis wrote Tuesday for
Discussion: @poynter and The Huffington Post
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ecuador's year-old media law stifles in-depth reporting  —  Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa generated little actual news during a two-day trip to Chile last month.  So Ecuador's four main newspapers did the obvious: They published short wire service dispatches about his visit.  —  Correa was not satisfied.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T/DirecTV and Comcast/TWC mergers could put small ISPs “out of business”  —  If AT&T isn't big enough to compete, how can tiny cable companies survive?  —  A trade group that represents 850 small cable companies across the United States argues that AT&T's purchase of DirecTV and the Comcast …
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T, DirecTV tell congressional subcommittees they must merge to compete with TWC, Comcast
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Mike Janssen /
Proposed NPR clocks would add morning newscasts, longer underwriting credits
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage:
Let's work together: BBC in olive branch to local press
Discussion: Guardian
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube Rolls Out A Bigger Video Player Ahead Of Music Subscription Service Launch
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Diane Sawyer to Step Down from ABC's ‘World News,’ David Muir to Take Over
Associated Press:
Barnes & Noble wants to separate retail, Nook
 Earlier Picks: 
Andy / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Terminates Top Indian News Network For Infringement
Discussion: Softpedia News
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Advance digital makeover of its newspapers — five years in and no turning back
Discussion: @poynter
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar teases video startup Vessel, raises $75M from Benchmark, Greylock, and Bezos