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11:15 PM ET, June 26, 2014


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newspapers fail to report the real story about phone hacking trial  —  Next week six men will be sentenced for their involvement in the interception of voicemail messages on mobile phones.  Between them, they were either responsible for hacking into the phones or knowing about such activity.
British democracy damaged by hacking scandal, politicians no longer fear newspapers  —  Andy Coulson's malign legacy  —  The downfall of David Cameron's former press secretary has damaged British democracy  —  ANDY COULSON was once considered David Cameron's best hire.
Discussion: @peter_watts and @econeurope
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Despite London acquittals, U.S. probe of News Corp continues
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Daily Mail and RT
Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination  —  In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper it had controlled for eight decades to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth walked onstage …
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:   Newspapers participating in a Washington Post pilot program to share digital content …
Sam Schechner / Bloomberg:
Google Starts Removing Search Results Under Europe's ‘Right to be Forgotten’  —  Search Engine Updated Technical Infrastructure Overnight to Start the Implementation  —  The Internet is starting to forget.  —  Google Inc. said Thursday that it has started removing results …
Alicia Rancilio / Associated Press:
What's the hash?  Why hashtags for TV shows matter  —  NEW YORK (AP) — During fresh episodes of “Pretty Little Liars,” the marketing and publicity teams at ABC Family huddle in a conference room to tweet live with fans.  —  So do cast members and the show's producers from where and when they can — and the dialogue often pays off.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Daily, A New App From Buffer, Uses Tinder Gestures For Finding And Sharing Content  —  In May, Buffer — the app that competes against the likes of SocialFlow and HootSuite as a way for individuals and businesses to schedule and share things on social networks — added a new content suggestion feature …
Study: Only 20% of journalists always check their facts before publishing  —  2014 Study impact of Social Media on News: more crowd-checking, less fact-checking  —  The Social Media Impact (#SMING14) survey conducted by ING among an international group of journalists and PR professionals shows …
CBC News:
CBC shifting focus to digital and mobile; reducing staff, news broadcasts, in-house production  —  CBC to cut back supper-hour news, in-house productions  —  Corporation will have up to 1,500 fewer employees by 2020  —  The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time Inc. Sells Off Its Mexican Magazines to Concentrate on U.S. and U.K.  —  Publisher of Time and People Bought Grupo Editorial Expansión in 2005  —  Ad Age Small Agency Awards  —  Time Inc., the owner of People, Time and Sports Illustrated, said Thursday that it had sold Grupo …
Lexy Savvides / CNET:
Spotify Australia: our major competitor is piracy  —  Spotify Australia and New Zealand MD Kate Vale explains how the streaming service is trying to lure pirates onto the platform, and reveals hopes of striking a telco deal in Australia.  —  Spotify Australia and New Zealand MD Kate Vale.  —  Spotify
Discussion: TorrentFreak
In Spain more than 300 journalism projects have cropped up in five years, 60% rely on ads  —  Hundreds of new media boost and diversify journalism in Spain  —  The unprecedented structural crisis for the print media in Spain has resulted in the closing of more than 200 media outlets.
Discussion: Poynter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal Taps Ex-HBO Exec Dina Juliano to Head TV Everywhere Product Strategy  —  NBCUniversal head of TV Everywhere Alison Moore has hired former colleague Dina Juliano, who previously led HBO's digital user experience team, to be SVP of consumer product strategy for the group.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
WatchESPN's Record 1.7M Concurrent World Cup Viewers Beats The Super Bowl  —  The WatchESPN app (or site, or however you access it) was the way that many Americans were watching the US vs. Germany World Cup match today.  So many, in fact, that the site had issues serving all of its users in the first half.
Discussion: Forbes, The Verge, Mediaite, @panzer and Engadget
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Independent music labels want EU to intervene in YouTube row  —  (Reuters) - Music trade association Impala has asked European Union antitrust regulators to intervene in a row with Google Inc's YouTube over its paid streaming music service, saying some conditions demanded by the company were anti-competitive.
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
India Joins China, Russia, Switzerland On Piracy Watch List  —  Italy and The Philippines fall off the list of countries where intellectual property like movies and TV aren't properly protected for the first time since 1989.  —  The 2014 International Piracy Watch List is out …
Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
USA Today uses content discovery tool Curiyo to keep readers from leaving the site  —  USA Today Tries New Way to Keep Readers From Leaving  —  USA Today is trying out a new content discovery tool to keep readers from leaving the site.  —  The newspaper has tapped Curiyo …
Discussion: @ampress and @mica_ahmedabad
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Al Jazeera Gains Support In Fight For Jailed Journalists  —  NEW YORK — Al Jazeera executives and correspondents pledged Wednesday to keep pressure on the Egyptian government following this week's widely condemned convictions of three network journalists on spurious terrorism charges.
Discussion: TheBlot and Reuters
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Josh Dickey / Mashable:
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Discussion: @nycjim
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music industry reps call for uniform licensing across radio and web, but no consensus reached
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo to Charge Some Advertisers Only for Ads People Actually See
Discussion: Digiday and Wall Street Journal