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5:00 PM ET, June 29, 2014

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
NYT Iraq coverage doesn't represent enough anti-intervention voices, relies too heavily on unnamed government sources  —  Covering New War, in Shadow of Old One  —  THE lead-up to the war in Iraq in 2003 was not The Times's finest hour.  Some of the news reporting was flawed …
Chet Kanojia / Aereo:
Aereo chooses to “pause its operations temporarily” following Supreme Court decision  —  A Letter to Our Consumers: Standing Together for Innovation, Progress and Technology - An Update on Aereo  —  “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.”
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
GoPro, after robust IPO, seeks to become media distributor  —  GoPro, the camera maker whose customers have leaped from the edge of space, made a successful first-day jump Thursday into the world of publicly traded companies.  But even though stock in the San Mateo company soared …
Discussion: Wired, USA Today, Forbes and Reuters
Wall Street Journal:
NBC in discussions with Dish over Dish's ad-skipping Hopper recorder, puts lawsuit on hold  —  NBC, Dish Talks Ease Tensions Over Ad-Skipping  —  Two-Year-Old Standoff With Broadcasters May Be Easing  —  Dish Network Corp. is in discussions with NBC over Dish's ad-skipping digital video recorder …
Discussion: @shaliniwsj
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Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
Fox moves to use Aereo ruling against Dish streaming service  —  Fox has cited Wednesday's ruling - which found Aereo to be operating illegally - to bolster its claim against Dish  —  The clash with Fox centres on Dish's Dish Anywhere streaming service and its Hopper DVR ‘sideloading’ feature
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
TV exec Lauren Zalaznick tries hand at news aggregation with LZ Sunday Paper for women in media and tech.  —  Lauren Zalaznick's career has included stints as a movie producer, marketing executive and cable network president.  Now she can add newsletter editor to her resume.
Joanne McNeil / Medium:
Some use TinyLetter's email newsletters to replace blogs, and lose discussion in the process  —  Tiny Letters to the Web We Miss  —  Something is missing from this blogger reunion in our inbox  —  It has been more than a decade since I last saw a web ring.
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Case of James Risen, Times Reporter, Poses Dilemma for Justice Department  —  On Dec. 31, 2005, the C.I.A.'s acting general counsel, John A. Rizzo, received an urgent phone call from the White House about a chapter in James Risen's coming book, “State of War,” detailing a botched C.I.A. operation in Iran.
Mohammed Ademo / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ethiopia reportedly fires 18 journalists from a state-run outlet  —  The quiet dismissal of some 10 percent of the station's journalists underscores the country's further descent into total media blackout  —  On June 25, when 18 journalists from Ethiopia's state-run Oromia Radio and Television Organization …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Knight Foundation commits $1.4 million to improving DocumentCloud  —  Investigative Reporters and Editors announced today that the Knight Foundation has pledged $1.4 million to developing the document-hosting service DocumentCloud in order to make the platform “faster, easier to use and more robust.”
Discussion: IRE.org
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
New York Times never had blogs as they were edited, the term was usurped by reporters who felt threatened by blogs  —  I know what a blog is  —  A blog is the unedited voice of a person.  —  The lack of editing is central, because it's one person who's responsible for every word.
Jim Romenesko:
Digital First Media memo has names of staffers being cut and considered for dismissal … I then sent Paton the above chart and he replied: “I couldn't possibly comment as it would violate employee privacy.  Whoever sent to you has done that which is, of course, a serious breach of that very privacy.”
 
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David Meyer / Gigaom:
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
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Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
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