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4:40 PM ET, July 19, 2014

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Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
NBC reverses decision to pull reporter Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza; will send him back as soon as possible  —  NBC News Reverses Decision, Will Put Ayman Mohyeldin Back in Gaza  —  On Thursday, NBC News reportedly pulled correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin out of the Gaza Strip citing “security concerns.”
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Removes Reporter Diana Magnay From Israel-Gaza After ‘Scum’ Tweet
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Forbes devalued its brand by adding misleading native advertising and bad contributors  —  No silver bullets  —  Lewis DVorkin performed a miracle with Forbes ... almost.  He almost rescued a dying brand, almost helped get it sold to a new owner, and almost rescued the Forbes family …
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Forbes:
Forbes Media Agrees To Sell Majority Stake To A Group Of International Investors To Accelerate The Company's Global Growth
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
CIR wants to turn investigative reporting into a weekly public radio show with Reveal  —  It's a rare feat for the first episode of a brand new show to win a Peabody.  And yet that's what happened with Reveal, the still new public radio show from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Discussion: @reveal and @cironline
Maria Konnikova:
How to Be a Better Online Reader  —  Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers.  Hundreds of them.
Discussion: @ahmed and @jcreidtx
David Pierce / The Verge:
Why Amazon's ‘Netflix for books’ might be doomed before it starts  —  Binge-watching is a phenomenon, binge-reading is homework  —  “The everything store” was never the extent of Amazon's ambition.  Jeff Bezos has built a business that is, ultimately, about offering every kind of access to every kind of thing.
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Kadhim Shubber / Wired.co.uk:
Russia caught editing Wikipedia entry about MH17  —  The world is still reeling from the shock of the deaths of 298 people on Malaysian flight MH17, which was shot down in Ukraine yesterday, but the battle to write and re-write history has already begun online.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs hit Daily News again  —  The Daily News is downsizing again, as we reported earlier in Capital's morning media newsletter.  —  Multiple sources said that buyouts have recently been offered to some employees and that layoffs have been enacted yesterday and today.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Standoff over Dodgers games could be defining moment in sports TV  —  The Dodgers are in first place in their division and gunning for a berth in the World Series in October.  But as the second half of the season begins Friday, most local fans aren't able to watch any of it on television.
Discussion: FierceCable
Megan Buerger / Billboard:
Spotify Founder Daniel Ek Talks Russia, Apple and Beats in Q&A  —  Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announces that the online streaming music service will expand to 20 new markets around the world and that it has worked out a deal with Led Zeppelin, which had so far refused to license its catalog …
Discussion: Gigaom
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom and hoping to build new models for news  —  While the United States' newspaper industry has faced more rapid disruption than any other country's, it's also benefited from the world's most vigorous nonprofit journalism sector.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
RT blasts back at latest departure: ‘We have different definitions of truth’  —  Another big story, another high-profile departure: Russia Today's (RT) Sara Firth has resigned over the network's coverage of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.  RT is the Kremlin-funded international news agency …
 
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