- Ads on Elmo?: Public TV station wants the Supreme Court to review a ban on ads (Variety)
- The Aaron Swartz movie bows today: “[T]he Internet is not some distant realm of geeks and hackers,” director Brian Knappenberger tells Whitney Matheson. “It’s a place where we all live. So the notion of how information flows is important to everybody.” (USA Today) || The film is “a devastating meditation on what can happen when a prescient thinker challenges corporate interests and the power of the state.” (NYT)
- Metaphor Watch: The news business is like a grocer who opens a second shop at the bottom of a hill that sells goods a la carte rather than in a bundle, and while some people continue to give the first shop their custom, many more will patronize the second shop. (Online Journalism Blog)
- The NYT can’t shutter what it never had: The New York Times “never had blogs.” (Scripting News)
- Kibosh: “Gawker is unbuyable,” Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton says. (Gawker)
- Sometimes you can’t make it on your own: “I do think it’s necessary to be somewhat competent in all the new aspects of journalism,” Andrew Russo writes. “But we shouldn’t all have to be experts in everything.” (MediaJobsDaily)
- When a loss is a win, everything is upside down:
We couldn’t decide what story should lead the Orlando Sentinel sports section. Flip the page for your choice pic.twitter.com/dljr1iQpLo
— Roger Simmons (@RogerSimmons) June 27, 2014
- Things we know Jeff Bezos has eaten for breakfast: 1) Pancakes (CJR); 2) Octopus (WSJ)
- Ow: “I’ve even unfollowed Twitter buddies for the misdemeanor of retweeting a benign World Cup tweet.” Jack Shafer explains his no-World Cup-tweets policy. (Reuters) || “@jackshafer doesn’t want to talk about soccer. Writes column about soccer sharing via social media. Forced to talk about soccer all day.” (Dave Cohn)
- Growing the audience: Aliens “Probably” don’t read The Wall Street Journal (Jim Romenesko)
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