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Why It's So Hard For SCOTUSblog To Get Supreme Court Press Credentials (Poynter)
SCOTUSblog has gotten widespread attention in recent weeks for its accurate and detailed coverage of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the mistakes CNN and Fox News made while covering it. Despite high reach and widespread use, SCOTUSblog it's still not credentialed by the Court -- and probably won't be anytime soon.
Journalist Lands Book Deal for Real-Life Version of Fifty Shades of Grey (GalleyCat)
British journalist Sophie Morgan landed a book deal with Penguin's Gotham imprint for Diary of a Submissive: A Modern True Tale of Sexual Awakening. Inspired by the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, Morgan is billed as a "real-life Anastasia Steele." The book will be "racy, controversial, but always warm."
With More Original Programming On The Way, Netflix TV Viewing Is On The Rise (TechCrunch)
Netflix has seen the amount of video its subscribers watch drastically increase over the past few months: In the fourth quarter, Netflix announced that it had topped 2 billion viewing hours during the three month period. Then, in June, it reached a billion viewing hours in that month alone. But what are viewers watching?