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Aiming for the Young Crowd, Google Pitches an Online Social Summer Camp (AllThingsD)
Google announced an online summer camp on Monday, a collaboration with Make magazine that matches teens with maker-movement celebrities through the Google+ social network. Venture Beat Maker Camp has partnered with educational institutions around the country to ensure the quality of the curriculum is high. Libraries and museums are on board, as well as organizations like National Geographic and NASA.

Analyst: Broadcast Took a Pounding in Q2 (AdWeek)
Despite the lift from time-shifted viewing, network television appears to be on the ropes, losing nearly 10 percent of its demo deliveries in the second quarter of 2012. Broadcasters have suffered a second straight quarter of significant prime time ratings declines, according to Nielsen C3 ratings data, which blend live viewership of a program's commercial load with three days of time-shifted deliveries.

Fired WSJ Intern Had Troubling Start at the Yale Daily News, Required Longest Correction in Years (IvyGate)
Significant reporting errors at the Yale Daily News foreshadowed the fate of Liane Membis, the Wall Street Journal intern who was dismissed in late June for fabricating quotes. At 187 words, the article's correction is the longest the News has published in at least a decade, according to a review of News articles that were found to have contained "several" or "numerous" errors.

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