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3:55 AM ET, June 7, 2013

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New York Times:
Blogger, With Focus on Surveillance, Is at Center of a Debate  —  After writing intensely, even obsessively, for years about government surveillance and the prosecution of journalists, Glenn Greenwald has suddenly put himself directly at the intersection of those two issues, and perhaps in the cross hairs of federal prosecutors.
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Cord Jefferson / Gawker:
The New York Times Quietly Softened Its Scathing Obama Editorial  —  When the Paper of Record published a blistering editorial on President Obama's overbearing national security precautions today, one line stood out from the dozens of others as being the most vicious: “The administration has now lost all credibility.”
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
After His Fall, Jonah Lehrer Shops a Book on the Power of Love  —  Jonah Lehrer is attempting to re-enter the publishing world with a book that uses his journalistic misconduct as a case study of the mysterious and redeeming power of love.  —  In a 65-page book proposal obtained by The New York Times …
Discussion: Gothamist and GalleyCat
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Daniel Engber / Slate:
Update: Jonah Lehrer Sold His New Book  —  “Woody Allen once remarked that ‘Eighty percent of success is showing up,’ ” wrote science journalist Jonah Lehrer in a 2009 article for the Boston Globe called “The Truth About Grit.”  Citing the work of University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Eliott C. McLaughlin / CNN:
Holder: Leaks probes target government officials, not reporters  —  (CNN) — The Justice Department will never prosecute journalists for doing their jobs, and recent probes into national security leaks targeted government officials, not reporters, Attorney General Eric Holder said in opening remarks to a Senate committee Thursday.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
NBC's Pete Williams: DOJ Will ‘Very Likely’ Investigate Guardian Scoop  —  NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice may try seeking out the source of a bombshell article that revealed National Security Agency surveillance of millions of Americans, according to NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon Demanded Same Terms From Publishers For Which Apple is Now On Trial  —  When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a “most favored nation provision” that required publishers to match …
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Apple tries putting Amazon on trial in ebooks antitrust case
Discussion: paidContent, The Verge, GeekWire and CNET
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
What Digg's Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news  —  Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be shuttering its popular but apparently too-niche-to-continue product in July.
Discussion: Softpedia News
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Rachel Edidin / Wired:
Why Book Publishers Are Still Dragging Their Heels on Selling You E-Books  —  “Did you see anyone with bags?”  My friend is looking around, increasingly frantic.  “We need to find bags, right now.”  —  We've been at Book Expo America 2013 for an hour, and the stacks of books we're carrying are already beginning to overflow our arms.
Discussion: Statista, Kindle Review and GalleyCat
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble unveils NOOK Snaps, a selection of exclusive short reads for its tablets and ereaders
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
WBUR partners with Atavist to tell the story of Whitey Bulger and templatize feature presentation  —  There are stories, and then there's Whitey Bulger's story.  A notorious Irish mobster whose criminal career in Boston inspired no shortage of books, movies, and rumor, Bulger now faces his day in court.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Matt Drudge was right  —  Say the words “Matt Drudge” to any political junkie and you will get one of two responses.  —  The first will be strong disdain for Drudge's eponymously-named news site and its tilt toward outrageous headlines and conservative viewpoints.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kate Bulkley / Guardian:
How lucrative are second screen companion apps for TV broadcasters?  —  As Channel 4 announce the upcoming launch of the ‘4Now’ second screen companion app for iOS, Kate Bulkley examines the commercial models underpinning the move by broadcasters to recapture a distracted TV audience through apps
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John Plunkett / Guardian:   Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
CBS Anchor Scott Pelley On The Surprising Renaissance Of The Evening News  —  That the evening news is a dinosaur headed for extinction has been a truism since long before people started getting their headlines from Twitter or the Huffington Post.  But lately, in their steady march toward the tar pits …
Discussion: TVNewser
Taylor Miller Thomas / Poynter:
How digital platforms are changing the way science reporters find & tell stories  —  NASA's many social media products point to an uncomfortable new reality for reporters: the space agency doesn't really need them to break news.  —  “We have an obligation to authentically share NASA on social media …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Why ProPublica turned to Kickstarter for intern investigation  —  ProPublica wants to crowdfund $22,000 to support a cross-country investigation and multimedia investigation on intern experiences  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
Variety:
Zach Braff Kickstarter Success: Will Crowdfunding Transform Showbiz?  —  VIEW GALLERY  —  Film projects have pocketed $58 million on site over the past four years  —  Kickstarter has leveled the playing field for artists in need of funding.  But the influx of pros like Zach Braff …
Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
A Feature Film, Starring Google  —  Coming soon to a theater near you: an advertisement for Google, in the form of a feature film.  —  “The Internship” is a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two washed-up, laid-off salesmen who get internships at Google.
Discussion: New Republic
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
DIY digital magazine platform Glossi adds new tools, with paid subscriptions coming soon  —  Digital magazine publishing platform Glossi rolled out new tools Tuesday, designed to let users create and distribute their magazines more easily.  —  When I was 12 or so, I subscribed to Sassy …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group  —  According to sources close to the telecommunications giant, AT&T is in discussions with the Chernin Group about mounting a joint bid to acquire the Hulu premium video site.  —  It makes sense — in addition to its core phone business …
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point  —  Well, the Bradley Manning trial has begun, and for the most part, the government couldn't have scripted the headlines any better.  —  In the now-defunct Starz series Boss, there's a reporter character named “Sam Miller” …
Michael Rondon / FOLIO:
National Geographic Aligns Print, Digital Content Teams  —  The latest in a line of integrations at Nat Geo.  —  The magazine has named Chris Johns xecutive vice president and group editorial director, in addition to continuing his role as editor in chief-a position he's held since 2005.
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
The Orange County Register Goes Back to Its Roots  —  A pair of very powerful strands of history anchor the Orange County Register's re-launch today of the Santa Ana Register as a weekly community newspaper.  —  One is the fact this 108-year-old publication, rolled out in the fall of 1905 …
Maria Sacchetti / The Boston Globe:
Mass. pair sues New York Post over Marathon bombing portrayal  —  A Massachusetts teenager and his 24-year-old friend filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post Wednesday in Boston, accusing the tabloid of falsely portraying them as suspects in the deadly Marathon bombings by plastering …
 
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Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters:
Media General to merge with privately held New Young Broadcasting
Discussion: MediaPost
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Saudi prince launches libel action against Forbes magazine over Rich List
Erik Wemple:
Fox News and James Rosen: How much notice did they give the government?
Discussion: InTheCapital and Slate
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
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Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
BBC.com Aims For the Business Crowd
Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
China selectively opens the Great Firewall for special events
James Cusick / The Independent:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies hacking conspiracy
Discussion: Sky News and New York Times
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys' new project: A breaking news site to supplement existing media
Discussion: TechCrunch
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