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7:00 PM ET, June 7, 2013

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Gregory Katz / Associated Press:
Guardian making big splash in US with scoops  —  You are here  —  Home » Barack Obama » Guardian making big splash in US with scoops  —  LONDON (AP) — There's a new kid on the block when it comes to breaking big time stories about possible U.S. government abuses …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Began PRISM Story Three Weeks Ago, Heard Guardian's ‘Footsteps’  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post revealed on Thursday the existence of a secret National Security Agency program code-named PRISM, which reportedly allows the U.S. government to tap directly into the servers …
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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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
On whistleblowers and government threats of investigation  —  No healthy democracy can endure when the most consequential acts of those in power remain secret and unaccountable  —  We followed Wednesday's story about the NSA's bulk telephone record-gathering with one yesterday …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The NSA surveillance story reinforces why an entity like WikiLeaks is so important  —  WikiLeaks, the secretive repository for government malfeasance, hasn't been in the news much lately except for occasional updates about founder Julian Assange, who remains in exile inside the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Triangulating on Truth - The Totalitarian State
Daniel Engber / Slate:
Is There Plagiarism in Jonah Lehrer's New Book Proposal?  —  Yesterday, I reported that disgraced science journalist Jonah Lehrer had sold his new book on the power of love to Simon & Schuster.  In a follow-up story last night, the New York Times quoted the book's new editor, Ben Loehnen …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board  —  Sony Music has signed on to Apple's forthcoming iRadio service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies.  —  The deal means that Apple now has agreements with all three major music labels.
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] New York Post cuts 13 full-time positions  —  UPDATE: Capital New York has names and more details about the layoffs.  —  From: Col Allan  —  To: Newsroom  —  Date: 6/7/2013  —  Subject: Announcement to newsroom staff  —  To all staff:  —  As we continue to strengthen …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Was Change in Obama Editorial a ‘Softening’ of The Times's Position?  —  The Times's editorial about President Obama's surveillance state was scathing.  Some called it a “vivisection.”  But a few hours after “President Obama's Dragnet” went online Thursday afternoon, one particularly notable sentence had been changed.
Jeff Elder / San Francisco Chronicle:
Mary's Meeker's misinformation has influence  —  The average smartphone user looks at his or her phone 150 times a day - did you see that headline last week?  It seemed to be everywhere after a hugely influential investment guru presented it onstage at a major tech conference.
Discussion: kpcb.com, VentureBeat and Valleywag
Associated Press:
Italian Journalist Missing in Syria Contacts Wife  —  Italy's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that a war reporter for the Turin daily La Stampa has been in touch with his family for the first time since disappearing in Syria in April.  —  La Stampa's editor-in-chief Mario Calabrese broke …
Discussion: HeraldSun, Reuters and ansamed.info
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John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically  —  Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically created a professional-looking storyboard of your movie.  Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything.  —  Amazon Studios released …
Victor Luckerson / TIME:
YouTube Throws a Curveball by Becoming a Sports Broadcaster  —  Though it's now easy to consume music, movies and television on the Internet, watching live sports online is still a fantasy for many fans.  Even as other forms of entertainment have digitized rapidly in recent years …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
For Turkish media, Taksim story reveals flaws, threats  —  The coverage of the Taksim Square protests will not be remembered as a moment of glory for a number of Turkish mainstream media.  While demonstrators were being tear-gassed and beaten by police a week ago, CNN Türk was airing …
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
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Press Association:
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Taylor Miller Thomas / Poynter:
How digital platforms are changing the way science reporters find & tell stories
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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