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4:45 PM ET, June 14, 2013

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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Bloomberg Reporters' Practices Become Crucial Issue for Company  —  Most journalists dream of uncovering government corruption, landing a big interview or winning a Pulitzer Prize.  But those are not the goals that Thomas F. Secunda, who co-founded Bloomberg L.P. in 1982 with Michael R. Bloomberg, has in mind.
Erik Wemple:
CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson's computer  —  CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised.  When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
The Atlantic launches weekly iPhone magazine for $2.99 a month  —  The Atlantic's anticipated paid product is now here in the form of a weekly collection of curated content.  —  In April, Atlantic Media President Justin Smith teased the idea of a paid product at PaidContent Live.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
How Top Publishers Handle ‘Sponsored Content’  —  Sponsored content - that is advertising content distributed by publishers — is the new belle of the ball.  For publishers, it holds out the hopes of escaping the downward pressure on CPMs.  —  There's a breadth of options for brands across publishers.
Discussion: @alexismadrigal and @jeffjarvis
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Examiner says goodbye to daily edition  —  The Washington Examiner published its last local daily edition today.  It will become “a digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on political thought leadership,” the company announced in March.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
Venerable Format of ‘NewsHour’ Struggles With New Era of Media  —  For many of its 38 years, the sober studio-interview format of the “PBS NewsHour” has served the program well, drawing viewers and corporate underwriters alike.  But with a deep financing crisis forcing layoffs and other cutbacks this week …
Discussion: TVNewser and @jayrosen_nyu
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS' Les Moonves Escapes Deposition in Aereo Case  —  The executive won't have to explain comments like “Aereo is not a problem, it's been blown way out of proportion.”  —  In the ongoing legal battle over Aereo, the upstart digital TV distributor won't be able to ask CBS CEO Leslie Moonves …
Associated Press:
European broadcast chief: Turn Greek state TV channel back on  —  ATHENS, Greece — The head of Europe's public broadcasters arrived in Greece to show support for 2,600 fired staff of the country's state broadcaster and demand the conservative-led government put the stations back on the air.
Discussion: Charlemagne
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
API Code Could Point To Facebook Building An RSS Reader  —  Move over Reeder, Feedly, Digg, NewsBlur, Feedbin and the rest of the RSS players who hope to pick up some new users with the impending demise of Google Reader.  Facebook may also be looking to wade into the game.
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reporting, or illegal hacking  —  Scripps reporters are accused of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act  —  The team at Scripps Howard News Service didn't use any tools that aren't used in newsrooms across the country in the regular course of reporting.
Discussion: @onthemedia
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Global Radio appeals against order to sell off GMG Radio stations  —  Competition Commission ordered the sale of stations in seven areas of the UK over concerns about effect on competition  —  Global Radio is refusing to give up its fight to keep control GMG Radio, owner of the Real and Smooth networks …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Head of Middle East and Africa Departs for New Social TV Startup Aimed at Emerging Markets  —  One of Yahoo's senior international execs, longtime entrepreneur Ahmed Nassef, is leaving the company to create a new startup called Telfez, which will be a social television effort aimed at emerging markets.
 
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