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8:35 AM ET, June 3, 2014

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Charlie Brooks may have been stupid but he is not a criminal, says lawyer  —  Phone-hacking trial told Rebekah Brooks's husband accepts he was ‘unwise’ when he hid a laptop and pornography from police  —  Rebekah Brooks's husband may have been “foolish” or “stupid” but he is not a criminal …
William Alden / New York Times:
K.K.R. to Buy Internet Brands for $1.1 Billion  —  The private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has agreed to buy Internet Brands, which operates a portfolio of websites and software, in a bet that it can help the company expand its services.  —  The deal, which Internet Brands is expected …
Discussion: Reuters and Business Wire
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Sweden  —  Peter Sunde has been on the run since 2012, when he was sentenced to jail time for breaching copyright laws.  —  Peter Sunde, one of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay, was arrested in Sweden this past weekend to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations.
Discussion: bizjournals, NME, Engadget, TechCrunch and BBC
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Hostwriter launches as a platform for journalists to share info, sources, and accommodation  —  How Hostwriter wants to connect journalists around the world  —  The recently launched platform lets vetted journalists contact each other for world-wide collaboration opportunities  — Read more
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Management isn't journalism's strong suit  —  And running a newsroom is hard and getting harder  —  Newsrooms have long hired and promoted based on journalistic chops, and often that alone.  The problem, of course, is what makes for a great reporter doesn't necessarily make for a great boss.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef winds up TV show due to safety fears  —  Show was seen as a barometer for free speech in Egypt, but Youssef claims he is no longer safe to work  —  The television satirist seen as the barometer for free speech in post-revolutionary Egypt, Bassem Youssef …
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Max Fisher / Vox:
The real tragedy of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's censorship is he played a role in it
Discussion: @patrickkingsley
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Hachette Chief Leads Book Publishers in Amazon Fight  —  As a young book editor at Little, Brown & Company in 1992, Michael Pietsch paid $80,000 — $45,000 more than the next-highest bidder — for a postmodern novel by a little-known writer named David Foster Wallace.
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Chinese news reader app Today's Headlines secures $100M funding, led by Sequoia Capital  —  The simple news reader app that's taking China by storm just netted $100 million funding from Sequoia Capital  —  The developer of Chinese news reader app Today's Headlines () today announced it has secured US$100 million in funding.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Time Inc. Buys Family Organizer App Maker Cozi Inc.  —  Real Simple publisher Charlie Kammerer to manage advertising for the product.  —  Add another acquisition to Time Inc.'s pre-spinoff checklist.  The company announced today that it acquired Seattle-based Cozi Inc., maker of a family-oriented calendar, organizer and planning app.
Discussion: Associated Press and WWD
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
As TV time-shifting grows, networks move toward C7 deals, get paid for 7 ad days instead of 3  —  GroupM Striking Upfront Agreements With Networks to Use C7  —  Big Shift to Paying for Viewing Up to a Week Later Instead of Only Three Days  —  Marc USA  —  GroupM is striking agreements …
Xan Brooks / Guardian:
Oliver Stone to direct adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book on Snowden  —  Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone  —  Director of Platoon and JFK will direct a big budget adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book about Snowden's role in exposing the NSA's surveillance culture
Lydia Tomkiw / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ukrainian fact-checking site StopFake debunks fake news, grows to 1.5M unique visitors/month 3 months after launching  —  A Ukrainian factchecking site is trying to spot fake photos in social media — and building audience  —  The photograph, published on a Russian politics website …
Discussion: @canadanato
 
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