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1:30 PM ET, June 4, 2014

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Julien Girault / Agence France-Presse:
China seeks to wipe Tiananmen from popular memory  —  Beijing (AFP) - China's vast censorship machine does its utmost to wipe the slightest reference to the Tiananmen crackdown from books, television and the Internet, scrubbing the issue from public discussion and even from the minds of its younger generation.
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Joseph Weber / Washington Post:
Chinese journalists are beginning to fight their government's censorship  —  Given a chance, many would write about the Tiananmen Massacre 25 years ago this week.  —  China's effort to choke dissent didn't begin 25 years ago Wednesday with the Tiananmen Square massacre.
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Jim Romenesko:
Aaron Kushner's Register newspapers offer buyouts, order two-week furloughs
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Nags Another New Partner, Blaming Verizon for Slow Streams  —  Earlier this year, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, then complained about it.  —  Here's a new version of the story: In April, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Verizon.
Andrew Rosenthal / New York Times:
NYT launches NYT Opinion, a $6/month subscription and app for op-eds, editorials, and curated online commentary  —  Announcing NYT Opinion  —  Today, I'm proud to say, we are launching NYT Opinion.  It's the first time we have offered a stand-alone subscription to all of The New York …
Molly Wood / New York Times:
Report: Online TV viewing up 246% over last year, outpacing online video, up 43%  —  TV Apps Are Soaring in Popularity, Report Says  —  When it comes to online video, people may not want to cut the cord.  Instead, they want to take the cord with them.  People are streaming broadcast television …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Byliner, an Online Publisher of Long-Form Writing, Seeks Partners  —  Byliner, a company that publishes long, literary journalism and fiction online and as e-books, told its contributors Tuesday that it has been struggling and is seeking partners to ensure its future.  —  The company started in 2011 with some fanfare.
Discussion: PandoDaily and Gigaom
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AT&T Says Bulking Up With DirecTV Will Help It Squash Programming Costs  —  The guys who sell you pay TV say they wish they didn't have to keep raising your rates.  It's just that the guys selling pay-TV programming keep raising their rates.  —  In theory, one way to stop or slow those hikes …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Columbia University's Bill Grueskin to join Bloomberg as executive training editor  —  Bill Grueskin to join Bloomberg L.P.  —  Bill Grueskin, a Wall Street Journal veteran and academic dean at the Columbia Journalism School, is joining Bloomberg L.P. in a role that will help streamline …
Discussion: @bgrueskin
Marwaan Macan-Markar / Nikkei Asian Review:
Thai coup darkens dawn of digital TV  —  BANGKOK — Gleaming new television studios across Bangkok were preparing to unveil a slew of fresh programs to launch Thailand's digital broadcasting age.  The big day was May 25, when 24 commercial stations, which had invested billions of baht …
Peter Y. Hong / LA Weekly:
At LA Times, Dean Baquet sought out stories that had been killed and resurrected them  —  At the L.A. Times, Dean Baquet Dispatched a Strike Force to Rescue Stories Held Hostage  —  In 2000, a few months after Dean Baquet became managing editor of the Los Angeles Times …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Why 'C7′ Won't Become TV's Standard This Year (And Maybe Not Even Next)  —  Analysis: Time-shifted viewers have value, but not to everyone  —  Does all of Madison Avenue believe in the value of TV viewers who see commercials up to a week after their initial run date, or is that interest found only in a few houses on the street?
Discussion: AdAge
 
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone-hacking trial: jury told not to be ‘dazzled’ by defendants' lifestyle
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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