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1:45 PM ET, June 7, 2014


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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google in talks to buy music streamer Songza, has offered about $15M, says source  —  Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza  —  Larry Page is moving fast to build his search giant's street cred in the rapidly-growing music streaming business.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘New York Times’ Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop ‘Really Painful’  —  When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the fateful decision to share sensitive documents with reporters revealing secret and mass gathering of the metadata associated with the phone calls made by tens …
Zainab Mudallal / American Journalism Review:
College Isn't Just About the Food, It's About Writing About the Food  —  [Editor's Note: This is one in an AJR series about media startups.]  —  When Mackenzie Barth, a junior at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, moved off campus, she struggled with cooking and shopping for groceries.
Discussion: @amjourreview
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel  —  LONDON — The Pakistani government on Friday suspended the broadcasting license of Geo News, a popular television channel, in a major escalation of Geo's dispute with the country's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jim Brady plans news org in Philly called  —  Jim Brady plans to create a Philadelphia-based “news service that will seek to cultivate audiences currently disengaged from traditional news products,” Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism says.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Congressional hearing suggests first sale doctrine won't apply to digital goods anytime soon  —  Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?  —  People can be surprised to discover that they don't actually own the digital books and songs they buy, but that they instead rent …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures  —  Consider this the end of an era.  After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Valleywag and bizjournals
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Behind the scenes with David Streitfeld, the NYT reporter who broke the Amazon/Hachette story  —  David Streitfeld on Amazon: 'They don't care if they're liked'  —  Around 1998, David Streitfeld gave Jeff Bezos a quick tour of The Washington Post.  It really wasn't a big deal.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New York Times can't abandon print—yet  —  It would immediately swing to a big loss  —  Everyone in the news business feels a sense of urgency these days, as well they should.  —  But there's urgency, and then there's panic.  The Times's innovation report, which made a splash …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal  —  Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers?  —  Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense.
Discussion: FierceCable
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus  —  Survey says: we are a Netflix nation.  —  Forty-seven percent of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or a combination of these services, and 49 percent of all households …
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Raises Possibility of Offering NFL Sunday Ticket to Wireless Customers  —  Phone Giant Looks to Convince Wall Street Its $49 Billion DirecTV Acquisition Has Strategic Value  —  AT&T Inc. is floating the possibility of offering DirecTV's National Football League Sunday Ticket programming …
Aleksandar Vasovic / Reuters:
Serbia indicts four for Milosevic-era journalist murder  —  (Reuters) - Serbia's top state prosecutor charged four former state security officers on Friday over the 1999 killing of opposition newspaper publisher and journalist Slavko Curuvija during the rule of late strongman president Slobodan Milosevic.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Titillation or Illumination on The Times's New ‘Sin Beat’?  —  Mosi Secret's new beat — sin in New York City — has already resulted in a big spread in last Sunday's Metropolitan section, an article in The New York Observer and a lot of Twitter traffic.  —  It has also resulted in quite …
Discussion: @palafo and New York Magazine
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
Meet Mosi Secret, The Times' New Sin and Vice Reporter
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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