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2:05 PM ET, June 12, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jill Abramson to Teach at Harvard  —  Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall, the university is set to announce Thursday.  —  Ms. Abramson, the first woman to hold …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one of three seen as top contenders for Times succession  —  As the 33-year-old son of New York Times publisher and company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., whose family has steered the institution since 1896, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one in a handful …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Christopher Ketcham / The New Republic:
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Winner, a Lefty Hero, & a Plagiarist  —  Pulitzer winner.  Lefty hero.  Plagiarist.  —  In early 2010, the editors at Harper's Magazine began reviewing a lengthy manuscript submitted by Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Prime Music service debuts: Ad-free streaming, 90K albums, 1M songs, but few hits  —  Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits  —  There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on its music streaming service this week, and it looks like that's just what it quietly did a little while ago.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats
Discussion: The Verge and @briantong
Olivia Petersen / Politico:
POLITICO Launches Journalism Institute  —  POLITICO announced today the creation of POLITICO Journalism Institute, an initiative focused on training the next generation of journalists and supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.  The program will offer intensive, hands-on training …
Alice Truong / Fast Company:
After Restoring Its Service, Feedly is Hit with Second DDOS Attack  —  RSS reader Feedly spent most of Wednesday on the defense, restoring its service after being hit with a distributed-denial-of-service attack.  The victory was short-lived.  Hackers launched a second attack late Wednesday …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
The Onion launches Clickhole, a satirical website that aims to take on clickbait  —  The Onion's Clickhole takes aim at viral site clickbait  —  The rise of the viral industrial complex, wherein attention-grabbing headlines and social-friendly content rule, has given The Onion a whole new playground.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky News boss criticises press influence on television newsrooms  —  John Ryley says his newsroom tries not to follow the agenda of newspapers such as the Daily Mail  —  John Ryley, head of Sky News, has criticised TV broadcasters' reliance on newspapers for setting the news agenda.
Variety:
Reuters Taps Variety as Its Syndication Partner for Entertainment News  —  Penske Media Corporation has signed a wide-ranging syndication deal with Reuters that will make Variety its partner for entertainment news, the companies announced Thursday.  —  The pact will extend the reach …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Messaging service Tango to offer media content  —  (Reuters) - Tango, the popular mobile messaging app, said Tuesday it has struck deals with media companies including AOL and Vevo to distribute content in a new effort to differentiate itself in the hotly contested mobile messaging sector.
Shannon Beckham / Poynter:
Fact-checkers plan international organization  —  The Poynter Institute's Global Fact-Checking Summit concluded Tuesday with participants voting to start an international association.  —  The group will build on the progress of the London summit to connect fact-checkers and convene future meetings …
Discussion: @poynter
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Browser plugin Trooclick signals when a financial article might have reliability issues  —  A new truth layer for the web  —  Over the years this idea has attracted entrepreneurs and technologists, and so far no one has been able to figure out a workable, widely-adopted product.
Discussion: @journalism2ls
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Meet Deca, the latest journalism cooperative  —  Most freelance writers operate as lone wolves, pitching stories in a high-risk and increasingly lower reward field.  —  But a new co-op of nine journalists with pedigrees from The New Yorker, The Atlantic and other prestigious titles …
Discussion: Kickstarter
Stephen Burgen / Guardian:
European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution  —  From paywalls to web-only brands, media across the continent are belatedly looking at ways to make money as print sales plummet  —  Anne Penketh in Paris, Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Q&A: Penelope Muse Abernathy on how community newspapers can face the digital transition  —  When we talk about disruption in the journalism business, the conversation often centers on the big players.  It's easy to focus on a place like The New York Times because its plans for carving out a future in journalism often make headlines.
Discussion: Street Fight and @niemanlab
IAB:
At $11.6 Billion in Q1 2014, Internet Advertising Revenues Hit All-Time First Quarter High  —  Figure Marks 19% Year-over-Year Increase, According to IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report  —  Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. reached $11.6 billion for the first quarter of 2014 …
Reuters:
Nigerian media chase politics in Boko Haram coverage  —  (Reuters) - A year ago, the daily editorial conference at Nigeria's Guardian newspaper might have paused to consider where on the inside pages to place a story about the latest Boko Haram attack.  —  These days there is no need to think.
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Introducing proximity alerts and much more in the new Breaking News iOS app  —  We're excited to launch a powerful new feature that's a first for a mobile app: when a big story breaks near your physical location, we'll send you a push alert with the news.  We call it a “proximity alert,” …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Media seeks Senate vote on shield law  —  In the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to take up a case involving a New York Times reporters refusal to identify his sources, a coalition of more than 70 news organizations and press freedom groups is urging the Senate to take prompt action to pass …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AT&T's Pitch to the Feds: Let Us Buy DirecTV, and Maybe TV Bills Won't Go Up So Much  —  Remember when AT&T told investors that it could cut its programming bills by 20 percent if it buys DirecTV?  —  That was last week.  This week AT&T is telling regulators why they should let it buy DirecTV, and it's making a similar argument.
 
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Sydney Morning Herald:
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Around the world, media outlets and journalists are using chat apps to spread the news
Discussion: @niemanlab
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