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10:20 AM ET, June 17, 2014

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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Settles E-Books Pricing Case With States, Consumers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) reached a settlement with U.S. states and consumers seeking damages over the company's fixing of electronic book prices, avoiding a trial in which it faced as much as $840 million in claims.
Jack Shafer:
Anonymous sourcing, often used in NYT and Washington Post, exposes reporters to error, shame  —  The source may be anonymous, but the shame is all yours  —  Twice over the past two weeks, New York Times reporters got taken for long rides by anonymous sources who ultimately dropped them off at the corner of Mortified and Peeved.
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Salt Lake Tribune ex-employees sue to stop changes to JOA with Deseret News  —  FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE OVER SALT LAKE TRIBUNE DEAL … SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune has filed a lawsuit to suspend and repeal the latest changes …
Bridie Jabour / Guardian:
Brother of journalist Peter Greste says time in Cairo jail is easier “if it's for a cause”  —  Peter Grestes belief his case is bigger than himself has helped him endure  —  Brother of Australian journalist who has been in a Cairo jail for 170 days says the suffering is easier to handle 'if it's for a cause'
Discussion: @amnestyoz and Guardian
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Jason Fagone / Matter:
Profile of Jason Leopold, the “FOIA Terrorist”  —  The Secret to Getting Top-Secret Secrets  —  How a journalist with a dark past learned to pry info from the government—and redeemed himself in the process  —  Illustrations by Kristian Hammerstad Photographs by Chris McPherson
RT:
2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine military shelling  —  Two journalists for Russian TV channel Rossiya have died from wounds sustained during a Ukrainian military shelling attack near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.  Reporter Igor Kornelyuk passed away on the operating table, a doctor at the hospital confirmed to RT.
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
New Wikipedia terms of use require anyone paid to edit articles to disclose that arrangement  —  Wikipedia Strengthens Rules Against Undisclosed Editing  —  A week after a coalition of big public relations firms vowed not to secretly edit their clients' Wikipedia pages …
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Laurie Hays, senior executive editor, Bloomberg News  —  CAPITAL: What are your responsibilities as senior executive editor in charge of beat reporting and editing?  —  HAYS: I lead 1,200 beat reporters around the world at Bloomberg News in delivering high-impact stories …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service  —  Looks like YouTube is turning up the heat in its ongoing fight with independent music labels, and some of the most popular artists on the platform.  The FT is reporting that Google's online video portal is planning …
Discussion: Guardian, @scroobiuspipyo and hypebot
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After Louisville layoffs, reporters will be coached more than edited  —  WFPL  —  Louisville Courier-Journal Executive Editor Neil Budde tells WFPL's James Miller the budgetary imperatives behind last week's layoffs allowed him to reimagine the news organization: “The approach I took …
Discussion: @brianstelter and WFPL
Wall Street Journal:
Videogame reviewer Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie earns $4M in ad sales a year on YouTube; has 27M subscribers  —  YouTube's Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million a Year  —  Cussing, Comic Videogame Reviewer PewDiePie Has 27 Million Subscribers  —  STOCKHOLM— Felix Kjellberg doesn't play a very convincing mega star.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DreamWorks Animation Launches YouTube Channel with Shrek, Original Series and More  —  DreamWorks Animation officially launched DreamWorksTV, a YouTube channel aimed at families with a mix of animated and live-action original series.  —  The new channel is part of the studio's effort to reach millennials …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Source: BuzzFeed may raise new round estimated at $200M; last round was $20M in January 2013  —  Source: BuzzFeed is raising a massive $200M round  —  BuzzFeed may raise a $200 million funding round — its fifth to date — a source close to the matter claims.
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
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FCC's spectrum auction could leave parts of US without access to public TV, officials say
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