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4:50 PM ET, June 17, 2014

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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
NY Times top 3 paid generously given its results, size: analysis shows  —  (Reuters) - While the New York Times Co has shrunk by more than half in the past eight years, the compensation of the top three executives at the company has held steady.  Measured against some key metrics …
Discussion: Poynter, @mccarthyryanj and @edmundlee
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Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:   Jill Abramson and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. have tense reunion at Pulitzer lunch
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.
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.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Democrats unveil legislation forcing the FCC to ban Internet fast lanes  —  Democratic lawmakers will unveil a piece of bicameral legislation Tuesday that would force the Federal Communications Commission to ban fast lanes on the Internet.  —  The proposal, put forward by Senate Judiciary …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Twitter struggles to remain the free-speech wing of the free-speech party as it suspends terrorist accounts  —  Twitter hasn't been having a very good time of it lately: turmoil in the company's executive ranks — including the recent departure of the chief operating officer and the head …
Discussion: @farhanmemon
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Block Music Videos from Labels That Don't Sign On for Subscription Service  —  YouTube is playing hardball with music companies: The Internet video service this week will begin removing videos from indie labels that have refused to agree to the terms for its music-subscription service, Google confirmed.
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Matter shows a Kickstarter risk—the project you back may not be what ultimately emerges  —  As Kickstarter gives more prominence to journalism projects, one crowdsourcing success story has disillusioned its funders  —  When the online magazine Matter launched its Kickstarter campaign in February of 2012 …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
TiVo co-founders bring their QPlay video app to Chromecast, sideline own hardware  —  Maybe building a dedicated video streaming box that doesn't even have a Netflix app wasn't such a good idea, after all: QPlay, the video startup founded by TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton …
Discussion: Multichannel News and TechCrunch
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Oyster brings its ‘Netflix for ebooks’ subscription service to Android, Kindle Fire and Nook HD  —  Oyster, often referred to as “the Netflix of ebooks,” is now available for Android devices, Kindle Fire tablets and the Nook HD.  It joins the company's existing iOS app …
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 …
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 …
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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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
iHeartRadio adds new personalization features to its Android app as it preps Chromecast support
Discussion: MediaPost and AllAccess.com
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After Louisville layoffs, reporters will be coached more than edited
Discussion: @brianstelter and WFPL
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
FCC's spectrum auction could leave parts of US without access to public TV, officials say