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4:15 AM ET, June 2, 2011


 Top News: 
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder  —  CPJ's 2011 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and killers go free  —  Russia and Mexico, two of the world's most murderous countries for the press, are heading in different directions in combating deadly anti-press violence …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Set to Land at NBC News  —  Former National Public Radio head Vivian Schiller, who left her last job under a political cloud, looks to have found a new position.  She's in talks to work at NBC News, where she'll oversee digital projects.
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Can Bill Simmons Win the Big One?  —  For Bill Simmons, the walk on Laker game days from his office at ESPN to the Staples Center — or “the Silicon Center,” as he once referred to it in a column — is an excruciating 250 yards, a nauseating gantlet of purple and yellow jerseys …
Discussion: Scocca, The Wire, SportsGrid and Deadspin
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
THE ATLANTIC: Andrew Sullivan Who?  We're Crushing It!  —  A few months ago, when The Atlantic's biggest star, Andrew Sullivan, ran off with The Daily Beast, some folks worried that he would take The Atlantic's online business with him.  —  Nope!  —  Like a lot of other news sites …
Discussion: @mathewi and @jayrosen_nyu
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:   Bin Laden (and cats!) deliver record month for news sites
Online NewsHour:
Woodruff: Calculating the Cost of an Attempt to Silence the Press  —  Senior correspondent Judy Woodruff writes about this week's hacking attacks on PBS websites and overcoming efforts to silence a free press.  —  The last time I felt something like my reaction now was when burglars broke into our home.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Jenn Webb / O'Reilly Radar:
News organizations still party like it's 1899  —  Ben Huh (@benhuh), CEO of the Cheezburger, Inc., loves his Cheezburger project, but he's also ready to have a fling with news.  In a recent blog post, Huh addressed the stagnant state of news presentation and consumption, which he's hoping to address with his new project Moby Dick.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Cable, Competition and Company Culture  —  Netflix has turned itself from a DVD rental company into a Web video subscription service, and consumers love it: Millions are signing up each quarter.  —  Investors love it, too: They've pushed the stock up in an amazing run over the last couple years.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
In Lady Gaga's Album, Evidence of a New Order  —  A paradox of the new music industry: Albums sell less and less well every year, but as a marketing tool they are now more important than ever.  —  A case in point is Lady Gaga, whose new album, “Born This Way” (Interscope) …
Discussion: Heard Mentality and ArtsBeat, Thanks:steverubel
Jonathan Glick / The Wire:
The News Article Is Breaking Up  —  Mobile technology is pulling apart the centuries-old format of the article.  News and analysis are getting a divorce.  —  On smartphones, through which the vast majority of the world's population will get their news, people love succinct and scannable information.
Discussion: SAI and Cision
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Web Hackings Rattle Media Companies  —  It might just be the most worrisome letter to the editor any news organization can receive.  —  PBS fought on Monday and Tuesday to restore the Web sites for two news programs on public television, “Frontline” and “PBS NewsHour,” …
Discussion: Company Town and eMedia Vitals
Kashmir Hill /
The Perfect Media Storm That Is ‘Weinergate’  —  Unless you unplugged during Memorial Day weekend, and never managed to plug back in, you've heard of ‘Weinergate.’ Back story for those that have been in the hospital with firework injuries: a conservative blog reported over the weekend …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Miramax brings ad-free films to Hulu Plus  —  Miramax and Hulu have signed a multiyear deal that will see some of the studio's top films come to the streaming-video service.  —  Starting today, Hulu Plus subscribers will have access to hundreds of ad-free Miramax films.
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
How Facebook Leveraged Publishers' Desperation to Build a Web-Wide Tracking System  —  Facebook's “Like” button isn't there for your convenience — it's crack rock for publishers in need of pageviews  —  Graph by Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land  —  We already know that Facebook …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account (The Cutline)  —  The New York Times denies hacking Goldman Sachs trader's email account  —  New York Times reporters Louise Storey and Gretchen Morgenson published on Wednesday their investigation into Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre …
Felix Salmon:
Did the NYT hack Fabrice Tourre's email?
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