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2:50 PM ET, May 30, 2012


 Top News: 
New York Times:
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Loses Another Bid to Halt Extradition to Sweden  —  LONDON — Britain's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, should be deported to Sweden to face allegations of sexual abuse there, but Mr. Assange's lawyers won …
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
As WikiLeaks Struggles, Copycats Die But Online Whistle-Blowing Thrives  —  It's been months since WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website, has posted anything other than appeals for support for its embattled founder Julian Assange.  Weakened by internal dissension with Assange's imperious management …
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Andy Coulson detained by police for suspected perjury  —  Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former director of communications, has been detained by police investigating alleged perjury at the trial of the Scottish socialist politician Tommy Sheridan.  Strathclyde police said Coulson was detained …
Vince Cable: Lib Dems faced ‘veiled threats’ over Murdoch's BSkyB bid  —  Vince Cable has told the Leveson inquiry that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation made “veiled threats” that if he did not approve the company's BSkyB takeover his Liberal Democrat party would be “done over” by its newspapers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal  —  In the midst of Amazon's recent moves to rapidly grow its content collection on Amazon Prime Instant Video, the company has also been brokering deals for another one of its video properties: European Netflix competitor LOVEFiLM.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Judge allows live-tweeting, live-blogging during Jerry Sandusky trial  —  Reporters will be allowed to live-tweet and live-blog during the jury selection and trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on sexual abuse charges, according to a court order issued Wednesday.
Discussion: @niemanlab and
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
John Berman Leaving ABC News for CNN  —  ABC's John Berman is jumping to CNN, TVNewser has learned.  Berman, who is an ABC lifer, will join the morning show “Starting Point” as news anchor.  Berman, a Massachusetts native and Harvard grad, joined ABC News in 1995 as a desk assistant.
Discussion: Multichannel
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Alan Rusbridger on The Guardian's open journalism, paywalls, and why they're pre-planning more of the newspaper  —  Alan Rusbridger is a busy man on two sides of the Atlantic.  The editor of the Guardian seems to be everywhere, writing, tweeting, and leading the paper's ongoing coverage …
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo Buyout Memos Depict Rosier Times  —  WaPo's internal memos on reporters taking the buyout are starting to trickle in.  When you see the number of years these journalists spent there, it's downright depressing.  Also a downer is the fact that “caking” is a verb at WaPo.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Prospect raises $200k, needs plenty more  —  The good news: The American Prospect, which has sought financial donations to keep it afloat, has met its $200,000 goal.  —  The other news: It is now asking readers for another $350,000.  From publisher Jay Harris, italics his:
Tampa Bay Times:
Journalists, police working out ground rules for GOP convention in Tampa  —  TAMPA — Protesters might not be the only people filling Hillsborough's jails during the Republican National Convention.  Journalists could face detentions — even arrests.  And though Tampa police say they're working …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times
Keegan Hamilton / Seattle Weekly:
Journalist Mark Rahner Files Lawsuit Against Seattle Times Alleging Disability Discrimination  —  Ex-Seattle Times reporter/current comic book writer Mark Rahner, last seen crawling out of a coffin made of bacon to promote Crypticon, is suing his former employer, claiming he was unfairly fired after he refused to work a night shift.
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
In Defense of Chris Hayes  —  The MSNBC host is getting beat up for remarks he made about the heroism of American soldiers.  Really, his critics are the ones who should be apologizing.  —  Very few Americans wake up early on weekend mornings to watch public intellectuals chat.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity?
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Biz News, Thanks:@mathewi
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Apple digs in on e-book lawsuit, says Jobs' quotes will ‘speak for themselves’
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Arnaud de Borchgrave: ‘I feel vindicated’
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Jake Tapper Presses Jay Carney On Obama's Expansive Definition Of ‘Militants’
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Inkling for Web brings interactive ebooks to your browser, no iPad necessary
Discussion: TechCrunch
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / The New Republic:
The Great Escape: Has One NGO Been Lying About Its Role in Syria?
Nancy Messieh / The Next Web:
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