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3:40 PM ET, June 4, 2012


 Top News: 
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
As Newspapers Cut, Analysts Ask if Readers Will Remain  —  The news waits for no one.  But newspapers might start asking readers to — at least for print copies.  —  Almost two weeks ago, The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, which is owned by Advance Publications, announced it would cut …
Jaquetta White / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Times-Picayune Citizens' Group aims to stop publication changes at newspaper  —  About 50 business and civic leaders and organizations have joined together to express frustration at a recently announced plan to reduce print publication of The Times-Picayune.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Mayor of All Media  —  As Michael Bloomberg prepares for his post-mayoralty, his media company is also evolving.  For decades, Bloomberg LP saw profits soar by selling just-the-facts journalism and financial information to Wall Street traders.  That vision, while still wildly profitable …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Will Bloomberg buy the New York Times?  —  New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman has taken a long, well-reported look at what's next for Michael Bloomberg following his tenure as mayor of New York.  —  Central to whatever lies ahead is the expansion of his media empire, Bloomberg News …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Sales of Murdoch's New British Sunday Paper Slip  —  LONDON — Rupert Murdoch has endured a litany of blows in the unending phone-hacking scandal at his British tabloids.  But one setback isn't happening in Parliament, but on Britain's newsstands.  The Sun, a brash daily tabloid …
Jim Romenesko:
Fired U-T San Diego sports columnist: I wasn't told my job was in danger  —  U-T San Diego sports columnist Tim Sullivan was fired on Friday after working at the paper for a decade.  “I was advised that my services were no longer required,” Sullivan tweeted.  “Simple as that.”
David Carr / New York Times:
CNN Hires Bourdain, in a Bet on Lifting Stalled Ratings  —  Michael K. Williams played Omar Little, the righteous stickup man in “The Wire,” and now plays Chalky White, the bootlegger on “Boardwalk Empire,” so he is a big deal in the Brooklyn housing projects where he grew up.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale  —  There have been plenty of accusations made against AOL's the Huffington Post concerning its habit of “over aggregating” content from other sites.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Don't Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse  —  In the first decade of the commercial Internet—the 1990s and early 2000s—there were frequent murmurings that newspapers were screwed.  —  The digital audience didn't read newspapers, people pointed out.  They visited web sites.
Discussion: Fortune and The Daily Caller
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Radio Host Neal Boortz To Retire, Will Be Replaced By Herman Cain  —  Long-time conservative radio talker Neal Boortz will announce his retirement today, according to a report.  The announcement that contains Boortz's retirement also says that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will replace him early next year.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Margaret Brennan Joining CBS News  —  Margaret Brennan, the former Bloomberg TV anchor is joining CBS News, TVNewser has learned.  Brennan will be a correspondent principally assigned to the State Department but will also serve as a general assignment reporter in Washington, DC.
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
James Rainey Writes Moving Tribute to Murdered Brother  —  Via Facebook, Los Angeles Times media critic James Rainey shares a loving remembrance of his older brother, chiropractor Robert Rainey, who was killed last week at his Venice boulevard office in Palms.
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