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3:50 PM ET, June 8, 2012

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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
The ‘leak’ wars  —  President Barack Obama's administration has unleashed an unprecedented wave of prosecutions over leaks of national security secrets.  —  Now, he's the political beneficiary of several major breaches in the wall of secrecy.  —  For more than a year …
Discussion: Gawker and Business Insider
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Time Warner mulling leadership change at CNN  —  Time Warner brass is succession planning at CNN, but no one's walking the plank just yet.  —  Senior management is putting together a short list of potential candidates to run CNN Worldwide to end the ratings death spiral at the flagship news channel, several sources confirm.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Mashable Execs Are Preparing For A Sale To CNN, Auditing Financials And Discussing Integration  —  Over the past few days, Mashable executives have been busily preparing for an acquisition by CNN, two sources say.  —  One source tells us that Mashable has audited its finances and sent them to Turner.
Discussion: VentureBeat, @felixsalmon and msnbc.com
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
Bang the Trend Slowly  —  Several institutions exist to check the veracity of political statements: FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, The Washington Post's Fact Checker, and the classic Snopes.  Now, The Atlantic Wire would like to inaugurate a fact-checking apparatus to cover the only assertions …
Discussion: @jackshafer and @jeffjarvis
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Dish Chief: TV Needs to Change  —  Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen said a new ad-skipping feature that has infuriated major broadcast TV networks is a “competitively necessary” response to the explosion of cheap Internet video.  That Web video threatens the pay-TV ecosystem …
Reuters:
Insight: Intel's plans for virtual TV come into focus  —  (Reuters) - Intel is counting on facial-recognition technology for targeted ads and a team of veteran entertainment dealmakers to win over reluctant media partners for its new virtual television service.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
NewsBeast Loses Digital Honcho  —  The NewsBeast's Daniel Blackman, a Google vet who became chief digital officer a little over a year ago, has left the company.  Insiders said he was pushed out; Blackman couldn't be reached.  —  His departure comes at a time when the Daily Beast is experiencing …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Judge May Rule On Bankruptcy Exit Plan By July  —  Tribune Co., the biggest newspaper publisher in bankruptcy, may learn by early July whether it has won the first of two rulings it needs to leave bankruptcy this year, lawyers involved in the case said.
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Bloomberg:
As Tribune Nears Exit From Three-Year Bankruptcy, Big Papers Could Sell
Julie Moos / Poynter:
NPR's ‘Car Talk’ to end original run this fall  —  The popular NPR show will stop producing original episodes this fall.  “Click and Clack” brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, 74 and 62 years old, have hosted “Car Talk” for 25 years, but say they will now “stop and smell the cappuccino.”
Emma Gardner / Lean Back 2.0:
Quartz: The new digital-only publication with the tablet in mind  —  As we have noted on this blog before, a number of venerable magazines are inching toward existing primarily in the digital space.  Quartz, the new business publication from the Atlantic Media Company, is making the digital leap entirely.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
NYPD Claims Only One Journalist Was Arrested During Occupy Wall Street; Facts Say Otherwise  —  The New York Police Department is drawing fire for saying that stories of multiple journalist arrests during the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests are a “myth.”
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Kevin Allman, editor of New Orleans alt-weekly ‘The Gambit,’ talks about ‘Times-Picayune’ troubles  —  Wherever there's big U.S. news, there's a small local paper that stands to enter the spotlight.  —  With the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal, it was The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Penn. …
Felix Salmon:
Blogonomics: Syndication  —  Last week, the Economist's Ryan Avent sparked a storm in a Twitter teacup with this tweet: … It turned out, over the course of the ensuing conversation, that Business Insider's material from the Economist — and from Reuters, for that matter …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Should the mainstream media see Twitter as competition?
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Sometimes, less is more in a world of information overload
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wilson Quarterly is ending print publication, moving to digital
Discussion: ArtsBeat
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Ray Bradbury wasn't a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why HBO is once again TV's most relevant network
Discussion: The Awl, GigaOM and The Corsair
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
One year in, Bloomberg View still ‘fairly fluid’
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate doubles down on podcasts, courting niche audiences and happy advertisers
Economist:
Reporters without orders
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘Entertainment Weekly’ Cuts Staff
Leonard Downie Jr / Washington Post:
Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
 

 
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
How the Internet Archive plans to defend its digital lending practices as it appeals a US court's 2023 ruling; IA says it was forced to remove over 500K books

Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
In response to plagiarism allegations, Perplexity CEO Aravind Srinivas says the company “is not ignoring” robots.txt, but does rely on third-party web crawlers

 
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