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8:50 AM ET, June 8, 2012


 Top News: 
Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:
Chuck Klosterman Is The New York Times Magazine's New Ethicist  —  Update (2:04 p.m. EDT): Klosterman, a music and culture critic best known for his Esquire column Chuck Klosterman's America and the book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, confirmed via email that he starts his new gig this weekend.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   New York Times' new Ethicist Chuck Klosterman: 'I always prefer discussing other people's problems'
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The New York Times: Barack Obama's not leaking to us  —  Caught in the crosshairs of a contentious dispute between the White House and Congress, The New York Times is vowing to charge ahead with its coverage of developments in U.S. national security - and denying that the paper is on the receiving end …
Discussion: Poynter and Hit & Run
The Huffington Post:
Dianne Feinstein, Saxby Chambliss Promise To Crack Down On National Security Leaks
Discussion: New York Times
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Dean Baquet Defends New York Times Amid Leak Controversy: 'We Can't Edit A Paper For Our Critics'
Discussion: Guardian, FishbowlNY, Politico, Politico and CJR
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Leak Controversy Escalates
Discussion: C-SPAN and The Huffington Post
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
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
One year in, Bloomberg View still ‘fairly fluid’  —  David Shipley's been Bloomberg View's top editor since last September, when Jamie Rubin left the organization after reportedly clashing with colleagues.  The opinion site, launched on May 25, 2011, earned its first Pulitzer Prize nominations this spring …
Reporters without orders  —  Can journalism funded by private generosity compensate for the decline of the commercial kind?  —  from the print edition  —  BANDITS, terrorists, clan rivalries, lawless security forces and corrupt officials make Russia's north Caucasus the murkiest part of an often opaque country.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Leonard Downie Jr / Washington Post:
Forty years after Watergate, investigative journalism is at risk  —  Investigative reporting in America did not begin with Watergate.  But it became entrenched in American journalism — and has been steadily spreading around the world — largely because of Watergate.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Sometimes, less is more in a world of information overload  —  From time to time I'll Gchat with general manager Jake Levine about future-of-news things.  Today I quizzed him about what he learned from Last Great Thing, a 20-day experiment in which Internet tastemakers shared one and only one great thing every day.
Josh Stearns / CJR:
New Orleans and the future of news  —  Media policy matters, and journalists ought to weigh in  —  Last week's announcement that the New Orleans Times-Picayune would be slashing its staff and cutting its print run to just three days a week has sparked a new round of debates about the future of news.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
'I'm not going to read the paper online': New Orleans photographer documents locals reading the Times-Picayune
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Columbia Accepts Assad Aide Who Was Helped by Barbara Walters  —  The young aide to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria who received an endorsement from the longtime television correspondent Barbara Walters was accepted into a prestigious graduate program at Columbia University, the school said on Thursday.
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.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Ray Bradbury wasn't a digital dinosaur; e-backlist coming  —  Ray Bradbury was right about so many things and spellbinding about so many others that it almost hurts to write this: Ray Bradbury was wrong when it came to reading.  But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind.
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why HBO is once again TV's most relevant network  —  It was just one more small step for TV Everywhere.  HBO Go will now be available on yet another tablet, the Kindle Fire, through eight out of the top 10 pay TV services in the U.S.  —  And it was just one more incremental move for HBO …
Discussion: GigaOM and The Corsair
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wilson Quarterly is ending print publication, moving to digital  —  The Wilson Quarterly — the sometimes wonky Washington-based public affairs magazine — will apparently put out its final print edition this summer.  With that same issue, WQ will make its debut on Apple's Newsstand …
As Tribune Nears Exit From Three-Year Bankruptcy, Big Papers Could Sell  —  Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune Most Likely to Attract ‘Vanity Buyers’  —  Tribune Co. begins its last big court fight today, one of two steps remaining before the publisher exits bankruptcy into a newspaper market where values have dropped by half.
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate doubles down on podcasts, courting niche audiences and happy advertisers
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘Entertainment Weekly’ Cuts Staff
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Don't just liquidate your newspapers — reinvent them
Discussion: Fortune and NetNewsCheck Latest
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The ‘Times’ shuffles the deck, again, on the education beat
Jim Romenesko:
Winners of Livingston Awards announced
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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