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9:05 AM ET, June 13, 2012


 Top News: 
Rob Tornoe / Poynter:
Times-Picayune political cartoonist Steve Kelley laid off  —  Despite the popularity of political cartoons and visual commentary online, Steve Kelley, the political cartoonist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune since 2002, has been informed his job will be cut as part of the company's transition to three-day-a-week printing.
Julie Moos / Poynter:   Times-Picayune tells readers: ‘This is a difficult week at our paper’
U.S. Probes Cable for Limits on Net Video  —  WASHINGTON—The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video, according to people familiar with the matter.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why traditional media should be afraid of Twitter  —  As we've mentioned a number of times, Twitter has been gradually tip-toeing further and further into the media business for some time now.  It has already become a real-time newswire for many, a source of breaking news and commentary on live events …
Ross Neumann / RGN:
Twitter Wants To Put Social Media Editors Out Of Business  —  Social media editors thrive on chaos.  Colleagues of mine like Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) and Matthew Keys (@ProducerMatthew) spend a ton of time pouring over obscure tweets to find great content.
Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:
Twist in Murdoch saga exposes UK coalition tension  —  (Reuters) - A split in Britain's ruling coalition will be exposed on Wednesday when Liberal Democrats refuse to support Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron in a vote challenging his handling of a row over the government's attitude towards Rupert Murdoch.
Press Gazette:   Rebekah Brooks bailed on phone-hack charges
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
After Long Resistance, Pynchon Allows Novels to Be Sold as E-Books  —  Thomas Pynchon was one of the last great holdouts: the rare writer who had refused to allow his work to be sold in e-book format.  —  Now he's changed his mind.  —  Mr. Pynchon, the author of “The Crying of Lot 49,” …
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
CNBC and Yahoo Finance Announce Content Partnership  —  Effective immediately, CNBC and Yahoo will be teaming up to jointly distribute content and programming across their networks.  For the financial news world, this partnership marries the largest financial broadcaster …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arianna's new tablet magazine, ‘Huffington,’ is a lot like a print magazine  —  The Huffington Post's new iPad publication will hit the Apple Store for the first time on Thursday.  —  The weekly tablet magazine, called Huffington.  (Ed. note: yes, with a period at the end …
Discussion: PandoDaily, Mashable! and Media Decoder
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Amazon seems to be taking a gigantic cut of self-published profit for “delivery” of ebooks  —  70%!  That's what people whisper amongst themselves when publishing on the Kindle platform is mentioned.  It's a huge number.  A traditional publishing contract might only sport a 15% royalty rate …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google's e-book deal could slow rise of Amazon Kindle in Europe
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Detroit publisher says layoffs coming to Free Press  —  Detroit Free Press publisher Paul Anger told employees Tuesday he anticipated layoffs would be coming to the newspaper.  The news, first reported by Steve Neavling at Motor City Muckraker, apparently came during a morning meeting …
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Jonah Peretti: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Wall Street Journal Reporter Gina Chon Resigns  —  Gina Chon, The Wall Street Journal reporter whose Iraq courtship emails with ambassadorial nominee Brett McGurk (now her husband) were leaked on Cryptome last week, has resigned.  —  “Gina Chon agreed to resign this afternoon after acknowledging …
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Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
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Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
Media Corps Make Yet Another Push to Defang Transparency Rule
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
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