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7:30 AM ET, June 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Jim Romenesko:
Tipster: 'I didn't have a fiendish plan to bust Jonah Lehrer'  —  My tipster's message read: “This piece by Jonah Lehrer, the noted science reporter, ran in The New Yorker on 6-12.  It's longer than the excerpt I've included, but take note of the top.  It's almost note for note from an earlier column Lehrer wrote in the WSJ.”
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How Edward Champion catalogued Jonah Lehrer's sins  —  Lots of media outlets have written about Jonah Lehrer's ill-defined journalistic no-no's.  Poynter, for instance, has published eight posts (make it nine) since learning Tuesday that Lehrer has recycled old columns.
Basil Katz / Reuters:
U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.  —  Following a hearing in Manhattan federal court …
Associated Press:
Vatican Gets Fox Media Adviser  —  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with years of communications blunders and one of its most serious scandals in decades, The Associated Press learned Saturday.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Chris Hayes Has Arrived With ‘Up’  —  AROUND 11 p.m. on a Friday this past spring, Ted Leo, a singer and songwriter considered something of a legend in New York punk and indie-rock, opened a raucous late set at the Black Cat club in Washington with a curious greeting to his followers.
Building a multi-platform media for—and by—the public  —  Commercial broadcasters make for bad trustees.  Let's go around them  —  At first glance, the new rule approved last month by the Federal Communications Commission requiring local television broadcasters to make public their records …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google loosens its limits and pricing on Maps API  —  Last year Google incited a tiny panic among newsroom developers after announcing plans to start charging bigger users of the Google Maps API.  This is something of a concern to newsrooms, where Google Maps has become an essential reporting tool.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon Studios goes head-to-head with Netflix, selects first four original TV projects for production  —  Just a month after we brought you news that Amazon Studios was calling for original comedy and children's series projects, the company announced today that it has selected its first four projects …
Discussion: CNET and Hollywonk
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From social-media soap operas to magic orbs: 22 future-of-news hacks you've never seen before  —  Imagine a news article presented in the form of Choose Your Own Adventure.  Or a virtual soap opera powered by the life events of your Facebook news feed.  Or a widget that lets you edit the home page of any major news site.
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Killings Curb Reporting of Mexican Crime Wave  —  XALAPA, Mexico — Throwing his burly frame to the ground, the photojournalist Alberto Morales click, click, clicked away on Tuesday as police officers and soldiers in body armor barked into radios, hoisted their rifles and crouched into position on word of a suspicious vehicle moving in.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The Demand Media Way  —  Demand Media is a tough publisher to figure out.  It's got its share of critics who paint it as little more than a Google-algorithm-gaming content farm.  But there are also those who see Demand as an embodiment of a modern publishing company, producing content aimed …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV critics pan Sorkin's ‘The Newsroom’  —  No need to stay up late Sunday for the debut of Aaron Sorkin's new show “The Newsroom,” say most TV critics.  Here's an understated trailer for the show, which is set at a fictional television network and features a Keith Olbermann-like anchor.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Fox Mole’ Joe Muto leaves Gawker, reviews ‘The Newsroom’ for Slate as two media narratives converge
Discussion: New York Magazine and Slate
Erik Wemple:
Joe Williams blasts ‘small group’ in statement  —  Joe Williams has spoken.  —  After staying mostly silent in the day after his suspension from Politico for certain remarks and tweets, Williams has issued a lively statement on his status and the circumstances that have landed him in his current bind.
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Jeremy A. Kaplan / Fox News:
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Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
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Discussion: Business Insider and CJR
Clay Shirky / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Pay attention to what Nick Denton is doing with comments
Discussion: @nicknotned
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Jim Romenesko:
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