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9:45 PM ET, June 6, 2013


 Top News: 
Eliott C. McLaughlin / CNN:
Holder: Leaks probes target government officials, not reporters  —  (CNN) — The Justice Department will never prosecute journalists for doing their jobs, and recent probes into national security leaks targeted government officials, not reporters, Attorney General Eric Holder said in opening remarks to a Senate committee Thursday.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
NBC's Pete Williams: DOJ Will ‘Very Likely’ Investigate Guardian Scoop  —  NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice may try seeking out the source of a bombshell article that revealed National Security Agency surveillance of millions of Americans, according to NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
After His Fall, Jonah Lehrer Shops a Book on the Power of Love  —  Jonah Lehrer is attempting to re-enter the publishing world with a book that uses his journalistic misconduct as a case study of the mysterious and redeeming power of love.  —  In a 65-page book proposal obtained by The New York Times …
Discussion: Gothamist and GalleyCat
Daniel Engber / Slate:
Update: Jonah Lehrer Sold His New Book  —  “Woody Allen once remarked that ‘Eighty percent of success is showing up,’ ” wrote science journalist Jonah Lehrer in a 2009 article for the Boston Globe called “The Truth About Grit.”  Citing the work of University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth …
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
What Digg's Google Reader replacement can teach us about the future of social news  —  Nothing rocked technology-oriented news junkies this year quite like the announcement that Google Reader will be shuttering its popular but apparently too-niche-to-continue product in July.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Why Google Reader Really Got the Axe  —  When Google announced its plans to shutter Google Reader in March, the Internet freaked out.  Twitter users raised their virtual pitchforks in outrage.  Bloggers wept, scrambling to find a suitable replacement by the service's July 1 death date.
Rachel Edidin / Wired:
Why Book Publishers Are Still Dragging Their Heels on Selling You E-Books  —  “Did you see anyone with bags?”  My friend is looking around, increasingly frantic.  “We need to find bags, right now.”  —  We've been at Book Expo America 2013 for an hour, and the stacks of books we're carrying are already beginning to overflow our arms.
Discussion: Statista, Kindle Review and GalleyCat
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble unveils NOOK Snaps, a selection of exclusive short reads for its tablets and ereaders
Kate Bulkley / Guardian:
How lucrative are second screen companion apps for TV broadcasters?  —  As Channel 4 announce the upcoming launch of the ‘4Now’ second screen companion app for iOS, Kate Bulkley examines the commercial models underpinning the move by broadcasters to recapture a distracted TV audience through apps
John Plunkett / Guardian:   Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon Demanded Same Terms From Publishers For Which Apple is Now On Trial  —  When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a “most favored nation provision” that required publishers to match …
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Apple tries putting Amazon on trial in ebooks antitrust case
Discussion: paidContent, The Verge, GeekWire and CNET
Maria Sacchetti / The Boston Globe:
Mass. pair sues New York Post over Marathon bombing portrayal  —  A Massachusetts teenager and his 24-year-old friend filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post Wednesday in Boston, accusing the tabloid of falsely portraying them as suspects in the deadly Marathon bombings by plastering …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Matt Drudge was right  —  Say the words “Matt Drudge” to any political junkie and you will get one of two responses.  —  The first will be strong disdain for Drudge's eponymously-named news site and its tilt toward outrageous headlines and conservative viewpoints.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group  —  According to sources close to the telecommunications giant, AT&T is in discussions with the Chernin Group about mounting a joint bid to acquire the Hulu premium video site.  —  It makes sense — in addition to its core phone business …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
DIY digital magazine platform Glossi adds new tools, with paid subscriptions coming soon  —  Digital magazine publishing platform Glossi rolled out new tools Tuesday, designed to let users create and distribute their magazines more easily.  —  When I was 12 or so, I subscribed to Sassy …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
On Newsstands, Allure of the Film Actress Fades  —  Pity the poor Hollywood film stars: they can't open movies the way they used to and now they can't sell magazines.  —  Even a few years ago, the prize for a magazine editor was in luring an A-list Hollywood star onto the cover.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and FishbowlNY
Zach Braff Kickstarter Success: Will Crowdfunding Transform Showbiz?  —  VIEW GALLERY  —  Film projects have pocketed $58 million on site over the past four years  —  Kickstarter has leveled the playing field for artists in need of funding.  But the influx of pros like Zach Braff …
Rachel McAthy /
Why ProPublica turned to Kickstarter for intern investigation  —  ProPublica wants to crowdfund $22,000 to support a cross-country investigation and multimedia investigation on intern experiences  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Claire Cain Miller / NYT Bits:
A Feature Film, Starring Google  —  Coming soon to a theater near you: an advertisement for Google, in the form of a feature film.  —  “The Internship” is a comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two washed-up, laid-off salesmen who get internships at Google.
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
The Orange County Register Goes Back to Its Roots  —  A pair of very powerful strands of history anchor the Orange County Register's re-launch today of the Santa Ana Register as a weekly community newspaper.  —  One is the fact this 108-year-old publication, rolled out in the fall of 1905 …
Erik Wemple:
Fox News and James Rosen: How much notice did they give the government?  —  Judging from federal court documents, June 11, 2009, was a busy day for Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Phone records suggest that he was hounding Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department security adviser.
Discussion: InTheCapital and Slate
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
As Bradley Manning Trial Begins, Press Predictably Misses the Point  —  Well, the Bradley Manning trial has begun, and for the most part, the government couldn't have scripted the headlines any better.  —  In the now-defunct Starz series Boss, there's a reporter character named “Sam Miller” …
Discussion: Motherboard
Michael Rondon / FOLIO:
National Geographic Aligns Print, Digital Content Teams  —  The latest in a line of integrations at Nat Geo.  —  The magazine has named Chris Johns xecutive vice president and group editorial director, in addition to continuing his role as editor in chief-a position he's held since 2005.
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Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix rival Redbox Instant to be available on Roku this summer
Tanveer Ali / Columbia Journalism Review:
A rally for laid-off Sun-Times photogs
Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters:
Media General to merge with privately held New Young Broadcasting
Discussion: MediaPost
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Saudi prince launches libel action against Forbes magazine over Rich List
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
7digital Makes A Play To Be The Go-To Streaming Radio Backend As Google And Apple Services Loom
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner and China Media Capital form partnership
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Sky says it has ‘no plans’ to sell Xbox hardware as part of its satellite TV subscriptions
Discussion: GeekWire and CNET
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Erik Maza / WWD:
Mirror Awards Honor Excellence in Media Reporting
Discussion:, TVNewser and FishbowlNY
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Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
China selectively opens the Great Firewall for special events
James Cusick / The Independent:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies hacking conspiracy
Discussion: Sky News and New York Times
Rachel McAthy /
How Russia Today reached one billion views on YouTube
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys' new project: A breaking news site to supplement existing media
Discussion: TechCrunch
Natasha Tynes / The Huffington Post:
Training Journalists Got Me Five Years in Egyptian Prison — But Please Don't Call Me ‘Activist’
Discussion: GlobalPost
Dan Mitchell / Fortune:
WSJ Profile isn't a LinkedIn competitor
Discussion: Talking Biz News