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2:40 PM ET, June 6, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
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.
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 …
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
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Apple ebooks trial: Amazon ‘yelled ... and threatened’ when publishers tried to control prices  —  Cupertino's lawyers say Amazon considered agency model before publishers started pushing retailers that way  —  One of the most curious claims that Apple's attorneys have made during …
Discussion: GeekWire and Wall Street Journal
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Press freedom groups condemn Turkish police violence against journalists  —  At least 14 journalists have been injured, some seriously, since the outbreak of violent protests in Turkey.  The offices of media organisations have also come under attack.  —  The police have been accused …
Penguins Not Protests on Turkish TV Fuel Anger Against Media
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 …
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
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys' new project: A breaking news site to supplement existing media  —  Matthew Keys, the former deputy social media editor at Reuters who was fired over alleged collaborations with the Anonymous Group, has given a sneak preview of a new project he is working on …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Barnes & Noble unveils NOOK Snaps, a selection of exclusive short reads for its tablets and ereaders  —  Barnes & Noble is increasing the amount of exclusive content available on its range of NOOK tablets and ereaders today through NOOK Snaps, a new bi-monthly program that offers users a batch of original …
Discussion: The Verge, Ubergizmo and Payments RSS
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.
Sayantani Ghosh / Reuters:
Media General to merge with privately held New Young Broadcasting  —  (Reuters) - Media General Inc (MEG.N) and privately held New Young Broadcasting Holding Co Inc said they will combine in an all-stock deal to form a new TV broadcasting company that will be majority controlled by New Young shareholders.
Discussion: MediaPost
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
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Saudi prince launches libel action against Forbes magazine over Rich List  —  Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns London's Savoy hotel, claims US publication undervalued his wealth by $9.6bn  —  Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's wealthiest businessmen …
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 …
Tanveer Ali / Columbia Journalism Review:
A rally for laid-off Sun-Times photogs  —  A protest Thursday morning drew about 150 picketers to the newspaper's headquarters  —  CHICAGO, IL—Pulitzer Prize winner John H. White doesn't think too much of the iPhone as a replacement for him and 27 other photographers who lost their jobs at the Chicago Sun-Times last week.
Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
China selectively opens the Great Firewall for special events  —  The western Chinese city of Chengdu hosts the Fortune Global forum of business leaders today.  To the great delight of reporters covering the event, the Great Firewall has been temporarily ruptured: Facebook and Twitter are accessible.
Erik Maza / WWD:
Mirror Awards Honor Excellence in Media Reporting  —  AWARDS DAY: The Mirror Awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, gave out its annual prizes Wednesday at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.  Among the most notable winners was a regular at these things, The New Yorker's Ken Auletta …
Discussion:, TVNewser and FishbowlNY
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner and China Media Capital form partnership
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Sky says it has ‘no plans’ to sell Xbox hardware as part of its satellite TV subscriptions
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James Cusick / The Independent:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies hacking conspiracy
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How Russia Today reached one billion views on YouTube
Natasha Tynes / The Huffington Post:
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Dan Mitchell / Fortune:
WSJ Profile isn't a LinkedIn competitor
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Baba Shetty out as Newsweek CEO
Discussion: New York Post, AdAge and Mashable
David Dishneau and Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Bradley Manning Trial Characterized By Secrecy, Security
Dylan Byers / Politico:
EIC Kerry Lauerman to exit
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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