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8:30 AM ET, June 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Gregory Katz / Associated Press:
Guardian making big splash in US with scoops  —  LONDON (AP) - Before this week, the Guardian newspaper's gradual move into the U.S. - hiring dozens of employees in the last two years — hadn't produced much of a splash in terms of scoops.  In the last three days that has changed.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Began PRISM Story Three Weeks Ago, Heard Guardian's ‘Footsteps’  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post revealed on Thursday the existence of a secret National Security Agency program code-named PRISM, which reportedly allows the U.S. government to tap directly into the servers …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
You Won't Finish This Article  —  Why people online don't read to the end.  —  She's already stopped reading  —  I'm going to keep this brief, because you're not going to stick around for long.  I've already lost a bunch of you.  For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are already gone.
Gabriel Kahn / Mediashift:
Is Media Becoming Device Dependent?  —  Not long ago, I heard Hearst Corp. Magazine Chief Executive David Carey relay a remarkable development: Since the debut of the iPad Mini, paid electronic subscriptions for Hearst magazines had skyrocketed.  When he said this in February …
Roger Ailes unplugged  —  Roger Ailes doesn't think homosexuals are out to get him.  He frequently jokes about his weight.  He doesn't believe Rupert Murdoch calls him “cuckoo,” but brags that his boss does call him “paranoid” - and he's wealthier for it.  If Fox News headquarters is under attack …
Alastair Reid /
Why the Guardian has ‘given bloggers the keys’ to its website  —  The Guardian's new environment blog network brings writers from around the world to add expert commentary alongside news reporting  —  Copyright: By DonkeyHotey on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
Discussion: Big News
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] New York Post cuts 13 full-time positions  —  UPDATE: Capital New York has names and more details about the layoffs.  —  From: Col Allan  —  To: Newsroom  —  Date: 6/7/2013  —  Subject: Announcement to newsroom staff  —  To all staff:  —  As we continue to strengthen …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Is the future of mobile video all about apps?  These two apps don't think so  —  Mobile video is growing quickly, and with that also comes an explosion of apps from publishers who want their slice of the pie.  But do consumers really want to switch back and forth between dozens of apps to watch their favorite videos?
Discussion: Engadget
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
On, Wisconsin!  What happens when you try to kick a nonprofit journalism center off campus?  —  And once again there is a nation full of journalists wondering what's going on in Wisconsin's state legislature.  —  This week, a legislative committee approved a measure that would not only evict …
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Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
Paramount Accuses JPMorgan Chase, Content Partners of Conspiracy
Discussion: Variety and Hollywood Reporter
Committee to Protect Journalists:
For Turkish media, Taksim story reveals flaws, threats
Victor Luckerson / TIME:
YouTube Throws a Curveball by Becoming a Sports Broadcaster
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
Magazines Find Success Selling iPad Ads
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Associated Press:
US gives political asylum to Mexican journalist
Press Association:
Ecuadorean and UK ministers to discuss Julian Assange
 Earlier Picks: 
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Met looks into claims ex-News Corp subsidiary aided attack on pay-TV rival
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Signs Sony Up for iRadio, Now Has All Three Major Music Labels on Board
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cable TV redoubling their investment in advanced set-tops boxes
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Time Warner Cable enables out-of-home streaming on Mac and PC
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Was Change in Obama Editorial a ‘Softening’ of The Times's Position?