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3:35 PM ET, June 17, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Big News Forges Its Own Path  —  During a visit to Toronto last week, I noticed the entire city was pivoting around a story by Gawker, a site that has a broad range of interests, but at its core is dedicated to detailing the running silliness of life in Manhattan.
Jessica Grose / New Republic:
Can Women's Magazines Do Serious Journalism?  —  Some people don't think so ...  Last week, the feminist Internet exploded with censure for the British quarterly Port Magazine.  The magazine's transgression?  Publishing a cover story about “A New Golden Age” of print media and featuring six white, male editors.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Instagram Will Get Video On June 20  —  We've been working on getting more details on a press event that Facebook is having this week.  Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely.
Sky News:
No Agreement Over Julian Assange's Future  —  The British and Ecuadorian governments have failed to reach an agreement over the future of Julian Assange after talks in London.  —  Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino had travelled to Britain to discuss what to do about the Wikileaks founder …
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
LinkedIn Builds Its Publishing Presence  —  LinkedIn came of age as the staid social media platform for business professionals: reliable, utilitarian and, well, boring.  —  Unlike Twitter or Facebook, which are hives of message activity that attract constant monitoring …
Discussion: Forbes and eMedia Vitals
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Links Up With DreamWorks Again for More Kids' Shows  —  More kids' stuff for Netflix, this time via another DreamWorks Animation deal.  —  The Web video service will have exclusive worldwide first-run rights to a new batch of original programming from the studio …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With More Than 2.5B Monthly Video Views, Fullscreen Closes Funding From Chernin Group, Comcast, And WPP  —  Online multichannel network Fullscreen has become the latest in a series of YouTube partners to raise funding.  The company has officially closed a funding round led by The Chernin Group …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The Apple e-book antitrust case: The final four days  —  The DOJ will rest its case.  Apple will present its defense.  Summations on Thursday.  —  FORTUNE — Eddy Cue, the alleged “ringmaster” of a conspiracy to raise e-book prices in 2010, returns to a Manhattan federal court Monday …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Not a good sign: Barnes & Noble just keeps slashing Nook tablet prices  —  Why is Barnes & Noble extending price cuts on Nook tablets?  It may be because the retailer is trying to clear out stock.  —  Barnes & Noble is extending price cuts on its Nook tablets, and that's not necessarily a good thing.
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Sharyl Attkisson Speaks Out About ‘Serious And Disturbing’ Computer Hacking: 'I'm Outraged'  —  On Friday, a CBS News internal investigation revealed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson's personal and work computers had been compromised.  “Sophisticated” methods were used to access …
Discussion: Politico and TVNewser
Michelle Salemi / Variety:
Can Local News Take On Watchdog Role?  —  Some observers think the Web is better-placed to report on civic issue  —  Can local TV news really fill the watchdog role in the 21st century that local newspapers did in the 20th?  —  CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer advanced the theory …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jason Sheftell, popular ‘Daily News’ reporter, found dead  —  At the Daily News, a memo this morning from editor in chief Colin Myler has shocked and saddened the staff, with the news that the newspaper's well-liked and prolific real-estate editor and reporter, Jason Sheftell, has died.
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Digg Reader will hit iPhone and Web on June 26th with easy importing, basic features, important stories filter  —  Digg has just announced that its answer to the now fallen Google Reader, named Digg Reader, is launching next week — with access to all opening up by June 26th.
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
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