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12:35 PM ET, June 24, 2013


 Top News: 
New York Times:
China Said to Have Made Call to Let Leaker Depart  —  BEIJING — The Chinese government made the final decision to allow Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, to leave Hong Kong on Sunday, a move that Beijing believed resolved a tough diplomatic problem even as it reaped …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
WikiLeaks Spokesperson Says Group May Publish Snowden's Remaining Material  —  “I can't go into any details.”  —  WASHINGTON — A WikiLeaks spokesperson opened the possibility Monday that the group could publish the rest of Edward Snowden's National Security Agency documents when reached by phone on Monday.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Talking Points Memo
Michael Kelley / Business Insider:
Edward Snowden Didn't Show For Flight From Moscow To Havana, Cuba, And Now A Bunch Of Journalists Are Stuck On The Plane
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
You Don't Have To Like Edward Snowden
The Huffington Post:
David Gregory To Glenn Greenwald: 'Why Shouldn't You Be Charged With A Crime?' (VIDEO)
Snowden on the run, seeks asylum in Ecuador
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook, With a Focus on Mobile, Works on Project for News Via Users  —  Facebook Inc. is aiming to become a newspaper for mobile devices.  —  The social network has been quietly working on a service, internally called Reader, that displays content from Facebook users and publishers …
Wall Street Journal:
Hollywood's New Screen Test  —  Big Studios' Korea Experiment Rents Movies on Demand While Still in Theaters  —  Two Hollywood studios have quietly begun testing a controversial business model in South Korea after years of failed efforts in the U.S.: renting movies via video on demand while they are still playing in theaters.
David Carr / New York Times:
British Invasion Reshuffles U.S. Media  —  On Thursday night, the host of “The Daily Show” riffed on Paula Deen's liberal use of both butter and racial slurs, chatted about journalism with Tom Brokaw and parodied the gangster code of honor that has been in the news in the Whitey Bulger trial.
Discussion: Guardian
The Huffington Post:
Phone Hacking Scandal Reportedly Went Far Beyond Media  —  LONDON (AP) — The phone hacking scandal rocking Britain extends well beyond the media industry to include law firms, debt collectors and other companies, a newspaper said Saturday.  —  The scandal has already sent shockwaves across …
Tom Harper / The Independent:
Pressure grows on Lord Leveson to explain why he ignored hacking beyond the press
Noah Davis / The Awl:
Freelance Writing Online: What Are You Worth?  —  I didn't know what I would get paid to write this article.  I didn't ask.  It doesn't matter.  It won't make a tangible dent in paying the rent on my apartment in Brooklyn, or, for that matter, rent on an apartment in any other city.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
3 signs you've left your job: creator of “BuzzFeed Lists” departs  —  Scott Lamb, who laid the foundation for much of BuzzFeed, has left the company.  It's unclear why or where he is going next.  —  Scott Lamb, the man who created BuzzFeed's infamous listicles — such as …
New York Times:
Hulu, Seeking a Buyer, May Shift Course  —  This year Hulu reached a milestone: viewers streamed more than one billion videos on the site in a single three-month period.  —  But the valedictory lap did not last long.  Even as the number of views were adding up, so were concerns within the company about the site's future.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Magazines' iPad Editions See 24% Ad Boost in Q1  —  Kantar/PIB Report Shows Uptick, But Buyers Seek More Performance Data From Publishers  —  Magazine publishers are seeing more advertisers warm up to their iPad editions.  —  In the first quarter, the number of ad units …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Opening up government: A new round of Knight News Challenge winners aims to get citizens and governments better information  —  Moments ago, the Knight Foundation announced its latest round of winners in the Knight News Challenge, its currently semiannual competition to identify fundable ideas …
Niklas Pollard / Reuters:
Swedish court backs TV license fees for computers, mobile devices  —  (Reuters) - A Swedish court on Monday ruled that the state broadcaster could charge a fee for accessing television via the Internet on laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices.  —  Sweden has for decades …
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