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9:15 AM ET, June 2, 2014


 Top News: 
The Inquirer:
Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Inquirer, dies in plane crash  —  Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and, died Saturday night in the crash of a private jet at a Massachusetts airfield.  —  Katz's death was confirmed by Inquirer editor Bill Marimow …
Associated Press:
Gerry Lenfest says deal for control of Inquirer papers will proceed after death of Lewis Katz  —  Partner: Inquirer sale will proceed as planned  —  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A businessman says he expects the upcoming sale of The Philadelphia Inquirer to proceed despite the death of his partner in a plane crash.
Discussion: NewsWorks
David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Absorbing Price Fight Punches  —  Books, we are told, are relics that have reached their sell-by date, put out by an industry that is a desiccated shell of its former self.  —  Someone forgot to tell the book business that it was dead.  Last Thursday afternoon …
Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
User-generated content study shows varied standards of newsrooms, poor labeling and crediting  —  Tow Center Launches Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content in TV and Online News Output  —  by Claire Wardle, Sam Dubberley, Pete Brown  —  Crediting is rare …
Discussion: @cward1e and Kirk LaPointe's …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Journalists say Jay Carney's most notable achievement, is that he did nothing notable  —  Jay Carney vs. the press  —  Jay Carney spent three years successfully keeping the press at bay even as reporters grew increasingly disenchanted and adversarial with the administration.
Discussion: TIME, Telegraph, @meetthepress, Vox and The Wire
Fergus Pitt / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
Sensor journalism study recommends more reporting, access to data from publicly funded sensors  —  Sensors and Journalism, A Major Report  —  Today, the Tow Center is publishing a report about the uses, the opportunities and the risks of sensors and journalism.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Amid Moves on Shield Laws, Journalist Tells of a 2011 Subpoena Fight  —  WASHINGTON — A former Fox News journalist disclosed on Thursday that he had been subpoenaed in 2011 for notes and testimony identifying his confidential sources in a leak investigation, adding a new public chapter …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Why the Supreme Court should hear James Risen's case  —  The Pulitzer Prize winning Times reporter has been ordered to give up a source at a criminal trial, based on a murky, hoary, inapt precedent.  The Court should take a fresh look.  On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court its expected …
Discussion: @megan
Roy Peter Clark / Poynter:
What journalists can learn about authorship from Maya Angelou  —  In 2006 the Canadian scholar Stuart Adam and I co-edited a collection of essays titled “Journalism: The Democratic Craft.”  It is a rich — and largely unread — anthology of work that reflects on the key aspects of knowledge …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Fortune And Money Launch New Sites And Split Off From CNN Money  —  Two of Time Inc.'s business and finance publications, Fortune and Money, are getting new online homes today.  —  You're probably familiar with the magazines, and you've probably read some of their articles online.
John Beck / VICE News:
Witnesses Undermine Egypt's Case Against Al Jazeera Journalists  —  A key part of the prosecution case against three Al Jazeera journalists being tried in Egypt was undermined in a hearing today when witnesses contradicted previously submitted written testimony.
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Powered by Pano, focused on gaming: Google to announce Android TV at Google I/O in June
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Turkish cops harass CNN reporter on air
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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

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The UK and US announce the arrest of a 17-year-old boy from Walsall, UK, suspected of being connected to the ransomware attack against MGM Resorts in 2023

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