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6:50 PM ET, June 4, 2014


 Top News: 
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kushner's Freedom newspapers lurched from one strategy to another; print focus isn't working  —  The newsonomics of the Orange County Register's swerves all over the freeway  —  Pity Aaron Kushner's poor driving instructor.  We can easily imagine the then-16-year-old's driving inclinations as he first took the wheel.
Andrew Rosenthal / New York Times:
NYT launches NYT Opinion, a $6/month subscription and app for op-eds, editorials, and curated online commentary  —  Announcing NYT Opinion  —  Today, I'm proud to say, we are launching NYT Opinion.  It's the first time we have offered a stand-alone subscription to all of The New York …
Joe Fassler / The Atlantic Online:
Who's Going to Buy The New York Times's New Opinion App?  —  When The New York Times announced its new mobile app, NYT Now, in April, it did more than release a new piece of software to the world.  It proposed a new media schedule for would-be users: With time-pegged briefings for the morning and evening …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Just Like Comcast Did, Verizon Says Netflix Is Slowing Its Own Streams  —  Verizon, responding to complaints from Netflix about its broadband service, says Netflix is slowing down its own video streams to the telco's providers.  —  If that sounds confusing, that's because it is.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Nags Another New Partner, Blaming Verizon for Slow Streams  —  Earlier this year, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, then complained about it.  —  Here's a new version of the story: In April, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Verizon.
Julien Girault / Agence France-Presse:
China seeks to wipe Tiananmen from popular memory  —  Beijing (AFP) - China's vast censorship machine does its utmost to wipe the slightest reference to the Tiananmen crackdown from books, television and the Internet, scrubbing the issue from public discussion and even from the minds of its younger generation.
Joseph Weber / Washington Post:
Chinese journalists are beginning to fight their government's censorship
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Lara Logan Back at Work on ‘60 Minutes’  —  The correspondent has been on the bench for seven months after anchoring an erroneous report about the Benghazi attacks.  —  Lara Logan has returned to work, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.  —  The news ends a suspension that began last fall …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Small Record Labels Ask Regulators to Intervene in YouTube Dispute  —  Independent music groups, angry with YouTube's demands over licensing terms, have asked government regulators in Europe and the United States to intervene on their behalf.  —  Trade groups representing thousands …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Xbox Adds 45 New Media Partners, Including Twitter, Vine, Comedy Central, And MLG  —  Microsoft has been trying for a while to make its Xbox Live platform not just a home for gamers, but also the dominant media center in the home.  Just ahead of E3, the company is taking a bigger step …
Ben Beaumont-Thomas / Guardian:
Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017  —  The growing popularity of downloads and streaming services like Netflix means that Blu-ray and DVD sales are declining  —  Netflix's HQ: the streaming service is eating into DVD sales.  Photograph: Graham Whitby Boot/Allstar/Sportsphoto Ltd.
Discussion: Gigaom, Variety, The Wrap and Digital Spy
Sridhar Pappu / WWD:
Roger Angell, at 93, talks about his five decades at The New Yorker  —  M: Roger Angell, A Hall-of-Famer at 93  —  Roger Angell goes to work almost every day at The New Yorker, where he has been a writer and editor since 1956.  Earlier this year, an essay he wrote for the magazine …
Discussion: @harrymccracken
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