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9:45 AM ET, June 6, 2014


 Top News: 
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘New York Times’ Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop ‘Really Painful’  —  When former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden made the fateful decision to share sensitive documents with reporters revealing secret and mass gathering of the metadata associated with the phone calls made by tens …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Titillation or Illumination on The Times's New ‘Sin Beat’?  —  Mosi Secret's new beat — sin in New York City — has already resulted in a big spread in last Sunday's Metropolitan section, an article in The New York Observer and a lot of Twitter traffic.  —  It has also resulted in quite …
Discussion: @palafo and New York Magazine
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
Meet Mosi Secret, The Times' New Sin and Vice Reporter  —  Mosi Secret.  (Photo via Facebook)  —  The New York Times sexed up its local coverage this weekend with a long and in-depth story, featured on the front page of the Sunday metro section, on an underground strip club-cum-brothel in the city.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Mashable to launch Australian operation poaching Jenni Ryall from  —  Technology and social media news website Mashable is to launch an Australian operation and has appointed multimedia editor Jenni Ryall as its editor.  —  The move was announced overnight and also sees the website …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, AdNews and TheAustralian
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Verizon Threatens Netflix With Legal Action Over Congestion Message  —  Here's the newest salvo in the Netflix/Verizon fight that blew up yesterday: Verizon is now threatening Netflix with legal action over the messages that Netflix is showing some Verizon subscribers, which blame Verizon for low-quality video streams.
Dan Rayburn /
Netflix's Network Congestion Message Rolling Out On All ISPs, Not Just Verizon
Discussion: @danrayburn and DSLreports
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
On the front lines of the battle over the press pass  —  On Wednesday, Amy had a post on a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment to permit greater campaign finance regulation.  We covered the hearing because the purpose of the amendment …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Lord Coe confirms he is considering applying to be chairman of BBC Trust  —  Tory peer and London 2012 Olympics boss was approached by government about role last month  —  Lord Coe has confirmed that he is seriously considering applying to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
Discussion: BBC
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Fairfax to move Pagemasters sub editing contract to New Zealand  —  Fairfax Media has announced it is ending the sub editing of its newspapers by Pagemasters, in a move that will see up to 40 journalist positions moved from Australian to its New Zealand.  —  The decision to move the subediting …
Discussion: @paulwiggins
Robert Peston: BBC follows the Daily Mails lead too much  —  Corporation's editors have a ‘safety-first’ attitude and are obsessed with newspapers' agendas, says economics editor  —  Robert Peston said a safety-first attitude at the BBC often meant it followed the lead set by newspapers.
Tom Meagher:
Cultural and technical lessons learned while leading the Thunderdome's data team that I never learned at newspapers  —  Things I never learned at newspapers about making news on the internet  —  Over 21 months at Thunderdome, we created a lot of great projects, from interactive graphics …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Here's how the recession affected jobs in newsrooms, publishing, advertising, and more  —  The Upshot has gone chart crazy today, with a new project featuring 255 visualizations of how job markets were influenced by the recession.  In the words of New York Times developer and Upshot team member Derek Willis:
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Dashiell Bennett named editor of The Wire  —  The Atlantic has named a new editor for its news curation website, The Wire.  —  News editor Dashiell Bennett has been promoted to the top masthead slot, the company announced today, replacing Gabriel Snyder, who left the company five months ago and now works for Bloomberg Media Group.
Connor Simpson / The Wire:
The Strange Beneficial/Predatory Relationship Between TMZ and Justin Bieber  —  The ugly videos showing Justin Bieber saying racist things while he was still a baby-faced teen are apparently going to continue surfacing, though new reports allege TMZ has used the videos to blackmail Bieber into cooperation for years.
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Ziff Davis Acquires emedia Communications  —  Move will expand Ziff Davis' email database to more than 20 million.  —  Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., announced it has acquired emedia Communications from Reed Business Information.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Aereo Now Chromecast-Ready  —  Debut Comes After A Brief Delay  —  Following a brief delay, Aereo announced Thursday that its broadband TV and cloud DVR service now works with the popular Google Chromecast streaming adapter.  —  The extension, supported on Android-powered devices …
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Discussion: @coversjon and @abeaujon
Lyse Doucet / BBC:
The women reporters determined to cover World War Two
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million in Monster Copyright Case
Discussion: Associated Press and Mashable
Nick Massella / FishbowlDC:
Huff Post Launches New Video Series Fueled by Booze
Discussion: SocialTimes
Margit Feher / Wall Street Journal:
Hungarian Private Media Goes Blank in Protest against Planned Tax
Discussion: Yahoo! Finance
Ruth Pollard / Sydney Morning Herald:
Prosecution demands maximum sentence for al-Jazeera journalists, including Australian Peter Greste
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D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Advantage Business Media shutters digital media industry website
Ellen Killoran / International Business Times:
Hachette Announces Layoffs As Amazon Standoff Persists
Seth Liss / Poynter:
Kelly McBride named Poynter's Vice President for Academic Programs
Discussion: @kensands and @craigsilverman
Agence France-Presse:
Mexican Reporter's Body Found After Kidnapping
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking may have led to Milly Dowler voicemail deletions, says judge
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
James Ball / Guardian:
Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files