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4:40 PM ET, June 9, 2014


 Top News: 
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
News Corp accuses Daily Mail Australia of plagiarism  —  Australia's largest newspaper group labels rival journalists ‘copy snatchers and parasites’ amid accusations of stealing stories  —  News Corp Australia has taken aim at its new local online competitor Daily Mail Australia …
Gustavo Arellano / Navel Gazing:
OC Register Insiders on Expected Layoffs/Buyouts: “It's Going to be a F**king Bloodbath”  —  Today, at 4 p.m., the full staff of the Orange County Register will march into the R.C. Hoiles Auditorium located at the paper's for-sale Grand Street offices to hear Aaron Kushner explain …
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
No Spotify for Old Men: Classic musicians rail against the new economics of music  —  Send in the curmudgeons.  —  Last week, three rock and roll old timers, on three separate occasions, came out swinging against what they perceived as unfair practices in the new music economy.
Discussion: New York Times
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Sky News boss wants to expand presence in US; already has 500K subs via Roku and Apple TV  —  The BBC was impervious to the launch of Sky News.  Now they have to take notice  —  John Ryley treasures his framed memento of the launch of Sky News - a disparaging advert placed in the Financial Times …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Benjamin Freed / Washingtonian:
The New Republic's Editorial Director Michael Schaffer named Editor of Washingtonian  —  Michael Schaffer Named Editor of Washingtonian  —  Schaffer is leaving the New Republic to become the fourth editor in Washingtonian's 49-year history.  —  Michael Schaffer, the New Republic's editorial director …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Jon Huntsman Sr. interested in buying Salt Lake Tribune  —  Jon Huntsman Sr., the father of the former Republican presidential candidate, is interested in buying the Salt Lake Tribune, the paper reports.  —  On Friday, the billionaire philanthropist said he's interested in purchasing the paper …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Stock Falls Following Spin-Off From Time Warner  —  Wall Street likes a leaner Time Warner, but it's feeling a lot less charitable about the publishing business.  —  The entertainment company's stock rose 0.65% on Monday to $68.58, following the spin-off of its Time Inc. magazine properties.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Journalist Michael Hasting's posthumous novel, The Last Magazine, being published June 17  —  The nonfiction roots of Michael Hastings' posthumous novel  —  “I want to say this right now: This is fiction, it's all made up,” the late journalist Michael Hastings wrote in the introduction to his forthcoming novel, The Last Magazine.
Discussion: @capitalnewyork
Vikas SN / MediaNama:
Quartz India goes live  —  Atlantic Media's mobile-first digital publication Quartz has gone live with its Indian edition, accessible at for readers in India and at for readers outside the country.  —  The company says Quartz India will provides both global and India-specific business news coverage and features.
Discussion: Quartz, Talking Biz News and Skift
Alex Hayes / mUmBRELLA:
Fairfax CEO hits back at News Corp, accuses it of ‘spreading lies’ and being ‘at war with itself’  —  Fairfax CEO Greg Hywood has fired off an email to staff at the media company accusing rivals News Corp of spreading “lies” about the company, having “deep seated cultural problems” and being “at war with itself over it future”.
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Judge in Apple e-books case refuses to dismiss new antitrust case from Australian retailer  —  Judge Says Price-Fixing Suit Filed by Retailers Can Proceed  —  Judge Denise Cote officially opened a new (although tenuous) new legal front in the ongoing e-book price-fixing battle …
Discussion: GalleyCat
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