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10:10 PM ET, June 16, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Dean Baquet, Top Times Editor, Has Tumor Removed  —  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, had a malignant tumor removed from his kidney on Saturday and will spend about a week away from the office while recovering, he said in an email to the newspaper's staff on Monday morning.
Al Jazeera America:
Egypt to release hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist Elshamy  —  Reporter to be freed on medical grounds after being held without charge for 306 days and protesting with hunger strike  —  Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the release of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy on medical grounds …
Stephen Kalin / Reuters:
Egyptian court to give final ruling in case of Al Jazeera journalists on June 23  —  Egypt court sets date for ruling on Al Jazeera journalists  —  (Reuters) - An Egyptian court said on Monday it would rule on June 23 in the case involving three Al Jazeera journalists on trial …
James Crugnale / The Wrap:
Business Insider says it saw 26M uniques May, passing Forbes, and exceeding WSJ and CNNMoney  —  Business Insider Surpasses Forbes Web Traffic for the First Time  —  The online business publication says they outpaced their competitor in May, according to comScore Business Insider surpassed Forbes …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In New Jersey, with $2 million from Knight, the Local News Lab launches to seek revenue models  —  The Local News Lab launches today, supported by a $2 million grant awarded by the Knight Foundation in February.  The New Jersey-based organization will incubate six local journalism sites in an effort to …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After Louisville layoffs, reporters will be coached more than edited  —  WFPL  —  Louisville Courier-Journal Executive Editor Neil Budde tells WFPL's James Miller the budgetary imperatives behind last week's layoffs allowed him to reimagine the news organization: “The approach I took …
Discussion: WFPL
Barry Levine / VentureBeat:
Supreme Court will decide if the First Amendment can protect threats on Facebook  —  How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company?  Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat's 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco.  Register now and save $200!
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Source: BuzzFeed may raise new round estimated at $200M; last round was $20M in January 2013  —  Source: BuzzFeed is raising a massive $200M round  —  BuzzFeed may raise a $200 million funding round — its fifth to date — a source close to the matter claims.
Discussion: @mims, VatorNews and @urrutiadelpozo
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
John Temple joins First Look Media as President, Audience and Products  —  John Temple joins First Look leadership team  —  The challenge we have set for ourselves at First Look Media is to do things that haven't been done before, to find ways to combine journalism and technology to improve society.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
FCC's spectrum auction could leave parts of US without access to public TV, officials say  —  Worries Over Access to Free Public TV  —  Public television officials are raising the concern that the Federal Communications Commission's planned spectrum incentive auction …
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Laurie Hays, senior executive editor, Bloomberg News  —  CAPITAL: What are your responsibilities as senior executive editor in charge of beat reporting and editing?  —  HAYS: I lead 1,200 beat reporters around the world at Bloomberg News in delivering high-impact stories …
Discussion: @edmundlee and @spettypi
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
US's oldest Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario La Prensa, lays off 12 amidst union row  —  El Diario lays off 12  —  El Diario La Prensa, the nation's oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper and the largest in New York, handed out pink slips to 12 staff members Friday.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
iHeartRadio adds new personalization features to its Android app as it preps Chromecast support  —  Clear Channel's iHeartRadio released today version 5.0 of its Android app with a new section for deeper recommendations of radio stations.  The related iOS update is scheduled for release next week.
Discussion: MediaPost and
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Is Aereo working on a Plan B?  —  Aereo is just days away from a Supreme Court ruling on whether or not its streaming TV service is legal.  “Of course.  What else would I do?  Just sit around and wait?”  That's Aereo founder and CEO Chet Kanojia after being asked if he's still going into work each day …
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