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3:35 AM ET, June 17, 2014


 Top News: 
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Salt Lake Tribune ex-employees sue to stop changes to JOA with Deseret News  —  FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE OVER SALT LAKE TRIBUNE DEAL … SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune has filed a lawsuit to suspend and repeal the latest changes …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Settles E-Books Pricing Case With States, Consumers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) reached a settlement with U.S. states and consumers seeking damages over the company's fixing of electronic book prices, avoiding a trial in which it faced as much as $840 million in claims.
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, TVNewser and VICE News
Jack Shafer:
Anonymous sourcing, often used in NYT and Washington Post, exposes reporters to error, shame  —  The source may be anonymous, but the shame is all yours  —  Twice over the past two weeks, New York Times reporters got taken for long rides by anonymous sources who ultimately dropped them off at the corner of Mortified and Peeved.
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
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
New Wikipedia terms of use require anyone paid to edit articles to disclose that arrangement  —  Wikipedia Strengthens Rules Against Undisclosed Editing  —  A week after a coalition of big public relations firms vowed not to secretly edit their clients' Wikipedia pages …
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!
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
The future of music subscription services is binge listening, not exclusives  —  Beats Music got a lot of press Monday for nabbing the exclusive rights to a track that features Jay Z. The deal was seen by some as a sign that Beats may take a cue from Netflix and battle competitors like Spotify with exclusive content deals.
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 …
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 …
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
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Condé Nast Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox TV to Team Up  —  Three TV series already slated to air in 2014.  —  Condé Nast Entertainment has signed a first look agreement with Twentieth Century Fox TV.  The deal is a new expansive venture for CNE, and one that further positions it as a multimedia company.
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 …
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
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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
FCC's spectrum auction could leave parts of US without access to public TV, officials say
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Victorious raises $13M to help video stars create sites and apps independent of YouTube
 Earlier Picks: 
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Lara Logan Makes Her First Post-Suspension Appearance On CBS News
Discussion: TVNewser and NY Daily News
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Dean Baquet, Top Times Editor, Has Tumor Removed
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Steve Buttry joins Louisiana State University as visiting scholar to teach digital journalism
FCC considering extending net neutrality to mobile
Discussion: BGR and