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9:55 AM ET, June 17, 2014


 Top News: 
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.
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.
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 …
Bridie Jabour / Guardian:
Brother of journalist Peter Greste says time in Cairo jail is easier “if it's for a cause”  —  Peter Grestes belief his case is bigger than himself has helped him endure  —  Brother of Australian journalist who has been in a Cairo jail for 170 days says the suffering is easier to handle 'if it's for a cause'
Discussion: @amnestyoz and Guardian
2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine military shelling  —  Two journalists for Russian TV channel Rossiya have died from wounds sustained during a Ukrainian military shelling attack near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.  Reporter Igor Kornelyuk passed away on the operating table, a doctor at the hospital confirmed to RT.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service  —  Looks like YouTube is turning up the heat in its ongoing fight with independent music labels, and some of the most popular artists on the platform.  The FT is reporting that Google's online video portal is planning …
Discussion: Guardian, @scroobiuspipyo and hypebot
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 …
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: @brianstelter and WFPL
Wall Street Journal:
Videogame reviewer Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie earns $4M in ad sales a year on YouTube; has 27M subscribers  —  YouTube's Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million a Year  —  Cussing, Comic Videogame Reviewer PewDiePie Has 27 Million Subscribers  —  STOCKHOLM— Felix Kjellberg doesn't play a very convincing mega star.
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: VatorNews, @urrutiadelpozo and @mims
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DreamWorks Animation Launches YouTube Channel with Shrek, Original Series and More  —  DreamWorks Animation officially launched DreamWorksTV, a YouTube channel aimed at families with a mix of animated and live-action original series.  —  The new channel is part of the studio's effort to reach millennials …
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.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Samsung, Adobe Partner for Papergarden Magazine Service  —  DPS-built pubs are the only ones that will be viewable in the app.  —  Samsung has developed a new magazine app service called Papergarden and only publishers that have built their digital magazines using Adobe's DPS …
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
BBC hosts conference to consider the state, and future, of local journalism
Discussion: One Man and His Blog
Dan Primack / Fortune:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
iHeartRadio adds new personalization features to its Android app as it preps Chromecast support
Discussion: MediaPost and
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
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James Crugnale / The Wrap:
Business Insider says it saw 26M uniques May, passing Forbes, and exceeding WSJ and CNNMoney
Discussion: Guardian
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Lara Logan Makes Her First Post-Suspension Appearance On CBS News
Discussion: TVNewser and NY Daily News

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