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8:50 AM ET, June 2, 2015

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John Plunkett / Guardian:
News Corp chief exec Robert Thomson criticizes ‘trash traffic’ on BuzzFeed-style sites  —  News Corp chief criticises ‘trash traffic’ on BuzzFeed-style sites  —  Robert Thomson says advertisers 'don't want guilt by association, they want gilt by association'
Discussion: @larakiara
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Sources: Re/code valued at $15-20M in Vox deal, which was based on Vox's November valuation of $380M; Re/code projected to generate revenues of $12M this year  —  Why Re/code, an 18-month-old tech news startup, really sold to Vox — even though it was generating $12 million
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CBS newsman Bob Schieffer to become a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Centre, studying the 2016 presidential election  —  Bob Schieffer heads to the Ivy League, accepts Harvard fellowship  —  One of Bob Schieffer's first stops after stepping down from the “Face the Nation” moderators chair will be Harvard University.
Discussion: Poynter
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Business Insider deleted posts about Elon Musk after his biographer publicly complained that the news organization was mining his book for posts  —  Business Insider Deleted Elon Musk Posts After Bio Author Complained  —  Business Insider removed several posts from its site after the author …
Discussion: @kevin_raposo and @kbsmoke
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Business Insider:
Sources: nearly all of Medium's sites are undergoing major upheavals; employees quiet on changes due to NDA  —  Medium, the publishing platform started by one of Twitter's cofounders, is gutting some of its most popular sites  —  Two weeks ago, publishing platform Medium …
Fiona Gartland / The Irish Times:
Court order was not intended to stop reporting of Dáil statements, says judge  —  Denis O'Brien accused in High Court of ‘spectacular climbdown’  —  An order preventing the publication of financial information about Denis O'Brien was not intended to prohibit fair reporting of any utterances …
Discussion: @marklittlenews
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Build your own Netflix: Vimeo On Demand introduces monthly subscriptions  —  Video makers have been able to offer their creations for sale or rent through Vimeo On Demand since 2013.  Now, the video platform has introduced a recurring monthly subscription option.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Former NYT director of audience development Kareem Ahmed introduces NYC.TV, a platform for local video makers, and a discovery tool for viewers  —  NYC.TV goes local to fix the video discovery problem  —  Putting a video online is easier than it has ever been, but good luck getting people to watch it.
Discussion: @digiday
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Journalists Meet To Discuss Frustration With Clinton Campaign's Control Over Access And Information  —  NEW YORK — Journalists covering Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign met for nearly two hours in Washington on Monday to discuss concerns about what they believe is inadequate access …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked contract shows SoundCloud may pay about 22% royalties to publishers, is preparing to roll out two premium tiers, one with downloadable songs and no ads  —  Leaked Contract Shows SoundCloud's Plans For Ad-Free Subscriptions And Paying Labels  —  SoundCloud is desperately trying …
Discussion: Digital Music News
Christian Caryl / Foreign Policy:
How three Costa Rican reporters upended the nation's political system through data reporting  —  The Data Sleuths of San José  —  How three scrappy Costa Rican reporters used the power of data to bring down a system of sleaze.  —  The real estate agent was angry.
Discussion: @martinstabe
WAN-IFRA:
Global newspaper circulation revenue $92B and advertising revenue $87B in 2014, the first time circulation revenue exceeded ad revenue this century  —  World Press Trends: Newspaper Revenues Shift To New Sources  —  A profound shift in the newspaper business model, evolving for years, is finally here.
Sarah Shaffi / The Bookseller:
US e-book sales drop 6% in 2014 to 223M, down from 240M in 2013  —  US e-book sales down 6% in 2014  —  E-book sales in the US declined by 6% in 2014 compared to the year before, statistics released by Nielsen show.  —  Information presented at BookExpo America and derived from PubTrack Digital …
Andrew Heslop / WAN-IFRA:
WAN-IFRA calls for greater protection for journalists, says at least 1,127 have been killed on the job since 1992  —  Press Freedom Resolution: Safety of Journalists  —  The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), meeting on 31 May in Washington D.C. during …
Pew Research Center:
Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers trust about four-in-ten sources they have heard of and distrust about two-in-ten overall  —  Millennials and Political News  —  Social Media - the Local TV for the Next Generation?  —  When it comes to where younger Americans get news …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Pew report: 61% of millennials got their political news from Facebook in the last week, 37% from local television
 
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Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
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Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY and Media Wire Daily, Thanks:@amandabcowie
Alison Flood / Guardian:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Judge Orders Newspaper To Delete Article, Newspaper Reminds Judge That It's In The US And The 1st Amendment Exists
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
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