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8:40 PM ET, May 30, 2012


 Top News: 
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
As WikiLeaks Struggles, Copycats Die But Online Whistle-Blowing Thrives  —  It's been months since WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website, has posted anything other than appeals for support for its embattled founder Julian Assange.  Weakened by internal dissension with Assange's imperious management …
New York Times:
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Loses Another Bid to Halt Extradition to Sweden  —  LONDON — Britain's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, should be deported to Sweden to face allegations of sexual abuse there, but Mr. Assange's lawyers won …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Obama Video on Fox News Criticized as Attack Ad  —  The “Fox and Friends” video.  —  The Fox News Channel came under withering criticism on Wednesday for a four-minute video, broadcast on its morning show “Fox & Friends” that portrayed President Obama's tenure as a series of failed promises.
Associated Press:
Former NY Daily News editor Michael O'Neill, who led newspaper in the late 1970s, dead at 89  —  NEW YORK — A former New York Daily News editor-in-chief who oversaw coverage of the city's financial crisis in the 1970s has died.  Michael O'Neill was 89.  —  Daughter Kathryn O'Neill …
Discussion: Charles Apple
Severin Carrell / Guardian:
Andy Coulson detained by police for suspected perjury  —  Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former director of communications, has been detained by police investigating alleged perjury at the trial of the Scottish socialist politician Tommy Sheridan.  Strathclyde police said Coulson was detained …
Guardian:   Vince Cable: Lib Dems faced ‘veiled threats’ over Murdoch's BSkyB bid
Keegan Hamilton / Seattle Weekly:
Journalist Mark Rahner Files Lawsuit Against Seattle Times Alleging Disability Discrimination  —  Ex-Seattle Times reporter/current comic book writer Mark Rahner, last seen crawling out of a coffin made of bacon to promote Crypticon, is suing his former employer, claiming he was unfairly fired after he refused to work a night shift.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Judge allows live-tweeting, live-blogging during Jerry Sandusky trial  —  Reporters will be allowed to live-tweet and live-blog during the jury selection and trial of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky on sexual abuse charges, according to a court order issued Wednesday.
Discussion: @niemanlab and
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Penguin, Macmillan respond to DOJ in e-book price fixing suit  —  Penguin and Macmillan, the two publishers fighting the Department of Justice's e-book price fixing lawsuit in court, have both filed responses to the DOJ suit.  —  Both publishers flatly deny that they engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy with other publishers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon-Owned LOVEFiLM, The Netflix Of Europe, Signs Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal  —  In the midst of Amazon's recent moves to rapidly grow its content collection on Amazon Prime Instant Video, the company has also been brokering deals for another one of its video properties: European Netflix competitor LOVEFiLM.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Prospect raises $200k, needs plenty more  —  The good news: The American Prospect, which has sought financial donations to keep it afloat, has met its $200,000 goal.  —  The other news: It is now asking readers for another $350,000.  From publisher Jay Harris, italics his:
FARC rebels release FRANCE 24 journalist Roméo Langlois  —  Held by Colombia's FARC rebels since April 28, FRANCE 24 journalist Roméo Langlois was freed Wednesday after more than a month in captivity.  Despite an arm injury sustained during his capture, Langlois appears to be in good health.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Apple digs in on e-book lawsuit, says Jobs' quotes will ‘speak for themselves’  —  In a new pushback over its role in an ongoing e-book controversy, Apple said that Steve Jobs' widely reported quotes on Amazon and book publishers “will speak for themselves.”  The company also denied once again that it conspired to fix prices.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Tampa Bay Times:
Journalists, police working out ground rules for GOP convention in Tampa  —  TAMPA — Protesters might not be the only people filling Hillsborough's jails during the Republican National Convention.  Journalists could face detentions — even arrests.  And though Tampa police say they're working …
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times
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