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7:35 AM ET, May 31, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Will other Advance newspapers face cuts like Times-Picayune, Alabama papers?  —  Advance Publications' decision to cut staff and reduce printing to three days a week at its papers in New Orleans and Alabama has worried journalists at its other newspapers.  Cleveland Scene's Kyle Swenson reported …
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
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.
David Stringer / Associated Press:
Andy Coulson Detained For Suspected Perjury  —  LONDON (AP) — The former top media adviser to Prime Minister David Cameron was arrested and charged with perjury Wednesday in the trial of a flamboyant ex-Scottish lawmaker — the latest case tied to allegations of wrongdoing by British tabloid newspapers.
Discussion: @skynewsbreak
Jeremy Hunt gives evidence - live  —  • Special adviser given no instructions on BSkyB bid  —  • On day he was handed BSkyB bid, Hunt texted Murdoch  —  • Osborne texted Hunt ‘I hope you like our solution’  —  • Hunt admits he was ‘sympathetic’ to News Corp's BSkyB bid
Discussion: Associated Press, Telegraph and BBC
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify vs. the Pirates (Video)  —  Spotify has a lot of buzz and a bunch of users, but it's not a mainstream service by any means.  So think of today's D10 interview with CEO Daniel Ek and investor/adviser Sean Parker as a Spotify primer: Walt Mossberg got the two men to explain exactly …
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Jen Doll / The Atlantic Wire:
Do Female Journalists Have a Confidence Problem?  —  Every couple of weeks another report comes out with a new statistic that demonstrates what we should all know by now: women writers are not being published as often as men.  Except, of course, in certain areas of journalism, the “pink” ones, like service and food and style.
Discussion: Poynter
Tom Bill / Reuters:
Al Jazeera eyes new London home in Shard skyscraper  —  (Reuters) - Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera is in advanced talks to move into London's Shard skyscraper, the tallest tower in western Europe, a source close to the deal told Reuters.  The 95-storey Renzo Piano-designed glass tower …
Harriet Sherwood / Guardian:
Israeli journalist to be tried over leaks that revealed illegal military killings  —  Haaretz's Uri Blau faces espionage charges after being passed thousands of secret documents by jailed ex-soldier Anat Kam  —  An Israeli journalist is to stand trial for possession of secret military documents leaked …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Forbes the model for a digital-first media entity?  —  By now, we have some pretty good examples of what a digital-native media entity looks like: it looks a lot like The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed or Vox, with a relentless focus on the dynamics of the real-time web and the way that content lives online …
Discussion: Poynter, eMedia Vitals and Talking Biz News, Thanks:@mathewi
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.
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Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Digital Notes: Judge Presses U.S. in Megaupload Case
Discussion: Plagiarism Today, CNET and BBC
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Networks on the Hot Seat Over Legality of Barry Diller's Aereo
Discussion: CNET
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
News International sells Wapping site for £150m
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
WaPo Buyout Memos Depict Rosier Times
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Judge allows live-tweeting, live-blogging during Jerry Sandusky trial
Discussion: and @niemanlab
 Earlier Picks: 
Tampa Bay Times:
Journalists, police working out ground rules for GOP convention in Tampa
Discussion: Tampa Bay Times
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Prospect raises $200k, needs plenty more
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Arnaud de Borchgrave: ‘I feel vindicated’
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
John Berman Leaving ABC News for CNN
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
As WikiLeaks Struggles, Copycats Die But Online Whistle-Blowing Thrives