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3:05 PM ET, June 5, 2012


 Top News: 
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
What Happened to GOOD?  —  In five days, GOOD went from being a media darling to the media's latest jerk when the company laid off most of its editorial staff.  Just what happened to the do-gooder publication is still pretty murky.  —  First off, if you aren't familiar with GOOD …
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD magazine addresses editorial staff layoffs
Discussion: The Wrap and Folio
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD Magazine posts thank-you video featuring laid-off staffers
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Tribune search for CEO  —  Tribune Co. owners are again casting around for candidates to lead the troubled media outfit, which has been in Chapter 11 for more than three years.  Former NBCUniversal boss Jeff Zucker is a leading candidate to run the debt-plagued newspaper and TV station company, sources said.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
New York Times' latest hire part of evolving social media team  —  The New York Times' social media team is expanding, and ProPublica's Daniel Victor is its newest hire.  —  Victor, who is currently social media editor at ProPublica, announced yesterday that he's joining the Times …
Discussion: Gawker
Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:   New York Times Tacks on Two for Social Media, Values People Who Know Their Way Around Reddit
Kevin Allen / PR Daily News:
Reporter pressing charges against PR chief in Honeywell debacle  —  It's unlikely that many communications positions have the phrase “may be asked to falsely imprison reporters” in the job description, but perhaps Honeywell will want to consider it after this past weekend.
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Rally and Open Letter Signal Pushback to a Less-Than-Daily Times-Picayune  —  On Monday a rally was held and an open letter was issued from people in New Orleans who believe that Advance Publications' decision to reduce the publishing schedule of The Times-Picayune to three days a week …
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Dish/AMC fight breaks bad, channels banished to the 9,000s  —  OK, so who's geeked up for the upcoming fifth and final season premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad?  —  Lets just put it this way: In Englewood, Colo., where Dish Network is headquartered, nobody seems to be circling July 15 on their calendar.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jerry Sandusky trial starts today, with no tweeting or courtroom blogging  —  Jury selection begins today in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gerald A. Sandusky, and reporters at the trial of the former Penn State assistant coach, who is accused of sexual assault of 10 boys, will not be able to tweet …
Marin Cogan / GQ:
“I'm sort of fatalistic ... It's in rich peoples' hands now”: The Last Days of The American Prospect?  —  It could have been an editorial meeting for any small political magazine in Washington.  The staff of The American Prospect gathered for a daily web meeting in a large windowed corner office overlooking …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Kobo launches e-book self-publishing platform, “Writing Life”  —  Digital reading company Kobo is launching a competitor to Amazon's KDP and Barnes & Noble's PubIt: Kobo Writing Life, a free self-publishing platform for independent authors and publishers.  —  Writing Life is in beta tests …
Discussion: PR Newswire and Kobo
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
For The New York Times, India Ink is a step toward figuring out how to please a global audience  —  The New York Times may have a city in its name, but its reach has long been much broader.  The birth of a national edition in 1980 and a big push in the 1990s cemented its spread far beyond the tri-state area …
Discussion: India Ink and New York Times
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Atlantic, Economist Duke It Out for Elites  —  When Atlantic Media nabbed a journalist from The Economist for its new digital business news brand, Quartz, the poach had broader significance.  With the launch, Atlantic Media is opening up a second front in its battle with the Economist Group.
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Biz News
Erik Maza / WWD:
David Remnick Looks Into the Future  —  REMNICK'S CRYSTAL BALL: On Monday, David Remnick sat with Charlie Rose on CBS' “This Morning” for an old-hat discussion: What will The New Yorker look like in the future?  —  Much like it looks now, Remnick told Rose.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Walter Kirn joins The New Republic  —  The New Republic, on a hiring spree since it came under the ownership of Chris Hughes, has hired novelist and essayist Walter Kirn to serve as National Correspondent.  —  Kirn tells me he'll cover “politics and culture and their convergence,” and will start within the next few weeks.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dylan Byers / Politico:
TNR: ‘The New Yorker’ of Washington D.C.?
Discussion: @pareene
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John Biggs / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: WebProNews and Pocket-lint
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning lawyer in struggle to have government documents released
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Discussion: Technology Review, Thanks:@mathewi
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Macmillan's Tor/Forge will launch DRM-free digital bookstore this summer
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Erik Wemple:
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