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4:55 PM ET, June 6, 2012


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How things went bad at GOOD magazine, what's next for fired staff and the company they left  —  Max Schorr isn't interested in engaging in what he calls “he said/she said back and forth” with the former staffers of GOOD, the magazine he cofounded that laid off most of its editorial staff last Friday.
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Future of Audio Hearing Kicks Over Old Issues  —  A House hearing on the future of audio kicked the rock over on two old issues in the radio business exacerbated by the stunning growth of digital radio services like Pandora.  Should over-the-air radio stations be forced to fork over performance fees …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Pandora is lobbying Congress to keep online radio royalties low
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
HBO Says No, for Now, to Fans Who Want a Web-Only Option  —  HBO doesn't want your money, Web-only television viewers.  —  The premium cable channel on Wednesday acknowledged a fan campaign called “Take My Money, HBO!” with a Twitter message that said, in effect, thanks but no thanks.
Jim Romenesko:
Warren Buffett buys 3.2% stake in Lee Enterprises  —  Warren Buffett hoped Berkshire Hathaway could keep quiet about its investment in struggling Lee Enterprises, but the SEC wouldn't allow it.  On Tuesday, the billionaire investor disclosed that Berkshire purchased 1.66 million shares of Lee …
Jack Shafer:
The great newspaper liquidation
Discussion: The Daily Beast
John Koblin / Deadspin:
How A Teenager With A Fake Escort Service Duped Darren Rovell And CNBC  —  An 18-year-old high school senior named Tim was bored one day last November when CNBC's sports biz guy, Darren Rovell, sent out the following tweet: If you are losing a paycheck/business because of the NBA, I want to tell your story.
Barbara Walters: the key emails  —  Following her exclusive interview with Bashar al-Assad, Barbara Walters tried to use her influence to help one of the Syrian dictator's former aides.  Here are the key emails.  December 8, 2011 - Sheherazad Jaafari to Barbara Walters …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Wattpad raises $17 million to become the YouTube of writing  —  Wattpad, which describes itself as the world's largest online community of readers and writers, has raised a Series B funding round of $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures and including Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang.
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Back to You: Aaron Sorkin Returns to Television With ‘The Newsroom’  —  LOS ANGELES — A new one comes every few years, like a presidential election or the Olympic Games: an Aaron Sorkin television series set in a high-pressure work environment.  “The Newsroom,” which will have its HBO debut on June 24 …
Discussion: Forbes
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Scoops Spur Calls For Investigation, White House Responds  —  NEW YORK — The Obama administration disputed claims Wednesday from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others that it had revealed national security secrets to reporters for its own political gain.
Discussion: Politico
Bradley Manning's Wikileaks hearing opens as defense seeks dismissal of 10 counts  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning appeared at a military court outside Washington on Wednesday for a three-day pretrial hearing at which his lawyers were seeking dismissal of 10 of the 22 counts against him.
Discussion: Techdirt
Associated Press:
Media executives cite progress in dispute over Labor Department curbs on release of jobs data  —  WASHINGTON — Progress is being made in talks with government officials over a Labor Department proposal to require reporters to use agency computers and telephone lines to file stories …
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Shake Up Shack: New York Times Has New Police Bureau Chief  —  After more than a half a decade as police headquarters bureau chief for The New York Times, Al Baker has vacated the mouse-infested reporters' “shack” at One Police Plaza, making way for some rare new blood at the Times.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Salon Names Cindy Jeffers CEO, CTO
Discussion: Salon
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WashPost's Watergate anniversary party
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
E-Publishing May Be Doing Everything Right, But We Can't Ignore The Spectre Of Piracy
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN taps The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
What happens when a newspaper is just another digital voice?
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Donald Trump is done with USA Today