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7:15 PM ET, June 23, 2012


 Top News: 
Basil Katz / Reuters:
U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.  —  Following a hearing in Manhattan federal court …
Associated Press:
Vatican Gets Fox Media Adviser  —  VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has brought in the Fox News correspondent in Rome to help improve its communications strategy as it tries to cope with years of communications blunders and one of its most serious scandals in decades, The Associated Press learned Saturday.
Discussion: Associated Press and The Raw Story
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google loosens its limits and pricing on Maps API  —  Last year Google incited a tiny panic among newsroom developers after announcing plans to start charging bigger users of the Google Maps API.  This is something of a concern to newsrooms, where Google Maps has become an essential reporting tool.
Alex Williams / New York Times:
Chris Hayes Has Arrived With ‘Up’  —  AROUND 11 p.m. on a Friday this past spring, Ted Leo, a singer and songwriter considered something of a legend in New York punk and indie-rock, opened a raucous late set at the Black Cat club in Washington with a curious greeting to his followers.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The Demand Media Way  —  Demand Media is a tough publisher to figure out.  It's got its share of critics who paint it as little more than a Google-algorithm-gaming content farm.  But there are also those who see Demand as an embodiment of a modern publishing company, producing content aimed …
Erik Wemple:
Joe Williams blasts ‘small group’ in statement  —  Joe Williams has spoken.  —  After staying mostly silent in the day after his suspension from Politico for certain remarks and tweets, Williams has issued a lively statement on his status and the circumstances that have landed him in his current bind.
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Killings Curb Reporting of Mexican Crime Wave  —  XALAPA, Mexico — Throwing his burly frame to the ground, the photojournalist Alberto Morales click, click, clicked away on Tuesday as police officers and soldiers in body armor barked into radios, hoisted their rifles and crouched into position on word of a suspicious vehicle moving in.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV critics pan Sorkin's ‘The Newsroom’  —  No need to stay up late Sunday for the debut of Aaron Sorkin's new show “The Newsroom,” say most TV critics.  Here's an understated trailer for the show, which is set at a fictional television network and features a Keith Olbermann-like anchor.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘Fox Mole’ Joe Muto leaves Gawker, reviews ‘The Newsroom’ for Slate as two media narratives converge
Discussion: New York Magazine, The Week and Slate
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How Edward Champion catalogued Jonah Lehrer's sins  —  Lots of media outlets have written about Jonah Lehrer's ill-defined journalistic no-no's.  Poynter, for instance, has published eight posts (make it nine) since learning Tuesday that Lehrer has recycled old columns.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Said To Seek Tech-Savvy CEO For Comeback  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), seeking a chief executive officer who can reverse a six-year sales slump, is looking for a tech-savvy executive to help wring more revenue from the Internet, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: CJR and Business Insider
Jeremy A. Kaplan / Fox News:
Journalist live-Tweets Taliban attack from inside firefight  —  War journalist Mustafa Kazemi hunkers down as bullets whiz overhead, scrambling to find a tourniquet.AHMAD MUKHTAR  —  Kazemi found the birthday cake of a someone who was supposed to turn 21.  It was never cut into.MUSTAFA KAZEMI
Discussion: Daily Mail
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Gigantic Year Is Already Here, Citi Says  —  Is Google making money off of YouTube?  You betcha, Google execs told shareholders today, without offering the slightest bit of detail.  Par for the course.  —  So, in lieu of real numbers from Google, here's a Wall Street estimate: Google is making a ton of money from YouTube.
Discussion: Media Money … and Fortune
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Ben Dowell / Guardian:
Jana Bennett to leave BBC Worldwide
Discussion: BBC, Digital Spy and
Steve Jordon / Omaha World-Herald:
Buffett adds Waco to growing paper network
Discussion: Poynter
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Managing ed Liz Spayd to exit WashPost
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: 20 more alleged victims expected to sue News International
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Wendi Murdoch's freelance career