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11:30 PM ET, May 31, 2013


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Kenneth Irby / Poynter:
John White's 44-year career at The Chicago Sun-Times has been rooted in faith and professionalism.  It's a career he refers to as “an assignment from God.”  —  Earlier this week, that career came to an end on what some photographers have called the darkest day in Sun-Times photojournalism history.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
To the dauntless lensmen  —  The Sun-Times was wrong and right when it fired its entire photo department.  —  Wrong: Images are more important than ever.  Look at this page: Medium practically forces us to include a photo with every post.  On Google+ posts sans images get little love.
Discussion: Taking Note and Associated Press
Chicago Business Journal:
Guild representing laid-off Sun-Times photographers plans complaint to NLRB
DirecTV Said Among 3 Hulu Bidders at $1 Billion or More  —  DirecTV (DTV), the second-biggest U.S. pay-TV service, and two other bidders are each offering at least $1 billion for Hulu LLC, the online video website, said people with knowledge of the bid.  —  The other two couldn't be identified immediately.
Hunch About Bloomberg Brought Rivals Together  —  Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase are usually bitter rivals, competing for lucrative banking and trading business.  But one day in April, the Wall Street titans found common ground: frustration with the Bloomberg news and financial data empire.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
David Ingram / Reuters:
After news editor boycott, U.S. attorney general loosens rules  —  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder loosened his rules for speaking with media editors on Friday during a second day of meetings with them about his Justice Department's handling of investigations that involve reporters, the editors said.
The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education:   Holder to Meet With Journalists of Color
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
New Rules May Rein In Prosecutors in Leak Investigations
Peter Sterne / The New York Observer:
Atlantic Media Fails Hacking Test  —  Earlier today, everyone at Atlantic Media received an email warning them to “reverify” their Google Apps account.  But the email wasn't actually sent from Google, it was from Atlantic Media's Chief Technology Officer Tom Cochran, who wanted to test …
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
CBS acquires TV Guide Digital's  —  CBS acquired TV Guide Digital from Lionsgate.  The mobile application provides expanded features, such as a watch list that alerts viewers when they can watch a favorite TV show or actor.  (TV Guide Digital)  —  CBS Corp. has acquired TV …
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
An Ethical Stumble in Philadelphia  — adds Gov. Tom Corbett and one of his rivals to its roster of columnists.  Fri., May 31, 2013.  —  Rem Rieder ( is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  It's a staggeringly bad idea.
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Appeals Court Affirms Decision to Deny Nexstar Injunction Against Time Warner Cable  —  Agrees that plain language of contract allows for importation of distant signals  —  TV stations may want to re-read their retrans contracts to see whether they, too could be subject to distant signal importations.
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Tumblr's Creative Director Quits  —  Jacob Bijani joined Tumblr as one of its original, most formative employees (and its first designer/product engineer) back in 2008—when a $1.1 billion Yahoo buyout was unfathomable.  Now he's leaving.  —  According to a farewell post on Bijani's site …
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Small Internet Businesses Head to Hill With Mozilla Topping Agenda  —  Small Internet publishers have been to Washington before to tell their story, but this time they are gathering with a singular purpose: to persuade lawmakers to put more pressure on Mozilla to change its plans …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Associated Press:
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