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6:00 AM ET, June 1, 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 Guardian
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
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.
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
Discussion: Poynter
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
As TV Falls Apart, Tumblr And Twitter Aim To Pick Up The Pieces  —  For years, it's been said that Internet use would cut into the time U.S. consumers spend watching television.  Today, those premonitions are beginning to reach the tipping point.  TV ratings have dropped by 50 percent over the last decade.
Discussion: Valleywag
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
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Journal site Xanga tries to fend off an impending shutdown with fundraising drive  —  It's a sad day for the old internet.  Xanga — which has long tagged behind LiveJournal as a journaling platform — is running out of time: in a blog post, the team behind it said they'll be forced to shut …
Discussion: Valleywag and Betabeat
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.
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Cord-Cutters Lop Off Internet Service More Than TV  —  For all the fuss over Americans dropping their cable subscriptions in favor of Internet video, another type of cord cutting appears to be more common.  —  Hundreds of thousands of Americans canceled their home Internet service last year …
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Katy Bachman / Adweek:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Discussion: The New York Observer
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Austin Tice's family will return to Beirut
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Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner CEO Sells 81% of Direct Holdings in Company
Discussion: Bloomberg
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Did Apple conspire to fix ebook prices? The DOJ takes Cupertino to court on Monday
Google now believed to be world's biggest media owner with revenue of $37.9bn