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12:55 PM ET, June 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Too Little for So Many, Even in The Times  —  ART auctions or soup kitchens?  The cost of a luxury loft in SoHo or the number of children in homeless shelters?  —  Newspaper people make decisions about what to cover and what to emphasize every day.  They have finite resources …
Discussion: @digiphile
Zeynep Tufekci / technosociology:
Is there a Social-Media Fueled Protest Style?  An Analysis From #jan25 to #geziparki  —  When I tell people I study social media, politics and social movements, I often get a version of the question: “But there were protests before Facebook.”  Sure, I say, but how did people hear about it?
James Ball / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: Former WikiLeaks Employee James Ball Describes Working With Julian Assange  —  Former WikiLeaks employee James Ball, a subject of the Alex Gibney documentary ‘We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks,’ on what happened behind the scenes at Julian Assange's controversial company.
Kenneth Irby / Poynter:
John White on Sun-Times layoffs: ‘It was as if they pushed a button and deleted a whole culture’
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
To the dauntless lensmen  —  The Sun-Times was wrong and right …
Discussion: paidContent and Taking Note
Jason Samenow / Capital Weather Gang:
The day that should change tornado actions and storm chasing forever  —  Despite or perhaps due to accurate forecasts for violent tornadoes near Oklahoma City Friday afternoon and evening, motorists and storm chasers found themselves in harms way and some of the outcomes were tragic.
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.
Nick Schou / LA Weekly:
Ex-L.A. Times Writer Apologizes for “Tawdry” Attacks  —  Jesse Katz admits that attacking journalist Gary Webb's CIA-cocaine expose ruined Webb's life  —  Nine years after investigative reporter Gary Webb committed suicide, Jesse Katz, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who played …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Josh Horwitz / The Next Web:
Faking News, India's version of the Onion, acquired by news portal Firspost  —  Faking News, India's version of the Onion, has been acquired by Firstpost, one of the country's major online news portals, for an undisclosed amount.  —  Medi4nama reported today that the website famous …
Ben Flanagan / English:
Adel al-Toraifi: Why newspaper editors should be CEOs, not columnists  —  When Adel al-Toraifi was appointed editor-in-chief of Asharq al-Awsat, the world's biggest pan-Arab newspaper, one of the last things on his mind was writing.  —  Launched in London in 1978, the newspaper is printed …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
The Guardian profile: Deborah Turness  —  After nearly 10 years in charge of ITV News, the new president of NBC News is expected to shake up the US media scene  —  Not many television executives get their kicks away from the glare of the studio lights by going rally driving.
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 …
Discussion: BGR and MarketingVox News & Trends
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: HubSpot's Inbound …
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