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8:25 PM ET, June 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Who Needs Reporters?  —  FOR her big announcement last week, Michele Bachmann neither convened a news conference nor waited for some other moment when she was in public, reporters and television cameras nearby.  She didn't even pick a favorably inclined journalist for the kind of one-on-one interview …
Discussion:, @digiphile and @mathewi
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
Oscar Williams-Grut / The Independent:
The Kernel's back to make new enemies  —  Having paid off its debts, a controversial online magazine is relaunching.  —  Ainfamous online magazine forced to close over unpaid wages is set to be re-launched with its divisive founder in charge after paying off debts of over £24,000.
Discussion: The Drum and Milo Yiannopoulos
NY Daily News:
Cryin' Wolf at CNN!  Sources say viewers will see less of veteran anchor Wolf Blitzer and more of younger, hunkier newsmen  —  Studly Chris Cuomo and handsome Jake Tapper will likely get more airtime.  New boss Jeff Zucker has already fired James Carville, Mary Matalin and Roland Martin
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
What is a mobile news company, and do we even want one?  —  When Circa announced that it had poached Reuters' social media boffin Anthony De Rosa to head up its editorial team, it scored a victory on two counts: Suddenly, 60,000 people - the sum total of De Rosa's Twitter followers …
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.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Apple Is Said Be Pressing for Internet Radio Deals  —  After months of stalled negotiations over its planned Internet radio service, Apple is pushing to complete licensing deals with music companies so it can reveal the service as early as next week, according to people briefed on the talks.
Citizen journalism: Foreign correspondents  —  AFTER the brutal murder of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, in London on May 22nd, many viewers watched a video of one of his suspected killers, with bloodstained hands and a meat cleaver, addressing onlookers.  The video was broadcast first on ITV News …
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.
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 …
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