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12:45 PM ET, June 3, 2013

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Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline.com:
A Personal Note On Nikki Finke From Mike Fleming  —  Earlier today, I got an urgent e-mail blast from The Wrap about Michael Douglas contracting throat cancer from cunnilingus.  It was presented with the same traffic-pandering, classless urgency as similar blasts I've gotten from the same publication …
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Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Nikki Finke To Sharon Waxman: Just Stop It  —  Right now I am not going to discuss my Deadline Hollywood contract or my relationship with my boss Jay Penske.  Why?  Because I don't have to.  If that changes, I'll tell you.  (I also didn't post about this imbecilic digital ad …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
POLITICO hires FP's Susan Glasser to head new long-form journalism, opinion divisions  —  Some truly game-changing news on the Washington media scene tonight: POLITICO has hired Susan Glasser, the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, to serve as editor of new long-form journalism and opinion divisions …
Matt Sledge / The Huffington Post:
Media Organizations Urge Judge To Grant Bradley Manning Stenographers Press Credentials  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — A coalition of news organizations signed onto a letter urging the military to overturn its decision to deny press credentials to two crowdfunded stenographers throughout the trial of Bradley Manning …
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake?
Discussion: Pressing Issues, The Nation and Soup
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Bradley Manning Court-Martial Starts Today
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Devoted to Politics, MSNBC Slips on Breaking News  —  At MSNBC they view it as rooting against death and destruction: the last thing the channel wants is more months like the last two, filled with terror bombings, tornadoes and plant accidents.  —  It's not all altruism.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC/MSNBC to tap SCOTUSblog publisher  —  NBC News and MSNBC have announced that they will partner with the publisher of SCOTUSblog, the all-things-Supreme-Court website, for coverage of upcoming rulings.  SCOTUSblog publisher Tom Goldstein and NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
CNN Denies Rumors About Wolf Blitzer Shakeup  —  CNN is hitting back at rumors about possible changes to Wolf Blitzer's role at the network.  —  The New York Daily News reported Sunday that Blitzer's on-air time may be reduced as president Jeff Zucker continues his overhaul of programming.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
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NY Daily News:
Cryin' Wolf at CNN!  Sources say viewers will see less of veteran anchor Wolf Blitzer …
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite and All Things CNN
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL's Orphaned Music Sites Find a Home at Townsquare Media  —  In April, AOL laid off most of the people who worked for its music sites.  Now it has let go of the sites, too: Radio chain Townsquare Media Group has picked up three of the portal's music properties, along with one aimed at comic fanboys.
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Exclusive excerpts: ‘The Gestation Period of Llama (Or why I quit The Wall Street Journal)’  —  In an new essay, a former investigative reporter explains how a Murdoch-ized operation led her to leave journalism and reinvent herself  —  Once, dissent was common in American newsrooms.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
LSE Media Policy Project:
Nesta Research: Public Interest High, Advertiser Interest Low for Hyperlocal Media  —  The future of local media in the UK has been in the limelight recently with the granting of local TV licenses, the House of Lords inquiry into media pluralism and the Newspaper Society supporting PresBoF's …
Discussion: Street Fight
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, JackLail.com and @mathewi
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Study: Cross-Ownership of Media Doesn't Impact Minorities  —  One of the biggest arguments against liberalizing the cross-ownership of media properties in a local market—that it would limit minority and female ownership—was shot down in a study conducted as part of the Federal Communications …
 
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Abramson, Woodward & Brokaw speak out about DOJ media investigations
Toronto Star:
Toronto Star reporter arrested, ticketed after taking photos of injured GO transit officer
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo consolidates politics coverage, names Steven Ginsberg senior editor
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
Scott Trust appoints Virgin's Neil Berkett as chair of GMG
Discussion: Guardian
New York Times:
Trial on E-Book Price-Fixing Puts Apple in Spotlight
Discussion: Reuters and Business Insider
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Shutters Baghdad Bureau, the Last U.S. TV News Bureau in Iraq
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Reuters:
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Apple Is Said Be Pressing for Internet Radio Deals
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
What is a mobile news company, and do we even want one?
Oscar Williams-Grut / The Independent:
The Kernel's back to make new enemies  —  Having paid off its debts …
Discussion: The Drum