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4:30 AM ET, June 3, 2013

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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
Reuters:
Sudan security bans opposition newspaper  —  * Authorities suspend three newspapers in past few weeks  —  (Reuters) - Sudan's security service has banned the newspaper of the opposition Communist party, its editor said on Sunday, the third paper targeted by authorities in the past few weeks.
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: Milo Yiannopoulos and The Drum
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Shutters Baghdad Bureau, the Last U.S. TV News Bureau in Iraq  —  CNN quietly closed its Baghdad bureau in the last few weeks, TVNewser has learned.  —  “While CNN is departing its current brick-and-mortar location in Baghdad, the network continues to maintain an editorial presence …
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 …
Economist:
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 …
 
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