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6:00 PM ET, June 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Apple fights to dismiss evidence in ebook price fixing row  —  Apple was battling to limit the torrent of emails which could be used as evidence in its price fixing trial on Monday, as dozens of damning messages painted a picture of a coordinated attempt to force the prices of ebooks upwards.
Discussion: The Verge
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Execs from Apple and publishing houses calling each other idiots  —  The US government's antitrust lawsuit against Apple, which had its first day of trial today in New York, is worth keeping an eye on for at least two reasons: 1) The outcome could affect the entire media industry; and 2) …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Bloomberg and Pulse 2.0
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Justice Department releases slides showing alleged Apple ebook conspiracy  —  The federal government is pressing its legal and PR case against Apple in New York federal court today.  It released some slides from the proceedings that are intended to highlight the intended conspiracy.  Here's a look.
Discussion: CNET, AllThingsD and Reuters
New York Times:
Trial on E-Book Price-Fixing Puts Apple in Spotlight
Discussion: Quartz and Reuters
Nikki Finke /
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 …
Mike Fleming Jr /
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 …
John Cook / Gawker:
Nikki Finke Just Doxxed Herself (and Tried to Undo It)
Discussion: FishbowlLA
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.
Matt Sledge / The Huffington Post:
Media Organizations Urge Military To Allow Stenographers In Bradley Manning Trial  —  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 …
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Bradley Manning Court-Martial Starts Today
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 and Ink Stained
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.
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 …
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 …
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
UK considers stepping up Internet blocking  —  Home secretary Theresa May wants to prevent more “radicalization”  —  Should governments block websites that spread hardline ideology but don't explicitly advocate violence—like the ones likely read by the Tsarnaev brothers …
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
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
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
Kim Murphy Takes Over as LA Times National Editor  —  Some might argue that Roger Smith is getting out of the print newspaper business in general and Tribune Co.-owned corner of it in particular just in time.  Per an internal memo shared this morning by LA Times readers' representative Deirdre Edgar …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
André Natta / Poynter:
Local Birmingham TV station reports former mayor's death, only to be fact-checked by  —  Saturday morning saw a flurry of activity on social media channels in Birmingham, Ala., as local television station CBS 42 published a report at 11:27 a.m. CT that the city's former mayor, Larry Langford, had died in prison.
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
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Discussion: GigaOM
Katerina Matsa /
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Discussion: FishbowlNY and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Jim Romenesko:
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
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Toronto Star:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo consolidates politics coverage, names Steven Ginsberg senior editor
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Arif Durrani / Media Week:
Scott Trust appoints Virgin's Neil Berkett as chair of GMG
Discussion: Guardian
LSE Media Policy Project:
Nesta Research: Public Interest High, Advertiser Interest Low for Hyperlocal Media
Discussion: Street Fight
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Study: Cross-Ownership of Media Doesn't Impact Minorities
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Shutters Baghdad Bureau, the Last U.S. TV News Bureau in Iraq
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Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
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