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3:35 PM ET, June 3, 2013


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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 …
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 …
John Cook / Gawker:
Nikki Finke Just Doxxed Herself (and Tried to Undo It)  —  Reclusive Hollywood rage-blogger Nikki Finke may or may not have been fired from her perch as editor of Deadline Hollywood.  Her nemesis Sharon Waxman, over at the Wrap, says Finke has been canned by founder Jay Penske after he became fed up with her bullying ways.
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 …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks trial: what are the key issues at stake?
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Bradley Manning Court-Martial Starts Today
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 …
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
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
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: AllThingsD and CNET
New York Times:
Trial on E-Book Price-Fixing Puts Apple in Spotlight
Discussion: Reuters and Business Insider
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.
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
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.
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo consolidates politics coverage, names Steven Ginsberg senior editor  —  The Washington Post has named Steven Ginsberg as senior politics editor, overseeing “all politics coverage, regardless of section or platform,” according to a memo from executive editor Marty Baron and his colleagues.
Jim Romenesko:
Google and AP award six $20,000 scholarships to digital journalism students  —  Recipients of the $20,000 AP-Google Journalism and Technology Scholarships are Adam Allevato (Colorado State University), Lindsey Cook (University of Georgia), Nonny de la Peña (University of Southern California) …
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