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11:55 PM ET, June 5, 2013


 Top News: 
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Watch out, watchdogs  —  GOP-led Wisconsin legislature moves to push investigative journalists off campus  —  DETROIT, MI — At the conclusion of a marathon overnight session, Wisconsin legislators early this morning added a provision to the state budget that would expel the Wisconsin Center …
Discussion: JSOnline and
Andy Mannix / The Blotter:
Wisconsin Republicans want to kick investigative journalism center off UW campus  —  Rep. John Nygen (left) says the center can find housing elsewhere; Andy Hall, the nonprofit's executive director, says he was “blindsided” by the news.  —  Wisconsin Republicans want to boot …
Wall Street Journal:
Koch Eyeing Potentially Profitable Newspapers  —  WICHITA, Kan.-Charles Koch confirmed that his company, Koch Industries Inc., is looking into the possibility of acquiring newspapers, but he said it would do so only if he believed they could be operated profitably.
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post to phase in a paid online subscription model  —  The Washington Post will phase in a paid online subscription model for Web content starting June 12, charging some readers $9.99 a month for access to more than 20 articles a month on desktop and mobile devices.
David Dishneau and Eric Tucker / Associated Press:
Bradley Manning Trial Characterized By Secrecy, Security  —  FORT MEADE, Md. — Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has been all about secrecy and security, and his trial has taken on a cloak and dagger feel, too.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Bradley Manning Trial Mostly Ignored By TV
Penguins Not Protests on Turkish TV Fuel Anger Against Media  —  As clouds of tear gas engulfed central Istanbul and anti-government demonstrators fought with police, billionaire Aydin Dogan's news channel aired a documentary about penguins.  —  The scheduling made him and other media bosses targets …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Met police officer jailed for selling celebrity tip-offs to the Sun  —  Paul Flattley made £7,600 from providing information about stars including Kate Middleton and Zara Phillips to the red-top  —  A former Metropolitan police officer who had access to private information …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Rebekah Brooks Pleads Not Guilty to Phone-Hacking, Corruption Charges
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Baba Shetty out as Newsweek CEO  —  Newsweek/Daily Beast CEO Baba Shetty is stepping down after just nine months on the job, according to a staff memo from editor-in-chief Tina Brown.  —  The news comes one week after Brown and Shetty confirmed reports that parent-company IAC was eyeing …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The CIA Invests in Narrative Science and Its Automated Writers  —  Narrative Science has already proven that its robot writers can make sentences that are good enough for newspapers and internal company reports.  Now they're going to work for the CIA.  —  The Chicago-based startup …
John McDermott / AdAge:
Apple to Sell Audio Ads on iRadio, its Upcoming Streaming Music Service  —  New Ad Product Could Be Pricier Than Pandora, Thanks to Targeting Abilities  —  Now hear this: Apple will sell audio ads on its forthcoming streaming music service, already being dubbed “iRadio” by many.
NBA Could More Than Double Its Annual Rights Fees in New TV Deals  —  Incoming Commissioner Adam Silver Will Be Key Decision-maker in 2014  —  With new national sports cable networks thirsting for live game programming, the NBA is poised to cash in when its current deal is up. ...  Become an Ad Age Subscriber
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Bloomberg Begins Fund to Invest in Start-Ups  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the increasingly clubby world of Silicon Valley, some might say it was almost inevitable that Bloomberg L.P., the parent of Bloomberg News, would start its own venture capital firm to invest in start-ups, including some that its technology reporters write about.
Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Wireless Pads NFL Deal  —  Multiyear, $1 Billion Deal Will Give Customers Access to Local Games on Phones  —  Verizon Wireless will pay $1 billion for rights to air more NFL games over its customers' smartphones, placing a big bet on changing viewer habits as Americans watch …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Global spending for media and entertainment to rise steadily  —  PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that global spending for media and entertainment will reach $2.2 trillion in 2017, compared with $1.6 trillion in 2012.  —  Digital media ¿ fueled by the expansion in ownership …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Reader-funded journalism  —  This model is vital in sustaining real journalism: it fosters independence, invests readers in the work that is done, and keeps journalists accountable to individuals  —  Many news outlets around the world, in the age of the internet, have struggled to find …
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Feds: More Research Into Link Between Media and Violence Should Be a Priority  —  National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine said existing research is inadequate  —  Declaring that detailed scientific research on the impact of media violence on gun violence is sorely lacking …
Discussion: CNET and Broadcasting & Cable
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Top-Earning Chief in New Media  —  Meanwhile, Larry Page, Mayer's old boss at Google, ranks last with just $1 in pay.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's $36.6 million of compensation last year makes her the top-earning new media chief executive, according to analysis from SNL Kagan.
Discussion: SNL Financial
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