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12:05 PM ET, June 6, 2013


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
NBC's Pete Williams: DOJ Will ‘Very Likely’ Investigate Guardian Scoop  —  NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Justice may try seeking out the source of a bombshell article that revealed National Security Agency surveillance of millions of Americans, according to NBC News Justice correspondent Pete Williams.
Eliott C. McLaughlin / CNN:
Holder: Leaks probes target government officials, not reporters  —  (CNN) — The Justice Department will never prosecute journalists for doing their jobs, and recent probes into national security leaks targeted government officials, not reporters, Attorney General Eric Holder said in opening remarks to a Senate committee Thursday.
Maria Sacchetti / The Boston Globe:
Mass. pair sues New York Post over Marathon bombing portrayal  —  A Massachusetts teenager and his 24-year-old friend filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Post Wednesday in Boston, accusing the tabloid of falsely portraying them as suspects in the deadly Marathon bombings by plastering …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Press freedom groups condemn Turkish police violence against journalists  —  At least 14 journalists have been injured, some seriously, since the outbreak of violent protests in Turkey.  The offices of media organisations have also come under attack.  —  The police have been accused …
Penguins Not Protests on Turkish TV Fuel Anger Against Media
Kate Bulkley / Guardian:
How lucrative are second screen companion apps for TV broadcasters?  —  As Channel 4 announce the upcoming launch of the ‘4Now’ second screen companion app for iOS, Kate Bulkley examines the commercial models underpinning the move by broadcasters to recapture a distracted TV audience through apps
John Plunkett / Guardian:   Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
On Newsstands, Allure of the Film Actress Fades  —  Pity the poor Hollywood film stars: they can't open movies the way they used to and now they can't sell magazines.  —  Even a few years ago, the prize for a magazine editor was in luring an A-list Hollywood star onto the cover.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Ex-Reuters editor Matthew Keys' new project: A breaking news site to supplement existing media  —  Matthew Keys, the former deputy social media editor at Reuters who was fired over alleged collaborations with the Anonymous Group, has given a sneak preview of a new project he is working on …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erik Wemple:
Fox News and James Rosen: How much notice did they give the government?  —  Judging from federal court documents, June 11, 2009, was a busy day for Fox News reporter James Rosen.  Phone records suggest that he was hounding Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, a State Department security adviser.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Saudi prince launches libel action against Forbes magazine over Rich List  —  Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns London's Savoy hotel, claims US publication undervalued his wealth by $9.6bn  —  Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's wealthiest businessmen …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Focus, criticism shifts to Amazon in Apple e-book trial  —  The online retailing giant is accused of being a bully by two publishing company CEOs who testified during the trial.  —  NEW YORK — Amazon acted like a bully and threatened the publishers when discussing a new e-book sales structure …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
US v. Apple could go to the Supreme Court
Discussion: TUAW
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Sky reportedly in talks with Microsoft to sell subsidized Xbox One with its satellite TV packages  —  Microsoft is reportedly in talks with satellite broadcaster BSkyB to try to close a deal whereby its new Xbox One video game console would be sold in the UK alongside a Sky subscription package.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner and China Media Capital form partnership  —  Time Warner chief executive Jeff Bewkes announced a partnership with China Media Capital.  (Bloomberg)  —  Time Warner Inc. has formed a partnership with deep-pocketed China Media Capital to make investments in what has become …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
AT&T Discusses Entering Into a Joint Bid for Hulu With Chernin Group  —  According to sources close to the telecommunications giant, AT&T is in discussions with the Chernin Group about mounting a joint bid to acquire the Hulu premium video site.  —  It makes sense — in addition to its core phone business …
Erik Maza / WWD:
Mirror Awards Honor Excellence in Media Reporting  —  AWARDS DAY: The Mirror Awards, which honor excellence in media reporting, gave out its annual prizes Wednesday at Cipriani 42nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.  Among the most notable winners was a regular at these things, The New Yorker's Ken Auletta …
Discussion:, TVNewser and FishbowlNY
Dan Mitchell / Fortune:
WSJ Profile isn't a LinkedIn competitor  —  The social-media-like products being planned by Dow Jones and Bloomberg are not attempts to take on the social media giants.  —  FORTUNE — What do the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have in mind for the business-oriented social networks they are each reportedly launching?
Discussion: Talking Biz 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: and JSOnline
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
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Talking Biz News
Christina Bonnington / Wired:
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Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
China selectively opens the Great Firewall for special events
James Cusick / The Independent:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies hacking conspiracy
Discussion: Sky News and New York Times
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Natasha Tynes / The Huffington Post:
Training Journalists Got Me Five Years in Egyptian Prison — But Please Don't Call Me ‘Activist’
Discussion: GlobalPost
NBA Could More Than Double Its Annual Rights Fees in New TV Deals
 Earlier Picks: 
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Report: More Research Needed on Link Between Media and Violence
Discussion: CNET and Broadcasting & Cable
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Baba Shetty out as Newsweek CEO
Discussion: New York Post, AdAge and Mashable
Dylan Byers / Politico:
EIC Kerry Lauerman to exit
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Is Top-Earning Chief in New Media
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Readmill partners with Guardian, Atavist and Livrada and adds a free book section to its app
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Reader-funded journalism  —  This model is vital in sustaining …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh