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8:20 AM ET, June 6, 2013


 Top News: 
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 …
Discussion: Poynter
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
James Cusick / The Independent:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson denies hacking conspiracy  —  Mr Coulson, 45, from south east London, appeared at Southwark Crown Court to face three charges.  —  David Cameron's former communications chief  —  in Downing Street, Andy Coulson, has pleaded not guilty to three charges
Discussion: Sky News and New York Times
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
Jake Maxwell Watts / Quartz:
China selectively opens the Great Firewall for special events  —  The western Chinese city of Chengdu hosts the Fortune Global forum of business leaders today.  To the great delight of reporters covering the event, the Great Firewall has been temporarily ruptured: Facebook and Twitter are accessible.
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 …
Rachel McAthy /
How Russia Today reached one billion views on YouTube  —  A detailed look at RT's approach to YouTube, where it records around 800,000 to one million views a day  —  Copyright: Image by bredgur on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.  —  For newsrooms producing video, having a strong presence …
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
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
Natasha Tynes / The Huffington Post:
Training Journalists Got Me Five Years in Egyptian Prison — But Please Don't Call Me ‘Activist’  —  Right after I read the news (on Twitter of all places) that I had been sentenced to five years in prison in Egypt, I rushed to give my 19-month-old daughter a fever reducer as she had been battling a nasty virus for a few days.
Discussion: GlobalPost
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
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Lede, CNET and paidContent
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 …
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.
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.
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Roger Parloff / Fortune:
US v. Apple could go to the Supreme Court
Discussion: TUAW
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 …
British booksellers seek Amazon curb
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Paywalls or No Paywalls, Newspaper Revenue Declines Seen Through 2017
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Ruma Paul / Reuters:
Bangladesh lifts ban on YouTube, blocked after anti-Islam film
Discussion: YouTube News
Andy / TorrentFreak:
UK Police Launch Campaign to Shut Down Torrent Sites
 Earlier Picks: 
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google's YouTube Triples Mobile Sales Amid Wireless Shift
Discussion: Guardian and paidContent
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Why Pandora wants to grow its presence on connected TVs with a new HTML5 app
Discussion: hypebot, Los Angeles Times and CNET
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Met police officer jailed for selling celebrity tip-offs to the Sun
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post to phase in a paid online subscription model
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Wochit's DIY newsroom platform attracts $4.75M, former Reuters executive as CEO
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Bloomberg Begins Fund to Invest in Start-Ups