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1:45 PM ET, June 13, 2013


 Top News: 
Nikki Finke /
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce Which Won't Effect News Corp Split  —  EXCLUSIVE 9 AM, 2ND UPDATE 10 AM WRITETHRU (contains new details):News Corp chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch this morning in New York State Supreme Court, Deadline learned at 9 AM.
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Shares of 21st Century Fox, New News Corp. to Begin Trading Next Week  —  Shares of the two companies will trade on the NASDAQ  —  News Corp. said Thursday that shares of the two new companies it will soon become will begin trading next Wednesday on the NASDAQ.
Discussion: Capital New York and Variety
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:   Rupert Murdoch's New Empire: Who's Up, Who's Down (Analysis)
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Greek state TV switched back on as European broadcasters step in  —  ERT feed taken from studio and retransmitted into Greek homes over prepaid satellite link by EBU  —  Greek state TV was dramatically switched on again on Thursday after broadcasters across Europe stepped in to try and keep ERT on air …
Niki Kitsantonis / New York Times:
News Finds New Ways to Flow as Greek State Broadcaster Is Shut  —  ATHENS — Thousands of Greeks walked off the job on Thursday in the third general strike of the year, this time called by labor unions to protest a surprise decision by the conservative-led government to close the state broadcaster …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Gannett's deal for Belo worries media watchdogs  —  Gannett Co.'s proposed acquisition of Belo Corp. is the latest in a slew of deals in the television industry.  —  Last week, Media General acquired Young Broadcasting to create a company that will own 30 TV stations in 27 markets.
Discussion: Free Press and Newsonomics
Saabira Chaudhuri / Wall Street Journal:
Gannett Expands TV Portfolio With $1.5 Billion Deal for Belo
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Gatekeepers of Cable TV Try to Stop Intel  —  WASHINGTON — As Intel tries something audacious — the creation of a virtual cable service that would sell a bundle of television channels to subscribers over the Internet — it is running up against a multibillion-dollar barricade.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple's e-Book Market Share On The Rise, Desktop OS X iBooks Launch Should Help  —  Apple has been quietly growing its share of the U.S. e-book market according to its testimony during the current e-book price-fixing court case against it, and now accounts for 20 percent of e-book sales overall stateside (via MacRumors).
Associated Press:
Fox reporter's lawyers seek to keep sources secret  —  NEW YORK—Lawyers for a Fox News reporter who is being asked to name her sources for a story on last year's Colorado theater shooting urged a New York appeals court Wednesday to quash a subpoena that requires her to appear at a hearing in the state.
The Huffington Post:
ABC News Will Return To State Court  —  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday moved a South Dakota beef processing company's defamation lawsuit against ABC News back to state court.  —  Beef Products Inc. sued American Broadcasting Companies Inc. and ABC News Inc. for defamation …
Discussion: TVNewser
Ed Christman / Billboard:
BMI to Sue Pandora: Sources  —  In the wake of Pandora's controversial move in an attempt to pay lower publishing rates by acquiring a terrestrial radio station in South Dakota (so that the company may be eligible for the blanket license fee of 1.7% of advertising rate negotiated …
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Social TV Use Appears to Be Growing  —  Did you know you're more likely to immediately tell all your Facebook friends about the terrible thing Kim Kardashian just said than you are to tweet during the show about [redacted] dying a horrible death on Game of Thrones?
Peter Sterne / The New York Observer:
CNN Lets Readers Play Editor  —  Earlier this week, CNN columnist John D. Sutter asked his readers to tell him which topics to cover.  He posted an online poll with twenty stories and promised to report on the five stories that received the most votes.  —  “We're asking the audience …
Amir Efrati / Digits:
In Online Ads, There's Google-and Then Everybody Else  —  It may not surprise anyone to read that Web juggernaut Google is the No. 1 seller of online advertising by orders of magnitude over its competitors.  Thanks to research firm eMarketer, however, we now have a global leaderboard that puts it into perspective.
Discussion: Forbes and Los Angeles Times
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Leaked Tennis Channel email compares Comcast to ‘brutal captor’
Discussion: Deadspin and New York Times
Associated Press:
France won't support EU-US free-trade talks if film, TV industry are affected
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wednesday Q&A: Susan Glasser on heading to Politico, the state of foreign reporting, and balancing blogs and longform
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
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Discussion: Talking Biz News
Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Iran coverage conundrum
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Is Ed Snowden Trying to Take Control of the Next Wave of NSA Leaks?
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
David Seifman to be named political editor at ‘New York Post’
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Global study shows more journalists embrace social media — Germans, not so much
Discussion: Mediashift and FishbowlNY
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Los Angeles Times waits more than two years to celebrate major award
Discussion: LA Observed