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6:40 PM ET, June 13, 2013


 Top News: 
Nikki Finke /
News Corp's Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce Which Won't Affect News Corp Split  —  EXCLUSIVE 9 AM, 4TH UPDATE 11 AM WRITETHRU (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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
David DeVoe to Retire from News Corp.  —  David DeVoe, CFO of News Corporation, will retire from the company after it splits, on June 28.  He will retain his seat on News Corp.'s board of directors, a spot he has held since 1990.  —  Succeeding DeVoe is John Nallen, who will be named senior executive VP …
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.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Rupert Murdoch's New Empire: Who's Up, Who's Down (Analysis)
Discussion: The Corsair
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: Newsonomics and Free Press
Saabira Chaudhuri / Wall Street Journal:
Gannett Expands TV Portfolio With $1.5 Billion Deal for Belo
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Two Ex-Interns Sue Condé Nast Over Wages  —  Two former interns filed a lawsuit against Condé Nast on Thursday, saying the company failed to pay them minimum wage at their summer jobs at W Magazine and The New Yorker, and asked that it be approved as a class-action suit.
Discussion: Poynter
Dan Froomkin / Columbia Journalism Review:
The case for a secrecy beat  —  The press has a major role to play in fostering the debate on transparency that the nation needs  —  Despite the recent blockbuster leaks about spying on the phone records of millions of Americans, and President Obama's stated willingness to discuss the issues they raise …
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 broadcasts were dramatically switched on again on Thursday after broadcasters across Europe stepped in to try …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Boxee Wants a Big Round or a Buyer  —  Boxee wants some help.  —  The Web TV startup would like to raise a big investment round, or find a buyer.  It has been looking for cash or an exit since February, when it hired media banker Allen & Co., according to people familiar with the company.
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.
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 …
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 …
Ronald Barusch / Wall Street Journal:
Dealpolitik: Clearwire Picks Dish in Another Stunner  —  The Dish soap opera just keeps getting better.  Clearwire directors have chosen to recommend Dish's $4.40 per share cash tender offer and recommend against the Sprint $3.40 per share cash merger.  —  Absent a court injunction …
Discussion: Forbes
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).
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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