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2:15 PM ET, June 25, 2013


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Assange, Back in News, Never Left U.S. Radar  —  In June 2011, Ogmundur Jonasson, Iceland's minister of the interior at the time, received an urgent message from the authorities in the United States.  It said that “there was an imminent attack on Icelandic government databases” by hackers …
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
NYT uses work of journalist covering Manning hearings, refuses to call her a journalist  —  [Update: The New York Times issues a correction.]  —  Alexa O'Brien, the independent journalist who has been doggedly covering the Bradley Manning case and has been in court every day at Ft. Meade …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Barnes & Noble says it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets in-house; e-readers live on  —  Barnes & Noble said in its earnings report Tuesday that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets in-house.  —  Barnes & Noble's Nook tablet line has been heading downhill for awhile …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Reports $118.6M Loss On Revenue Of $1.3B In Q4, Plans To Open Nook Brand To Tablet OEMs
Discussion: Fortune and WebProNews
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WSJ, Dow Jones to ‘restructure’  —  Three days ahead of News Corp's split into publishing and entertainment divisions, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires are set to undergo “a limited restructuring” effort that will result in the creation of new positions and the elimination …
Discussion: @kenli729
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Tribune Co. appeals tax bills  —  Tribune Co. has begun to appeal an IRS notice that says the company owes taxes on its sales of the Chicago Cubs and Newsday, Robert Channick reports.  —  Tribune sold the properties under a Byzantine plan engineered by former owner Sam Zell.
Jim Romenesko:
Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizes for saying he'd ‘almost arrest Glenn Greenwald’  — Andrew Ross Sorkin apologizing to Glenn Greenwald on CNBC today  —  Sorkin now says “I put my foot in my mouth” when making that remark “and I'm sorry I said it.”  Here's what he told viewers this morning:
Discussion: Techdirt
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Huffington Post Expands to Africa  —  The Huffington Post has launched another international vertical — Al Huffington Post Maghreb, covering Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.  —  Arianna Huffington to Launch Huffington Post U.K.  —  Arianna Huffington at TheGrill: Growth Not Waylaid by AOL Troubles (Video)
Discussion: Poynter and The Huffington Post
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Networks' Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise  —  Diluted prime time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures.  —  According to a new report from Kantar Media …
Discussion: AdAge, Media Money … and AllThingsD
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
On Its 2-Year Anniversary, Onswipe Says It Has Delivered Tablet Content To 125M+ iOS Users  —  To celebrate the second anniversary of its launch, touch publishing startup Onswipe is releasing its first Onswipe Sage report, offering data on who's actually reading its publishers' content.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Vine use on Twitter up almost 100% in last two months, says survey  —  Vine videos appear to be more popular than ever, according to a survey that looks how frequently they appear on Twitter.  According to a study by video tech firm Unruly, 6-second Vine videos are being posted to Twitter …
Discussion: Unruly Media and The Drum
Sarah Darville / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When it comes to digital news trends, a Reuters Institute study says some stereotypes ring true  —  People in the U.S., France, Japan, and Brazil are all consuming more of their news digitally than ever before.  But whether they will pay for a national news story — or post that article …
Discussion: Fast Company
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Media CEOs back print, quality over platform  —  Media CEOs issue support for newspapers but see digital enhancements as key differentiator.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Top executives of several major U.S. media companies reiterated their support for print newspapers, even as they emphasized …
Discussion: Poynter and Kirk LaPointe's …
Mercy Pilkington / Good E-Reader:
Digital Natives Still Tend to Prefer Print  —  A study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project uncovered an interesting trend regarding “digital natives,” or, those members of the age-group demographic who have experienced the widespread use of technology throughout their young lives.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Sprint Shareholders Approve Softbank Bid As Ergen's Options Dwindle  —  Charlie Ergen's attempt to take over Sprint was already dead last week, and now the dirt is on the coffin: Sprint shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to accept a $21.6 billion offer from Softbank, sealing the victory of Ergen's rival …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Mashable Taps New York Times VP as Its First Chief Revenue Officer  —  Times Veteran Seth Rogin Will Seek to Bolster Branded Content and Events  —  Mashable, the news site about all things digital and social, has named New York Times veteran Seth Rogin to oversee ad sales …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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