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2:00 PM ET, June 2, 2014


 Top News: 
The Inquirer:
Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Inquirer, dies in plane crash  —  Lewis Katz, 72, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Daily News and, died Saturday night in the crash of a private jet at a Massachusetts airfield.  —  Katz's death was confirmed by Inquirer editor Bill Marimow …
Associated Press:
Gerry Lenfest says deal for control of Inquirer papers will proceed after death of Lewis Katz
Discussion: NewsWorks
Xan Brooks / Guardian:
Oliver Stone to direct adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book on Snowden  —  Edward Snowden NSA whistleblowing story to be filmed by Oliver Stone  —  Director of Platoon and JFK will direct a big budget adaptation of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's book about Snowden's role in exposing the NSA's surveillance culture
David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Absorbing Price Fight Punches  —  Books, we are told, are relics that have reached their sell-by date, put out by an industry that is a desiccated shell of its former self.  —  Someone forgot to tell the book business that it was dead.  Last Thursday afternoon …
Fergus Pitt / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
Sensor journalism study recommends more reporting, access to data from publicly funded sensors  —  Sensors and Journalism, A Major Report  —  Today, the Tow Center is publishing a report about the uses, the opportunities and the risks of sensors and journalism.
Discussion: @jseiken and @digiphile
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Amid Moves on Shield Laws, Journalist Tells of a 2011 Subpoena Fight  —  WASHINGTON — A former Fox News journalist disclosed on Thursday that he had been subpoenaed in 2011 for notes and testimony identifying his confidential sources in a leak investigation, adding a new public chapter …
Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
User-generated content study shows varied standards of newsrooms, poor labeling and crediting  —  Tow Center Launches Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Content in TV and Online News Output  —  Crediting is rare, there's a huge gulf in how senior managers and newsdesks talk …
Lisa De Moraes /
Study: Colbert Report viewers more informed about campaign financing than actual news viewers  —  Study: Stephen Colbert More Effective Than Journalists At Explaining Campaign Financing During Last Election Cycle  —  A new report warns just how much this country stands to lose …
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
American Prospect lays off some staff, returns to roots as an academic journal, say sources  —  American Prospect Mass Exodus Begins  —  The publication that created a pipeline of digital journalists is going back to its roots as an academic journal.  “The ownership is saying they are preserving …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Fortune And Money Launch New Sites And Split Off From CNN Money  —  Two of Time Inc.'s business and finance publications, Fortune and Money, are getting new online homes today.  —  You're probably familiar with the magazines, and you've probably read some of their articles online.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Journalists say Jay Carney's most notable achievement, is that he did nothing notable  —  Jay Carney vs. the press  —  Jay Carney spent three years successfully keeping the press at bay even as reporters grew increasingly disenchanted and adversarial with the administration.
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 Earlier Picks: 
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Discussion: US News and The Loop
Intel TV creator Erik Huggers leaves Verizon five months after acquisition
Mariano Castillo / CNN:
Turkish cops harass CNN reporter on air
Arikia Millikan / Medium:
One of Medium's first paid Collection Editors leaves the platform after one year, citing wage disparity, rocky product changes, poor analytics, more