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3:30 AM ET, June 3, 2014


 Top News: 
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
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Pirate Bay Founder Arrested in Sweden  —  Peter Sunde has been on the run since 2012, when he was sentenced to jail time for breaching copyright laws.  —  Peter Sunde, one of the founders of file-sharing website Pirate Bay, was arrested in Sweden this past weekend to serve an outstanding sentence for copyright violations.
Discussion: bizjournals, NME, Engadget, TechCrunch and BBC
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef winds up TV show due to safety fears  —  Show was seen as a barometer for free speech in Egypt, but Youssef claims he is no longer safe to work  —  The television satirist seen as the barometer for free speech in post-revolutionary Egypt, Bassem Youssef …
Max Fisher / Vox:
The real tragedy of Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef's censorship is he played a role in it
Discussion: @patrickkingsley
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Time Inc. Buys Family Organizer App Maker Cozi Inc.  —  Real Simple publisher Charlie Kammerer to manage advertising for the product.  —  Add another acquisition to Time Inc.'s pre-spinoff checklist.  The company announced today that it acquired Seattle-based Cozi Inc., maker of a family-oriented calendar, organizer and planning app.
Discussion: Associated Press and WWD
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New study from University of Texas shows increasing demand for “solutions journalism”  —  Readers like stories about problems more when they also include possible solutions  —  If you tell someone about a problem, it's best to offer up a solution.
Discussion: @danhaugen, @jcstearns and @ceodonovan
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Hachette Chief Leads Book Publishers in Amazon Fight  —  As a young book editor at Little, Brown & Company in 1992, Michael Pietsch paid $80,000 — $45,000 more than the next-highest bidder — for a postmodern novel by a little-known writer named David Foster Wallace.
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
As TV time-shifting grows, networks move toward C7 deals, get paid for 7 ad days instead of 3  —  GroupM Striking Upfront Agreements With Networks to Use C7  —  Big Shift to Paying for Viewing Up to a Week Later Instead of Only Three Days  —  Marc USA  —  GroupM is striking agreements …
Lydia Tomkiw / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ukrainian fact-checking site StopFake debunks fake news, grows to 1.5M unique visitors/month 3 months after launching  —  A Ukrainian factchecking site is trying to spot fake photos in social media — and building audience  —  The photograph, published on a Russian politics website …
Discussion: @canadanato
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Amazon teams up with Mattel to streams kids TV shows alongside related merchandise  —  Amazon and a Mattel Unit Plan a ‘Content Hub’ Focusing on Children  —  LOS ANGELES — “Fireman Sam,” a cartoon aimed at preschoolers, has long been a hit overseas.  Now Mattel and Amazon are teaming …
Sharon Edelson / WWD:
Condé Nast Traveler Launches New App  —  GOLD DIGGERS: Condé Nast Traveler has created a new app called The Gold List, which highlights the best hotel and resort properties and cruise lines, bars and restaurants worldwide.  The app follows the magazine's new editorial direction …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Evan Hansen / Medium:
Update on Medium's Paid Collection Experiments  —  Building and learning  —  About a year ago, we began hiring people to run some collections for Medium.  We deputized them as publishers and editors-in-chief of their own mini-publications on Medium, free to hire and pay (or not) …
Discussion: @felixsalmon, @aliteralgirl and Gigaom
Latest News & Headlines:
Justices reject reporter's bid to protect source  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A reporter who has been ordered to divulge the identity of the source of classified information lost his bid Monday to get the Supreme Court to clarify whether journalists have a right to protect their confidential sources.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:   Amid Moves on Shield Laws, Journalist Tells of a 2011 Subpoena Fight
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 …
Associated Press:
Thai police criticized for posing as journalists  —  BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's main press association said Monday it is gravely concerned that undercover police appear to be posing as journalists after a video circulated showing a man with official press ID arresting an anti-coup protester in the capital.
Discussion: Poynter
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Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
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