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3:55 PM ET, June 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Declan Walsh / New York Times:
Pakistan Suspends License of Leading News Channel  —  LONDON — The Pakistani government on Friday suspended the broadcasting license of Geo News, a popular television channel, in a major escalation of Geo's dispute with the country's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google in talks to buy music streamer Songza, has offered about $15M, says source  —  Google in talks to buy music streaming company Songza  —  Larry Page is moving fast to build his search giant's street cred in the rapidly-growing music streaming business.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘New York Times’ Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop ‘Really Painful’
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Congressional hearing suggests first sale doctrine won't apply to digital goods anytime soon  —  Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?  —  People can be surprised to discover that they don't actually own the digital books and songs they buy, but that they instead rent …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jim Brady plans news org in Philly called  —  Jim Brady plans to create a Philadelphia-based “news service that will seek to cultivate audiences currently disengaged from traditional news products,” Temple University's Center for Public Interest Journalism says.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
The Riveter celebrates its second print issue with more longform journalism by women  —  Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz have spent the past year helping to change the ratio of women to men in longform journalism.  —  Today, they're publishing the second print issue of The Riveter …
Zainab Mudallal / American Journalism Review:
College Isn't Just About the Food, It's About Writing About the Food  —  [Editor's Note: This is one in an AJR series about media startups.]  —  When Mackenzie Barth, a junior at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, moved off campus, she struggled with cooking and shopping for groceries.
Discussion: @amjourreview
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures  —  Consider this the end of an era.  After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are headed in different directions.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Valleywag and bizjournals
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Behind the scenes with David Streitfeld, the NYT reporter who broke the Amazon/Hachette story  —  David Streitfeld on Amazon: 'They don't care if they're liked'  —  Around 1998, David Streitfeld gave Jeff Bezos a quick tour of The Washington Post.  It really wasn't a big deal.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New York Times can't abandon print—yet  —  It would immediately swing to a big loss  —  Everyone in the news business feels a sense of urgency these days, as well they should.  —  But there's urgency, and then there's panic.  The Times's innovation report, which made a splash …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal  —  Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers?  —  Sounds crazy but a new report by media analyst Tony Wible of Janney Capital Markets suggests that a merger between media giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner makes a lot of sense.
Discussion: FierceCable
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus  —  Survey says: we are a Netflix nation.  —  Forty-seven percent of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or a combination of these services, and 49 percent of all households …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Titillation or Illumination on The Times's New ‘Sin Beat’?  —  Mosi Secret's new beat — sin in New York City — has already resulted in a big spread in last Sunday's Metropolitan section, an article in The New York Observer and a lot of Twitter traffic.  —  It has also resulted in quite …
Discussion: @palafo and New York Magazine
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
Meet Mosi Secret, The Times' New Sin and Vice Reporter
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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Aleksandar Vasovic / Reuters:
Serbia indicts four for Milosevic-era journalist murder
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Fairfax to move Pagemasters sub editing contract to New Zealand
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
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