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12:45 PM ET, June 12, 2014


 Top News: 
Christopher Ketcham / The New Republic:
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Winner, a Lefty Hero, & a Plagiarist  —  Pulitzer winner.  Lefty hero.  Plagiarist.  —  In early 2010, the editors at Harper's Magazine began reviewing a lengthy manuscript submitted by Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one of three seen as top contenders for Times succession  —  As the 33-year-old son of New York Times publisher and company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., whose family has steered the institution since 1896, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one in a handful …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Prime Music service debuts: Ad-free streaming, 90K albums, 1M songs, but few hits  —  Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits  —  There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on its music streaming service this week, and it looks like that's just what it quietly did a little while ago.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats
Discussion: The Verge and @briantong
Olivia Petersen / Politico:
POLITICO Launches Journalism Institute  —  POLITICO announced today the creation of POLITICO Journalism Institute, an initiative focused on training the next generation of journalists and supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.  The program will offer intensive, hands-on training …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
The Onion launches Clickhole, a satirical website that aims to take on clickbait  —  The Onion's Clickhole takes aim at viral site clickbait  —  The rise of the viral industrial complex, wherein attention-grabbing headlines and social-friendly content rule, has given The Onion a whole new playground.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sky News boss criticises press influence on television newsrooms  —  John Ryley says his newsroom tries not to follow the agenda of newspapers such as the Daily Mail  —  John Ryley, head of Sky News, has criticised TV broadcasters' reliance on newspapers for setting the news agenda.
At $11.6 Billion in Q1 2014, Internet Advertising Revenues Hit All-Time First Quarter High  —  Figure Marks 19% Year-over-Year Increase, According to IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report  —  Internet advertising revenues in the U.S. reached $11.6 billion for the first quarter of 2014 …
Reuters Taps Variety as Its Syndication Partner for Entertainment News  —  Penske Media Corporation has signed a wide-ranging syndication deal with Reuters that will make Variety its partner for entertainment news, the companies announced Thursday.  —  The pact will extend the reach …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Introducing proximity alerts and much more in the new Breaking News iOS app  —  We're excited to launch a powerful new feature that's a first for a mobile app: when a big story breaks near your physical location, we'll send you a push alert with the news.  We call it a “proximity alert,” …
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Messaging service Tango to offer media content  —  (Reuters) - Tango, the popular mobile messaging app, said Tuesday it has struck deals with media companies including AOL and Vevo to distribute content in a new effort to differentiate itself in the hotly contested mobile messaging sector.
Nigerian media chase politics in Boko Haram coverage  —  (Reuters) - A year ago, the daily editorial conference at Nigeria's Guardian newspaper might have paused to consider where on the inside pages to place a story about the latest Boko Haram attack.  —  These days there is no need to think.
Shannon Beckham / Poynter:
Fact-checkers plan international organization  —  The Poynter Institute's Global Fact-Checking Summit concluded Tuesday with participants voting to start an international association.  —  The group will build on the progress of the London summit to connect fact-checkers and convene future meetings …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AT&T's Pitch to the Feds: Let Us Buy DirecTV, and Maybe TV Bills Won't Go Up So Much  —  Remember when AT&T told investors that it could cut its programming bills by 20 percent if it buys DirecTV?  —  That was last week.  This week AT&T is telling regulators why they should let it buy DirecTV, and it's making a similar argument.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Media seeks Senate vote on shield law  —  In the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to take up a case involving a New York Times reporters refusal to identify his sources, a coalition of more than 70 news organizations and press freedom groups is urging the Senate to take prompt action to pass …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Q&A: Penelope Muse Abernathy on how community newspapers can face the digital transition  —  When we talk about disruption in the journalism business, the conversation often centers on the big players.  It's easy to focus on a place like The New York Times because its plans for carving out a future in journalism often make headlines.
Discussion: Street Fight and @niemanlab
Internet not responsible for dying newspapers, new study finds  —  We all know that the Internet has killed the traditional newspaper trade, right?  After all, until the general population started interacting with the web in the mid-90s, the newspaper business was thriving — offering readers top notch journalism and pages of ads.
Discussion: @mathewi and @donlday
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Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: @niemanlab
Kent Gibbons / Multichannel News:
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Jason Deans / Guardian:
Kickstarter links with the Guardian to highlight journalism projects
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why the Orange County Register's bold experiment hit the skids
Discussion: @ryanchittum