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5:50 PM ET, June 13, 2014


 Top News: 
Chelsea Clinton paid $600K by NBC  —  Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement told POLITICO.  —  Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” …
Miriam Berger / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Has Suspended An ISIS Account That Live-Tweeted Its Advance In Iraq  —  The Iraqi government on Friday also cut off access to social media, alleging it was necessary to stop ISIS' advance.  —  Twitter has suspended at least one account affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria …
Discussion: @wikileaks and Guardian
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Reddit's Newsgathering Comes of Age After Growing Pains  —  In the hours and days after the Boston Marathon bombing, the hive mind of Reddit sprang into action.  Redditors studied pictures from the scene, listened to police scanners and pieced together information in attempts to identify the suspects.
Discussion: @marklittlenews
Providence Journal sold to GateHouse for an estimated $50-60M, sources say  —  Providence Journal Sold to GateHouse, Sources Tell GoLocal  —  The sale of the Providence Journal is almost complete.  —  Unless the deal collapses, GateHouse Media, which recently emerged from bankruptcy …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Al Jazeera launches standalone online video service  —  Al Jazeera quietly launched its digital video news channel Al Jazeera + on Friday.  —  Dubbed “AJ+” for short, the service seems to be cut from the same cloth as other video startups like NowThis News and Vice News.
Discussion: Gigaom
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Hearst Magazines builds centralized news desk to supply digital content to 18 titles  —  Hearst's new approach to digital news  —  Hearst Magazines is building a centralized news desk to supply digital content to its 18 glossy magazines.  —  The desk is small for now …
Discussion: @digiday
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing to carry $350 million in debt in spinoff … Tribune Publishing will carry $350 million of debt when it spins off as a stand-alone company, $25 million higher than previously stated.  That figure includes a $275 million cash dividend payable to Tribune Co., which remains the same.
Discussion: @jordanrau
Myriam Robin / Crikey:
News Corp's copyright claims against Mail Online calls into question ownership of quotes  —  News faces uphill battle to stop Mail pinching its work  —  Who owns the copyright on a quote?  Probably not the newspaper publishing it, according to media law experts.
David Zurawik / Baltimore Sun:
CNN ‘documentary’ on George H.W. Bush paid for by Bush Library Foundation  —  Should a news channel be presenting such hagiography as history?  —  Father and son, and former U.S. Presidents, George H.W. Bush (L) and George W. Bush, shake hands at the dedication for the George W. Bush Presidential Center …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Google Passes World Cup Searchers to ESPN  —  The World Cup starts up again this afternoon, when Mexico plays Cameroon.  And if you go to Google looking for a highlight video during the match, the world's biggest search engine won't show you one.  —  But as part of a new deal …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC is going to scrutinize Netflix's deals with Comcast, Verizon — and others, too  —  Netflix's continued dispute with Internet providers underscores that we can't declare a winner in the debate without more information about what Netflix is paying Comcast and Verizon …
Jim Romenesko:
Editor of ‘straight-down-the-middle’ Daily Signal sends out poll on conservative ideas  —  “We plan to do political and policy news, not with a conservative bent, but just true, straight-down-the-middle journalism.”  — Daily Signal publisher to
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Erik Wemple, Washington Post media critic  —  CAPITAL: What's the biggest difference between the D.C. and New York media?  —  WEMPLE: Well, New York journalists are self-involved, thin-skinned and workaholics, whereas D.C. journalists are self-involved, thin-skinned and workaholics.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Native Ad Production Values Keep Growing With ‘Orange is the New Black’ Promo  —  A fairly elaborate, nearly 1,500-word native ad for Netflix's original series “Orange is the New Black” appeared on The New York Times website Friday, using video, charts and audio to supplement text about female incarceration in the U.S.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Aimee Heckel / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Colorado Papers Form Digital Syndicate  —  How do you create more, higher quality content with a smaller, busier staff?  —  Here's a riddle that haunts modern newsrooms across the country: How do you create more, higher quality content with a smaller, busier staff?  —  We've set out to answer that question.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Media Head Chloe Sladden Is Leaving  —  Chloe Sladden, the high-profile executive in charge of Twitter's media unit, is leaving the company.  Sources familiar with the company say she informed her team of her plans today; later, she announced her departure publicly via a series of tweets.
Mike Isaac / Medium:
Twitter's once-independent Media team will report to the Marketing and Communications division
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
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Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
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