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3:40 PM ET, June 16, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Dean Baquet, Top Times Editor, Has Tumor Removed  —  Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, had a malignant tumor removed from his kidney on Saturday and will spend about a week away from the office while recovering, he said in an email to the newspaper's staff on Monday morning.
David Carr / New York Times:
Eric Cantor's Defeat Exposed a Beltway Journalism Blind Spot  —  It's now clear why the primary defeat of the House majority leader, Eric Cantor, came so completely out of the blue last week: Beltway blindness that put a focus on fund-raising, power-brokering and partisan back-and-forth created …
James Crugnale / The Wrap:
Business Insider says it saw 26M uniques May, passing Forbes, and exceeding WSJ and CNNMoney  —  Business Insider Surpasses Forbes Web Traffic for the First Time  —  The online business publication says they outpaced their competitor in May, according to comScore Business Insider surpassed Forbes …
Stephen Kalin / Reuters:
Egyptian court to give final ruling in case of Al Jazeera journalists on June 23  —  Egypt court sets date for ruling on Al Jazeera journalists  —  (Reuters) - An Egyptian court said on Monday it would rule on June 23 in the case involving three Al Jazeera journalists on trial …
Al Jazeera America:   Egypt to release hunger-striking Al Jazeera journalist Elshamy
Chelsea Manning / New York Times:
The U.S. Military's Campaign Against Media Freedom  —  FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — WHEN I chose to disclose classified information in 2010, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.  I'm now serving a sentence of 35 years in prison for these unauthorized disclosures.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In New Jersey, with $2 million from Knight, the Local News Lab launches to seek revenue models  —  The Local News Lab launches today, supported by a $2 million grant awarded by the Knight Foundation in February.  The New Jersey-based organization will incubate six local journalism sites in an effort to …
Pierre Omidyar / First Look Media:
John Temple joins First Look Media as President, Audience and Products  —  John Temple joins First Look leadership team  —  The challenge we have set for ourselves at First Look Media is to do things that haven't been done before, to find ways to combine journalism and technology to improve society.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Steve Buttry joins Louisiana State University as visiting scholar to teach digital journalism  —  My next adventure: teaching at LSU  —  The next chapter of my career will be at Louisiana State University.  After I wrap up my work at Digital First Media July 1, I will become …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Lands at Daily Mail's Website  —  Jon Steinberg, the former COO of BuzzFeed, has a new job: He is running the American version of the U.K.-based Daily Mail's enormous website, formally known as MailOnline.  Steinberg had worked at BuzzFeed for four years …
Matt Mason / The Official BitTorrent Blog:
BitTorrent Bundle Hits 100 Million Downloads and Streams  —  In May 2013, we introduced an Alpha experiment in digital publishing.  As of today, we've delivered more than one hundred million Bundles to fans.  —  The past year in content has been headlined by hashtags.  #NewRules.  #NoRules.
FCC considering extending net neutrality to mobile  —  Mobile ‘net neutrality’ faces new day of reckoning at FCC  —  (Reuters) - A surge in mobile Internet usage has U.S. regulators considering whether to apply the same rules to fixed and wireless Internet traffic, and large technology firms …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
NYT needs to move faster toward a lean digital focus, which is hard for staff with print DNA  —  A Paper Boat Navigating a Digital Sea  —  IT'S Wednesday morning and 39 editors have filed in to the 10 a.m. meeting in The Times's third-floor conference room, some carrying laptops and smartphones, others with pens and notepads.
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