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5:45 AM ET, June 16, 2014


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Thomas Baekdal / Baekdal Plus:
What if Quality Journalism Isn't?  —  By now you have probably already read the leaked Innovation Report from The New York Times.  And if you haven't, you should.  It provides a great overview of the challenges and thinking that are happening in the industry, not just for The New York Times, but for every newspaper and magazine.
Steve Beatty / The Lens:
The Lens in New Orleans scales back school and political reporting, launches contract database  —  The Lens makes changes but continues focus on in-depth, public-service journalism  —  Like all news outlets in New Orleans and across the country, The Lens is constantly re-evaluating its mission and goals …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Behind the rise of The Wirecutter and This Is My Next, which simply tell you what to buy  —  Just Tell Me What To Buy  —  Yesterday, tech and culture website The Verge revived This Is My Next, a brand that the core team had used to transition away from their places at Engadget into their new home at Vox Media.
Discussion: The Verge
Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Longform site teeters as CEO exits alongside other execs  —  John Tayman resigned as CEO of Byliner, which he co-founded in 2011 (screencap Tech Crunch TV)  —  Three-year-old longform website Byliner has been struggling of late, with news leaking out a couple weeks ago that it was seeking investors or a partner.
Dan Gillmor / Slate:
CloudFlare's Project Galileo can help small journalism sites fight denial of service attacks  —  A Groundbreaking New Resource to Protect Journalists From DDoS Attacks  —  When author and media critic A.J. Liebling observed long ago that “freedom of the press belongs to those who own one …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
How Snapstream's closed caption search helps Colbert and others scour recorded TV for material  —  The Secret Weapon Behind ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ and ‘The Soup’  —  Ever wondered how your favorite late-night comedy show sifts through all of those ridiculous cable news clips to bring you the most ridiculous?
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Elite Daily, the “Huffington Post for millennials”, claims 40M uniques a month, raises $1.5M  —  How Three 20-Somethings Built Elite Daily, A Site With 40 Million Readers, With $60,000  —  Elite Daily, a news website with 55 employees and 40 million monthly uniques …
Discussion: @ladyironchef
Miles O'Brien / New York Magazine:
An accident in February cost the TV reporter Miles O'Brien his left arm.  He soon discovered that every movement, no matter how small, requires rethinking.  —  An accident in February cost the TV reporter Miles O'Brien his left arm.  He soon discovered that every movement, no matter how small, requires rethinking.
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Engin Onder / Nieman Reports:
The co-founder of Turkey's 140journos on building a citizen-sustained news agency from scratch
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BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith on the challenge of competing with every other piece of content on the Web
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Editor of ‘straight-down-the-middle’ Daily Signal sends out poll on conservative ideas
Discussion: @romenesko
 Earlier Picks: 
Miriam Berger / BuzzFeed:
Twitter Has Suspended An ISIS Account That Live-Tweeted Its Advance In Iraq
Discussion: @wikileaks and Mashable
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Google Passes World Cup Searchers to ESPN
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Al Jazeera launches standalone online video service
Discussion: Gigaom