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12:20 PM ET, June 17, 2014


 Top News: 
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Settles E-Books Pricing Case With States, Consumers  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) reached a settlement with U.S. states and consumers seeking damages over the company's fixing of electronic book prices, avoiding a trial in which it faced as much as $840 million in claims.
Jack Shafer:
Anonymous sourcing, often used in NYT and Washington Post, exposes reporters to error, shame  —  The source may be anonymous, but the shame is all yours  —  Twice over the past two weeks, New York Times reporters got taken for long rides by anonymous sources who ultimately dropped them off at the corner of Mortified and Peeved.
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Salt Lake Tribune ex-employees sue to stop changes to JOA with Deseret News  —  FORMER EMPLOYEES SUE OVER SALT LAKE TRIBUNE DEAL … SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of former employees of The Salt Lake Tribune has filed a lawsuit to suspend and repeal the latest changes …
Jeff Elder / Wall Street Journal:
New Wikipedia terms of use require anyone paid to edit articles to disclose that arrangement  —  Wikipedia Strengthens Rules Against Undisclosed Editing  —  A week after a coalition of big public relations firms vowed not to secretly edit their clients' Wikipedia pages …
Bridie Jabour / Guardian:
Brother of journalist Peter Greste says time in Cairo jail is easier “if it's for a cause”  —  Peter Grestes belief his case is bigger than himself has helped him endure  —  Brother of Australian journalist who has been in a Cairo jail for 170 days says the suffering is easier to handle 'if it's for a cause'
Discussion: @amnestyoz and Guardian
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
Jill Abramson and Arthur Sulzberger Jr. have tense reunion at Pulitzer lunch  —  A tense reunion  —  On May 28, Columbia University photographer Eileen Barroso captured a historic, if uncomfortable New York Times moment at the Pulitzer Prize luncheon: the last portrait …
Discussion: Poynter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Block Music Videos from Labels That Don't Sign On for Subscription Service  —  YouTube is playing hardball with music companies: The Internet video service this week will begin removing videos from indie labels that have refused to agree to the terms for its music-subscription service, Google confirmed.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Vox and FiveThirtyEight had 3.7M and 2.2M uniques respectively in May according to ComScore  —  Checking in on the wonk wars  —  Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight and Ezra Klein's, the twin-star explanatory journalism sites that launched within weeks of each other earlier this spring …
2 Russian journalists killed in Ukraine military shelling  —  Two journalists for Russian TV channel Rossiya have died from wounds sustained during a Ukrainian military shelling attack near Lugansk, eastern Ukraine.  Reporter Igor Kornelyuk passed away on the operating table, a doctor at the hospital confirmed to RT.
Wall Street Journal:
Videogame reviewer Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie earns $4M in ad sales a year on YouTube; has 27M subscribers  —  YouTube's Biggest Draw Plays Games, Earns $4 Million a Year  —  Cussing, Comic Videogame Reviewer PewDiePie Has 27 Million Subscribers  —  STOCKHOLM— Felix Kjellberg doesn't play a very convincing mega star.
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Laurie Hays, senior executive editor, Bloomberg News  —  CAPITAL: What are your responsibilities as senior executive editor in charge of beat reporting and editing?  —  HAYS: I lead 1,200 beat reporters around the world at Bloomberg News in delivering high-impact stories …
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Samsung, Adobe Partner for Papergarden Magazine Service  —  DPS-built pubs are the only ones that will be viewable in the app.  —  Samsung has developed a new magazine app service called Papergarden and only publishers that have built their digital magazines using Adobe's DPS …
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 More News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
BBC hosts conference to consider the state, and future, of local journalism
Discussion: One Man and His Blog
Todd Spangler / Variety:
DreamWorks Animation Launches YouTube Channel with Shrek, Original Series and More
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Is Aereo working on a Plan B?
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
iHeartRadio adds new personalization features to its Android app as it preps Chromecast support
Discussion: MediaPost and
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After Louisville layoffs, reporters will be coached more than edited
Discussion: WFPL and @brianstelter
 Earlier Picks: 
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
FCC's spectrum auction could leave parts of US without access to public TV, officials say
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Victorious raises $13M to help video stars create sites and apps independent of YouTube
James Crugnale / The Wrap:
Business Insider says it saw 26M uniques May, passing Forbes, and exceeding WSJ and CNNMoney
Discussion: Guardian