Morning Media Newsfeed: UK Targets Newspapers | CNN Renews Spurlock | Abramson Jabs Politico

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David Cameron: UK Government May ‘Act’ Against Newspapers Over Snowden Leaks
(Reuters)
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government was likely to act to stop newspapers publishing what he called damaging leaks from former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden unless they began to behave more responsibly. “If [newspapers] don’t demonstrate some social responsibility it will be very difficult for government to stand back and not to act,” Cameron told parliament, saying Britain’s Guardian newspaper had “gone on” to print damaging material after initially agreeing to destroy other sensitive data. BBC News The Guardian has insisted that its coverage of intelligence leaks prompted a necessary and overdue debate. The British newspaper has been the primary UK outlet for stories based on data leaked by whistleblower and ex-U.S. security analyst Snowden. The Guardian Newspaper and magazine publishers are seeking an injunction to prevent the government’s plan for a new press regulation regime getting the royal seal of approval this week. Industry bodies representing publishers said they would be seeking the injunction to stop the press regulation royal charter — backed by the three main parties and Hacked Off campaigners — going before the privy council for sealing by the Queen on Wednesday.

CNN Renews Morgan Spurlock’s Inside Man for Second Season (TheWrap)
CNN has renewed Inside Man for a second season, the network announced on Monday. The docuseries, which is produced and hosted by Super Size Me‘s Morgan Spurlock (who recently directed One Direction’s This is Us concert film), will get eight more episodes starting in spring 2014. TVNewser In season two, Spurlock takes a deep dive into topics including, “Celebrity,” the job of satisfying the public’s constant appetite for the famous; “Income Disparity,” the 1 percent vs. the 99 percent; and “The Future,” where Spurlock goes on an epic quest to live forever. THR / The Live Feed “Coming on the heels of a terrific first season, Morgan is ready to tackle even more provocative stories on CNN,” Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, said in a statement. “Inside Man is the perfect example of the type of program our audience is looking for when we aren’t covering the news of the day.”

Jill Abramson: Politico Piece Was ‘Shoddy,’ ‘Nutty’ (Poynter / MediaWire)
In the keynote talk at the Journalism & Women Symposium’s Conference and Mentoring Project in Essex, Vt. Saturday, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson talked about the reaction of women journalists to an April Politico piece that said she was “on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom.” “It was thrilling,” Abramson said about the people who came to her defense, “like a prairie fire among, like, other women journalists who just, like, saw this thing as, like, a shoddy, sexist, you know, ad feminem attack on me.”

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New York Times Rejects Banksy Op-Ed (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media)
The New York Times rejected an opinion piece by British graffiti artist Banksy, the artist said in a post over the weekend. In response, his latest contribution to the streets of New York City is a simple line of text: “This Site Contains Blocked Messages,” written on a wall on Greenpoint, Brooklyn.”Today’s piece was going to be an op-ed column in The New York Times,” Banksy wrote on his site. “But they declined to publish what I supplied. Which was this…” Banksy, who is in the middle of a month-long residency in New York City, wrote an opinion piece decrying the “shyscraper” One World Trade Center built at the site where the twin towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001.