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10:45 AM ET, May 12, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
An internet fast lane could provoke a SOPA-like backlash from Silicon Valley  —  Warnings Along F.C.C.'s Fast Lane  —  The next time the loudmouth in the next cubicle interrupts you with yet another recap of his weekend, just start talking about “net neutrality.”
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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
Agency Won't Let Firms Segregate Web Traffic Into Fast, Slow Lanes  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission is revising proposed rules for regulating broadband Internet, including offering assurances that the agency won't allow companies to segregate Web traffic into fast and slow lanes.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Al Franken discusses his opposition to Comcast-Time Warner deal and support for net neutrality  —  Al Franken's crusade to stop Comcast and save media  —  The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.
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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: the explosive day we revealed Edward Snowden's identity to the world  —  In the hours after his name became known, the entire world was searching for the NSA whistleblower, and it became vital that his whereabouts in Hong Kong remained secret.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
With competition from Amazon and publishers, most book startups are unlikely to succeed  —  Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup  —  Over the past few years, I've encountered countless startups that claim they are going to disrupt or revolutionize book publishing.
Discussion: @laurahazardowen and @tomrennie
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon spat with Hachette over failed contract negotiations leaves authors fuming
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Apple interested in Beats for paid streaming conversion rate, plans to improve its headphones  —  Apple's Deep Ties With Iovine Key Driver of Beats Deal  —  When news spread last week that Apple Inc. (AAPL) was near an acquisition of Beats Electronics LLC for $3.2 billion …
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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Ofcom poised to block Murdoch pay-TV move  —  communications regulator poised to obstruct any attempt by Rupert Murdoch to unite his continental pay-TV businesses with BSkyB  —  Ofcom is poised to obstruct any attempt by Rupert Murdoch to unite his continental pay-TV businesses with BSkyB …
Discussion: Variety and Guardian
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Jason Hughes / The Wrap:
TMZ Sued for Sexual Discrimination, Wrongful Termination by Former Female Writer  —  A former writer for TMZ filed a lawsuit Friday against the company for sexual discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination.  —  The suit stated that Catherine “Taryn” Hillin …
Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
At many liberal media outlets, just 10% of staff are minorities  —  The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media  —  On the staff of The American Prospect, I'm the only member of an ethnic minority.  That's not because I bring all the variety the magazine needs, or because the editors don't think diversity is valuable.
Discussion: @aterkel and @lhfang
The Moscow Times:
Russian Journalist Kidnapped in Ukraine, Colleague Says  —  A Russian journalist for investigative newspaper Novaya Gazeta has been kidnapped in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, news reports said.  Correspondent Pavel Kanygin was presumably captured overnight in the eastern city of Artemivsk …
Discussion: @nycjim, RT, rapsinews.com and RIA Novosti
Penelope Muse Abernathy / AJR.org:
Newspapers must shed legacy costs while building digital audiences, generating new revenue  —  Book Excerpt: Saving Community Journalism  —  It's been a little less than two decades since the Internet revolution began, and yet the change to the news landscape - and the business model that supported it - has been seismic.
 
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Paul McClean / WAN-IFRA:
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