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2:35 PM ET, May 12, 2014

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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.
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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.”
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:   Al Franken discusses his opposition to Comcast-Time Warner deal and support for net neutrality
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: 'I don't trust the UK not to arrest me.  Their behaviour has been extreme'  —  He has been lauded and vilified in equal measure.  But did the journalist's ‘outsider’ status help him land Edward Snowden's NSA revelations?  Why did he nearly miss the story?
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Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Glenn Greenwald: the explosive day we revealed Edward Snowden's identity to the world
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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Yinka Adegoke / Billboard:
Iovine and Dre could be unveiled as Apple execs at WWDC, deal to be announced later this week
Discussion: Digital Trends
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
At the New York Times, one-third of roughly 400 reporters are women  —  Still Talking About It: ‘Where Are the Women?’  —  Some facts, according to a recent Women's Media Center study:  —  * At the nation's 10 most widely circulated newspapers, men had 63 percent of the bylines, nearly two for every one for a woman.
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Gabriel Arana / American Prospect:
At many liberal media outlets, just 10% of staff are minorities
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
Paul McClean / WAN-IFRA:
Spain set to introduce new law against aggregators  —  New legislation is set to be introduced in Spain to prevent news aggregators from reproducing other's content without payment.  Paul McClean speaks to a digital media consultant and a representative of the Spanish Publishers Association to discuss the ethics of aggregation.
Discussion: Mashable and @psmcclean
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Has Hired 50 Staffers In 2014 Amid Bezos-Funded Expansion  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post reached a milestone Monday that would've seemed unthinkable amid the succession of newsroom buyouts in recent years: 50 new hires in 2014.  —  “No, you haven't been imagining it …
Discussion: Politico
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
AP launches international investigative unit, expands US investigative team  —  AP expands investigative team  —  The Associated Press announced Monday that it is expanding its Washington-based investigative team, adding reporters for national coverage and “launching a unit of international reporters …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
BuzzFeed's President Is Stepping Down  —  Jon Steinberg, BuzzFeed's COO and president, is leaving, the company announced today.  —  He will continue to serve as an advisor to BuzzFeed and Lerer Ventures.  Additionally, BuzzFeed said Steinberg will move on to “new challenges in the web and media space.”
Discussion: Poynter and @breakingmoney
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 …
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Former CBSSports.com VP and GM Jason Kint named CEO of Online Publishers Association  —  O.P.A. names Jason Kint C.E.O.  —  The Online Publishers Association has named Jason Kint, the former senior vice president and general manager of CBSSports.com, its new C.E.O., Capital has learned.
Discussion: Folio, Adweek and Talking New Media
 
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Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Remember the Anonymous news site project on Indiegogo? A rogue member allegedly took off with $30k
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
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Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
Robin Roberts has expanded the profile of “Good Morning America” …
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