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8:40 PM ET, May 13, 2014

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Reuters:
French journalist murdered in Central African Republic: Hollande  —  (Reuters) - A French journalist has been murdered in Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement on Tuesday, the first Western reporter to be killed in the country since France sent troops there in December.
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Frances Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
Google Faces Challenges in Europe After Privacy Ruling  —  Surprise Decision Will Have Implications for Privacy Throughout Europe  —  BRUSSELS—Individuals can ask Google Inc. to remove links to news articles, court judgments and other documents in search results for their name, the European Union's highest court said Tuesday.
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Europe's top court: people have right to be forgotten on Internet  —  People can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results, Europe's top court said on Tuesday.  —  The case underlines the battle between advocates of free expression and supporters of privacy rights …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Letter from major ISPs urges FCC not to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  Internet Providers Strike Back on Net Neutrality  —  In a surprise to no one, Internet providers warned federal regulators that treating broadband like phone lines will stunt future investments and service upgrades.
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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's net neutrality Twitter chat was actually useful
Discussion: Globe and Mail
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate
Dan Appenfeller / AJR.org:
Copy Editors Carve Niche in Digital Media Landscape  —  Abraham Hyatt saw the writing on the wall.  —  More than a year into his three-year managing editor stint at ReadWrite, a popular technology news site, Hyatt watched traffic plummet from roughly 5 million pageviews a month to less than 3 million.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Katherine Goldstein is the new editor of Vanity Fair's website  —  Katherine Goldstein will be the new editor of Vanity Fair's website, VF.com, Vanity Fair said in a press release. … Goldstein, who is currently director of social media and traffic at Slate, worked at the Huffington Post before that.
Discussion: @poynter and FishbowlNY
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
NYT photographer constructs backpack kit with 4 modems to stream photos live to the newsroom  —  Times photo staffer's invention: the streaming backpack  —  Back during the 2012 presidential campaign, New York Times photographer Josh Haner was right at the scrum, trailing presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney …
Bradley Campbell / PRI:
Orwellian threats caused the New York Times to spike a story on NSA spying way back in 2004  —  It was about a year ago that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden got two journalists into a Hong Kong hotel room, where he divulged some of the biggest US state secrets in modern history.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Texas Tribune launches its new combination op-ed page/sponsored content pitch … We told you back in November that the Texas Tribune — as successful a news nonprofit, pound for pound, as exists in this country — was trying to get a piece of that sponsored content pie with something called TribTalk.
Discussion: TribTalk
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Sources: Xbox Live to remove Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu  —  Multiple sources confirm internal efforts to make long-demanded paywall change.  —  We can report that multiple sources within Microsoft have been briefed on plans to make a long-awaited change to the Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming media services.
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
Bezos invests in WaPo's IT infrastructure, software development, social media team, apps, more  —  The Washington Post is hitting a new ‘prime’ time under Amazon founder's wings  —  Above: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 6: Shailesh Prakash, The Washington Post Chief Information Officer, left …
Discussion: @superfem
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Hunger-striking Al-Jazeera journalist is near to death  —  Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shamy, who has been on hunger strike in Egypt for more than 100 days, is near to death according to his doctor.  —  “He has started to have impaired liver and kidney function,” said the doctor, Mohamed Osama el-Homsi.
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Paul Farrell / Guardian:
Peter Greste gains support for release from prominent Egyptians
Discussion: @amyfeldtmann and VICE News
 
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Quartz pushes the experimental news envelope by using Dave Winer's outliner software
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Hires Netflix's Jenny Wall as Marketing Chief
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Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Slate's curated links are actually paid for ads from content recommendation engine Outbrain
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Programs on Demand, Just for PBS Members
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Beats Music has just 111,000 registered accounts, leaked figures show
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Goodbye, TV Channels—And Hello, TV Apps
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