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8:10 PM ET, May 14, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jill Abramson unexpectedly leaving as executive editor at NYT, to be replaced by Dean Baquet  —  Jill Abramson Being Replaced as Top Editor at Times  —  Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet …
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Ken Auletta / Currency:
NYT's Abramson was fired after confronting “top brass” about being paid less than male predecessor  —  Why Jill Abramson Was Fired  —  At the annual City University Journalism School dinner, on Monday, Dean Baquet, the managing editor of the New York Times, was seated with Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the paper's publisher.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times: Abramson's compensation ‘was not less than’ Bill Keller's  —  The New York Times is pushing back against a report that Jill Abramson was fired in part because she complained that her salary was less than that of her male predecessor, Bill Keller.
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
The New York Times owes the audience an explanation  —  Jill Abramson's departure as the executive editor of The New York Times and Dean Baquet's appointment as her replacement was abrupt.  —  Times Company Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. told senior editors at a 2 p.m. meeting and the rest …
Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Readers Spend Same Amount of Time on Paid Posts as News Stories  —  Readers of the New York Times are spending roughly the same amount of time on advertiser-sponsored posts as on news stories, according to Meredith Levien, the executive vice president of advertising for The Times.
Discussion: PandoDaily
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Time Inc. execs line up at spinoff trough  —  As Time Inc. insiders brace for a new round of pre-spinoff layoffs that are expected to begin next week, recently unveiled numbers show the top brass at the publisher are not sharing in the pain.  —  Norman Pearlstine, the executive vice president …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
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Howard Finberg / Poynter:
Why newsrooms don't embrace digital tools  —  Many newsrooms in the U.S. are still not taking advantage of the low-cost digital tools for gathering and distributing journalism, even when journalists and producers know about the alternatives to traditional technologies.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cord cutters use 7x more bandwidth than cable TV watchers - Sandvine  —  Here's a question that may be increasingly relevant for some of you: If you don't pay for cable, and you get all your video from the Internet instead, how much bandwidth do you eat up each month?  —  Quite a bit, it turns out.
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Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Sony Pictures buys film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book on Snowden and the NSA revelations  —  Sony Pictures Buys Film Rights to Book on Snowden  —  LOS ANGELES — After a long, slow haul, the film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book about Edward J. Snowden and his revelations …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post cites resources and editorial judgment for not covering Amazon-Hachette fight  —  Pressure on Post to cover Amazon-Hachette  —  The Washington Post is drawing attention from media critics who question whether the paper's new owner Jeff Bezos is influencing coverage of his company Amazon.
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
From David Kelly to Jimmy Savile, how does the BBC deal with a crisis?  —  The Smith review into the handling of the Savile allegations, leading to the demise of its director general, is just the latest scandal to hit the corporation  —  On Thursday 29 January 1987, Alasdair Milne …
Discussion: @charliebeckett and @peterjukes
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times has a (lovely) new cooking site … Spring is apparently new-product-launch season at the Times: Barely a month past the debut of NYT Now, along comes its new cooking site.  (In various reports over the past year, it's been referred to as a food product, a dining product …
Discussion: @jbenton
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NowThis News, a leader in mobile/social/video, shifts its strategy and its personnel  —  So what's going on with NowThis News?  —  Less than two years old, NowThis News immediately grabbed attention for what seems like a bold new proposition for news: short digital video that was built for mobile devices and social media.
Discussion: CNN and Re/code
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Media academic attacks press campaign against The Guardian over Snowden leaks  —  Media professor Julian Petley has written a lengthy assessment of the way in which The Guardian's revelations NSA and GCHQ surveillance were covered by the rest of the press.  —  “The State journalism is in …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Chartbeat launches paid-content tools to help publishers get better at native advertising  —  Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile built his analytical service — originally part of New York's Betaworks incubator, but later spun off as a separate entity — because he wanted to help publishers figure …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Mary Ann Badavi / The Atlantic Online:
Choire Sicha, co-founder of The Awl, shares his concerns about how we digest information online  —  Choire Sicha, co-founder of The Awl, shares his concerns about how we digest information online.  —  “You want [writers] to flower into their floweriness,” said Choire Sicha, smiling slyly at the audience at last week's New York Ideas.
Reuters:
Le Monde editor quits after power struggle with top staff  —  Natalie Nougayrede says she is stepping down from role at French newspaper after ‘personal and direct attacks’  —  Natalie Nougayrede, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French daily Le Monde …
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Amazon Studios director Roy Price talks about making good TV for the web  —  How to make good TV for the web, according to Amazon  —  Amazon Studios director Roy Price explains why certain shows succeed, whether to launch every episode of a show at the same time, how much a good show costs …
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review:
Promise, and potential pitfalls, as Alaska Dispatch and the Anchorage Daily News merge - See more at: http://www.cjr.org/united_states_ project/alaska_dispatch_anchorage_daily _ news_merger.php#sthash.RsRjGqZw.dpuf  —  Promise, and potential pitfalls, as Alaska Dispatch and the Anchorage Daily News merge
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Google Makes Chromecast Available In Korea, Its First Asian Market  —  Google's Chromecast has launched in Asia for the first time-but it's currently only available in Korea.  In a post on its Asia Pacific blog, the company explained that Korea was chosen because of the country's high mobile penetration rate.
 
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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
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