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10:10 AM ET, May 16, 2014

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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
In 2011, Abramson's salary went from $475k to $503k, then $525k after protest; Keller's, $559k  —  Jill Abramson and the Times: What Went Wrong?  —  In the gossipy world of New York journalism, the firing of Jill Abramson from her position as the executive editor of the Times provoked …
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Times Seeks to Reassure Its Staff After Abramson's Ouster  —  A day after The New York Times Company announced that it had dismissed Jill Abramson, its first female executive editor, top editors and the publisher moved to reassure staff members and rebut news media reports that her removal …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Sulzberger: ‘Not true’ that Abramson's compensation package was less than Keller's
Rachel Sklar / Medium:
Abramson was treated shockingly badly, but still walks away with power and a legacy
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
What Might Leadership Change Mean for Times Readers?
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age  —  There are few things that can galvanize the news world's attention like a change in leadership atop The New York Times.  Jill Abramson's ouster yesterday afternoon probably reduced American newsroom …
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Khoi / Subtraction.com:
Ex-NYT design chief Khoi Vinh on internal report: what matters is how company acts on it  —  The New York Times Innovation Report  —  Buzzfeed got a hold of a 96-page report on the state of innovation at The New York Times, prepared by a select group of the company's staffers and intended for internal distribution only.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, @gkjohn and @gplefka
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
Internal NYT report on digital publishing: weak support systems, neglect of social promotion, editors “unfamiliar with the web”, more
Manuel Perez / CNN:
Editors' note  —  (CNN) — CNN has discovered multiple instances of plagiarism by Marie-Louise Gumuchian, a former CNN news editor.  She wrote frequently about international news, writing and reporting about Africa, Europe, and the Middle East from our London bureau.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
The Atlantic Cities Relaunches as CityLab  —  The Atlantic Cities is finally all grown-up and heading out on its own—or getting its own URL, at least.  —  Following in the footsteps of sister property The Wire, the three-year-old urban-planning site is relaunching with a new name, CityLab …
Discussion: CityLab
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Les Moonves Confirms CBS is Developing Digital News Channel; David Rhodes Oversees  —  CBS is in the “early stages” of developing a 24-hour digital news network, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves says.  Appearing on Bloomberg today, Moonves told Trish Regan the digital channel will be “an exciting alternative to cable news.”
Discussion: Bloomberg, The Wrap and Deadline.com
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon vs. Hachette: When Does Discouragement Become Misrepresentation?  —  For months now, Amazon has been trying to put the screws on Hachette, the smallest of the Big Five publishers, by discouraging people from buying its printed books.  Amazon's goal: force Hachette to give it better terms on e-books.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalists' lawyers told to pay £100,000 to see key evidence  —  Court in Egypt hears prosecutors demanding fee for access to secret videos which case against trio relies on  —  Lawyers defending three al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt have been asked to pay …
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Yahoo Movies Debuts As Digital Magazine  —  Yahoo on Thursday launched its latest digital magazine, Yahoo Movies, aiming to create a video-rich mecca for movie fans.  —  The new site features trailers, celebrity Q&As, live streaming of awards shows, image galleries, and industry news.
David Adams / Reuters:
Cuban blogger to launch island's first independent online newspaper  —  Cuba's prize-winning blogger, Yoani Sanchez, is launching the island's first independent digital newspaper next week to challenge the communist-ruled country's state-controlled media.  —  Sanchez said the online publication …
Discussion: Engadget
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Nielsen Says Biggest TV Watchers Do 50% of All Viewing  —  Heaviest viewers are also big consumers of cars, clothing  —  A new study by Nielsen finds that a small group of viewers watch way more than their share of TV.  —  Nearly 50% of all TV watching is done by 20% of TV viewers.
Discussion: Nielsen
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The real battle for net neutrality just began  —  Revised proposal opens rules for public debate, but the specter of a tiered internet remains  —  The FCC has voted to accept Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for a new net neutrality framework, kicking off a longer rule-making process that will conclude in the next several months.
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC votes for Internet “fast lanes,” but could change its mind later
 
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Guardian, Associated Press and local Missouri papers sue state over lethal injection secrecy
 

 
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