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3:05 PM 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 …
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
As Jill Abramson exits the NY Times, a look at how women are faring in newsrooms  —  The departure of Jill Abramson marked an abrupt end to the reign of the first woman to run The New York Times, a role that made her a journalistic pioneer in her own right.  Her dismissal comes during …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
The NYT's Game of Thrones: How the Top Journalism Job Was Dangled at Guardian Editor  —  An email obtained by The Daily Beast reveals, as the struggle for power there intensified, the NYT's CEO Mark Thompson wooed top Guardian editor Janine Gibson with the possibility of editing the Times.
New York Times:
Times Seeks to Reassure Its Staff After Abramson's Ouster
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Jill Abramson's ouster shows women that we still must be more than good
Rachel Sklar / Medium:
Abramson was treated shockingly badly, but still walks away with power and a legacy
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN fires news editor Marie-Louise Gumuchian for plagiarism [Updated]  —  CNN has fired a news editor in its London bureau for repeated plagiarism offenses, it announced in an editor's note today.  —  An internal investigation at the network found that Marie-Louise Gumuchian had published about 50 stories containing plagiarized work.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
CNN serial plagiarist primarily lifted from her old employer, Reuters  —  Editors at CNN were performing a regular spot check of content in the organization's publishing queue last week when they discovered that a story by London bureau news editor Marie-Louise Gumuchian included material taken without attribution from another source.
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Internal NYT report could be valuable for other publishers mulling digital future
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
Dow Jones wins injunction against Ransquawk over ‘hot news’  —  (Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co has won a court order to stop the London-based service Ransquawk from broadcasting its news content within seconds of publication, without permission, to traders and other subscribers.
Discussion: @mmasnick and @jeffjohnroberts
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
Project Babb: How The Telegraph is experimenting with digital micro-sites  —  As an approach to product development, fail-fast and fail-happy appears to be the de rigueur method of the moment.  Telegraph Media Group's chief content officer and editor-in-chief, Jason Seiken …
Discussion: @niemanlab and Press Gazette
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.
Paul Mooney / Reuters:
Jail, lawsuits cast shadow over Myanmar media freedom  —  (Reuters) - Two years after Myanmar scrapped censorship in one of its boldest reforms, its journalists are again living in fear of jail and are convinced a state-sponsored crackdown is under way to limit press freedom.
Center for Public Integrity:
Center for Public Integrity's executive director stepping down  —  By The Center for Public Integrity 47 seconds ago Updated: 46 seconds ago  —  After eight years at the helm, Center for Public Integrity Executive Director Bill Buzenberg announced today that he will be stepping down from the nonprofit …
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.”
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