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7:45 PM ET, May 18, 2014

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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Dear Jill: From One Pushy Media Dame to Another  —  Let me be perfectly clear when it comes to ousted New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson: She has, on some occasions I have spent time with her, scared the bejesus out of me.  —  That said, it was in a very good way.
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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Guardian's Gibson weighs in on NYT and Abramson: “Jill should not have been hung out to dry”  —  Why Jill Abramson Was Fired: Part III  —  In my last post exploring why Jill Abramson was fired as executive editor of the New York Times by Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sources: Sulzberger fired Abramson because he felt she misled him, others in recruiting Gibson  —  Sulzberger's last straw  —  New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger fired executive editor Jill Abramson after concluding that she had misled both him and chief executive Mark Thompson during …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger publicly defends firing of Abramson, citing poor management, denies pay issues  —  N.Y. Times defends Abramson firing  —  New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. released a statement on Saturday stating that former executive editor Jill Abramson was fired because …
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
Female journalists in leadership positions keep getting stuck in “editing while female” trap  —  Editing While Female  —  Field notes from one of journalism's most dangerous jobs.  —  Over the weekend, I had a long dinner in Paris with a close friend from our days together as foreign correspondents in Moscow.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson reiterates assertion that pay didn't play role in Abramson's firing
AT&T:
AT&T agrees to acquire DirecTV in stock-and-cash deal for $95 per share  —  AT&T to Acquire DIRECTV  — Creates Content Distribution Leader Across Mobile, Video & Broadband Platforms  — The premier pay TV brand with the best content relationships now poised to deliver video to multiple screens …
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BuzzFeed:
AT&T Buys DirecTV For $67 Billion In Second Major Deal To Reshape TV Industry  —  The deal, announced Sunday night after roughly a month of negotiations, follows Comcast's impending acquisition of Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.  Both deals will face intense regulatory scrutiny.  —  AP
Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica:
In deal, AT&T and DirecTV vow to follow FCC's 2010 net neutrality guidelines for three years  —  With Comcast-Time Warner merger looming, AT&T will acquire DirectTV  —  For now, new partners promise to follow FCC's Open Internet protections no matter what.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:   DirecTV deal valued at $48.5B, or $67.1B with debt; AT&T frames purchase as a way to extend internet access to rural areas
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources  —  Deal would be biggest ever for YouTube  —  Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
William Worthy, a Reporter Drawn to Forbidden Datelines, Dies at 92  —  William Worthy, a foreign correspondent who in the thick of the Cold War ventured where the United States did not want him to go — including the Soviet Union, China, Cuba — and became the subject of both a landmark …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
After Months Of Disagreements, Here's Why Insiders Say BuzzFeed President Jon Steinberg Left  —  About two weeks ago, Jon Steinberg and Jonah Peretti had a discussion behind closed doors.  Shortly after, Ken Lerer's phone rang.  —  Steinberg would be leaving BuzzFeed, Peretti told Lerer.
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