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5:30 PM ET, May 20, 2014

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Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Arthur Sulzberger's First Interview About the Turmoil at The New York Times: “I Would Have Done It Differently”  —  A week after the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of The New York Times, the newspaper's publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., sat down with V.F.'s Sarah Ellison for an exclusive interview about the controversy.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
In speech, Sulzberger praises Jill Abramson as a “powerful” free press advocate
David Yanofsky / Quartz:
5 years later, only 2 of New York Magazine's 5 “renegade cybergeeks” are still at the NYT
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Anna Holmes, Jezebel founder, joins Fusion as an editor of “digital voices and storytelling”  —  Jezebel's Anna Holmes Lands at Fusion, Too  —  Last month, High Profile Internet Person Felix Salmon left his perch at Reuters, then re-appeared, somewhat confusingly …
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter backed out of talks to buy SoundCloud because “the numbers didn't add up”  —  Twitter Considered Buying German Music-Streaming Service  —  Twitter Inc. considered buying German music-streaming service SoundCloud, but it has backed out of the talks, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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David Meyer / Gigaom:
Twitter's reported interest in SoundCloud may not have been about the music
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
New report from Poynter president Tim Franklin lays out plans for future of organisation  —  Poynter president outlines new strategic direction  —  Since February, a screen in the Great Hall at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, sped through seconds, clicked through minutes …
Scott Porch / The Daily Beast:
New anthology charts the New Yorker's evolution from ‘breezy’ newsweekly to serious reporting  —  The Decade When ‘The New Yorker’ Grew Up  —  Before World War II, Harold Ross's New Yorker was no one's idea of a heavy lift.  Then it went off to war and grew up almost overnight.
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
First Look Media will give $550,000 to support press freedoms  —  First Look Media announced Tuesday that it will give $550,000 to support three organizations “at the forefront of integrating freedom of the press with technology,” according to the press release.  —  Those organizations are:
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NPR to end ‘Tell Me More’, lay off 28  —  NPR will cease broadcast of its weekday program “Tell Me More,” resulting in the termination of 28 positions, it announced Tuesday.  —  The move, which will go into effect Aug. 1, it the latest step in the radio network's ongoing effort to stem budget deficits.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Shutterstock Introduces Music Licensing Service, Starting With 60K Tracks From Rumblefish  —  Shutterstock isn't just a place where users can find stock photography and video anymore — today it's launching Shutterstock Music.  —  Vice President of Product Wyatt Jenkins demonstrated the new service for me yesterday.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
‘No smoking gun’ in case against Rebekah Brooks, court told  —  Ex-editor's barrister begins closing speech in phone-hacking trial, also claiming his client is disadvantaged by media ‘vitriol’  —  There is “no smoking gun” to support prosecution claims that Rebekah Brooks was the architect …
Zoë Schlanger / Newsweek:
UAE Halts Printing of New York Times Over Damning NYU Labor Article  —  Today's edition of the International New York Times, which carries an investigative report detailing the extremely harsh conditions of workers building New York University's campus in Abu Dhabi, will not be printed …
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC's Wheeler Takes Another Stab at Explaining His Net Neutrality Position  —  What started out as a rocky hearing for Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler turned into an opportunity for him to explain at length to lawmakers about the agency's new rulemaking on net neutrality, opened less than a week ago.
 
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