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8:40 AM ET, May 23, 2014

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Kinsley's review attacks Greenwald and the First Amendment that allows secrets to emerge  —  Michael Kinsley on Glenn Greenwald: He ‘cannot’ decide what secrets get published  —  Michael Kinsley, always a provocative thinker, has done quite a bit of provoking in his just-published …
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Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
In review of Greenwald book, Kinsley says government should choose which secrets to release  —  ‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald  —  “My position was straightforward,” Glenn Greenwald writes.  “By ordering illegal eavesdropping, the president had committed crimes and should be held accountable for them.”
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newspapers are ‘hollowed out’ and ‘VICE is the savior of news,’ says guy from Facebook  —  Facebook's Mike Hudack published a rant “about the state of the media” on his page Thursday.  Some choice moments:  — CNN is “the network of kidnapped white girls.”
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Why A Facebook Employee Just Scared The Hell Out Of The Media  —  Facebook's director of product, attacked state of today's media landscape.  As observers quickly noted, however, it appears lost on him that the company he works for is perhaps most to blame.
Alex Howard / semper scriben:   Where journalism, Facebook's algorithm and responsibiliy lie
Agence France-Presse:
Thai Army Warns It Will Block Social Media if Critical Content Is Found  —  Thailand's new ruling junta on Friday warned it would block any social media platforms in the country found to carry content that incites violence or is critical of its military leaders.
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Amy Sawitta Lefevre / Reuters:
Thai media chafe under post-coup blackout  —  Television screens went blue and up flashed the army's emblem, normal programming stopped and Thailand held its breath.  For anyone looking forward to their favourite show, it was going to be a long wait.  —  Half-an-hour later …
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan  —  At least five times this month, a Pakistani bureaucrat who works from a colonial-era barracks in Karachi, just down the street from the former home of his country's secularist founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, asked Twitter to shield …
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Jon Boone / Guardian:
Pakistan's Geo News becomes latest target in blasphemy accusation trend
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable  —  Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette  —  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.
Discussion: @kevinhearne and The Awl
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Bloomberg gives its native ads a data spin  —  Data journalism is getting the native ad treatment.  —  Bloomberg LP, best known for its financial news and information, has launched a new suite of native ad products that tap into its data-crunching abilities.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
TVTY Raises $4.5 Million To Sync TV And Online Ads  —  French startup TVTY raised $4.5 million from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and business angels.  This is yet another sign that French companies' efforts to advertise technology have been doing very well.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom finds ESPN offers audio descriptions on just 2.3% of its programs, issues £120,000 fine  —  ESPN fined for failing to provide enough audio description  —  Broadcaster to pay £120,000 after Ofcom found it provided less than half the required service for visually impaired viewers
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Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Peter Lauria, business editor, Buzzfeed  —  CAPITAL: You spent five years of your career as an entertainment business reporter for The New York Post.  What elements of that tabloid's old-school ethos have you brought to the newfangled Buzzfeed?
 
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David Usborne / The Independent:
Dame Marjorie Scardino: The tycoon tipped to head the BBC Trust and a city that will never forgive her
Discussion: @kevin_maguire
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg:
DirecTV Investor Sues to Block AT&T $48 Billion Takeover
Reuters:
TiVo Q1: revenue up 30% as subscriptions grow with European partners, profit reaches $8.1M
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Readers Say a ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Was Reported Upside Down and Backward
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Samsung gives up on its homegrown Music and Book Hub services
Discussion: CNET, Gigaom, Music Week, BGR and The Verge
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC given approval to continue as YouView partner with technical change
Discussion: bbc.co.uk, MediaTel and seenit.co.uk
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ScreenHits to Launch Free Internet Site to Let Consumers Watch ‘Broken’ TV Pilots (Exclusive)
Matt Haughey / Medium:
Google probably considers MetaFilter a comment spam haven, despite best-in-industry moderation
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time Inc. Starts Selling Ads on Magazine Covers, Breaking Industry Taboo
 

 
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Tiina Jaatinen / Conversations:
Nokia Lumia to become Microsoft Lumia, Nokia branding to continue on entry-level phones

Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Only employees, not Wall Street, can pressure Bezos to slow spending on new Amazon initiatives

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google adds information about video games to Knowledge Graph in search results

 
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