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3:45 AM ET, May 29, 2014

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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Jimmy Iovine's four decades of experience and celebrity connections lend credibility to Apple's music plans  —  Jimmy Iovine, a Master of Beats, Lends Apple a Skilled Ear  —  CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple's new music impresario, Jimmy Iovine, didn't start out writing code or studying computer engineering …
Discussion: @stevenbjohnson
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Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $2.6B in cash and $400M in stock to vest over time  —  Apple to Acquire Beats Music & Beats Electronics  —  Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tim Cook Explains Why Apple Is Buying Beats (Q&A)  —  The Apple Beats deal has already generated lots of debate, and now that it's official, we will see even more.  Here's Apple CEO Tim Cook's extended explanation, via an interview he conducted with Re/code this afternoon.
Ed Christman / Billboard:
John Janick to Succeed Jimmy Iovine as Chairman, CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M  —  John Janick has been named chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, succeeding Jimmy Iovine, the most successful head of a major label for the last 25 years.  —  The announcement was made to coincide …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cue and Iovine talk about Beats acquisition, competing streaming services, Apple TV, more  —  Apple Shows Off Its Newest Product, and Promises Much More to Come  —  Liveblog highlights  — Apple offers three reasons for its $3 billion deal to acquire Beats: the talent, the headphones and the subscription music service.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Michael Kinsley Responds to Criticism of Greenwald Review  —  In a post yesterday, I took up Michael Kinsley's review of Glenn Greenwald's book, “No Place to Hide,” which many Times readers had written to me about.  Mr. Kinsley has asked The Times for the opportunity to respond and I am providing it here: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
KPCB: Mobile use continues to skyrocket, yet most news orgs make only a “pittance” off it  —  The scariest chart in Mary Meeker's slide deck for newspapers has gotten a little scarier  —  It's an annual moment of print realism here at Nieman Lab: The posting of the attention slide …
Discussion: Re/code, @ylichterman and @ethanwsj
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Nikki Usher / Washington Post:
It's not just Jill Abramson: Women everywhere are getting pushed out of journalism  —  Blame the techies.  —  Nikki Usher is the author of Making News at The New York Times and an assistant professor at George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs.
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Mandy Jenkins / Zombie Journalism:
Technology is a solution, not a problem, for women in newsrooms  —  So maybe you've noticed - there's a lot of talk about women in journalism these days in the wake of Jill Abramson's unplanned exit from the New York Times.  Aside from being a woman and a journalist, I haven't generally felt …
Discussion: @kate_day, @mjenkins, @mjenkins and @kissane
Bill Carter / New York Times:
May Brings a Loss of Viewership for Cable News Channels  —  May is typically a slow month for television news channels — not much is happening and there is competition from season-ending series elsewhere.  —  But all the news channels have seen particularly troubling declines in viewership …
Discussion: @mlcalderone and @savvyatlgirl
Brendan Sasso / NationalJournal.com:
Six Strikes delivers 1.3M copyright violation notices in 10 months, to double in size in 2014  —  Entertainment Companies Caught 1.3 Million Alleged Pirates  —  Under an initiative, movie studios and record labels don't need a court to go after copyright violations.
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Clearleap Heads Into Latin America  —  Taps Tom McCarthy To Head Up Sales In The Region  —  Following an expansion into Europe last August, multiscreen video specialist Clearleap is also setting its sights south of the border with a launch into Latin America.
Discussion: Streaming Media
Capital New York:
American Prospect likely to become quarterly ‘journal of ideas’  —  The American Prospect's board of directors met this morning to consider a proposal to recreate the Prospect as a print quarterly with a smaller budget, a source with knowledge of the meeting told Capital.
Didi Tang / Associated Press:
China detains journalist ahead of anniversary  —  BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police have detained a Chinese news assistant for a Japanese newspaper, her family said Wednesday, in the latest in a string of detentions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.
Discussion: New York Times and RFA
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast's Brian Roberts Defends His Time Warner Deal, and His Company  —  The New York Times thinks Comcast shouldn't be allowed to buy Time Warner Cable.  Guess what Comcast CEO Brian Roberts thinks?  —  Okay, you don't have to guess.  But Roberts made his case for the merger …
Hadley Malcolm / USA Today:
Target to offer e-books through partnership  —  Target wants to help host your book club — online.  —  As the retailer works to build a more competitive e-commerce experience, it's partnering with a startup e-book subscription service called Librify to give customers an online platform for buying …
Discussion: Consumerist and GalleyCat
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With 20 Million Units Sold, Eddy Cue Says Apple TV Will Continue To Evolve  —  Apple TV has been a pretty modest success when you compare it to some of Apple's other products, but with 20 million units sold, the product has clearly captured consumer attention.
Discussion: Re/code
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
You can add audio and video players inside your tweets, just as WNYC did for a Maya Angelou interview  —  Interesting tweet an hour or so ago from New York public radio giant WNYC: … That's audio of an interview WNYC's Brian Lehrer did with Angelou in 2013 — playing right in the tweet.
Discussion: @radiodiaries and @niemanlab
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast, Verizon and Co. Stop Mass Piracy Lawsuits on Appeal  —  Two years ago district court Judge Beryl Howell, a former RIAA lobbyist, granted adult movie company AF Holdings the right to obtain the personal details of more than 1,000 Internet users suspected of downloading their works using BitTorrent.
WashPostPR / Washington Post:
The Washington Post partner program signs on nearly 100 newspapers  —  Digital First Media, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Columbus Dispatch among the latest to join pilot program  —  Nearly 100 newspapers will participate in The Washington Post partner program first announced earlier this year.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and @jbenton
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
As the New York Times' first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority  —  Just as the May 14 dismissal of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson sparked a debate about gender roles in journalism, the ascension of Dean Baquet—the first African-American to run the paper's newsroom …
Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
Twitter to take India election innovations global  —  (Reuters) - U.S. social networking company Twitter is planning to replicate parts of its India election strategy across countries that go to polls this year, after it emerged as a key tool for politicians and media companies during the world's largest democratic exercise.
Discussion: @elanazak and @sunny_hundal
 
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Guardian:
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
UCSB newspaper board responds to criticism over non-coverage of killings
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
UK daily newspapers have doubled in price since 2004 and shrunk in size - no wonder sales are down
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Johnston Press shareholders approve deal to ease £360m debt burden and sell TV ads for Sky
Anne Mortensen / The Independent:
A journalist goes missing nearly every day in Ukraine
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Independent publisher says Amazon levels the playing field, and Hachette is just greedy
 

 
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