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5:40 PM ET, May 29, 2014

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Chris Ariens / FishbowlNY:
Prometheus Global Media acquires Mediabistro editorial and e-commerce assets for $8M  —  Prometheus Global Media to Acquire Mediabistro  —  So, we're in the news today.  This morning, Mediabistro is announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its editorial …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Jimmy Iovine's four decades of experience and artist 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 …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cue and Iovine talk about Beats acquisition, competing streaming services, Apple TV, more
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Hastings: Comcast wants to become the ‘post office’  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — He said, he said.  —  Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Thursday continued to stump against Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable in an appearance at the Code Conference.
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Who's behind that tweet?  Here's how 7 news orgs manage their Twitter and Facebook accounts  —  On a typical day, The Wall Street Journal publishes about 500 or 600 stories.  And with correspondents spread across the globe, those stories go up around the clock.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Iranian hacker “Newscaster” campaign used real journalists' names, fake reporter personas  —  Cyberespionage Attacks Tied to Hackers in Iran  —  SAN FRANCISCO — An elaborate, three-year cyberespionage campaign against United States military contractors, members of Congress …
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Conde Nast Drafts an Internal ‘Magna Carta’ for Native Advertising  —  Publisher of Vogue and Vanity Fair Seeks to Codify Tactic  —  How to Integrate Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy  —  Conde Nast, publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker, has asked its editors and publishers …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube reveals which US internet providers are best and worst at streaming  —  Starting today, internet providers in the United States will finally be held to account for lackluster YouTube streaming speeds.  Google has brought its Video Quality Report — first launched in Canada at the start …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed tinkers with sponsored content labels as native advertising evolves  —  “Native” Ad Labelling is a Work in Progress  —  “Native” advertising, or advertising content designed to blend in with editorial content, is all the rage.  But publishers and marketers are still figuring …
Discussion: @noahchestnut and @jackmarshall
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Vimeo Enters Original Programming Business With Its First Web Series  —  Vimeo will make a new season of the web series “High Maintenance,” the video service's first attempt to fund its own programming, the company said Wednesday.  Vimeo will finance six new episodes of the series …
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Guardian redesigns app, offers increased personalization, UGC submission, and interactives  —  A whistle-stop tour of the new Guardian app  —  The Guardian's new app for iOS and Android allows users to personalise their homepage and directly submit user-generated content  — Read more
Al Jazeera English:
Turkey's top court rejects YouTube ban  —  Constitutional court says ban imposed in March on video sharing site violated individual rights and freedoms.  —  Turkey's top court has ruled that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back.
Discussion: USA Today, BBC, Reuters and Associated Press
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Newsmax to launch channel with DirecTV  —  Newsmax Media will launch a cable channel with DirecTV in June, the conservative news site announced on Thursday.  —  In its announcement, Newsmax said it is “focused on serving an audience of more than 80 million disenfranchised Baby Boomers” with the distribution deal.
Madison Gray / Poynter:
LinkedIn trying to appeal to journalists by pitching itself as a research tool  —  Spreading the gospel of LinkedIn for Journalists  —  The classroom at the City University of New York sat attentively watching the browser on the large screen point to LinkedIn.
Discussion: @poynter
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 …
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 …
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Nikki Usher / Washington Post:
It's not just Jill Abramson: Women everywhere are getting pushed out of journalism
 
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James Doleman / The Drum:
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
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Michael Kinsley Responds to Criticism of Greenwald Review
 

 
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