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9:35 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 …
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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.
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:
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.
Apple:
Apple to acquire Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $2.6B in cash and $400M in stock to vest over time
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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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?
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 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 …
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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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
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
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 …
Discussion: Variety and The Verge
Reuters:
Dish Network to accept bitcoin payments starting this year  —  Satellite TV operator Dish Network to accept bitcoins  —  (Reuters) - Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter, joining companies such as Overstock.com Inc …
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
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.
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.
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
 
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Hadley Malcolm / USA Today:
Target to offer e-books through partnership
Discussion: Consumerist and GalleyCat
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Comcast, Verizon and Co. Stop Mass Piracy Lawsuits on Appeal
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Platform or publisher? Medium keeps blurring the line
Discussion: @digiday
WashPostPR / Washington Post:
The Washington Post partner program signs on nearly 100 newspapers
Discussion: FishbowlDC and @jbenton
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Index on Censorship:
Index launches project to map media freedom violations in Europe
Discussion: @mjrharris
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reader revenue and the great newspaper ad bubble
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Newsweek strikes deal to build foreign editions
Sandy Cohen / Associated Press:
Stars campaign to keep kid shots out of media
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
As the New York Times' first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
The Hill launches contributors platform
Discussion: Adweek, The Hill and FishbowlDC