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11:20 AM ET, May 30, 2014

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David Folkenflik / NPR:
‘Period Of Turmoil’ Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At ‘Times’  —  Dean Baquet sat in his new office in midtown Manhattan, the very picture of composure and precision, as he described the top-level dysfunction that led to the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of The New York Times …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple Will Use Curation To Beat A Path To Mainstreaming Music  —  Ask the average person who their favorite musicians are and they'll struggle to name more than a few.  That's one reason search-based streaming services haven't hit critical mass. They force users to know what they want to hear.
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Michael Vakulenko / Medium:
Beats is a platform, connecting artists with fans; Apple's users will enable network effects on it  —  To understand Beats you need to understand Lady Gaga  —  Look beyond headphones, play lists, music streaming, wearables and label deals  —  The news are finally out—Apple is buying Beats for 3 Billion Dollars.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Apple didn't want Beats, it needed Beats
Discussion: memeburn, MacStories and Re/code
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
One year after 28 Sun-Times photojournalists were laid off, where are they now?  —  One year ago today, the Chicago Sun-Times eliminated its photo staff, laying off 28 full-time employees.  —  Most of them have landed on their feet, according to email and phone interviews with many of the photographers.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Source Interlink Distribution to Shut Down  —  After losing Time Inc. business, all operations to cease.  —  As was widely speculated following the news that Time Inc. dropped its wholesale services, Source Interlink Distribution has announced that it's shutting down.
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Matt Hardigree / Jalopnik:
Automobile Magazine Cuts Staff And Fires Editor  —  Giving credence to yesterday's rumor, Automobile magazine's Michigan offices have been closed, much of its staff has been let go, and the Editor-in-Chief Jean Jennings has been fired.  This comes along with Source Interlink …
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's alive! What NPR learned from turning its @nprnews Twitter account from a bot into a human
Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Amazon Prime to offer music streaming service with songs six months old or older, coming June/July; Sony, Warner on board  —  Exclusive: Amazon Prime To Offer Music Streaming Service — With 6-Month-Old Songs  —  The internet giant has reached deals with major labels for a service to launch this June or July.
Agence France-Presse:
Turkey sentences Twitter user to jail for blasphemy  —  Istanbul (AFP) - A Turkish court on Thursday handed a 15-month jail term to a teacher over Twitter posts deemed religiously offensive, local media reported on Thursday.  —  The court in the eastern city of Mus ruled that the man …
Discussion: Mashable and Daily Dot
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Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Rieder: Time to pass shield law for journalists  —  Last summer, supporters were confident that at long last the federal shield law for journalists would be enacted.  —  After a number of false starts, they were convinced that the stars were aligned and that a measure to ensure that journalists …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Probably not a surprise: Turns out your boss spends a lot of time in email — reading news  —  Do you work in a handsome corner office, one with a view?  If so, you likely get a lot of your news in your inbox.  —  Of course, that's true for many non-captains of industry too.
Discussion: Medium, @tothevictor and @peteskomoroch
Kate Tummarello / The Hill:
National Association of Broadcasters plans second FCC lawsuit over shared resource agreements  —  Broadcasters to sue FCC on resource-sharing ban  —  The broadcast industry plans to sue the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its decision to crack down on resource-sharing deals between broadcasters.
Richard Prince / Richard Prince's Journal-isms:
How Maya Angelou learned on the job after landing an editor's job in Egypt with no experience  —  In 1960, Renaissance Woman Landed Editor's Job in Egypt  —  Maya Angelou, the Renaissance woman who assumed roles ranging from poet to calypso singer, for a brief time was also a journalist.
Discussion: @africandevjobs and @princeeditor
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
How Muck Rack's social media tool lets journalists track content sharing  —  Here's a handy social media tool you might not be aware of: Muck Rack's Who Shared My Link feature.  Simply paste any link, and it shows you how many times it was shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.
James Doleman / The Drum:
Phone-hacking trial: Managing editor ‘misled’ over contracts, court told  — Jonathan Caplan QC begins closing argument  — “Case cries out for some sense of proportion”, court told  — Former managing editor's trust abused, barrister says  —  Proceedings resumed this morning shortly …
Bill Mickey / Folio:
MIT Technology Review Launches Tiered Subscription Plan  —  Latest effort to support digital-first brand strategy.  —  MIT Technology Review officially launched its tiered subscription plan today.  Called Insider, it offers three pricing levels and has emerged from a long period of market testing and a two-month beta.
 
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Ahram Online:
Egypt detains alleged Al-Jazeera journalist
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James G. Robinson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Watching the audience move: A New York Times tool is helping direct traffic from story to story
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
LeVar Burton Gets $2 Million Via Kickstarter to Bring Back Reading Rainbow
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Sinclair Proposes Surrendering Three Licenses to Get Allbritton Deal Done
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Joan Smith becomes president of press reform campaign Hacked Off
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times is restructuring its Page 1 meetings to be more digital (as that big report suggested)
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Newsmax to launch channel with DirecTV
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Michael Hsu / Wall Street Journal:
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