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2:00 PM 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
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Source Interlink Media Rebrands, Closes 12 Titles  —  New corporate identity: TEN: The Enthusiast Network  —  Major changes are happening at Source Interlink Media, publisher of Surfing, Motortrend and approximately 60 other enthusiast titles.  Newly installed CEO Scott Dickey announced …
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Matt Hardigree / Jalopnik:
Automobile Magazine Cuts Staff And Fires Editor
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
Despite earlier promises of investment in staff, The Wire continues drifting without an editor  —  Chaos at The Wire?  —  Without an editor in chief, The Atlantic's army of young aggregators is directionless  —  Back in November, things seemed promising at The Wire.
Discussion: @mathewi
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Coming soon from Andrew Golis and Atlantic Media: ‘This.’  —  Atlantic Media is preparing to launch “This.,” a new digital project spearheaded by Andrew Golis, who serves as general manager of The Wire, a source with knowledge of the venture told Capital.  —  The goal of the vertical …
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.
Associated Press:
France restricts coverage of D-Day anniversary  —  PARIS (AP) — Millions of viewers worldwide could miss live coverage of the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day next week because the French president's office reversed a decision to grant international news agencies free access to the broadcast.
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 …
Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable:
TV on Twitter: Starz Is Debuting Full ‘Power’ Episode in New Video Feature  —  Starz will premiere its new crime drama Power on Twitter, using the social platform's new in-line video feature that allows one-touch playback via Twitter Cards.  —  The full episode will appear in a tweet …
Discussion: Zap2it
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.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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
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
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's alive!  What NPR learned from turning its @nprnews Twitter account from a bot into a human  —  May 22 was World Goth Day!  To celebrate, NPR's main Twitter account, @nprnews, sent out a tweet to its 2 million-plus followers sharing a 2013 NPR story on Goth Barbie.
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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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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.
 
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Ahram Online:
Egypt detains alleged Al-Jazeera journalist
Discussion: @maitelsadany
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
Discussion: Press Gazette
Bill Mickey / Folio:
MIT Technology Review Launches Tiered Subscription Plan
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times is restructuring its Page 1 meetings to be more digital (as that big report suggested)
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Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Amazon Prime to offer music streaming service with songs six months old or older, coming June/July; Sony, Warner on board
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Newsmax to launch channel with DirecTV
Billboard:
Spotify Launches in Brazil
 

 
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Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
iPhone 6 Plus display is “best performing smartphone LCD we ever tested”, iPhone 6 “very good”

John Battelle / John Battelle's Search Blog:
Buying into murky Alibaba is buying into a corrupt government that's excluded US companies

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Eric Schmidt says Google will cut ties with ALEC because group is lying about climate change

 
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