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8:00 PM ET, May 30, 2014

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Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Vice Media employees complain of low salaries and influence of sponsors on editorial content  —  Working at Vice Media Is Not As Cool As It Seems  —  21,132g  —  Vice Media is one of the hottest media properties in America.  It's the counterculture empire that even Rupert Murdoch could love.
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Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
White House Press Secretary Resigns  —  WASHINGTON — Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, is leaving his post as the public face of the administration, stepping down after shifting from two decades of reporting to politics at the highest levels, President Obama said on Friday.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple's Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue Explain the Beats Deal and Hint at the Future (Video)  —  A few hours after announcing their $3 billion deal, Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine came to the Code Conference to talk about what brought them together, and what they want to do next.
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Michael Vakulenko / Medium:
Beats is a platform, connecting artists with fans; Apple's users will enable network effects on it
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Apple didn't want Beats, it needed Beats
Discussion: memeburn and MacStories
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 …
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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 …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC to consider changing the definition of “broadband” to 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps  —  The FCC may consider a stricter definition of broadband in the Netflix age  —  What is high-speed Internet?  Believe it or not, there is a technical definition.  Currently, it's set at 4 megabits per second.
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.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
WhatsApp emerges as big share driver for publishers  —  Publishers tend to focus their social media strategies around the twin titans of Facebook and Twitter.  But perhaps they are ignoring WhatsApp at their own peril.  —  FTW, USA Today's viral sports site, offers a good case study for the platform's potential for publishers.
Discussion: Marketing Land
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 …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes says he's not worried about cord cutters or cable TV consolidation  —  Jeff Bewkes Isn't Worried About Cord-Cutters  —  Consumers shunning cable and satellite TV for Netflix is “more of a notion than a reality,” says the Time Warner CEO.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple planning to introduce locally targeted ads, additional non-music content to iTunes Radio  —  According to a new report from The Information, Apple is planning to offer “locally targeted advertising” to users through its iTunes Radio platform sometime this year.
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.
 
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