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8:40 AM ET, May 29, 2013


 Top News: 
Ted Johnson / Variety:
IAC Seeking Buyers for Newsweek (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Newsweek appears to be on the block — again.  —  According to sources who have been briefed, IAC is sending out inquiries to prospective buyers who may be interested in purchasing the 80-year-old title, which ended weekly publication …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Has a “Grand Vision” for Television — And Still Won't Talk About It  —  No surprises here — at our 11th D: All Things Digital technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook is still staying mum on the company's plans for a proper TV set.  —  However!
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Apple CEO: We rejected DOJ settlement in e-book suit  —  With an impending trial in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook maintains that the company had nothing to do with facilitating a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books.  —  As the last company standing in the upcoming lawsuit over e-book price fixing …
Discussion: GigaOM, VentureBeat and AllThingsD
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Thomson Reuters hires Economist Group chief to head news agency arm  —  Andrew Rashbass to leave publisher after 15 years, having led digital transformation from print to digital business  —  Andrew Rashbass, the chief executive of the Economist Group, is to join Thomson Reuters …
Thomson Reuters:
Thomson Reuters Announces Andrew Rashbass to Join in New Role Leading News and Media Business  —  Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that Andrew Rashbass, currently group chief executive of The Economist Group …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Attorney general signed off on Fox phone records subpoena  —  (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved a decision to subpoena Fox News telephone records as the Justice Department investigated an unauthorized leak regarding North Korea, officials said on Tuesday.
Peter Sterne / The New York Observer:
Shield Law More Like a Cheap Umbrella
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Holder's Regrets and Repairs
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Study: One-Quarter of Tablet Owners Prefer Digital Magazines Over Print  —  As device sales grow, that metric could balloon to 65 percent by 2020.  —  Digital publishing consultancy Mequoda Group released results of a recent survey that examined the usage and content consumption of tablet owners.
Discussion: Mequoda Daily
Larry King joins RT with brand new politics show  —  Award-winning interviewer Larry King will host a mold-breaking political talk show on RT from next month, speaking to both leading establishment figures, and those who are not afraid to go against the grain.
Discussion: Politico
Chris Frates / National Journal:
Is Marty Baron the Man to Fix The Washington Post?  —  The paper's new executive editor avoids new-media buzzwords, abhors self-promotion, and espouses traditional journalistic values.  In a changing world where Web is swiftly displacing print, is that what The Post needs?
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
At School Papers, the Ink Is Drying Up  —  The Clinton News used to be the source for everything that mattered to its readers in the northwest Bronx.  It published 10,000 copies every other week in the 1930s and even circulated overseas among Bronx residents fighting in World War II.
Ali Velshi / Quartz:
Al-Jazeera host: The solution to what's wrong with American cable news  —  Lately I've been giving a lot of thought to changing viewer tastes and habits.  After 12 years at CNN, I needed to better understand why doing more of the obvious isn't helping to grow an audience, even for long-standing brands.
Elias Biryabarema / Reuters:
Ugandan police fire tear gas at journalists protesting crackdown  —  (Reuters) - Ugandan police fired tear gas at journalists in the capital Kampala on Tuesday who were protesting against a media crackdown after press reports sparked a rare public debate on who will succeed aging President Yoweri Museveni.
Ryan Graff / Knight Lab:
Chase Davis on data-driven decision making for news projects  —  If a model exists for the type of young journalist everyone's talking about and pining for these days, Chase Davis is probably it.  He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2006 with a journalism degree …
News Corp promises “relentless” cuts at newspapers  —  Robert Thomson, chief executive of the new News Corp, said there will be “relentless” cost cuts in store for the newspaper business as it prepares to separate from Rupert Murdoch's entertainment empire.  —  The cornerstone of the company …
Discussion: @abeaujon
Rachel McAthy /
FT launches live stream of ‘market-moving news’ with fastFT  —  The new platform launched by the Financial Times offers a breaking news feed of updates from the fastFT team, for 'when 140 characters doesn't cut it'  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Discussion: paidContent and The Next Web
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Expect Facebook To Turbocharge ‘Notes’ Into A True Tumblr Competitor  —  Facebook used to have a blogging feature called Notes.  It still does, but it got buried by the Timeline redesign and widely forgotten.  Facebook needs to overhaul Notes, and signs say a refresh may already be in the works.
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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
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BBC iPlayer viewing falls as radio requests rise
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