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5:53 PM ET, May 6, 2014

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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
New Venture Envisions Films Based on Gritty Journalism  —  LOS ANGELES — An Oscar-winning screenwriter, a billionaire film financier and a well-known magazine editor have come together to form a movie and television company built on a journalism foundation.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Ban on drone photos harms free speech, say media outlets in challenge to FAA  —  The New York Times and other major media outlets have accused the Federal Aviation Administration of “chilling” journalism and violating the First Amendment rights by banning the use of unmanned aircraft for news photography.
BBC:
BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten stepping down following major heart surgery  —  BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten to stand down  —  BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten has today announced that he will be standing down with immediate effect on health grounds following major heart surgery.
Reuters:
Twitter shares fall over 17% to all-time low as lock-up period for 470M shares expires  —  Twitter shares plumb new lows as stock lock-up expires  —  (Reuters) - Shares of Twitter Inc slumped 15 percent to fresh lows in a flurry of trading on Tuesday after the expiration of a six-month …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Larry King criticises former employer CNN, says missing plane coverage was “absurd”  —  Larry King on going digital, and CNN's strategy  —  This interview originally appeared in our Media Pro daily newsletter.  —  CAPITAL: What did you think of this year's White House Correspondent's Dinner?
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment  —  In a statement on its website, MSNBC's “Way Too Early” says the show on Monday “made sarcastic references to the way some Americans celebrate” Cinco de Mayo.  “It was not our intention to be disrespectful and we sincerely apologize for the ill-advised references,” the statement says.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
New service will rate the authenticity of digital images  —  By the time an image makes its way online, it could have been opened and processed in any number of applications, passed through various hands, and been remixed and manipulated.  —  Today a new image hosting service, Izitru …
Discussion: @craigsilverman and Gigaom
The Local:
Editors at Le Monde newspaper quit en masse  —  A majority of chief editors at French daily Le Monde resigned from their posts on Tuesday amid a conflict with management over editorial reforms.  The mass resignation comes while staff at another French newspaper are in uproar over plans to turn into a “social network”.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
ABC News Headquarters to be Named for Barbara Walters  —  On Monday, the ABC News building at 47 W. 66th Street will be named in honor of Barbara Walters.  Walters, a pioneering newswoman — the first woman to co-host network morning and evening newscasts — has called ABC News home since 1976.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NowThisNews Is Working With Snapchat On An Ephemeral News Service  —  Mobile news startup NowThisNews, built around the idea of short and viral-friendly clips of news stories, has made some inroads into big media with an investment and content partnership with NBCUniversal …
Discussion: @joelcifer
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Brown Moses, his alter ego Eliot Higgins, and the rise of the self-trained journalist  —  The term “citizen journalism” gets thrown around a lot, used to refer to everything from people tweeting in crisis zones to high-school students covering city-council meetings.
Discussion: @seanmaynard, Thanks:@mathewi
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Blurb acquires HP's MagCloud, aims to dominate long-tail publishing  —  The book-printing service has always been popular with photographers and designers.  Now it's going after writers.  —  FORTUNE — Blurb, a book-printing service, has started making noises again after a few quiet years.
Jordan Zakarin / The Wrap:
Discovery Communications Q1 Earnings Miss Estimates  —  The good news for Discovery Communications: Its first quarter revenue increased over last year, up 22 percent to $1.4 billion.  —  The bad news: So did its costs, and for that reason, its net income slipped to $230 million compared to $231 million for the same quarter last year.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Steve Capus named CBS Evening News EP  —  Steve Capus, the former president of NBC News, has been named executive producer of the CBS Evening News and executive editor of CBS News, network president David Rhodes announced in a memo to staff on Tuesday.  —  “Many of you have known Steve …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
New media site Ozy partners with NPR  —  Six-month-old new media site Ozy is jumpstarting its distribution and has struck a partnership with U.S. nonprofit radio network NPR.  —  The alliance, officially announced on Tuesday, broadens ties between the two news organizations since NPR's popular program …
Discussion: @dwayneroper
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Projects in arts, science, and business journalism funded for new Magic Grant winners  —  The Brown Institute announced eight new Magic Grant winners today.  The Institute, a joint operation between Columbia's School of Journalism and Stanford's School of Engineering, was founded in 2012 via …
 
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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