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3:25 AM ET, May 27, 2014


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Rap Genius Co-Founder Moghadam Fired Over Tasteless Comments on Santa Barbara Shooting  —  Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam has been fired from the annotation service after posting appalling comments on the memoir of mass murderer Elliot Rodger, who killed six people in a shooting spree earlier this week.
Bob Pool / Los Angeles Times:
Isla Vista shootings: University newspaper editor was near crime scene  —  As out-of-town news organizations swept into tiny Isla Vista to report on Friday's shooting rampage, campus newspaper editor Marissa Wenzke had already spent 12 hours on the story.  Wenzke, 22, was partying …
David Carr / New York Times:
A Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is at it again.  Mr. Williams is sitting in an office here a mile up the road from Twitter, where he is a founder and is still a board member, working on Medium, an amorphous-sounding company …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Largest torrent search engine taken down by UK anti-piracy police  — — which acts as a search engine for torrents rather than storing them — has had its domain seized by the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit  —  The internet's largest torrent search engine …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
ESPN considering selling online subs to soccer games for customers without pay TV  —  RPT-ESPN may offer online soccer package outside pay TV  —  ESPN is considering selling online access to live Major League Soccer games to consumers without pay TV subscriptions, an experiment that could help …
Discussion: VentureBeat, @gothamistdan and Engadget
Max Bearak / New York Times:
Foreign news outlets see India as potential market; Guardian considering new site launch there  —  Global Digital News Brands See Growth Opportunity in India  —  Newspaper is everywhere in India.  Print readership, especially of the country's vernacular press, is continuing to rise.
Jamal Osman / Guardian:
Channel 4 journalist Jamal Osman say he is regularly harassed by British security services  —  I am a British citizen not a second-class citizen  —  Coming through passport control is an ordeal, I am followed on the street and hassled by security services.  Not all citizens enjoy the same rights
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
How YouTube is changing the media landscape in Asia  —  YouTube is already established as the world's most popular video site.  To that point, it sees more than one billion unique visitors each month, many of whom go in search of funny videos or music, but there's a whole lot more to it.
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Rise of UKIP Poses Challenges for British Film and TV Folk  —  If UKIP leader Nigel Farage takes Britain out of the European Union, U.K. film and TV companies would lose access to $1.99 billion in funding  —  LONDON — The surge in support for the U.K. Independence Party …
CBC News:
Knowlton Nash, longtime anchor of CBC's The National, dead at 86  —  Toronto-born Nash was one of Canada's top journalists  —  Knowlton Nash, a decorated Canadian journalist who went from selling newspapers as a boy in Toronto to serving a decade as anchor of CBC's The National, has died at age 86.
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