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12:05 PM ET, May 2, 2015


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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook offering 100% of revenue to publishers for hosted media if they sell ads, 70% if Facebook sells ads  —  Facebook Offers to Let Publishers Keep Revenue From Certain Ads  —  Publishers currently post links to content but mobile device speed frustrating users
Te-Ping Chen / Wall Street Journal:
China Closes 21st Century Business Herald's Website  —  Orders site to strengthen editorial management following investigation of alleged extortion  —  BEIJING—China shut the website of a prominent business news daily it had investigated on allegations of extortion, and said other outlets …
Discussion: Reuters and Associated Press
Mark Mulligan / Music Industry Blog:
Tidal's streaming exclusives will be undermined by limitations of exclusivity  —  The Problem With Streaming Exclusives  —  Jay-Z's ambitions for TIDAL has triggered a lot of discussion about how streaming models can evolve.  One focus has been exclusives with a number of references …
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Vice teases “new channel this fall” at NewFronts presentation but gives no confirmation of A&E Networks' new channel  —  Vice Remains Coyly Mum on ‘New Channel This Fall’  —  One of the worst-kept secrets this Upfront and Digital Content NewFronts season is that Vice …
James Warren / Poynter:
Obama honors three international journalists ahead of World Press Freedom Day, repeats call for release of Washington Post's Jason Rezaian  —  Obama honors journalists who have fought powerful forces  —  The world's most powerful man on Friday praised journalists who have fought power.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
After nearly 5-year hiatus, WikiLeaks relaunches its secrets submission system in beta  —  WIKILEAKS FINALLY BRINGS BACK ITS SUBMISSION SYSTEM FOR YOUR SECRETS  —  It's taken close to half a decade.  But WikiLeaks is back in the business of accepting truly anonymous leaks.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New Media Investment Group ups revenues and plans to buy more papers  —  New Media Investment Group reported a 76 percent growth in first quarter revenues compared to the period a year ago on the strength of its buying binge of media companies.  —  But even leaving the new properties out …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
After pricing dispute led Verizon to drop some packets of Cogent's customers, firms agree to long-term interconnection agreement benefiting FiOS, DSL customers  —  Verizon and Cogent settle differences, agree to boost Internet quality  —  Cogent could still file complaints against other ISPs because of new FCC rules.
Discussion: Consumerist
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
How The Media Can Stop Embarrassing Themselves At The Hands Of Police  —  As we enter a new journalistic era in which ubiquitous video allows us to check the assertions of authority figures against footage of the actual event in question, it's worth reconsidering some habits and conventions …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Circa's core ideas are compelling but it has been unable to find a large enough audience to attract additional investment  —  Circa, the buzzed-about mobile news app, is running out of money  —  Back in December, News Corp's Raju Narisetti sent in his contribution for our annual Predictions for Journalism package.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Brazilian journalists injured while covering protests  —  At least five Brazilian journalists were injured while covering clashes on Wednesday between police and striking teachers in the southern state of Paraná, according to news reports and local journalists.
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