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9:20 AM ET, May 3, 2015


 Top News: 
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Service issues hit Comcast, TWC, DirecTV, and Charter ahead of big boxing match  —  Service Outages Reported Ahead of Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight  —  Just ahead of one of the biggest fights in boxing history, dozens are taking to Twitter to complain of cable outages and other problems …
Jessica Elgot / Guardian:
Questions raised after celebrated neurosurgeon and CNN reporter Sanjay Gupta is filmed performing surgery on those injured by earthquake  —  CNN physician-journalist poses ethical dilemma after treating Nepal victims  —  Questions raised after celebrated neurosurgeon and CNN reporter Sanjay Gupta …
Discussion: @jeffjarvis and CNN
Renee Ghert-Zand / The Times of Israel:
China wields influence in Middle East through Arabic-language TV and radio broadcasts  —  China wields influence in Middle East through Arabic-language TV and radio broadcasts  —  There's nothing unusual about teenagers singing songs from Disney's “Frozen” or television quiz show contestants …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Brian Williams doesn't have the foundation of real reporting that allowed Lara Logan back on the air after scandal  —  Brian Williams Knows He's Dead  —  At this point, Brian Williams knows he's dead: He's simply negotiating the terms of his burial.  —  For a brief moment earlier this week …
Freedom Communications, Inc.:
Freedom News Group reintroduces Spanish-language La Prensa and Excélsior newspapers  —  Freedom News Group reintroduces Spanish-language La Prensa and Excélsior newspapers into Inland Empire and Orange County communities  —  To actively engage and better serve the 3.3 million Latinos …
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
James Warren / Poynter:
After the earthquake in Nepal, one editor moved the newsroom to his living room  —  When Superstorm Sandy flooding sideswiped the New York Daily News (where I previously worked) in October 2012, editors relocated to a Jewish weekly and a Manhattan law firm before the newsroom was reestablished in the paper's New Jersey printing plant.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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