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8:20 AM ET, May 6, 2015


 Top News: 
John Koblin / New York Times:
Al Jazeera America faces staff morale issues, a lawsuit, an exodus of top executives, and poor ratings  —  Al Jazeera Network, in Turmoil, Is Now the News  —  Nearly two years ago, Ehab Al Shihabi, the chief executive of Al Jazeera America, took the stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival …
Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times:
Under tight security in New York City, PEN Gala honors Charlie Hebdo with freedom of expression prize  —  Controversy surrounds PEN honor for Charlie Hebdo  —  If the PEN American Center's mission is to promote free expression and lively discourse, the literary group accomplished …
Michelle Dean / Guardian:
Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gérard Biard: When we draw religious figures, we mock institutions, not people  —  Charlie Hebdo editors: ‘We are not naive’  —  At a panel convened in New York to discuss the French magazine's award from PEN for courage, its editors say it is power they mean to provoke, not religion
Ken Doctor / Capital New York:
Rajiv Pant, CTO of The New York Times, is leaving to head tech, design and product at a New York-based startup  —  Times C.T.O. Rajiv Pant leaves to join a ‘start-up’  —  In a move that presages more changes within the New York Times' technology and product teams, chief technology officer Rajiv Pant …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Former San Francisco Bay Guardian editor, Steven Jones, is now funding his writing with new crowdfunding site Byline  —  After shutdown, former Bay Guardian editor turns to crowdfunding  —  After putting two decades into journalism, it was hard for Steven Jones to walk away from newspapers.
Discussion: @chernandburn
Judge grants Operation Elveden police access to press phone records  —  Police in the case wanted access to information including phone call data, the court heard  —  A judge has granted police permission to access journalists' phone records for the first time in a public hearing.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
As Twitter invests more in multimedia like Periscope, its media partners will view it increasingly as competition  —  Twitter Has a Short-Term Periscope Problem.  And a Long-Term Media Mess.  —  Here are three good questions to ask in the wake of this weekend, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. beat Manny Pacquiao …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How the publisher model for native ad pricing is beginning to diverge  —  Publisher native advertising pricing models diverge  —  Native advertising is evolving, and with it, the pricing model.  —  When The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal churn out campaigns consisting …
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Parent company of Publishers' Weekly strikes deal with NA Publishing to digitize magazine's archive, 750K pages in total  —  PW Inks Archive Deal with NA Publishing  —  PW has struck a deal with NA Publishing that will result in the entire archive of ‘Publishers Weekly’ print magazine, some 750,000 pages, to be digitized.
Discussion: GalleyCat
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Meenal Vamburkar / Bloomberg Business:
News Corp misses estimates with Q3 revenue of $2.06M; advertising in news division fell 12%
Jessica Elgot / Guardian:
The Sun criticised over offer to pay £100 to Tory voters for ‘good news’ stories
Discussion: The Independent, Spectator and BuzzFeed
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
FCC gives broadcast approval to Pandora-owned, South Dakota FM radio station KXMZ
Discussion: RAIN News and New York Times
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Hearst Magazines International names Rudy Konyushkov as chief technology officer
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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon partners with JetBlue to offer Prime video as in-flight entertainment
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
Disney tops expectations in Q2 with $2.1B in revenue and a 14% YoY increase in EPS to $1.23