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10:30 AM ET, May 15, 2015


 Top News: 
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook publishing for local news outlets could arrive ‘in the coming months’  —  When Facebook on Wednesday unveiled its new Instant Articles feature that allows news organizations to publish directly to the social media platform—and, in the process, set off an avalanche of commentary …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
For some publishers, delegating the sale of Instant Articles ads to Facebook could make sense  —  With Facebook's Instant Articles, Publishers May Find 70 Cents Is Better Than a Dollar  —  Publishers are still digesting the details of Facebook's new “Instant Articles” initiative …
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Instant Articles' friendly terms for news outlets create tougher competition for Twitter, as well as Pinterest and Snapchat  —  You know who also stands to lose from Facebook's media deals?  Twitter  —  Wednesday was a fairly big deal in media-land: Facebook finally launched what it's calling its …
Discussion: @vivian and Fortune
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Stephanopoulos says he won't moderate ABC's GOP debate but won't recuse himself from presidential campaign coverage  —  Stephanopoulos says he should not have donated to Clinton Foundation, will not moderate GOP debate  —  George Stephanopoulos says he should not have donated money …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Stephanopoulos has destroyed his journalism-cred and forgotten the political savvy he learned in Clinton's inner circle  —  The Stephanopoulos Mess  —  ABC anchor proves to be his own worst enemy.  —  Former Clintonland insider George Stephanopoulos, who has excelled at both politics and journalism …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Though ABC says it stands behind Stephanopoulos, donations are a clear conflict of interest for an anchor whose objectivity was already questioned by critics
Bloomberg Business:
Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Chinese media company Wasu, others, as it tries to enter the country's $5.9B online video market  —  Netflix Said in Talks to Enter China With Jack Ma-Backed Wasu  —  Netflix Inc. is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson pleads not guilty to perjury in Scotland court  —  Trial of David Cameron's former communications chief opens in Edinburgh high court over charges related to Tommy Sheridan case  —  David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson has gone on trial in Scotland for alleged perjury.
Discussion: BBC and Home on News
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon's Twitch Now Streaming on Roku — For Free  —  Amazon's Twitch live videogame-casting service is now available for free on Roku platforms.  —  Twitch, starting Thursday, is available on Roku media players in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Ireland, as well as on Roku TV models in the U.S. and Canada.
Michael Rondon / Folio:
TheStreet Experiments With A Freemium Model For Its $50-Million Subscription Service  —  Wary of a fickle ad market, many publishers have been trying to lean more heavily on subscribers for revenue in recent years.  TheStreet has done the same, though its market—Wall Street—and its products …
Ben Mook / Current:
As podcast revenues climb, NPR board questions effect on radio sales  —  As NPR's income from podcast advertising grows, the network aims to hold the ad spots to standards that are fairly similar to those governing its broadcast underwriting language, according to a sales executive.
Discussion: The Awl and Current
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Lonely Planet Will Launch Its First U.S. Magazine as Interest in International Travel Grows  —  This fall, travel guide publisher Lonely Planet will become the latest entrant in the travel magazine space with the U.S. launch of Lonely Planet Magazine.  Edited by Lauren Finney …
Discussion: Talking New Media
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