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9:10 AM ET, June 1, 2015


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
NBC trying to keep Brian Williams - but maybe not as ‘Nightly News’ anchor  —  Brian Williams may lose his seat as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News,” but executives are looking for a way to keep him at the network in a new role.  —  Weeks of complex negotiations between Williams and NBC are not yet complete …
Quartz Africa goes live  —  Welcome to Quartz Africa.  —  We're excited to be building out a team of journalists in the region to better serve our readers in Africa and business professionals around the world.  Since the launch of Quartz in 2012, we have focused on seismic changes to the new global economy.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Global newspaper readership falls more than 25% in four years  —  ZenithOptimedia report finds print remains popular in UK as internet boosts media consumption worldwide  —  The average amount of time spent reading newspapers fell more than 25% globally from 2010 to 2014 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
RTE, The Irish Times to challenge O'Brien injunction in court on Tuesday  —  Ireland's leading media outlets challenge Denis O'Brien injunction  —  Irish Times and RTÉ argue that public interest is served by reporting statement made by politician under parliamentary privilege
Discussion: The Irish Times
New York Times:
Irish media silenced by legal threats from reporting claims in Ireland's parliament about media mogul Denis O'Brien's favorable loan rates
The Concessionist / The Awl:
The Awl's “Concessionist”: don't major in journalism, even if you might want to be a journalist some day  —  I'm Graduating High School and I Want to Be a Journalist but Everyone Says I'm Nuts!  —  The Concessionist gives advice like... once a month maybe?  Whatever.  I'm busy.
Agence France-Presse:
Rwanda bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary  —  Kigali (AFP) - Rwanda on Friday slapped an indefinite ban on BBC local language broadcasts as punishment for a controversial documentary on the central African country's leadership and the 1994 genocide.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Wearable users will demand customized experiences which news companies aren't ready to provide yet  —  The Apple Watch will expose how little publishers know about their readers  —  Editor's note: The new issue of our sister publication Nieman Reports is coming out soon …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Clinton campaign reporters complain that press pool organizers are restricting information, delaying copy  —  On the trail of Hillary Clinton, not everyone is allowed to jump into the press pool  —  When it comes to covering Hillary Rodham Clinton, some campaign reporters are feeling less equal than others.
Charles Arthur / The Overspill:
Great lies of our time: “journalists and coders should sit together to create amazing stuff”  —  I keep seeing people saying “you know how journalism and the internet can work better?  Have the news org's journalists and coders sit beside each other.  Wonderful things will happen.”
Jeff Pooley / Culture Digitally:
Media research needs faster academic publishing methods because system now fails to keep up with changes  —  Media Scholarship Needs Updating: Iterative Article “Editions” for a Sped-Up World  —  The undergrads in my Social Media and the Self class laugh on cue whenever MySpace surfaces …
Adrian Pope / PIAS:
How severe caps on Spotify's free tier in Spain, imposed at the behest of some rights-holders, choked revenue growth for an independent label  —  Clamp down on free Spotify?  Now is not the time for knee-jerk decisions.  —  The following blog on digital music comes from Adrian Pope …
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Deborah Netburn / Los Angeles Times:
Ken Layne gave up blogging and founded Desert Oracle, a quarterly print magazine where he is the writer, editor, designer, ad salesman, and more
Discussion: LA Observed
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
Quality, expensive TV shows need more viewers to be sustainable, but audiences are dwindling
Discussion: @zimbalist, Thanks:@gerryfsmith
John Koblin / New York Times:
A look at Bob Schieffer as he signs off of Face the Nation on Sunday after 24 years as host and 46 with CBS
Discussion: @bobschieffer and Politico
Tyler Falk /
WNYC to self-distribute Radiolab, On the Media
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
 Earlier Picks: 
Teresa Mioli / Journalism in the Americas:
Mexican journalist released 20 days after kidnapping
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts
Discussion: GalleyCat and The Next Web
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
Alan Rusbridger reflects on 20 years as editor of the Guardian