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7:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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  —  Writer chucks political blog to cover, in print only, weird and wild of the desert  —  Ken Layne is driving past Wonder Valley …
Discussion: LA Observed
Tyler Falk /
WNYC to self-distribute Radiolab, On the Media  —  WNYC is breaking its distribution ties with NPR to self-distribute its terrestrial radio shows Radiolab and On the Media starting Oct. 1.  It will also self-distribute its new show with the New Yorker when it launches this fall.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
Quality, expensive TV shows need more viewers to be sustainable, but audiences are dwindling  —  TV's ‘Golden Age’ Won't Last Because You're Not Watching Enough  —  The entertainment industry will air more than 400 original TV shows this year, lavishing hundreds of millions of dollars …
Discussion: @zimbalist, Thanks:@gerryfsmith
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