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12:00 PM ET, May 12, 2016


 Top News: 
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
BBC white paper: Broadcaster to be regulated by Ofcom for the first time and run by new unitary board  —  The BBC is set to regulated by Ofcom for the first time and run by a unitary board appointed by the government and the BBC itself.  —  The move means Ofcom, rather than the BBC Trust …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC to contribute £8M to fund 150 local journalists at news organizations around the UK  —  Journalists will be employed by news organisations around UK to cover local authorities and public services  —  The BBC has struck an £8m deal to pay for 150 local journalists in an attempt …
Oliver Wright / The Independent:
BBC iPlayer catch-up viewers to pay full licence fee as part of changes announced by government
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple denies report that it will end iTunes music downloads within the next few years  —  “Not true.”  —  The future of music is streaming, not downloads.  —  But that doesn't mean Apple, the company that essentially invented the market for music download sales, is going to stop selling downloads anytime soon.
Leon Neyfakh / Slate:
Apple Destroyed My Will to Collect Music  —  I once used iTunes to organize albums, bootlegs, demos, and deep cuts—until it made that nearly impossible.  Will Apple Music finish the job?  —  Last week, an astonishing blog post by a man named James Pinkstone circulated on social media.
CBS News:
60 Minutes' Morley Safer retires after 46 seasons  —  Longtime CBS newsman Morley Safer retires after a career spanning seven decades, unmatched for its impact, scope and style  —  Morley Safer, the CBS newsman and 60 Minutes' longest-serving correspondent, will formally retire this week.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Knight Foundation report: users spend 5% of mobile time on news sites and apps, Reddit users spend five times as much time in Reddit app than any other news app  —  People read the news on their smartphones (duh).  They will even read longform (to a certain extent).
Peter Kafka / Recode:
It's not a secret: Facebook influences News Feed by rewarding publishers that post what it wants, which is video at the moment  —  Spoiler: It's not a secret.  —  Guys.  Look.  Let me show you the real Facebook media influence story.  —  That's a 47-minute (!) long video of a walk through a New York City park.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Local news startup Ripple apologizes for taking other people's news  —  Information doesn't want to be that free.  —  Yesterday we told you about Ripple, the startup that wants to deliver local news but doesn't create the news itself.  —  Today several publications that are in the business …
Davey Alba / Wired:
YouTube tests letting users share and talk about videos in group message threads within the app, which others can be invited to join  —  We've all had it happen: You're talking with a friend, and the conversation turns to something that a YouTube video perfectly encapsulates.
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC's Tom Wheeler defends broadband privacy proposal at Senate subcommittee hearing  —  Wheeler says it is simply extending historic privacy compact to broadband net … FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told senators at a subcommittee hearing Wednesday that his broadband privacy proposal was an effort …
Financial Times:
ITV Q1: revenue up 14% to £755M, non-advertising revenue up 34% to £428M, advertising revenue down 13% last month, expected to rebound in June  —  ITV said that uncertainty caused by the UK's referendum on EU membership had weighed on advertisers' spending in the first quarter …
Ellen Emmerentze Jervell / Wall Street Journal:
Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner wants to become the leading US digital publisher; company now has minority stake in 12 companies  —  Chief Executive Mathias Döpfner wants company to become the No. 1 digital publisher in every market it enters  —  BERLIN—German media giant Axel Springer SE …
Rory Gallivan / Wall Street Journal:
Daily Mail and General Trust names digital consultant Paul Zwillenberg as chief executive, replacing Martin Morgan on June 1  —  Paul Zwillenberg to replace Martin Morgan as CEO who is stepping down earlier than expected  —  LONDON— Daily Mail & General Trust PLC named Boston Consulting …
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
From bingo games to brackets, The Washington Post is building “alternative story forms”
Discussion: Poynter and STAT
Alastair Reid / First Draft News:
Reuters study: 24% of UK journalists say publishing unverified info is sometimes justified
Discussion: Reuters Institute …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Hearst plans Snapchat Discover pop-up channels for Seventeen, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar
Discussion: @mattnavarra
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Paul Dallison / Politico:
Bloomberg gave $362,000 to keep Britain in European Union
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