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11:25 AM ET, May 27, 2017

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Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
CJR begins publicly logging incidents when norms that protect press freedom in the US have been pushed  —  Every few days, Donald Trump issues a new threat against the press.  —  Some are minor-essentially, name calling and common complaints about coverage-while others are harder to dismiss.
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Hamilton Nolan / Fusion:
The real threat to journalism is concentration of media in the hands of rich owners with ulterior motives  —  This week, one little attack on a reporter by a temporarily insane politician has us all fretting over the “Rough Treatment of Journalists in the Trump Era.”  The real threat to journalism is much more insidious.
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
Reporters mourn the passing of a not-so-secret username and password for the Wall Street Journal paywall, media/media  —  Username: media.  Password: media.  Everyone knew about it, but nobody talked about it. … It was good while it lasted.  —  For years, one of the best/worst kept secrets …
Bloomberg:
Sources: DirecTV Now lost 3K customers in February while growth in March was roughly flat  —  New subscribers to web-TV service have slowed in early 2017  —  AT&T CEO: We've ‘pulled back’ on marketing after fast start  —  AT&T Inc.'s live online video service, DirecTV Now …
Discussion: Forbes, Fortune and INSIDER
Robert Levine / Billboard:
Spotify settles class action suit filed by a group of songwriters over mechanical rights, to set up $43.4M fund as compensation for unpaid royalties  —  Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sputnik White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg leaves the Russian news service  —  Andrew Feinberg, a correspondent for Sputnik, has announced on Twitter that he's no longer working for the Russian “global wire, radio and digital news service.”  And he's intent upon doing so with as much detail as possible:
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March  —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
How ISIS and other terrorist groups evade YouTube's censors: unlisting explicit videos from search, linking to explicit content in video descriptions, more  —  Other jihadi propaganda on the video-sharing platform may be visually more low-key, but are just as insidious in their own ways.
Discussion: @counterjihader and @rcallimachi
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Nuzzel launches Nuzzel Pro, with no ads, keyword filtering, and dark mode, for $10/month or $100/year  —  The news aggregator this week launched Nuzzel Pro, which is ad-free, lets users filter stories, and use a dark mode.  —  Nuzzel — the tweet-link-aggregation app that a certain kind …
Discussion: @martinsfp
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, says she is leaving the company after the Verizon merger  —  AOL CEO is happy people are talking about Oath  —  Megan Liberman, the editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, announced Friday that she is leaving the company after the completion of its merger with Verizon.
Discussion: Deadline
 
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Interview with Nick Thompson, editor in chief of Wired, on moving to a paid content model, changes to the print magazine, more
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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
The 7 highest-paid CEOs in the US last year were all in media, including Thomas Rutledge of Charter, Les Moonves of CBS, and Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner
Discussion: Forbes
 

 
From Techmeme:

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices

Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Snap acquires LA-based drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics for under $1M

Biz Carson / Business Insider:
San Francisco-based food delivery startup Sprig, which raised over $56M, says it is shutting down

 
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