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8:15 PM ET, May 24, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yet Another Hulu Bidder!  Yahoo Is In, Too.  —  Add one more name to the Hulu bidding derby: Yahoo, which just announced plans to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion, has made an offer on the video website as well.  —  The Web giant submitted a bid for the video site this morning, according to a person familiar with process.
KKR, Silver Lake Said to Join Bidding for Hulu Online Video Site  —  Hulu Said to Get Bid From KKR, Silver Lake  —  KKR & Co. (KKR) and Silver Lake Management LLC have made separate bids for Hulu LLC, according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Silver Lake is working …
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap, The Next Web and Mashable
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Eric Holder versus journalism  —  After AG signed off on warrant granting DOJ access to reporter's email, the question now is: Will Obama let him go?  —  Attorney General Eric Holder personally signed off on the warrant naming Fox News journalist James Rosen a “possible co-conspirator” …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Mike Darnell Exits as Fox Reality Boss  —  The president of alternative entertainment will step down from his position at the end of June after seeing the network's reality woes sink during the 2012-13 season.  —  Following a year that featured the lowest-rated season of American Idol ever …
Discussion: and Los Angeles Times
Crayton Harrison / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Publishing Unit Gets $500 Million Buyback Fund
News Corp to split in two on 28 June
Discussion: The Next Web
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Emilio Garcia-Ruiz is The Washington Post's new managing editor in charge of “digital initiatives and operations, video, the presentation departments of photo, graphics, and design, and the multiplatform editing desk.”  Executive Editor Marty Baron made the announcmement to staffers today.
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
Sun and ITV defend ‘public interest’ in broadcasting Woolwich terror video which Sky News judged too ‘distressing’  —  News organisations have defended their decisions to broadcast controversial video footage shot in the immediate aftermath of the Woolwich terror attack.
David Banks / Guardian:   Woolwich attack footage will stir debate over contempt laws
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Gawker's bid to give $200,000 to Canadian drug dealers hits slight snag  —  The owners of video allegedly showing Toronto's mayor smoking crack go missing in the middle of crowdfunding campaign  —  The effort by news site Gawker to bust Toronto mayor Rob Ford for allegedly smoking crack is crack journalism work.
Discussion: Gawker
ITV News Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army  —  (Reuters) - British broadcaster ITV on Friday became the latest media outlet to have one of its Twitter feeds hacked by anonymous supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, just days after Twitter beefed up security to prevent such attacks.
Discussion: Mashable and AllThingsD
The Lens:
A year after Times-Picayune announced cutbacks, news habits changing in New Orleans  —  A year ago today, news leaked that The Times-Picayune would cease daily publication, cut staff and focus on its website,  The paper and ink edition now hits doorsteps and newsstands just three days a week: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Discussion: Poynter
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC axes £98m technology project to avoid ‘throwing good money after bad’  —  Independent investigation launched after Digital Media Initiative, which aimed to digitise archive, results in catalogue of errors  —  The BBC has admitted that it has wasted almost £100m on a technology project …
Discussion: BBC, Guardian, @jeffjarvis and PressGazette
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
D.C. Broadcasters Sue Aerokiller for Copyright Infringement  —  Broadcasters are expanding their attack on Aereo-like services that let consumers view broadcast channels on the web without stations getting a retransmission fee payment  —  Broadcasters are expanding their legal attack on Aereo …
Discussion: paidContent
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Haynes Johnson, longtime Washington Post journalist, dies at 81  —  Haynes Johnson, a longtime Washington Post journalist, who won a Pulitzer Prize for civil rights coverage in the 1960s and later chronicled the politics and gamesmanship of the capital, died May 24 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
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Arif Durrani / Media Week:
Guardian thinks global with new domain name
Discussion: Guardian, and Adweek
James Legge / The Independent:
Twitter libel: Sally Bercow's tweet about Lord McAlpine ruled libellous
Discussion: Agence France Presse, Bloomberg and BBC
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