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4:10 PM ET, May 2, 2014

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Cassie Walker Burke / Politico:
The White House Beat, Uncovered  —  What the hacks of 1600 Penn really think.  —  The White House Correspondents' Association began as a response to Woodrow Wilson's threat to end presidential press conferences.  A century later, White House reporters no longer have to line up outside …
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Tina Daunt / Hollywood Reporter:
Few Movie Stars Set to Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner  —  One Hollywood insider says the A-listers are avoiding the event because they get “pawed at” as “people act like a bunch of kids at the Kids' Choice Award.”  —  They may govern the free world's leading nation and regulate …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
CBS, BuzzFeed, Sky News Journalists Detained In Ukraine  —  A group of Western journalists from a number of news outlets was detained by pro-Russian militants in Eastern Ukraine on Friday.  —  CBS reporter Clarissa Ward and her news crew, along with BuzzFeed's Mike Giglio and reporters from Sky News …
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Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
Buzzfeed's Mike Giglio describes his kidnapping and release in eastern Ukraine  —  “I Should Kill You Right Here”  —  Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine.  “Do you know the things America has been doing here?”  —  Pro-Russian armed men south of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine
John McDermott / Digiday:
Newspapers are lagging behind in the mobile traffic boom  —  The Internet is becoming an increasingly mobile medium, but it appears that newspaper publishers are not only struggling to make the transition, they're falling behind.  —  This year, for the first time ever …
Discussion: @pottsmark and @elanazak
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Quartz has a large global audience and strong mobile advertiser base, 19 months after launch  —  The newsonomics of Quartz, 19 months in … Quartz, at the tender age of 19 months, can hardly be considered a father to Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot.  Clearly, though, it's a major influence.
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Sorry Wikipedia: YouTube Says It's the New Encyclopedia  —  Sorry, Wikipedia: YouTube says it is the world's new encyclopedia.  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki went before advertisers Wednesday to offer them the chance to buy ads during the site's most desirable videos.  It's an initiative called Google Preferred.
Los Angeles Times:
Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T bid for DirecTV  —  A DirecTV employee installs a satellite on a home in Bixby, Okla. (Paul Taggart / Bloomberg / June 27, 2011)  —  A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition.
John Wihbey / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's New in Digital and Social Media Research: How Facebook rumors spread, and the rise of the collaborative news clip  —  Editor's note: There's a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers?
Discussion: @niemanlab
Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote:
Chatterbox: an inside look at social TV in Thailand  —  In the U.S. many of the second screen apps that had hoped to thrive as compliments to the viewing experience are now gone.  In Thailand however (which has a population of about 66 million), the second screen has actually matured …
Discussion: @stkonrath and @jandwmedia
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Tarantino is Back, Now Claiming Gawker is an Illegal Downloader  —  Earlier this month, news publication Gawker and Quentin Tarantino traded early blows in their dispute over the the leak of a screenplay to Tarantino's potential upcoming movie The Hateful Eight.  —  The background is relatively straightforward.
 
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Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat:
Steve Jobs biographer: Why online media turned to ads — and why that failed
Capital New York:
ASME Chief Exec Sid Holt: Readers on the web want dancing cats and longform journalism
Deron Lee / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tensions rising in newsrooms as execs get bonuses while journalists face cuts
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Felix Salmon:
On the scoop culture, and why we should move away from journalism-for-journalists
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CBS Says Network President Didn't Influence Coverage Of Brother's Benghazi Email
Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
Transparency advocates file FCC complaints about TV stations' nondisclosures