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2:40 PM ET, May 2, 2014

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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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Felix Salmon:
On the scoop culture, and why we should move away from journalism-for-journalists  —  Scoops: When journalists masturbate … This quote is beginning to get some press attention, so I ought to correct the record: I said “masturbatory”, not “masturbating”.  Glad that's cleared up.
News Corp:
News Corp To Acquire Harlequin  —  Acquisition Will Extend HarperCollins' Global Platform  —  News Corp announced today that it has agreed to acquire Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corporation.  Harlequin will become a division of HarperCollins Publishers, a News Corp subsidiary.
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.
Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
As membership models spread across news outlets, lessons from the Voice of San Diego  —  Part of the club  —  Voice of San Diego's membership model has once again earned the organization a place in the national spotlight.  If the model succeeds in San Diego, can it succeed elsewhere?
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.
Discussion: @cschweitz
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat:
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Deron Lee / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tensions rising in newsrooms as execs get bonuses while journalists face cuts
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
The Wrap:
CNN Cuts, Reassigns 50 Employees Across News, Digital Divisions
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
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Filmmaker Accuses Kickstarter of Censoring ‘Gosnell’ Abortion Movie
Discussion: NewsBusters blogs
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC seeks dismissal of Zimmerman suit over 911 tape edits
Discussion: Gawker and @erikwemple