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12:05 AM ET, May 14, 2014


 Top News: 
French journalist murdered in Central African Republic: Hollande  —  (Reuters) - A French journalist has been murdered in Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement on Tuesday, the first Western reporter to be killed in the country since France sent troops there in December.
Ishaan Tharoor / Washington Post:
RIP Camille Lepage, French photojournalist killed in Central African Republic  —  On Tuesday, the office of the French president confirmed the death of Camille Lepage, a 26-year-old French photographer, who was killed while working in the war-torn Central African Republic.
Frances Robinson / Wall Street Journal:
Google Faces Challenges in Europe After Privacy Ruling  —  Surprise Decision Will Have Implications for Privacy Throughout Europe  —  BRUSSELS—Individuals can ask Google Inc. to remove links to news articles, court judgments and other documents in search results for their name, the European Union's highest court said Tuesday.
Europe's top court: people have right to be forgotten on Internet
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Letter from major ISPs urges FCC not to reclassify broadband as a utility  —  Internet Providers Strike Back on Net Neutrality  —  In a surprise to no one, Internet providers warned federal regulators that treating broadband like phone lines will stunt future investments and service upgrades.
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
FCC considers treating cable firms like utilities in net neutrality debate
Dan Appenfeller /
Copy Editors Carve Niche in Digital Media Landscape  —  Abraham Hyatt saw the writing on the wall.  —  More than a year into his three-year managing editor stint at ReadWrite, a popular technology news site, Hyatt watched traffic plummet from roughly 5 million pageviews a month to less than 3 million.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Atlantic Media and other publishers supplement ad income by building sites for others  —  To make ends meet, publishers get moonlighting gigs  —  When the conservative Heritage Foundation built its new news site, The Daily Signal, it didn't work with a traditional design agency.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
NYT photographer constructs backpack kit with 4 modems to stream photos live to the newsroom  —  Times photo staffer's invention: the streaming backpack  —  Back during the 2012 presidential campaign, New York Times photographer Josh Haner was right at the scrum, trailing presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Vimeo banned in Indonesia for allegedly hustling porn  —  The country's anti-pornography law forbids any sort of nudity, something the government claims it found in roughly 15,000 videos on the streaming site.  —  Vimeo  —  Vimeo doesn't allow porn on its site, but it does let users upload “artistic” and “non-sexual nudity.”
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Katherine Goldstein is the new editor of Vanity Fair's website  —  Katherine Goldstein will be the new editor of Vanity Fair's website,, Vanity Fair said in a press release. … Goldstein, who is currently director of social media and traffic at Slate, worked at the Huffington Post before that.
Discussion: @poynter and FishbowlNY
Emma Hall / AdAge:
WPP Leads Acquisition Trail Again to Start the Year  —  Sorrell's Group Buys More Tech Companies  —  Festival  —  Internet Week New York  —  WPP, the largest agency holding company by revenue, maintained its acquisition momentum in the first quarter by striking deals for 6 tech firms …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
Bezos invests in WaPo's IT infrastructure, software development, social media team, apps, more  —  The Washington Post is hitting a new ‘prime’ time under Amazon founder's wings  —  Above: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 6: Shailesh Prakash, The Washington Post Chief Information Officer, left …
Discussion: @ktumulty, @raju and @superfem
Bradley Campbell / PRI:
Orwellian threats caused the New York Times to spike a story on NSA spying way back in 2004  —  It was about a year ago that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden got two journalists into a Hong Kong hotel room, where he divulged some of the biggest US state secrets in modern history.
Julie Posetti / Mediashift:
Guardian's Janine Gibson: Storytelling Is Going Real-Time or Long-Form  —  Janine Gibson was editor of the Guardian US and she led the paper's New York coverage of the Edward Snowden story to industry acclaim.  Now, she's headed back to London as editor in chief of
Discussion: @pbsidealab and @niemanlab, Thanks:@pbsidealab
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Greenwald to Colbert: Next NSA story will make ‘biggest impact’  —  In an interview last night with Stephen Colbert, Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept said that he's working on a story that will have the “biggest impact” of his various pieces on the modern U.S. surveillance state.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Hunger-striking Al-Jazeera journalist is near to death  —  Jailed Al-Jazeera journalist Abdullah el-Shamy, who has been on hunger strike in Egypt for more than 100 days, is near to death according to his doctor.  —  “He has started to have impaired liver and kidney function,” said the doctor, Mohamed Osama el-Homsi.
Paul Farrell / Guardian:
Peter Greste gains support for release from prominent Egyptians
Discussion: @amyfeldtmann and VICE News
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Texas Tribune launches its new combination op-ed page/sponsored content pitch
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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
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Adriana Lee / ReadWrite:
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