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6:00 PM ET, May 14, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jill Abramson unexpectedly leaving as executive editor at NYT, to be replaced by Dean Baquet  —  Jill Abramson Being Replaced as Top Editor at Times  —  Jill Abramson, the executive editor of The New York Times, is unexpectedly leaving the position and will be replaced by Dean Baquet …
Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal:
NYT Readers Spend Same Amount of Time on Paid Posts as News Stories  —  Readers of the New York Times are spending roughly the same amount of time on advertiser-sponsored posts as on news stories, according to Meredith Levien, the executive vice president of advertising for The Times.
Discussion: PandoDaily
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cord cutters use 7x more bandwidth than cable TV watchers - Sandvine  —  Here's a question that may be increasingly relevant for some of you: If you don't pay for cable, and you get all your video from the Internet instead, how much bandwidth do you eat up each month?  —  Quite a bit, it turns out.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Remains King of Bandwidth Usage, While YouTube Declines
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Time Inc. execs line up at spinoff trough  —  As Time Inc. insiders brace for a new round of pre-spinoff layoffs that are expected to begin next week, recently unveiled numbers show the top brass at the publisher are not sharing in the pain.  —  Norman Pearlstine, the executive vice president …
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Howard Finberg / Poynter:
Why newsrooms don't embrace digital tools  —  Many newsrooms in the U.S. are still not taking advantage of the low-cost digital tools for gathering and distributing journalism, even when journalists and producers know about the alternatives to traditional technologies.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Sony Pictures buys film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book on Snowden and the NSA revelations  —  Sony Pictures Buys Film Rights to Book on Snowden  —  LOS ANGELES — After a long, slow haul, the film rights to Glenn Greenwald's book about Edward J. Snowden and his revelations …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:   Greenwald to Colbert: Next NSA story will make ‘biggest impact’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post cites resources and editorial judgment for not covering Amazon-Hachette fight  —  Pressure on Post to cover Amazon-Hachette  —  The Washington Post is drawing attention from media critics who question whether the paper's new owner Jeff Bezos is influencing coverage of his company Amazon.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times has a (lovely) new cooking site … Spring is apparently new-product-launch season at the Times: Barely a month past the debut of NYT Now, along comes its new cooking site.  (In various reports over the past year, it's been referred to as a food product, a dining product …
Discussion: @jbenton
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
From David Kelly to Jimmy Savile, how does the BBC deal with a crisis?  —  The Smith review into the handling of the Savile allegations, leading to the demise of its director general, is just the latest scandal to hit the corporation  —  On Thursday 29 January 1987, Alasdair Milne …
Discussion: @charliebeckett and @peterjukes
Le Monde editor quits after power struggle with top staff  —  Natalie Nougayrede says she is stepping down from role at French newspaper after ‘personal and direct attacks’  —  Natalie Nougayrede, the first female editor-in-chief of the prestigious French daily Le Monde …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Chartbeat launches paid-content tools to help publishers get better at native advertising  —  Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile built his analytical service — originally part of New York's Betaworks incubator, but later spun off as a separate entity — because he wanted to help publishers figure …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Media academic attacks press campaign against The Guardian over Snowden leaks  —  Media professor Julian Petley has written a lengthy assessment of the way in which The Guardian's revelations NSA and GCHQ surveillance were covered by the rest of the press.  —  “The State journalism is in …
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Amazon Studios director Roy Price talks about making good TV for the web  —  How to make good TV for the web, according to Amazon  —  Amazon Studios director Roy Price explains why certain shows succeed, whether to launch every episode of a show at the same time, how much a good show costs …
Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review:
Promise, and potential pitfalls, as Alaska Dispatch and the Anchorage Daily News merge - See more at: project/alaska_dispatch_anchorage_daily _ news_merger.php#sthash.RsRjGqZw.dpuf  —  Promise, and potential pitfalls, as Alaska Dispatch and the Anchorage Daily News merge
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Google Makes Chromecast Available In Korea, Its First Asian Market  —  Google's Chromecast has launched in Asia for the first time-but it's currently only available in Korea.  In a post on its Asia Pacific blog, the company explained that Korea was chosen because of the country's high mobile penetration rate.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
London Live TV company ESTV lost more than £1m in 13 months  —  New figures reveal Evening Standard owner Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny invested £2m to help set up service  —  The company behind the London Live TV channel has reported a loss of more than £1m …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Gavin J. Blair / Hollywood Reporter:
Sony Annual Film Profit Down 1.6 Percent, Movies Partially Offset by TV  —  “After Earth” was one of the underperforming titles that hit Sony Pictures' profitability for the year  —  After hits like “Skyfall” and “The Amazing Spider-Man” in the previous year, the film arm was hit by the flops of …
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
The ‘new feminists’ of Joanna Cole's Cosmopolitan  —  When Cosmopolitan took home a National Magazine Award for public service journalism—the first ASME recognition in the magazine's almost 50-year history—the news echoed through headlines as signal of the state of things …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
NowThis News, a leader in mobile/social/video, shifts its strategy and its personnel  —  So what's going on with NowThis News?  —  Less than two years old, NowThis News immediately grabbed attention for what seems like a bold new proposition for news: short digital video that was built for mobile devices and social media.
Discussion: CNN and Re/code
Newspaper mastheads up even though print readership down  —  Many of Australia's major newspapers have upped their masthead audiences, even though fewer people are reading the print editions.  —  Seven out of the ten main capital city daily newspapers increased their masthead audiences …
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
Roku Adding 90+ Channels Every Month  —  Over-the-top online video and TV device maker Roku is adding more digital channels to its gadgets whilst building out an advertising business to augment its original paid video background.  —  “We're launching over 90 channels a month,” business development VP Scott Rosenberg tells Beet.TV.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Mozilla reluctantly bows to industry pressure, adopts DRM tech required to watch Netflix video  —  Mozilla holds its nose and supports DRM video in Firefox  —  Rather than lose users, open-source browser gets proprietary Adobe software for watching video from sites like Netflix.
Discussion: @stshank and The Mozilla Blog
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World royal editor: I hacked Kate Middleton 155 times
Reporters Without Borders:
Special court begins hearing contempt charges against two journalists
Discussion: New York Times
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time Is Now On Android  —  Hollywood's worst nightmare just went mobile.
Discussion: ZDNet, The Next Web and Ubergizmo
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Emma Hall / AdAge:
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Discussion: MediaWire Daily
Bradley Campbell / PRI:
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Dan Appenfeller / American Journalism Review:
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