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6:55 PM ET, May 19, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Editor's Exit at The Times Puts Tensions on Display  —  Back in 2010, before she became executive editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson sent me a handwritten attaboy note about a big story.  It still hangs in my cubicle: “You wrote a story about the trashing of a once great American institution and people never tire of that.”
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Poynter:
Jill Abramson says she plans to stay in journalism  —  Abramson at Wake Forest: ‘honor of my life’ to lead NYT newsroom  —  Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson took the high road in a Wake Forest University commencement speech Monday, saying it “was the honor of my life to lead the newsroom.”
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Jill Abramson tells Wake Forest graduates to ‘show what you are made of’  —  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson told graduates here to “show what you are made of” when facing adversity.  —  “I'm talking to anyone who's been dumped,” Abramson said to knowing chuckles from the large crowd.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:   Times Editor Inherits Business Battles Fought by Abramson
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Is Considering a Deal to Buy SoundCloud  —  Twitter may try to buy its way out of its growth problem by making another move into music.  —  The company is considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Hale Global's Patch is pared down to 65 journalists; on track for $21M in revenue this year  —  Patch Sites Turn Corner After Sale and Big Cuts  —  In January, when AOL announced that it was handing over the majority stake in Patch, its troubled hyperlocal news division, to an investment firm …
P.J. Bednarski / MediaPost:
Chernin Group's alliance with AT&T for over-the-top video gains significance with DirecTV deal  —  Connect The Dots: AT&T/DirecTV Merger Leading To Major Over-The-Top Play?  —  The media world is just now digesting AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV but people …
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Business Wire:
AT&T to Acquire DIRECTV  — The premier pay TV brand …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
DirecTV deal valued at $48.5B, or $67.1B with debt; AT&T frames purchase as a way to extend internet access to rural areas
Discussion: The Verge and Digital Media Wire
Guardian:
Guardian News & Media appoints Aron Pilhofer as executive editor of digital  —  Hire reflects the Guardian's ongoing commitment to digital transformation  —  Guardian News & Media (GNM) today announced the appointment of Aron Pilhofer - currently associate managing editor for digital strategy …
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
Europe's “right to be forgotten” serves as a brake against the ever-growing power of Google  —  The right to be forgotten by Google  —  Google is too big, too octopus-like, too invasive, too knowing, too powerful.  Anybody disagree that Google offers a creative scenario of a dystopian …
L.A. Ross / The Wrap:
AMC Sneaks ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ as First-Ever Tumblr TV Series Premiere  —  AMC is making the first episode of “Halt and Catch Fire” available via Tumblr for two weeks before the series premiere on the network, marking the first time Tumblr has ever premiered a TV series and the first time AMC has debuted a show on social media.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
What the FCC's net neutrality ruling means for journalism  —  The battle over regulation of the Internet moves to Congress this week.  Until now, the question of whether the Federal Communications Commission should have the power to force Internet service providers to treat all customers equally …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion: Sources  —  Deal would be biggest ever for YouTube  —  Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
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Amir Efrati / The Information:
Comcast testing service that allows web content companies to bypass network middlemen, deliver their services directly to Comcast customers  —  As TV Battles Heat Up, Comcast Launches New Web Delivery Service  —  As regulatory battles and mega-mergers roil the media business …
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