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7:25 AM ET, May 23, 2014


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newspapers are ‘hollowed out’ and ‘VICE is the savior of news,’ says guy from Facebook  —  Facebook's Mike Hudack published a rant “about the state of the media” on his page Thursday.  Some choice moments:  — CNN is “the network of kidnapped white girls.”
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Why A Facebook Employee Just Scared The Hell Out Of The Media  —  Facebook's director of product, attacked state of today's media landscape.  As observers quickly noted, however, it appears lost on him that the company he works for is perhaps most to blame.
Alex Howard / semper scriben:
Where journalism, Facebook's algorithm and responsibiliy lie  —  Earlier today, I found & shared a great feature on the passage of The DATA Act over on Facebook, after reading Matt Yglesias's reply to Mile Hudack Facebook update.  Hudack, a product manager at Facebook took Vox to task …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Kinsley's review attacks Greenwald and the First Amendment that allows secrets to emerge  —  Michael Kinsley on Glenn Greenwald: He ‘cannot’ decide what secrets get published  —  Michael Kinsley, always a provocative thinker, has done quite a bit of provoking in his just-published …
Michael Kinsley / New York Times:
In review of Greenwald book, Kinsley says government should choose which secrets to release  —  ‘No Place to Hide,’ by Glenn Greenwald  —  “My position was straightforward,” Glenn Greenwald writes.  “By ordering illegal eavesdropping, the president had committed crimes and should be held accountable for them.”
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Twitter Agrees to Block ‘Blasphemous’ Tweets in Pakistan  —  At least five times this month, a Pakistani bureaucrat who works from a colonial-era barracks in Karachi, just down the street from the former home of his country's secularist founder, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, asked Twitter to shield …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom finds ESPN offers audio descriptions on just 2.3% of its programs, issues £120,000 fine  —  ESPN fined for failing to provide enough audio description  —  Broadcaster to pay £120,000 after Ofcom found it provided less than half the required service for visually impaired viewers
Discussion: TBI Vision
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
TVTY Raises $4.5 Million To Sync TV And Online Ads  —  French startup TVTY raised $4.5 million from Partech Ventures, 360 Capital Partners and business angels.  This is yet another sign that French companies' efforts to advertise technology have been doing very well.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Peter Lauria, business editor, Buzzfeed  —  CAPITAL: You spent five years of your career as an entertainment business reporter for The New York Post.  What elements of that tabloid's old-school ethos have you brought to the newfangled Buzzfeed?
David Usborne / The Independent:
Dame Marjorie Scardino: The tycoon tipped to head the BBC Trust and a city that will never forgive her  —  Early on in her career, when the Georgia newspaper she published printed sensational details of a 1980 kidnapping, she was blamed for hampering the investigation and even provoking a murder, and found herself ostracised by society
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg:
DirecTV Investor Sues to Block AT&T $48 Billion Takeover  —  A DirecTV investor sued to block AT&T Inc. (T)'s $48 billion takeover of the largest U.S. satellite-television company, calling the offer “inadequate.”  —  Under the terms of the deal announced this month, AT&T will pay $95 …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Readers Say a ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Was Reported Upside Down and Backward  —  Should a speedy Internet be available to everyone equally or are some users, in Orwell's terms, “more equal than others”?  Should there be “haves” and “have-nots” on the Internet, with the winners being large corporate …
TiVo Q1: revenue up 30% as subscriptions grow with European partners, profit reaches $8.1M  —  TiVo revenue jumps 30 pct as subscriptions rise  —  May 22 (Reuters) - Digital video recorder maker TiVo Inc reported a 30 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong growth …
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Samsung gives up on its homegrown Music and Book Hub services
Discussion: CNET, Gigaom, BGR, Music Week and The Verge
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC given approval to continue as YouView partner with technical change
Discussion:, MediaTel and
Jon Boone / Guardian:
Pakistan's Geo News becomes latest target in blasphemy accusation trend
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Todd Pittman / Associated Press:
In Thailand, press early casualty of Army takeover
Matt Haughey / Medium:
Google probably considers MetaFilter a comment spam haven, despite best-in-industry moderation
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Time Inc. Starts Selling Ads on Magazine Covers, Breaking Industry Taboo
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
HuffPost M.E. Jimmy Soni transfers to India, Kate Palmer to succeed
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Atria and UTA team up to create Keywords Press, a new imprint for books by YouTube stars