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11:10 AM ET, May 23, 2014

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable  —  Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette  —  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.
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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.”
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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 …
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.”
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Why A Facebook Employee Just Scared The Hell Out Of The Media
Alex Howard / semper scriben:
Where journalism, Facebook's algorithm and responsibiliy lie
Discussion: Scripting News
Amy Sawitta Lefevre / Reuters:
Thai media chafe under post-coup blackout  —  Television screens went blue and up flashed the army's emblem, normal programming stopped and Thailand held its breath.  For anyone looking forward to their favourite show, it was going to be a long wait.  —  Half-an-hour later …
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Bloomberg gives its native ads a data spin  —  Data journalism is getting the native ad treatment.  —  Bloomberg LP, best known for its financial news and information, has launched a new suite of native ad products that tap into its data-crunching abilities.
Discussion: @raju
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Experiments With a New Video-Sharing Feature  —  So it doesn't look like Twitter is going to get into the audio business, after all.  But Twitter has liked video for quite a while.  —  And it looks like it's experimenting with a new product that could encourage more people to use …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gizmodo editor Geoff Manaugh ‘did not integrate well’ and is gone  —  A memo Friday from Gawker Media Group Editorial Director Joel Johnson says Geoff Manaugh, Gizmodo's top editor, “did not integrate well with the structure both within his team and the company as a whole” and is no longer with the company.
BBC:
The BBC's review on what it knew about Jimmy Savile has been delayed until after the trial of Dave Lee Travis.  —  The report was delayed in January pending the outcome of criminal proceedings against former BBC presenter Stuart Hall on the grounds the review might prejudice the trial.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Amazon releases its first original TV show for children on Prime Instant Video  —  Amazon has already developed and released a smattering of original TV shows including Betas and Alpha House, but today it's launching its first homegrown series aimed specifically at children.
Discussion: Amazon.com and Kidscreen
Agence France-Presse:
News Corp chief says print ‘crucial’ to company future  —  AFP News Corp chief says print ‘crucial’ to company future  —  Sydney (AFP) - Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Friday issued a strong statement of support for newspapers, with chief executive Robert Thomson saying they had a crucial role in the group's multimedia future.
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Scotusblog loss of Senate press credentials fuels media uproar  —  Scotusblog has covered the supreme court since 2002.  Photograph: Karein Bleier / AFP / Getty  —  It is widely praised for doing what no other news organisation can.  But now Scotusblog may lose what hundreds of other publications …
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
 
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Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
Only U.S.-Based News Corp Phone-Hacking Suit Dismissed; Angelina Jolie's Stunt Double Must Pursue Case In UK
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Jack Smith IV / Betabeat:
The Netflix For Children's Books Adds 1000 Titles From HarperCollins
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Forbes
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom finds ESPN offers audio descriptions on just 2.3% of its programs, issues £120,000 fine
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David Usborne / The Independent:
Dame Marjorie Scardino: The tycoon tipped to head the BBC Trust and a city that will never forgive her
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Reuters:
TiVo Q1: revenue up 30% as subscriptions grow with European partners, profit reaches $8.1M
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight funds innovation and a push for media diversity at Hampton University
Discussion: Poynter and Knight Foundation
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Readers Say a ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Was Reported Upside Down and Backward
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Samsung gives up on its homegrown Music and Book Hub services
Discussion: CNET, Gigaom, BGR, Music Week and The Verge