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11:45 AM ET, May 28, 2014


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Doesn't Expect Quick Resolution to Hachette Dispute  —  Contract Disagreement Has Led Amazon to Restrict Sale of Some Hachette Titles  — Inc. said Tuesday it doesn't expect a quick resolution of a contract dispute with Hachette Book Group that has led to Amazon restricting the sale of some Hachette titles.
Martin Shepard / the cockeyed pessimist:
Independent publisher says Amazon levels the playing field, and Hachette is just greedy  —  WHO'S AFRAID OF AMAZON.COM  —  On May 24, The New York Times ran a page one story “As Publishers Fight Amazon, Books Vanish.”  In their alarmist zeal reporters David Streitfeld and Melissa Eddy conjure …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
UCSB newspaper board responds to criticism over non-coverage of killings  —  The editorial board of the Bottom Line, a student-run newspaper at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has released a statement clarifying — and nearly recanting — a much-commented-upon op-ed regarding …
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Daily Mail and New York Post criticised for ‘distorted’ Isla Vista coverage
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
As the New York Times' first black executive editor, Dean Baquet is in a distinct minority  —  Just as the May 14 dismissal of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson sparked a debate about gender roles in journalism, the ascension of Dean Baquet—the first African-American to run the paper's newsroom …
Discussion: Poynter, @monicaranders and @edmundlee
Anne Mortensen / The Independent:
A journalist goes missing nearly every day in Ukraine  —  It's not just journalists who are being victimised by pro-Russian separatists, but entire newsrooms  —  The campaign by pro-Russian separatists to muzzle local Ukrainian journalists appears to be succeeding.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Kinsley review of Greenwald's book “unworthy” of NYT Book Review; ignored media's constitutional role  —  Kinsley, Greenwald and Government Secrets  —  Michael Kinsley's review of Glenn Greenwald's new book, “No Place to Hide” hasn't even appeared in the printed Book Review yet …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Netflix beats BBC and ITV to “The Crown,” a £100m series on Queen Elizabeth II  —  Netflix plans £100m epic on the Queen  —  The Crown, inspired by Peter Morgan play The Audience, will span Queen Elizabeth II's six decades on the throne
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Buys Pay-TV Rights to Sony Animated Films
Discussion: Home Media Magazine and The Wrap
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Public Media taking over distribution of ‘This American Life’ … Chicago Public Media will begin self-distribution of its signature program, “This American Life,” on July 1, taking over key business functions for one of public radio's most significant franchises.
Discussion: Public Radio Exchange
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
How Disney learned to stop worrying and love copyright infringement  —  The Monday before the Oscars, Scott Kramer, a digital content producer based in Los Angeles, called his close friend Joshua Elson, a high school choir teacher, with an idea.  For months, both their families had been obsessed …
Discussion: Techdirt, @mslods and @rothken
Sandy Cohen / Associated Press:
Stars campaign to keep kid shots out of media  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suri Cruise did not ask for fame.  Yet she's been chased by cameras practically from birth, with no choice in the matter, because her parents are Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.  —  Kristen Bell is exasperated just thinking about it.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Attorney general, top journalists discuss prosecutors' latitude in leak investigations  —  What is ordinary about “ordinary newsgathering”?  —  That question was at the heart of discussions Tuesday between Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and a group of media representatives over rules …
Lord Coe ‘approached by government’ for role of BBC Trust chair  —  David Cameron reported to support appointment as successor to Lord Patten, with Boris Johnson also believed to back move  —  Lord Coe is understood to have been approached by government officials to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
Discussion: ITV and ITV
Jon Boone / Guardian:
Geo TV apologizes for saying Pakistan's spy chief plotted to assassinate journalist Hamid Mir  —  Geo TV owners print front-page apology to Pakistan's ISI spy chief  —  Move comes in week regulators rule on coverage that include claims Zaheer-ul-Islam behind attempt on life of star journalist
Discussion: @aqpk
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter and Omnicom Strike $230 Million Mobile Ad Deal  —  Omnicom Media Group announced a mobile-focused deal with Twitter on Tuesday, worth $230 million over the next two years.  —  The deal will integrate Omnicom's programmatic ad buying unit Accuen with Twitter's ad exchange MoPub …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
UK daily newspapers have doubled in price since 2004 and shrunk in size - no wonder sales are down  —  Every month when the latest set of ABC national newspaper circulation figures are released, journalists across the country heave a collective sigh of despair.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
The Hill launches contributors platform  —  Congressional newspaper The Hill has launched a contributors platform, for which so far more than 100 experts in various policy fields have signed on to write for the site, the company announced today.  —  Contributors will be selected by editors at The Hill …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Johnston Press shareholders approve deal to ease £360m debt burden and sell TV ads for Sky
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Press regulator Ipso names its board
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney, Sony Sell FilmFlex U.K. VOD Venture
Discussion: Guardian and Home Media Magazine
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Freesat links with Curzon to offer pay-per-view movies
Andrew Zajac / Businessweek:
Prenda-linked porn copyright trolls lose effort to get over 1K IP addresses in federal court
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nintendo Plans to Give YouTube Users Cut of Ad Revenue from Videos Featuring Its Games
Discussion: Pocket-lint and VentureBeat
William Gruger / Hollywood Reporter:
Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts Go Live
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New Washington Post opinion venture: ‘This is not a Beltway publication’
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
BBC News Crew Temporarily Detained In Egypt
Discussion: TVNewser
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Jill Abramson's friends dispute accounts that she misled Sulzberger