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Morning Media Newsfeed: Google Buys Songza | MSNBC Holds Second Place

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Google in Deal for Songza, A Music Playlist Service (NYT)
In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others in making customized playlists of recommended songs. Re/code The New York Post reported in June that the deal could be worth $15 million. Unlike some acquired startups, Songza won’t be shutting down. Its team will be joining Google in New York and helping with contextual recommendation features for Google Play and possibly YouTube down the line. GigaOM Songza offers custom curated playlists based on categories like genre, mood, decade and activity (“Drinking at A Dive Bar,” “’60s International,” etc.) and offers song suggestions based on the time of day and week. The service is free and songs aren’t interrupted by ads. THR The acquisition comes on the heels of Apple’s deal to purchase Beats Electronics and its streaming music service for $3 billion. Amazon also has jumped into the music streaming market with the launch of the Prime Music service, which comes as part of its $99 annual Prime subscription. The move appears to be part of Google’s plans to compete in this increasingly crowded music-streaming space, which is already dominated by Spotify. Variety Google said it plans to use Songza to make its Play Music service more attractive. The Songza purchase also comes as marketers are spending more on online and mobile radio services in the U.S. Ad sales generated $1.65 billion in the U.S. last year, a gain of 26.3 percent, according to digital research group eMarketer. That’s expected to increase another 23 percent to $2 billion this year.

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Morning Media Newsfeed: ABC News, CPI Spar | FNC to Debut Daytime Ensemble | Discovery Drops U.K. Bid

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ABC News Asking Center for Public Integrity to Share Pulitzer Prize (TVNewser)
ABC News is calling on the Center for Public Integrity to share its Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism, awarded to CPI’s Chris Hamby, taking issue with CPI’s Pulitzer submission that depicts ABC News as a minor partner in a year-long coal-mining industry investigation instead of equal partners. HuffPost Network president Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to CPI’s executive director Bill Buzenberg affirming that ABC News was CPI’s partner in the investigation. He argued that reporters Brian Ross and Matthew Mosk made “significant contributions” without which CPI would not have won the Pulitzer. He added that while the prizes are only awarded to print organizations, he hoped the Pulitzer committee would recognize Ross and Mosk. Mediaite In the letter, Sherwood said Buzenberg “omitted the names of ABC News reporters and sought to parse and diminish their contributions, even though their bylines appropriately appear on four of the eight articles submitted by the Center to the committee.” Poynter In response, Buzenberg provided a point-by-point rebuttal saying CPI reporter Chris Hamby was the engine behind the story for months before ABC entered the investigation and in long stretches when ABC was working on other things. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media CPI and ABC News have shared recognition for the black lung benefits story in the past. In March, the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting was awarded to Chris Hamby, Ronnie Greene, Jim Morris and Chris Zubak-Skees of CPI and Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC News. Next month, the White House Correspondents’ Association will honor “The Center for Public Integrity, in partnership with ABC News.” On Wednesday, they received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Television news organizations are excluded from the Pulitzer Prizes, which honor newspaper and digital reporting.

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2014 Pulitzer Prizes Announced (FishbowlNY)
The Pulitzer Prizes celebrate the best of the best, and Monday we learned the latest recipients of journalism’s highest honor. TVNewser The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of The Guardian have won the award. They will share the Public Service award for their series of stories on NSA surveillance, as revealed by Edward Snowden, an NSA contractor who gave the top-secret information to the news organizations. The Pulitzer committee said the journalism was “marked by authoritative and insightful reports that helped the public understand how the disclosures fit into the larger framework of national security.” Politico Snowden immediately declared the decision “a vindication.” The reporting on the former government contractor’s leaks was led by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewan McAskill at The Guardian, Barton Gellman at the Post, and Laura Poitras, who worked with both newspapers. NYT The Boston Globe won the breaking news prize for its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and wounded at least 260. The Post won a second award, for explanatory journalism. Eli Saslow, 31, a staff writer, won for a series of articles on American families that rely on the federal food stamp program. GalleyCat Author Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her book The Goldfinch. The novel about an orphan also won Amazon’s Best Books of the Month “Spotlight Pick” in October 2013 and was shortlisted for 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award.

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2014 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

PulitzerThere are awards — carpet salesman of the month! Best list of lists! — and then there are the Pulitzers. The Prizes celebrate the best of the best, and today we learned the latest recipients of journalism’s highest honor.

Below are the winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism. Congrats to all. And sorry about that carpet salesman dig.

2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Public Service:
The Guardian US
The Washington Post

Breaking News:
The Boston Globe

Investigative Reporting:
Chris Hamby, The Center for Public Integrity

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Partial List of Pulitzer Judges Leaks

Quartz has published the names of 44 of the Pulitzer Prize judges who have begun the process of figuring out who will get journalism’s highest honor.

Is this exciting? Not really. Especially since it’s probably not the full list and the judges taking part are publicized after the awards are doled out anyway.

However, it’s a slow news day, so here’s a few of the judges: Raju Narisetti, Rachel SmolkinLincoln Millstein and David Callaway. Check out the rest here.

Pulitzer Board Adds Three

Columbia University has added three new members to its Pulitzer Prize Board. Joining the group are Steve Coll, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Aminda Marques Gonzalez.

Coll, a two-time Pulitzer winner, has spend 20 years at The Washington Post, eventually serving as managing editor. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 2005 and has written seven books.

Hudes, the winner of the 2012  Pulitzer for drama, has had her work celebrated for years. She also serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and as a Board Member for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

Gonzalez was named executive editor of The Miami Herald in 2010. She is the first Hispanic to hold that role. During her time at the paper the Herald has been nominated for several Pulitzers.

Pulitzer Board Names Tom Friedman, Greg Moore Co-Chairs

The Pulitzer Board has named Tom Friedman of The New York Times its Co-Chair. Friedman will serve with Denver Post Editor-in-Chief Greg Moore. Both have been on the Pulitzer Board since 2004, and will succeed Jim Amoss, Kathleen Carroll and Ann Marie Lipinski.

Friedman has been with the Times since 1981; Moore has been with the Denver Post since 2002.

For the complete press release announcing the changes, see below.

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Stephen Engelberg Named to Pulitzer Board

Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica’s Managing Editor, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Engelberg has been ProPublica’s Managing Editor since the non-profit site launched in 2008.

During his tenure at ProPublica, the site won the first Pulitzer ever awarded for a series that didn’t originate in print.

Prior to ProPublica, Engelberg worked The New York Times for 18 years and The Oregonian, among other places.

The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes Winners Announced

The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes in journalism have been unveiled. Below is a list of the winners. Congrats to all.

Public Service: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Breaking News Reporting: The Tuscaloosa News staffers

Investigative Reporting: Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley, The Associated Press. Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong, The Seattle Times

Explanatory Reporting: David Kocieniewski, The New York Times

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal Win Pulitzer Prizes for Journalism

The Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism were announced today, and despite the crashing Pulitzer website, FishbowlNY managed to secure the entire list!

Among New York newspapers, the New York Times won in two categories, “Commentary,” and “International Reporting,” with Clifford J. Levy winning his second Pulitzer. The Wall Street Journal won for “Editorial Writing.”

Another highlight is that for the first time in history, ProPublica was awarded a Pulitzer for a group of stories that never appeared in print.

More commentary is sure to follow, but for now, here is the complete list of winners in journalism:

Congratulations!

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