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6:40 PM ET, April 8, 2013

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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Holy Cow: Two of the Big Four TV Networks Are Considering Going Off the Air  —  How worried are the owners of the major broadcast television networks about Aereo, the Barry Diller-backed digital television service they've been trying unsuccessfully to sue out of existence?
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David S. Cohen / Variety:
Chase Carey Threatens to Yank Fox From Broadcast TV Over Aereo … LAS VEGAS-News Corp president and COO told the opening gathering NAB Show Monday that if Fox does not prevail in the Aereo case, it will consider turning its network into a subscription service.  —  “Aereo is stealing our signal.
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:   New Threat to Aereo TV
Associated Press:
Newspaper revenue fell 2 pct to $38.6B in 2012  —  ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The newspaper industry's revenue declined at its slowest pace in six years, as publishers turned to new businesses and raised more money from online subscriptions.  The industry's total revenue in 2012 fell 2 percent …
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Deeper data dive finds $5.5 billion in uncounted newspaper industry revenue  —  Years of negative reports on ad revenue losses could leave the newspaper industry muttering, “I demand a recount.”  The Newspaper Association of America has just completed such an exercise and found some solid gains …
Chicago Tribune:
Roger Ebert's funeral: ‘He had a heart big enough to love all’  —  As a standing ovation finally quieted inside Holy Name Cathedral, Chaz Ebert paid the last words of tribute to her husband, famed movie critic Roger Ebert.  “He had a heart big enough to accept and love all,” Chaz Ebert said …
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David Carr / New York Times:
Roger Ebert's Legacy as a Relentless Empire-Builder
Scott Turow / New York Times:
The Slow Death of the American Author  —  LAST month, the Supreme Court decided to allow the importation and resale of foreign editions of American works, which are often cheaper than domestic editions.  Until now, courts have forbidden such activity as a violation of copyright.
Discussion: Forbes, Techdirt, Page-Turner and GalleyCat
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:   No, Scott Turow, copyright is not killing American authors
Frank Rich / New York Magazine:
Frank Rich on the State of Journalism  —  Time is on the block.  The New York Times is teetering.  It can get an alumnus down, but the last thing the news business needs is a case of nostalgia.  —  This spring marks the tenth anniversary of a journalistic scandal that everyone would like to forget, and that many have.
Andrew Rice / New York Magazine:
Does BuzzFeed Know the Secret?  —  Jonah Peretti's viral-content machine purports to have solved the problems of both journalism and advertising at once, all with the help of a simple algorithm.  —  Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the website BuzzFeed—though this is increasingly unlikely, as it's currently enjoying a viral moment.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Why Google Should Rethink Its Approach to Sponsored Content  —  Native advertising is changing the economics of digital journalism, offering publishers an alternative to the ever-more-devalued display ad.  And Google doesn't want any part of it.  —  In recent weeks, the web giant …
Discussion: FOLIO
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Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Sponsors Now Pay for Online Articles, Not Just Ads
Hunter Schwarz / BuzzFeed:
A Fox News Reporter Could Be Jailed For Protecting Her Sources, And Nobody Seems To Care  —  Jana Winter refuses to reveal who leaked information about the Aurora, Colorado shooter.  Judith Miller is “surprised and disappointed” at how little attention the case is getting.  —  Source: foxnews.com
Guardian:
WikiLeaks publishes 1.7m US diplomatic records  —  Julian Assange says 1973-76 reports, including many by Henry Kissinger, show vast range and scope of US activity  —  WikiLeaks has published more than 1.7m US records covering diplomatic or intelligence reports on every country in the world.
Joshua Gillin / Poynter:
Time Out Chicago bought by parent company, staff report layoffs  —  Time Out Chicago, an independent weekly entertainment guide published 44 times a year, has been acquired by worldwide parent Time Out Group, according to the Chicago Tribune.  —  Morningstar Inc. and Time Out Chicago founder …
Discussion: Media Week and Chicago Tribune
 
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Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
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Reuters:
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