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10:35 PM ET, February 27, 2014

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC will live-stream Oscars on web and mobile only to pay-TV subscribers in select markets  —  ABC Will Live-Stream Oscars to Web, Mobile Apps for First Time — But There's a Catch  —  Alphabet net to offer kudocast through Watch ABC apps and website, accessible only through certain pay-TV partners
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC Signs On to Twitter's Advertising Program, Starting With #Oscars
Discussion: The Next Web
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hulu is selling its Japanese service to Nippon TV  —  Hulu Japan is being acquired by the local broadcast giant Nippon TV.  Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced the move in a blog post, which read in part: … Hopkins said that the service had grown to a size where a sale to a strategic buyer made sense.
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Google fights court-ordered takedown of anti-muslim video  —  ‘Innocence of Muslims’ actor succeeds in copyright claim in San Francisco ninth circuit court  —  Google is fighting a US court's demand that it take down a trailer for an Islamophobic movie called Innocence of Muslims due to a copyright claim.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Techdirt
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Secret ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Order Caused Google to Go Ballistic
Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Here's How The Comcast & Netflix Deal Is Structured, With Data & Numbers  —  There's been a lot of speculation involving the business and technical details surrounding the recent deal between Comcast and Netflix and plenty of wrong numbers and information being used.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Beyond tweeting: Demystifying the social media editor  —  While the popular perception of the social media editor is a fresh-out-of-college intern sitting on Twitter all day, the now-ubiquitous role is more complicated than that — and more important  —  “Twitter and Facebook have become far …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon Talks to Music Labels About a Streaming Service  —  Amazon gives away movies and TV shows to people who join its Amazon Prime subscription service.  When will it start giving away music, too?  —  Maybe this year.  People have been predicting that Amazon would offer a Spotify …
Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch told Rebekah Brooks to make Sun more ‘fun’, court hears  —  Former editor tells phone-hacking trial that News Corp chief believed paper had become too bogged down in ‘pure politics’  —  Rupert Murdoch made Rebekah Brooks editor of the Sun because he wanted her to make it more …
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Food & Wine Launches New Brand for Millennials  —  It's debatable whether millennials are special, but one thing is certain: Their relationship with food is.  They want it to be authentic, they want to know how it was produced, and they want it to be a shared experience, preferably involving small plates eaten at communal tables.
Discussion: @leoburnett and @qualityrye
David Sirota / PandoDaily:
MPAA response to Pando investigation confirms strength of visual-effects workers case against Big Hollywood  —  Last night, the Hollywood Reporter published a rewrite of Pando's recent scoop about the Motion Picture Association of America.  The piece reviews what we originally reported …
Discussion: Variety and Hollywood Reporter
Casey Newton / The Verge:
ShowYou update turns viral videos into a personalized iPad TV channel  —  For all the great videos on the web, picking which ones to watch has never been much fun.  Sites like YouTube and Vimeo suggest related videos for you to watch, but often require a lot of decision-making on your part.
Madison Gray / Poynter:
Detroit news outlets join forces in reporting from the grass roots  —  A long worn-out joke about Detroit goes something like this: “The last one out of the city, please turn off the lights.”  —  It's a tired jab at a city that has taken more than its share of punches for its seemingly …
Discussion: @poynter
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tribune and Time Inc. spinoffs face uncertain future as parents strip digital assets, add debt  —  The newsonomics of the print orphanage — Tribune's and Time Inc.'s  —  Talk about spin.  Two of America's once-iconic publishers are about to be spun.  Spun off, that is …
Discussion: @jbenton, @saila, Mashable and Bloomberg
Agence France Presse:
Hong Kong journalists vow not to be intimidated by savage attack on Kevin Lau  —  Hong Kong journalists have vowed not to be intimidated by a savage attack on a veteran colleague that has stoked fresh concerns for media freedom.  —  Kevin Lau - former editor of the liberal newspaper Ming Pao …
Nicoletta Pittner / American Press Institute:
Why fact-checking is the root of journalism: 8 good questions with PolitiFact's Angie Drobnic Holan  —  Angie Drobnic Holan is top editor in charge of PolitiFact, a news unit within the Tampa Bay Times organization.  She sees fact-checking as a part of journalists' mission to hold politicians accountable.
Discussion: @tglaisyer and @niemanlab
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Dailymotion Tries Original Shows In Bid for U.S. Viewers  —  Less than a year after French officials scuttled a plan for Yahoo to acquire a majority stake in Dailymotion, the Paris-based video site is accelerating efforts to attract more viewers from the other side of the Atlantic.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Cut loose by UC Berkeley, hyperlocal site Mission Local looks to spin off as a for-profit  —  Five years ago, in the worst days of the economic collapse, Len Downie and Michael Schudson wrote their benchmark report “The Reconstruction of American Journalism,” attempting to chart a course forward for a news business in trouble.
Willard Foxton / Telegraph:
It's only the threat of piracy that keeps the online music and TV industries honest  —  Streaming is rapidly becoming the way most of us consume music, film and television.  Much of the best stuff is only available there, as anyone emerging from a House of Cards binge will tell you.
Discussion: @willardfoxton
Jessica Davies / The Drum:
‘Mobile-first’ has become a meaningless term, says FT's CTO John O'Donovan while unveiling ‘universal publishing’ strategy  —  The term mobile-first has become “meaningless” in this multiplatform landscape where it has become crucial not to “obsess” over specific platforms but focus on the wider picture …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify and Ministry of Sound settle music playlists copyright lawsuit  —  Playlists based on dance brand's compilations will be removed from streaming service's search engine  —  Dance brand Ministry of Sound and streaming service Spotify have reached an “amicable” out-of-court settlement in their legal battle over music playlists.
Clay Shirky / Politico Magazine:
What the decline of television means for politics—and why the medium is the new message.  —  In the annals of political lore, the transformative effect of the 1960 debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy has a way of getting overstated.  Nixon's sweaty upper lip.  Kennedy's youthful vigor.
Discussion: @katyonthehill and @evgenymorozov
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Inkshares wants to create a hybrid of traditional book publisher and crowdfunded digital platform  —  As with so many other media and publishing-related businesses, the book industry has been massively disrupted by the internet, to the point where an increasing number of authors have found success …
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
ProPublica opens Data Store with free and ‘premium’ data  —  ProPublica is looking to data as a possible revenue stream as it launches an online Data Store as ‘a bit of an experiment’ to test demand  —  Credit: By gruenenrw on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
 
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Jim Romenesko:
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: @eyeseast and @niemanlab