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10:15 AM ET, March 4, 2014

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Capital New York:
The Awl hires Matt Buchanan from The New Yorker, John Herrman from Buzzfeed  —  Matt Buchanan and John Herrman are leaving their positions at The New Yorker and Buzzfeed, respectively, to work for The Awl, Capital has confirmed.  —  The pair worked together at FWD, Buzzfeed's tech vertical …
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Matt Buchanan and John Herrman to run The Awl  —  Meet The Awl  —  For the past five years, we've operated this website in a public beta.  We've been working out some of the implementation.  Next month, around the time of our fifth anniversary, The Awl will finally launch.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian digital revenues hit £70m  —  Publisher of the Guardian and Observer to announce 25% rise in revenues in year to end of March 2014  —  The Guardian is expected to report an increase in digital revenues of more than a quarter to almost £70m in the last year …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT corrects 161-year-old article about Solomon Northup  —  After “12 Years a Slave” won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Sunday, The New York Times tweeted a gem in its archives: An 1853 account of Solomon Northup's kidnapping.  A user on Twitter noticed a problem with the article, which the Times corrects today:
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
In ad-skipping deal, Dish gets rights to internet-based TV service that includes ABC and ESPN  —  Dish just secured rights to launch an internet TV service  —  Dish and Disney confirmed a Wall Street Journal report that they've reached a retransmission agreement late Monday …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:   With a Whopper of a Disney Deal, Charlie Ergen Gets a Head Start on the Web TV Race
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Justice Department Backs Broadcasters in Aereo Dispute  —  In a Supreme Court filing Monday, the Justice Department backed broadcast networks in their fight against online video streaming startup Aereo.  —  Justice Department lawyers argued that Aereo's broadcast television streaming service infringes …
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Sam Gustin / TIME:   Aereo Boss Says He's ‘Confident’ Ahead of Supreme Court Battle
Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
Brooks Concerned About BSkyB Deal After Milly Dowler Revelations  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp. (NWSA)'s U.K. unit, said she was concerned the discovery that journalists at the News of the World tabloid hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl would jeopardize the company's bid for British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Epix to Launch on Time Warner Cable  —  Pay-TV service Epix expects to launch on Time Warner Cable on March 18, the company announced Tuesday.  —  As part of the pact, Time Warner Cable customers will have access to four new channels: Epix, Epix 2, Epix 3 and Epix Drive-In.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Wellcome Trust aims to provide a home for long-form science journalism online with launch of Mosaic  —  The Wellcome Trust is launching a new online magazine tomorrow which aims to provide a home for long-form science-based journalism.  —  Mosaic will be updated on a weekly basis with 3,000-plus word articles going up every Tuesday.
Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept:
The Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote Propaganda on Venezuela  —  The Washington Post's Feb. 19 article about the recent spate of unrest in Venezuela took a breathlessly laudatory stance towards the opposition against President Nicolás Maduro.  The opening paragraphs offer a good indication of its tenor:
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Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Economist experiments with digital-first immersive Essays  —  The first of the Essays series includes two interactive features and a full-screen design, breaking ‘constraints of print’  —  The Economist has launched a new digital-first series called Essays, which is adopting …
Discussion: @alicebell
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Independent media, journalists obstructed in Crimea  —  Authorities in the autonomous republic of Crimea in southern Ukraine should ensure that media outlets and independent journalists are allowed to report on the political crisis in the region without being censored or harassed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sources say Piers Morgan still in negotiations with CNN; his staff staying on with the network
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT media desk shuffle continues with Julie Bosman's departure for Midwest beat
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