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2:35 PM ET, March 20, 2014

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Neil Gough / New York Times:
Bloomberg Should Have Rethought Articles on China, Chairman Says  —  HONG KONG — The chairman of Bloomberg L.P. said in a speech here on Thursday that the company should have reconsidered articles that deviated from its core business-news coverage in light of the huge potential for its products in the Chinese market.
Jessica Lessin / Guardian:
The future of news: know thy audience  —  As news businesses continue to redefine themselves for the digital age, knowing their audience is essential  —  When we launched The Information last December, many thought we were crazy.  How could a $399-a-year technology news publication compete …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Tribune Company Built a Robot That Reads You The News  —  Shashi Seth Unveils First Product As Head of Tribune Digital Ventures  —  Krux  —  Shashi Seth loves NPR.  But he would like it a lot more if he could skip stories.  —  That was the kernel of the idea behind Newsbeat …
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Huffington Post may charge for some content, says chief executive  —  As HuffPo UK is set to move into profit, Jimmy Maymann said the website would consider charging within five years  —  The Huffington Post's chief executive, Jimmy Maymann, believes in paid-for journalism and is open …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Add Original TV Shows for PlayStation  —  Move Is Part of Effort to Broaden Console's Appeal Beyond Videogames  —  Sony Corp. is venturing into original TV programming for its PlayStation as part of an ambitious effort to make the device a home for TV and not just videogames.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
The New Republic to launch public policy vertical led by Jonathan Cohn  —  T.N.R. to go deep on policy  —  The New Republic will be rolling out a new public policy vertical led by senior editor Jonathan Cohn, T.N.R. editorial director Michael Schaffer told Capital.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
TV Subscriptions Fall for First Time as Viewers Cut the Cord  —  The U.S. pay-television market is passing its prime.  —  The number of Americans who pay for TV through cable, satellite or fiber services fell by more than a quarter of a million in 2013, the first full-year decline, according to research firm SNL Kagan.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable CEO Due $80 Million as Deal Ends Short Tenure  —  Just months into his job as head of Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Rob Marcus is set to receive a severance payment of $79.9 million in cash, equity and benefits because he's selling the company to Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)
Daniel Holloway / Broadcasting & Cable:
Next TV: Viacom Settlement Illustrates Media Acceptance for YouTube  —  Entertainment chief Lee says YouTube ‘learned a lot’ from push into original content  —  New York—The settlement between Google and Viacom that ended a seven-year legal battle over the appearance of copyrighted video …
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:
At financial news sites, stock promoters make inroads  —  Several finance websites — including Forbes.com and Seeking Alpha — have published articles by guest contributors who were allegedly paid to promote the stocks they were writing about, raising ethical concerns.
Discussion: @cnnmoney and Talking Biz News
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter's new video hosting platform lets mobile users play clips with a single tap  —  Twitter Rolls Out Easier, Faster Video Playback  —  Over the past year, Twitter has worked closely with television networks and other professional video creators to upload and promote thousands …
Jason Miller / Federal News Radio:
Agency FOIA officers discontent with House reform bill  —  Krista Boyd, the counsel for the minority on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said one of the major changes to the FOIA Act over the last year came from last year's American University Washington College of Law event.
David Smith / Guardian:
Rwanda criticised over media harassment after hostile tweets exposed  —  Press freedom group condemns government after US journalist who linked Twitter bullying to president's office is deported  —  Rwanda has been accused of “unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation” …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
‘Is It Really News?’:  Cable Journos Squirm Over Flight 370 Overload  —  The disappearance of MA Flight 370 has proved a ratings bonanza, particularly for CNN.  But with no new developments, and wild conjecture filling the void, even CNN's own journalists are questioning its coverage.
Oliver Morrison / Splitsider:
Inside Jokes from Dubai and Texas: The Rise of Local Satire  —  The following web headlines received hundreds of thousands of views and shut down local Internet servers:  —  1) “Emirates to Introduce Shisha Lounges Onboard A380 Fleet” in Dubai;  —  2) “Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweatpants for TSA Pat Down” in Washington DC;
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Sundance Institute Makes Bold Expansion Into TV  —  The institute is launching a lab for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms.  —  After 30 years of nurturing indie filmmakers, the Sundance Institute is making a bold expansion into TV.
Shaun Walker / Guardian:
Ukrainian MP assaults television station chief for ‘pro-Russian’ stance  —  Footage of Igor Miroshnichenko and five men forcing Oleksandr Panteleymonov to write resignation leader released online  —  Ukraine's new government was facing a stern test of resolve after a nationalist Ukrainian …
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Murdoch's UK arm approved “industrial scale” phone-hacking -court  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm approved phone-hacking “on an industrial scale” at its top-selling Sunday tabloid, the paper's former royal editor told a London court on Thursday.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Watch out, business publishers — Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith says he is coming for you  —  Justin Smith — who helped turn around the fortunes of the ailing Atlantic Media empire, in part by expanding the 150-year-old magazine's digital reach — has laid out a manifesto about how he wants …
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Priya Ganapati / Wall Street Journal:
Time to Move on: Sony Shuts Down E-Reader Book Store
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
iTunes Radio does not justify Pandora rate hike, judge says in major royalty decision
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PayPal Cuts Off Torrent Streaming Service Streamza
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China's Censors Clamp Down on Booming Internet Video Sector
Jemimah Steinfeld / Index on Censorship:
“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong
Discussion: @indexcensorship
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Australia's Fevered Streaming Market Isn't Waiting for Netflix
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Mexican authorities bungled case of slain journalist, group says
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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Edward Snowden wouldn't have come to us if a paywall had been in the way, says Guardian's deputy chief executive
Discussion: thedrum.com
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
How a Fleet Street Scandal Sheet Conquered the Internet
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