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12:20 PM ET, March 25, 2014

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‘Not a shred of evidence’ says Al Jazeera's Peter Greste as Egypt ‘terrorism’ trial adjourned again  —  Three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt will spend at least another week in prison awaiting trial on “unsubstantiated” charges of spreading disinformation and aiding terrorists.
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Daniel Hurst / Guardian:
Peter Greste trial: Tony Abbott must do more to secure release, says Labor  —  Tanya Plibersek says opposition will support efforts to free Australian journalist on trial in Egypt  —  Peter Greste stands in a metal cage during his trial in a court in Cairo.  Photograph: Al Youm Al Saabi newspaper/Reuters
Discussion: @suigenerisjen
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
WSJ's Baker: ‘We generally avoid reporters breaking news on Twitter’  —  Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Gerard Baker spoke at City University, London, Monday, and Journal social media editor Sarah Marshall took notes.  Baker went through a list of things the Journal is doing that he thinks …
Discussion: @mathewi and @mlcalderone
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Exclusive: Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million  —  (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios for $500 million, becoming a major online video distributor through the purchase of one of YouTube's largest networks, according to a person familiar with the deal.
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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios
Discussion: The Verge, AdAge and Los Angeles Times
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Risen: Obama administration is this generation's ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’  —  “It won't take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday.  “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
E&E Publishing is spending a lot of money on reporting most people won't ever see  —  There's a private company based in Washington that employs around 75 journalists.  It has reporters in ten cities worldwide, including Houston, Dallas, L.A., San Francisco, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, New York City, and Atlanta.
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Advertising will no longer sustain journalism, but new business models are possible  —  Newspapers Are Dead; Long Live Journalism  —  This is Part 3 in a series on the future of news and newspapers.  Previously:  — Part 1: FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average link
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Atlantic Media Names Four Co-Presidents  —  Atlantic Media has named four new co-presidents.  Details are below.  — James Bennet and Bob Cohn have been named co-presidents of The Atlantic.  Bennet — who has been editor-in-chief of the magazine since he joined in 2006 — will retain that role.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and TVSpy
Jim Romenesko:
Ben Richardson quits Bloomberg News over handling of investigative piece  —  Ben Richardson has resigned from Bloomberg News after 13 years to protest editors' handling of an investigative piece reported from China - a story that the bosses feared would get them expelled from the country.
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Newsweek Seeking President of Publishing  —  NEWSWEEK'S HELP WANTED: Newsweek is on the hunt for a publisher.  The IBT Media-owned magazine has discreetly been seeking a “president of publishing” to oversee revenue growth across advertising, consumer revenue and new streams of growth …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
First Look publishes new editorial independence statement after Pando reveals Omidyar White House ties  —  Yesterday I revealed a series of meetings between representatives of Pierre and Pamela Omidyar's Omidyar Network and high ranking White House officials, including the President and First Lady …
Discussion: Capital New York and @mathewi
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Check your Kindle account for your credit from the Apple ebook settlement  —  Book publishers, as part of a price-fixing settlement with state governments, agreed to pay small credits to consumers who bought eligible ebooks between 2010 and 2013.  Those credits started showing up in Kindle customers' accounts Tuesday.
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New program aims to foster diversity in newsrooms with internships for journalism instructors from historically black colleges
Press Gazette:
Labour backs licence fee law change: ‘No one wants to see people in prison for non-payment’
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