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12:10 AM ET, April 1, 2014

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Mark Sweeney / Guardian:
News Corp boss brands Washington Post journalists ‘high priests’  —  Chief executive Robert Thompson says paper's journalists have failed to embrace transition to digital  —  Robert Thomson: believes new Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos will be a shot in arm for paper's commercial …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik and @dangillmor
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Like newspapers, Facebook determines who gets included editorially and who needs to buy ads  —  This is what happens when Facebook controls the signal, and it defines you as noise  —  A food-delivery startup called Eat24 touched off a minor frenzy of anti-Facebook sentiment recently …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo in early talks to acquire online video service News Distribution Network for $300M  —  Yahoo in Talks to Buy Online-Video Service NDN — Sources  —  Deal Would Help Yahoo Compete With Google's YouTube  —  Yahoo Inc. is in preliminary talks to acquire online-video service News …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo Mulling Plans to Ax Its Shine Women's Site, Opting for More Online Lifestyle “Magazines”  —  Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is poised to take an ax to its longtime and massive women-focused content site Shine, closing it down by the second quarter, according to numerous sources close to the situation.
Discussion: @joepompeo
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Former MSNBC anchor Carlos Watson's media startup Ozy receives investment from Axel Springer  —  Start-Up Ozy Media Adds Axel Springer as a Backer  —  Like many news start-ups, Ozy Media is trying to be heard.  And investors, at least, are listening.  —  Though it has yet to attract …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys France's Mesagraph And UK's SecondSync To Ramp Up Social TV Efforts In Europe  —  Twitter is adding more global firepower to its ambitions to cosy up to broadcasters and TV advertisers: it is buying France's Mesagraph, and it is also acquiring the UK's SecondSync (a key partner of Facebook's).
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Jawbone Snaps Up Playground.fm  —  Looks like instead of being acquired, wrist and speaker hardware company Jawbone is doing some acquiring, scooping up social and personalized music playlist app Playground.fm, according to a well-placed source.  —  Last time we heard something about Jawbone …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC Votes to Bar Stations from Jointly Selling Ad Time  —  The FCC on Monday prohibited so-called “sidecar” deals among stations in the same market, a move that Chairman Tom Wheeler said will close a loophole that has allowed major media groups from skirting media ownership rules.
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Media Ratings Council defines viewability metric: 50% of pixels viewable for at least 1 second  —  MRC Tells Ad Industry It's Okay To Use Viewable Impressions  —  Advisory Against Viewability Is A Thing Of The Past  —  How Advertising Performs in a Social Media World
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why a Loss for Aereo Wouldn't Threaten Cloud Services  —  Aereo, which will fight for its life before the Supreme Court next month, has issued dire warnings that if its TV-streaming service is ruled illegal, it would spell the doom of “cloud-based” services like Dropbox or Google Drive.
Ben Dooley / Mother Jones:
IBT Media, Newsweek's new owner, has strong ties to Christian college Olivet University and evangelical sect led by Korean pastor David Jang  —  Who's Behind Newsweek?  —  TWO DAYS AFTER BARACK OBAMA won reelection, I met a young Chinese woman, whom I will call Anne, in the basement café at the San Francisco Public Library.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Rusbridger on how no journalist's sources are now safe, joining IPSO and why he would have kept the News of the World open  —  Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger warned today that is almost impossible for journalists to maintain the confidentiality of their sources because of threat of surveillance.
Dan Gillmor / Slate:
Pew's media report failed to count advocacy journalists at places like Human Rights Watch  —  In Praise of the Almost-Journalists  —  The overlooked advocate writers who are making a difference in online media.  —  Hope is the latest trend in journalism.
Ishbel Macleod / The Drum:
IPC Media in consultation to close Nuts  —  Nuts, the men's weekly magazine and website, could be set to close as IPC Media has announced that it has entered into a 30-day consultation with staff.  —  IPC Inspire managing director Paul Williams said: “After 10 years at the top of its market …
Discussion: IPC Media and Guardian
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Music Startup Spawnsong Wants To Be Kickstarter For Single Tracks  —  Holy incremental music startup, Batman!  Spawnsong is a (very) new music platform startup with a strategy to elbow into the crowded digital music space by focusing on a very thin wedge: individual songs.
Discussion: hypebot
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Can Mashable pull a BuzzFeed?  —  Mashable is growing up.  —  Started as a social media blog by a 19-year-old Scot, the news site is now flush with $14 million in venture capital that it's using to bankroll an ambitious plan to become the CNN for the mobile- and social-addicted generation.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Three al-Jazeera journalists denied bail in Egyptian court once more  —  The trio are accused of aiding terrorists and include a former BBC journalist, Peter Greste, and a Canadian ex-CNN journalist  —  Three al-Jazeera journalists who have been jailed in Egypt were again denied bail on Monday …
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Ali Omar / Daily News Egypt:
Twenty-two year old journalist killed during Friday clashes
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Paula Froelich Named Editor of Yahoo Travel, Joining New Entertainment Chief Josh Wolk  —  Former “Page Six” editor Paula Froelich will oversee Yahoo's travel section, the internet platform said Monday, joining Josh Wolk, who was officially named executive editor of Yahoo Entertainment.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Pandora competitor Raditaz reemerges as CÜR Media, raises $9.6 million  —  Remember Raditaz, the personalized radio service that tried to compete with Pandora by building stations for each and every neighborhood of your city?  The service abruptly went offline in November …
Discussion: @daualset and hypebot
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
The Future's Newspaper Rack Is Here  —  Next week, about a dozen retailers in South Bend, Ind., will see the traditional, single-copy sales racks for The South Bend Tribune replaced by a kiosk that's endlessly updating in real time, promoting content elements from inside the paper along …
Discussion: Poynter and The Newspaper Guild
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Names Warner Bros. TV's Craig Erwich Head of Content
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Hits New Digital Heights in March
Discussion: Politico and FishbowlDC
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube seeks more TV ad dollars, offering audience guarantees and placement on top shows
Discussion: VentureBeat
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
HLN developing late night talk show
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The Campaign to “Cancel” Colbert
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Advance defends bonuses for reporters who post frequently and join comment chains
Discussion: @poynter
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Content Marketplace ScreenHits Closes $1.2M Angel Funding
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Tommy Christopher lands at The Daily Banter
Discussion: The Daily Caller and @shoq
Richard Deitsch / Sports Illustrated:
Dealing with racist abuse is a regular part of the job, say sports journalists
Jordan Zakarin / The Wrap:
Why Net Neutrality Matters So Much to Indie Filmmakers
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