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8:35 AM ET, April 11, 2014

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Judy Cantor-Navas / Billboard:
84% of Content Consumed in Spain is Pirated  —  84% of content consumed in Spain is illegal, according to new report that adds more fuel to fiery debate in piracy-plagued country.  Eighty-four percent of all online content consumed in Spain is pirated, according to a study …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Inside The New Yorker's digital strategy  —  The New Yorker, ambling at its own pace, is busy upping its digital game.  —  Not only has NewYorker.com significantly increased its digital metabolism, but it has also boosted its monthly audience to an excess of 10 million …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Jeff Zucker: Larry King/Piers Morgan-Style Interview Shows ‘No Longer Viable’  —  “There are just too many outlets with not enough big gets for a pure talk show to thrive any longer,” said the CNN Worldwide president in introducing a slate of original series and films for the 9 p.m. slot previously occupied by the two hosts.
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
CNN replacing Piers Morgan with a rotating schedule of documentary-style programs
Wall Street Journal:
A Middling Outlook for the TV ‘Upfronts’  —  Shrinking Audiences, More Competition From Web Expected to Erode Ad-Sales Volume  —  The springtime TV ad-sales season is under way, when networks try to charm advertisers with star-studded program presentations.
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
Telegraph's Jason Seiken at #Shift2014: Heavy on optimism, light on detail  — Media must reads April 7: The best news, analysis and comment to inform your week7th April 2014 11:30  —  We're entering a “golden age both for audiences, journalists, and advertisers,” according …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about  —  Since you're here, we figure you're pretty comfortable in using the internet to get your news.  CNN has noticed that trend as well, and is making the jump to the next generation with CNNx.  Initially available as an update for CNN's iPad app …
Jeremy Blum / South China Morning Post:
Television newscaster replaced on air for lashing out at corrupt officials  —  The host of a Chinese online news show was interrupted and replaced live on air yesterday for criticising government officials.  The presenter behind the incident was Cui Jianbin of Longshang Channel …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
The IMPRESS Project's plans for press regulation  —  Crowdfunding is underway for a press regulation body aimed at supporting smaller publishers and hyperlocal sites as well as larger news outlets.  A crowdfunding campaign is aiming to raise £25,000 for a press regulation authority …
Discussion: Guardian
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube, Once TV's Enemy, Tries to Show How It Drives Viewers to TV Shows  —  In its early days, YouTube was met with hostility from TV networks.  Viacom, for one, alleged in its $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that the video-sharing site was making money by stealing their best content.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and MediaPost
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations  —  NEW YORK — Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
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Peekster app lets you take photos of print headlines, returns digital versions to your phone  —  Scan a printed article's headline, instantly get the digital version  —  Peekster is an app that enables readers to scan the headline of a print article in order to quickly bring up the digital version …
Discussion: @missmaddie207 and @niemanlab
Todd Spangler / Variety:
BuzzFeed Inks TV Tune-In Pacts with Bravo, IFC  —  List-driven social news site BuzzFeed announced deals with NBCUniversal's Bravo and AMC Networks' IFC, under which the cablers are promoting BuzzFeed content on-air and online (and vice versa).  —  The networks are the first two partners …
Discussion: MediaPost and Wall Street Journal
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Police Arrest Streaming Site Admin, Several Domains Suspended  —  Speaking with TorrentFreak late last week, the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) clarified the stages behind Operation Creative, an ongoing campaign aimed at disrupting the activities of unauthorized content sites.
Discussion: Complete Music Update
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newspaper publishers use e-commerce technology on website photos  —  The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror are experimenting with technology that turns online photographs into adverts, reports the Financial Times.  It's an e-commerce system developed by a Finnish company, Kiosked.
Discussion: Financial Times
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
RIAA sues Megaupload over copyright infringement  —  Kim Dotcom's lawyer dubs allegations “meritless copyright claims.”  —  Just three days after the Motion Picture Association of America brought a civil lawsuit against Megaupload, the Recording Industry Association of America has jumped in with its own case.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
DreamWorks submitted a bid to Vevo's owners this week to buy part of the company  —  DreamWorks Animation Wants a Piece of Vevo, the Music Video Giant  —  DreamWorks Animation, which has been looking to expand its business beyond animated movies, is looking at Vevo, the online music video service.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Colbert Doesn't Arrive at CBS With Huge Viral Video Prowess  —  Stephen Colbert will bring younger viewers to CBS, no doubt.  But he doesn't arrive with quite the Web mastery of his late night rivals. … In fact, while NBC's Jimmy Fallon has nearly three million YouTube subscribers …
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Stephen Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Night’
 
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Christine Dobby / Financial Post:
CBC to slash 657 full-time jobs over 2 years as broadcaster adjusts to future without sports
Discussion: Reuters
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World boss denies trying to keep Mulcaire ‘sweet’ with payments
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