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11:30 AM ET, April 14, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Content creators are skeptical of Yahoo's plans to produce high-quality television  —  Yahoo Rolls the Dice on TV  —  Yahoo, a company that seems like a permanent adolescent in search of an identity, is about to try a new persona: high-quality television programmer.
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
Pulitzer Preview: Snowden factor, and more on prize prospects for Monday  —  The Pulitzer Prize announcements shook with real-world drama last year, interrupted by reports of bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line.  —  This coming Monday, though, expect another kind of drama …
Discussion: @poynter, @sulliview and Media Nation
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Ellen Wulfhorst / Reuters:
Pulitzer Prizes to honor top U.S. journalism on Monday  —  (Reuters) - The Pulitzer Prizes, the United States' most prestigious journalism awards that honor news reporting and photography as well as literature, are to be awarded for the 98th time on Monday.  —  The prizes, awarded …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Sharyl Attkisson Slams CBS News, Obama Admin's ‘Chilling Effect’ on Reporting  —  Sharyl Attkisson, an investigative reporter who recently resigned from her post at CBS News, took shots at both her former employer and the Obama administration on Media Buzz Sunday morning …
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Report: 44% of Twitter Accounts Have Never Sent a Tweet  —  Twitter is having no trouble signing up users.  But some new research provides an update on the size of an ongoing problem: getting people to tweet.  —  A report from Twopcharts, a website that monitors Twitter account activity …
Mindy McAdams / Medium:
(Re)defining multimedia journalism  —  New storytelling forms inspire us  —  There's no consensus among journalists about what the term multimedia means, or even whether to use it anymore.  —  The multimedia skills listed in a job advertisement might span a range of specialties from web developer to videographer.
Discussion: @jul_stein, @kevglobal and @alisongow
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Sun-Times kills comments until it can fix ‘morass of negativity, racism, and hate speech’  —  The Chicago Sun-Times has temporarily eliminated story commenting on its website until it can develop a system that will “foster a productive discussion rather than an embarrassing mishmash …
Discussion: Chicago Sun Times, @amzam and @ksablan
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Relativity Media offers to buy Maker Studios for up to $900M in stock  —  Relativity Media Bids for Maker Studios  —  LOS ANGELES—Midsize film and entertainment company Relativity Media LLC has made a bid to buy Maker Studios, the online-video producer that is preparing to vote this week on a separate bid from Walt Disney Co.
Press Gazette:
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson enters hacking trial witness box  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson went into the witness box today to defend himself against allegations of conspiracies to hack phones and pay public officials for stories.
Discussion: Guardian, Telegraph, BBC and Reuters
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lionsgate Strikes Content Pact with RocketJump, YouTube Studio Behind ‘Video Game High School’  —  Lionsgate is the latest Hollywood studio jumping into the YouTube multichannel network space, announcing a pact to with RocketJump Studios, the MCN whose biggest hit is the “Video Game High School” series.
Ben Cardew / Guardian:
Vox.com's Melissa Bell: ‘This is a chance to do journalism differently’  —  The co-founder of news website Vox.com on how it provides the information to help readers stay in touch with news cycle  —  It's not often that a journalist will admit to falling off the news cycle.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
 
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