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2:00 PM ET, April 16, 2014

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William E. Buzenberg / The Center for Public …:
The Center for Public Integrity's response to ABC News  —  On April 14, 2014, Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his investigation detailing controversial denials of black lung benefits to coal miners.
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
ABC News says Center for Public Integrity should share Pulitzer for investigative reporting  —  ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a four-page letter to WIlliam Buzenberg, executive director of The Center for Public Integrity, asking CPI to share credit for the Pulitzer Prize …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News says Center for Public Integrity misled Pulitzer board  —  ABC News has accused The Center for Public Integrity of downplaying its contributions to a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative report, setting off a bitter public dispute between two news organizations that once worked as partners.
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
SCOTUSblog denied press pass, its reporter's Supreme Court credentials expire next month  —  An update on our press pass  —  Last week, the Senate Press Gallery denied SCOTUSblog's application for a press pass, and advised us that it would refuse to renew the credential it had previously granted Lyle when it expires next month.
Elisabeth Witchel / Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ's 2014 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free  —  CPJ's 2014 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free  —  Syria has joined the list of countries where journalists' murders …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Judge orders Mail Online to pay £10k damages to Paul Weller's children over use of unpixelated pictures  —  Mail Online has been ordered to pay damages of £10,000 for breach of privacy to the children of musician Paul Weller after publishing photos taken of them while on a family outing.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Fresh Off Pulitzer Win, The Globe Tentatively Toasts Its Future  —  When The Boston Globe won a Pulitzer on Monday for its reporting on the bombing at the city's marathon last year, the newspaper's editor, Brian McGrory, asked for a minute of silence before praising the journalists involved in the coverage, each one by name.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf grab  —  (Reuters) - Reddit, a website with a retro-'90s look and space-alien mascot that tracks everything from online news to celebrity Q&As, is going after more eyeballs, and advertising, by allowing members of its passionate community …
Discussion: @jennifersaba
Tilmann Knoll / INMA:
German media giant Axel Springer visits Silicon Valley to study culture at digital companies  —  Axel Springer's takeaways from Silicon Valley?  Transformation must center on technology, interdisciplinary cooperation  —  What executives from German media company Axel Springer learned …
Bloomberg:
BSkyB Said to Join Discovery in Offer for Channel 5  —  Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell said it received several bids for the U.K.'s Channel 5 television station which airs shows including “Britain's Crime Capitals” and “Celebrity Big Brother.”  —  British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc …
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Bought by Vox as part of Curbed network, Eater outlines expansion plans, names editor in chief  —  Food site Eater ‘Vox-ifies’ with new top chef, slow-cooker plans  —  Eater, the national food-blog network founded by Lockhart Steele, has named Amanda Kludt the site's first ever editor in chief, Capital has learned.
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @jmbooyah and @nbj914
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
ESPN expands its podcast laboratory  —  ESPN is adding a handful of new podcasts to its repertoire, and they move beyond the network's traditional sports fare to find sports' intersections with politics, psychology and business.  —  Under the banner “ESPN Perspectives,” …
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
New LA newspaper embraces print in digital world  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Kushner believes he can launch and grow a print newspaper in a world gone digital.  The former greeting card executive is trying to turn the Orange County Register into a media giant in southern California, largely driven by paper and ink.
Guardian:
Tony Gallagher appointed Daily Mail joint deputy editor  —  Former Daily Telegraph editor to rejoin the paper he left eight years ago and will share role with John Steafel  —  Tony Gallagher is returning to the Daily Mail as joint deputy editor.  —  The former Daily Telegraph editor …
Douglas Grant / WAN-IFRA:
Read now, pay later: Is LaterPay the longed-for silver bullet?  —  The debate over paywalls, freemium and online subscriptions continues to rage as publications try to find the best way to monetise their product.  Amidst it all, a German start-up has quietly been developing what they think could be the solution - LaterPay.
Discussion: @raju and Springwise
Rehema Figueiredo / Guardian:
Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong  —  Policy at many students' unions has been hijacked by a vocal minority in what can look like action at the cost of democracy  —  Just before Christmas my students' union removed from sale the national newspaper with the second largest circulation in the country.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
DabKick launches TV rooms to combine group chats with appointment viewing  —  iPhone chat and app DabKick has come up with a pretty interesting way to share media with your friends, and chat with them about it.  Now, it wants you to get to talk to strangers as well, thanks to a very old concept: appointment viewing.
Discussion: The Next Web
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Webedia Acquires Blogging Platform OverBlog  —  Long-standing blogging platform OverBlog has been acquired by Webedia, a French online media company, for “less than $6.9 million” (€5 million) according to L'Opinion.  —  OverBlog co-founder and CEO Frédéric Montagnon wrote …
Discussion: Rude Baguette
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Judge says 33 states can seek Apple ebook money, report cites “much work to do” on antitrust  —  New court reports this week suggest Apple is sinking ever deeper into legal quicksand, as the company fights a court judgment over ebook price-fixing that could ultimately cost it close to $1 billion dollars.
Discussion: Tech2, AppleInsider and Bloomberg
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How BuzzFeed World is making the outlet a ‘one-stop shop’  —  With the appointment of Paul Hamilos from the Guardian, BuzzFeed World continues to build on the foundations of hard news to supplement its more light-earted output  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
 
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