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10:45 AM ET, April 17, 2014

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Aereo Launches ProtectMyAntenna.org To Explain Its Position Vs. Broadcasters  —  Aereo is about to present its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, but first it wants to present its case to you.  Today, the startup launched ProtectMyAntenna.org, a website designed to inform its users about Aereo's tech …
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Barry Diller / Wall Street Journal:
Broadcasters Don't Own the Airwaves  —  Yet they want to stop people from watching TV on the device of their choice, using an ‘antenna in the cloud.’  —  On April 22, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could alter the way Americans have used and benefited from broadcast airwaves since the dawn of radio and television.
Reuters:
U.S. Supreme Court's Alito ends recusal in Aereo TV case
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Michael Wolff's column for the Guardian discontinued  —  Michael Wolff and The Guardian have parted ways.  —  Capital has learned that Wolff is no longer contracted to file a weekly column for the British broadsheet's American digital edition, Guardian U.S., for which he began writing a little over two years ago.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Condé Nast dives deep into native ads  —  Some would consider Condé Nast, its lifestyle magazines fat with sumptuous fashion and beauty ads, an originator of native advertising — or at least advertising that blends in seamlessly with its editorial content.
Discussion: @cotton
David Gelles / New York Times:
James Murdoch Joins Board of Advertising Start-Up  —  James Murdoch, the co-chief operating officer of 21st Century Fox, has joined the board of True[X] Media, an advertising company based in New York.  —  The appointment, to be announced on Thursday, comes as True[X], a venture capital-backed start-up …
Discussion: Business Insider
AllAccess.com:
Sen. Markey, Rep. Jeffries Introduce Bills Ordering Reports On Radio, TV, Internet ‘Hate Speech’  —  Sen. ED MARKEY (D-MA) and Rep. HAKEEM JEFFRIES (D-NY) have introduced bills in the Senate and House, respectively, that would create a report on “hate speech” on radio, television, and the Internet.
Discussion: Adweek and multichannel.com
Ben Fox Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Barnes and Noble chairman sells $64M in stock, retains 20% holding in struggling retailer  —  Barnes & Noble Chairman Reduces Stake  —  Leonard Riggio Will Retain About a 20% Holding in Book Seller  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. 's chairman and largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio …
Discussion: Talking New Media
Agence France-Presse:
China grants Australian broadcaster ABC landmark media access  —  The Australian Broadcasting Corporation announced on Thursday a deal to make its content more available in China in what is believed to be the most extensive access granted to any western broadcaster.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Spotify Starts Shutting Down Its Massive P2P Network  —  When Spotify launched its first beta in the fall of 2008, we branded it “an alternative to music piracy.”  —  With the option to stream millions of tracks supported by an occasional ad, or free of ads for a small subscription fee …
Discussion: TechCrunch, SlashGear, Engadget and Gigaom
Patrick Frater / Variety:
IMAX and China's WASU Strike Home Theater Pact  —  BEIJING — IMAX And Chinese cable giant WASU Group have reached a content delivery agreement for IMAX-TCL Premium Home Theatre.  —  The deal is shaped as a joint-venture partnership between IMAX Corporation, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings and Wasu Digital TV Media Group (WASU).
Lindsay Murdoch / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian journalist Alan Morison spends time in Thai prison in fight for media freedom  —  Australian journalist Alan Morison and his colleague Chutima Sidasathian.  —  Bangkok: An Australian journalist taking a stand against attempts to silence the media in Thailand has spent five hours …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Financial Times rejects Ipso in favour of its own editorial complaints system  —  The Financial Times has decided to regulate itself.  The paper will not be joining the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso).  —  The FT's editor, Lionel Barber, has told his editorial staff that …
Discussion: Financial Times and Press Gazette
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Discovery withdraws bid for Channel 5  —  MTV owner Viacom is one of the few remaining potential buyers after fall of offer, thought to have been made with BSkyB  —  Discovery Communications has withdrawn its bid for Richard Desmond's Channel 5, which is thought to leave MTV owner Viacom as one of the few remaining potential buyers.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Al Franken wants Netflix CEO's perspective on Comcast / TWC deal  —  Senator Al Franken has repeatedly warned of the dangers presented by Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, and today he repeated those concerns in a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
George Winslow / Broadcasting & Cable:
Univision Launches OTT Network Flama  —  The over-the-top English-language channel bows with five new original series  —  Univision Communications and Bedrocket have launched Flama, a new English-language over-the-top network at TheFlama.com.  —  The new OTT offering …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
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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Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News says Center for Public Integrity misled Pulitzer board
 
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Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
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Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: @raju
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Discussion: The Next Web
Rehema Figueiredo / Guardian:
Why banning the Sun on university campuses is wrong
Douglas Grant / WAN-IFRA:
Read now, pay later: Is LaterPay the longed-for silver bullet?
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Webedia Acquires Blogging Platform OverBlog
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Reddit boosts news capabilities in social media turf grab
Discussion: @jennifersaba
Tom Goldstein / SCOTUSblog:
SCOTUSblog denied press pass, its reporter's Supreme Court credentials expire next month