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1:00 PM ET, April 23, 2014

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Amazon.com:
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members  —  For the first time ever, favorite HBO series like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Eastbound & Down, Oz, Band of Brothers and Deadwood, as well as early seasons …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gannett's broadcast revenue soars, circulation revenue slips  —  Revenue from broadcasting in Gannett's first quarter just about doubled over the same period a year earlier, the company announced in an earnings report Wednesday.  Gannett attributed the 99.5 percent rise in broadcast revenue …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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Melissa Wiese / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy revenue drops 2.7% with net loss of $5.9M, digital-only revenue up 11.6%  —  McClatchy reports revenue drop in Q1  —  The McClatchy Co. said Wednesday that revenue dropped by 2.7 percent in the first quarter to $287.2 million, compared to the year-earlier period.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services  —  The Supreme Court will decide the fate of Aereo, an Internet start-up that's frightening the TV industry with an old-school technology: the antenna.  Technology reporter Cecilia Kang …
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Right (And Wrong) Way To Think About How Aereo Works
Discussion: @mathewi and New York Magazine
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Supreme Court quizzes Aereo: Do TV streams break the law?
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson: I quit David Cameron role due to phone-hacking coverage  —  Prime minister's former spin doctor tells court of the reasons for his resignations from No 10 and the News of the World  —  Andy Coulson resigned as David Cameron's spin doctor in January 2011 because his ability …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson denies bullying NoW's “single rogue reporter”, Clive Goodman, who hacked phones
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
James Ball / Guardian:
The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism's golden age, or TMI?  —  A New York Times site completes the trio started by Nate Silver and Ezra Klein.  Maybe it's all a little too much information  —  An interactive feature on The Upshot presents five different rival models of the 2014 Senate race.
Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine confirm they're holding Vice's Simon Ostrovsky captive  —  Pro-Russian Insurgents Hold Journalist Captive  —  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday.
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled  —  A judge grants the website's motion to dismiss the suit over the leaked “Hateful Eight” script because the director “failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement” by people who clicked on the link.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AOL Launches Free Streaming Movies in Pact with Miramax  —  AOL is now playing in the movie biz.  —  The Internet media company inked a deal with Miramax to deliver a selection of its full-length films to U.S. users, available to watch for free (with ads) across a range of devices.
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings  —  Comcast's first-quarter profit increases 30% from a year earlier to $1.87 billion.  The cable giant's revenue soars 14% to $17.41 billion.  —  The Olympic Rings are silhouetted as fireworks light up the sky during …
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Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Study Says It Has More Social TV Activity Than Twitter  —  Study Looks at 11-Day Window to Compare Chatter  —  Slide from Pulsar study on Tumblr + TV  —  Twitter got its ad business off the ground by selling marketers on the premise that its service complements TV, and now it appears that Tumblr is treading a similar path.
Discussion: thedrum.com and Business Insider
Robin Givhan / New York Magazine:
The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is Over  —  Until about a decade ago, there had always been an unwritten protocol when seated in the front row of a fashion show.  Do not lean forward.  Keep your legs tucked neatly under your seat, your handbag out of camera range, and any papers discreetly in your lap.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown  —  Well over two years have passed since Megaupload was taken offline, and the U.S. Government still hasn't found a way to serve the Hong Kong based company.  —  During all this time the Hong Kong authorities have kept Megaupload's assets locked up …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Daniel Beekman / NY Daily News:
Judge rules journalist must turn over information about NYPD whistleblowers to city  —  Manhattan Federal Judge Robert Sweet found that Graham Rayman provide some documents from his communication with cop Adrian Schoolcraft, but he does have to provide everything the city subpoenaed.
Discussion: New York Post
 
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Kevin Gray / Reuters:
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered
Discussion: @jake_k and The Huffington Post
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Al Jazeera journalists' trial adjourned again
Discussion: @castancentre, CNN and Guardian
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
YouTube channel comes to Roku models launched after July 2011 for US, UK, Canada, Ireland
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Study: no consistent method of labeling or crediting user generated content used in TV news
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lauren Zalaznick Joins Shazam Board
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David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Time Inc Board To Include Howard Stringer, Kay Koplovitz And Other Media Vets
Discussion: New York Post, Time Warner Inc. and WWD
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Xaxis' Sync aims to align ads on TV with ones on your phone during commercial breaks
Discussion: @groupmnext and Gawker
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Benzinga's growth attributed to its free consumer site, paid news wire and online financial service marketplace, Marketfy
Discussion: @niemanlab
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