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10:30 PM ET, May 2, 2014

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Tina Daunt / Hollywood Reporter:
Few Movie Stars Set to Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner  —  One Hollywood insider says the A-listers are avoiding the event because they get “pawed at” as “people act like a bunch of kids at the Kids' Choice Award.”  —  They may govern the free world's leading nation and regulate …
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Cassie Walker Burke / Politico:
The White House Beat, Uncovered  —  What the hacks of 1600 Penn really think.  —  The White House Correspondents' Association began as a response to Woodrow Wilson's threat to end presidential press conferences.  A century later, White House reporters no longer have to line up outside …
Reuters:
Comcast nears deal to stream Electronic Arts games to TVs via its X1 platform  —  Exclusive - Comcast nears deal to stream EA games to TVs: sources  —  (Reuters) - Comcast Corp may soon allow customers using its cloud-connected X1 cable box system to buy games from Electronic Arts Inc through …
Mike Giglio / BuzzFeed:
Buzzfeed's Mike Giglio describes his kidnapping and release in eastern Ukraine  —  “I Should Kill You Right Here”  —  Pro-Russian rebels kidnap more U.S. journalists amid fresh unrest in east Ukraine.  “Do you know the things America has been doing here?”  —  Pro-Russian armed men south of Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine
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James Ball / Guardian:
Why can't nerds break news instead of just explaining it?  —  There is ‘breaking’ news that masquerades as ‘exclusive’, and then there's a true scoop.  Here's hoping the new wave of explainer sites won't forget  —  How similar is reporting the Snowden files to indulging in five minutes of self-gratification?
Jeff Clabaugh / Washington Business Journal:
Graham Holdings Q1: $132.1M net income, $840.6M revenue, boosted by sale of headquarters  —  Graham Holdings boosts net on HQ sale  —  Washington-based Graham Holdings Co> posted a big bump in profits from the sale of its headquarters building, but minus that, quarterly results were still better than a year ago.
Discussion: TVNewsCheck.com and Business Wire
Wall Street Journal:
AOL, Yahoo among companies discussing deal for Fullscreen as interest rises in YouTube multi-channel networks  —  Web Video Deals Target Teens  —  Media companies on the hunt for elusive teen viewers are circling startups that produce popular videos for YouTube but have struggled to make profits.
Discussion: @nicolejordan
Louise Roug / Columbia Journalism Review:
Drones are cheap, simple, and potential game changers for newsrooms  —  Drones are cheap, simple, and potential game changers for newsrooms  —  On the morning of February 1, Pedro Rivera was lying in bed, listening to the crackle of the police scanner as he roused himself awake.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Quartz has a large global audience and strong mobile advertiser base, 19 months after launch  —  The newsonomics of Quartz, 19 months in … Quartz, at the tender age of 19 months, can hardly be considered a father to Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot.  Clearly, though, it's a major influence.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Showtime Near Deal to Partner with Xbox Studios on ‘Halo’ Series  —  Xbox Entertainment Studios is deep in negotiations with Showtime to develop a live-action “Halo” drama series that is a high-priority for the Microsoft production unit headed by Nancy Tellem.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vice to Launch Sports Channel, 4 New Original Shows  —  HBO renews docuseries for third season; YouTube to feature Vice News in marketing campaign launching in June  —  Vice, the hipster digital media company and studio aimed at Gen Y audiences, is set to launch a sports channel this summer …
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Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote:
Chatterbox: an inside look at social TV in Thailand
Discussion: @jandwmedia and @stkonrath
John Wihbey / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's New in Digital and Social Media Research: How Facebook rumors spread, and the rise of the collaborative news clip
Discussion: @niemanlab
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
W.S.J. unveils digital video portal, called Signal
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Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
As membership models spread across news outlets, lessons from the Voice of San Diego
IUB Newsroom:
IU survey: U.S. journalists say they are less satisfied and have less autonomy
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John McDuling / Quartz:
The reinvention of MTV, chapter one million
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat:
Steve Jobs biographer: Why online media turned to ads — and why that failed
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