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2:00 AM ET, April 17, 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.
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.
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.
Discussion: Gigaom and Bloomberg
U.S. Supreme Court's Alito ends recusal in Aereo TV case  —  (Reuters) - Justice Samuel Alito is no longer recusing himself from two upcoming U.S. Supreme Court business cases, including a challenge by broadcast networks to online TV startup Aereo Inc.  —  In two online docket entries …
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.
Bill Grueskin / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why the Pulitzers ignored the NYT's ambitious series about Dasani, a homeless Brooklyn girl  —  Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers?  —  5 problems with The New York Times' ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl  —  On Monday afternoon …
Discussion: @errollouis and @jennydeluxe
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  —  The new OTT offering …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's the return on investment for news video?  Tow looks at strategies in 125 newsrooms across the country  —  Columbia's Tow Center has a new report out today on how publishers are actually dealing with video.  Many newsrooms have made video a major focus and are pinning their hopes for revenue on the medium.
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.
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap, Variety, CNET and TheHill
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
As studios shift to digital film distribution, small cinemas struggle to pay for upgrades  —  When Renee DiAugustine-Bower's grandfather died in 2013, she took over the one-screen movie theater he'd operated in their small Pennsylvania town for decades.  She also inherited a looming need …
Discussion: @raju
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Last-minute cancellation of flagship original series raises questions in Hollywood about Hulu's stability  —  Hollywood Questions Hulu as Video Landscape Shifts  —  When the owners of the online video site Hulu pulled the company off the auction block for the second time last summer …
Discussion: @jessicalessin, @pkafka, @weberwest and BGR, Thanks:@jessicalessin
Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
Google is abusing market dominance, says head of Europe's largest news publisher Axel Springer  —  Google is building up a digital superstate, says German media boss  —  Mathias Döpfner, head of Europe's largest newspaper publisher, says internet search engine is abusing market dominance
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Neil Young's music-player Kickstarter closes at $6.2 million  —  PonoPlayer becomes third-biggest KS project ever, poised to launch in October.  —  PonoPlayer, the Toblerone-shaped portable media player launched last month by classic rocker Neil Young, closed its Kickstarter campaign yesterday with a grand total of $6.2 million.
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Playboy reprints first issue from 60 years ago for $9.99  —  Playboy Re-releases its First Issue 60 Years Later  —  It's an exact replica of the original but with a $9.99 cover price.  —  After 60 years and a few months, Playboy readers have the opportunity to revisit the issue where it all started.
Discussion: @magsstore and Canadian Magazines
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12 Great First Tweets From Brands We Love  —  Most major brands are on Twitter, but obviously it wasn't always that way.... A few weeks ago, Twitter turned eight...
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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
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How publishers tweak content for the social Web  —  There's an optimization gap in digital publishing.  While advertisers are using sophisticated targeting for ads, publishers are usually showing the same content to all readers, no matter who they are or where they came from.
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
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