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11:25 PM ET, February 15, 2014


 Top News: 
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
People don't always read the articles they share  —  You're not going to read this  —  But you'll probably share it anyway  —  Earlier this month, there was yet another lengthy public debate about Upworthy, the two-year-old publisher that has become one of the most popular sites …
Discussion: CNET, @upworthyspoiler and Gigaom
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
WNET to Return $3.5 Million Grant for Pension Series  —  WNET, the New York City public television broadcaster, said Friday that it will return a $3.5 million grant it received to sponsor an ambitious project on public pensions amid charges that it solicited inappropriate underwriting for the series.
David Sirota / PandoDaily:
After Pando probe, WNET says it will return $3.5M grant for pension series from John Arnold  —  BREAKING: PBS to return John Arnold's $3.5 million, following Pando exposé  —  Following Pando's exclusive report on a secret financing deal between public broadcasting officials …
Wall Street Journal:
Venezuela Media Largely Ignored Protests  —  Free-Speech Advocates Say Black Out Points to State Intimidation  —  CARACAS—As some of the biggest anti-government protests in months gathered momentum across the country earlier this week, Venezuela's largest private television networks largely …
Associated Press:   Users say Twitter image blocking in Venezuela ended by Friday
The Stream:   Venezuelan journalists say: ‘No paper, no newspaper’
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Syrian Electronic Army Attacks Forbes Website, Steals User Info  —  The Syrian Electronic Army has broken into the website of business magazine Forbes and claims to have made off with a million user account names and passwords, according to statements and screenshots posted on the group's Twitter feed.
Comcast Talks From Sochi Win Time Warner Cable in Six-Day Sprint  —  On Feb. 4, executives of cable operators Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) gathered at the Manhattan offices of law firm Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz to discuss Charter's bid to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and DealBook
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How a crime becomes political: Trayvon Martin and the way different media co-create the news  —  The shooting of Trayvon Martin was one of the biggest stories of 2012.  But it didn't start out that way — it began as just another local crime story, and without a number of key points …
Discussion: Mediaite
Tina Amirtha / Co.Labs:
How The Founder Of WeTransfer Went From Blog To Startup  —  If one were to compare the Dutch tech entrepreneur Nalden (yes—he goes by just one name) to anyone in the States, it would probably be a hybrid of the serial entrepreneur Sean Parker and Jason Kottke, the web designer and blogger.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Why TV Networks Are Interested in Adapting Online Series Again  —  After previous flops like “quarterlife,” programmers are renewing their interest in online shows, even if they still haven't quite figured out how to use this new talent.  —  Six years ago, NBC took a chance and gave …
Angela Mills Wade / EurActiv:
Current ‘Libor’ regulation is a threat to financial journalism  —  Financial reporting could fall under the scope of the proposed Libor regulation on financial benchmarks, undermining the role played by journalists.  EU regulators must recognise this and exempt the media from the regulation, writes Angela Mills Wade.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
With launch team in place, FiveThirtyEight shapes up  —  Just as The New York Times is staffing up the David Leonhardt-helmed politics and policy website it developed after Nate Silver took FiveThirtyEight to ESPN last year, Silver himself has ended his initial phase of hiring.
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight
Philip Bump / The Wire:
The @barackobama Twitter account is not run by the White House, confusing even media outlets  —  Basically, @BarackObama Is a Parody Twitter Account  —  You know those terrible parody Twitter accounts for Bill Murray or Will Smith that tweet dumb jokes or odd requests as though they're from the celebrities themselves?
Discussion: @teecycletim, @vluck and Twitchy
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Angela Washeck / 10,000 Words:
NPR Partners With Quora to Cover Sochi 2014
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Maggie Brown / Guardian:
Ofcom boss: ‘BBC licence fee should be shared with other broadcasters’
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