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10:20 PM ET, February 24, 2014


 Top News: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why Netflix Is Actually the Big Winner in the Comcast Bandwidth Deal  —  Despite the spin you may have read, Netflix is not getting screwed by Comcast, the biggest broadband provider in the U.S.  —  In fact, through the interconnection deal with Comcast, Netflix will cost-effectively reinforce …
Dan Rayburn /
Inside The Netflix/Comcast Deal and What The Media Is Getting Very Wrong
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
If Aereo wins, broadcasters could be forced to end free TV, networks tell Supreme Court in new brief  —  Broadcasters file brief to SCOTUS on Aereo's ‘direct assault’  —  The broadcast networks have filed a 65-page brief to the U.S. Supreme Court, outlining their case against streaming startup Aereo.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Josh Barro to join The New York Times  —  Josh Barro, the outgoing Business Insider political editor, is joining The New York Times to take part in David Leonhardt's new policy venture, sources familiar with his plans told POLITICO on Monday.  —  Barro, a former Bloomberg View blogger …
Discussion: @benjysarlin, @mccanner and @jeffjarvis
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Facebook Hires Ryan Seacrest's Digital Chief as Head of Entertainment Partnerships (Exclusive)  —  Sibyl Goldman tapped to lead Hollywood outreach efforts  —  Facebook has recruited Ryan Seacrest's digital guru for a new role leading an expanded effort to court Hollywood.
Discussion: @mikeisaac and Tubefilter
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
After CNN Cancels Morgan, Larry King Says: I Could Come Back  —  Larry King and former CNN President Jonathan Klein speak exclusively to The Daily Beast about the cancellation of Piers Morgan's prime-time show.  —  Several months ago, backstage at a concert in Central Park …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Tamron Hall Named Co-Host of 9 a.m. Hour of ‘Today’  —  Tamron Hall has been named a co-host of “TODAY's Take,” the 9 a.m. hour of the “Today” show, joining Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist.  The announcement came on this morning's show.  —  “We're really excited to officially welcome Tamron …
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
MSNBC Promotes Two to Managing Editor, Hires EP for ‘Reid Report’
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Moviefone Is Hanging Up, but Its App Will Go On  —  LOS ANGELES — Mr. Moviefone's lines are going dead.  —  For 25 years, residents of America's biggest cities have been able to call 777-FILM to receive movie listing information and buy tickets.  The service's goofily booming greeting became …
BBC head defends licence fee as critical for quality  —  The head of the BBC, Tony Hall, will defend the British broadcaster's use of a licence fee paid by the public this week as a debate over funding escalates following a spate of scandals over mismanagement and waste at the corporation.
Joshua Rothman / New Yorker:
Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?  —  A few years ago, when I was a graduate student in English, I presented a paper at my department's American Literature Colloquium.  (A colloquium is a sort of writing workshop for graduate students.)  The essay was about Thomas Kuhn, the science historian.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
News Media Revenue Matrix: The Bird's Eye View  —  Publishers struggle with newer and more complex business models.  Some appear stronger than others but, above all, a broad palette is a must.  It is a means to capture emerging opportunities and to compensate for the drying up of older revenue sources.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Conde Nast brings a glossier feel to lower Manhattan as it relocates to 1 World Trade Center  —  Downtown goes glossy  —  In New York, it's hard to find sights as breathtaking as the ones you can enjoy from the vertiginous heights of 1 World Trade Center, the tallest building in America.
Discussion: @joepompeo and Bloomberg
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Report: Broadcasting Fuels $1 Trillion-Plus in GDP  —  Local station reps will take info to Hill to make case for value of industry  —  The 500 or so broadcasters in town for the National Association of Broadcasters annual State Leadership Conference will come armed with some new stats on the value of local broadcasting.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Local newspapers and TV stations are building their own private ad exchange with Google  —  In 2006, 176 newspapers came together in a partnership with Yahoo to found The Newspaper Consortium.  The idea, a simple one now, was an important step forward for the development and growth of ad networks.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Upworthy details why it fact-checks every post (and why it used GIFs in a correction)  —  In the battle for viral shares and views, Upworthy believes it has an advantage over other sites such as ViralNova: a team of fact-checkers.  —  Ironically, this group's existence is today better known …
Rob Evans / Guardian:
Guardian challenges ban on publication of Prince Charles's letters to ministers  —  Two-day appeal follows ruling in favour of attorney general, who said letters could harm future king's position of political neutrality  —  A fresh legal attempt to sweep away the secrecy surrounding Prince Charles's behind …
Discussion: BBC and @arusbridger
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Bill Mickey / Folio:
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
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Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Former WaPo ombud joins PR firm
Discussion: @sulliview
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Pandora hooks international Xbox exec as strategy chief
Discussion: Business Wire
 Earlier Picks: 
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Supreme Court Declines Tennis Channel Review of Comcast Case
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Maria Bartiromo Aims To Build Fox Business Network With Morning Show
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Middelhoff to leave New York Times Co. board
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Times Co.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Head of digital out at Dow Jones amid course correction
Discussion: @capitalnewyork
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Amazon, Warner Ink Five-Series Streaming Deal in U.K.
Natalie Burg / The Content Strategist:
Top Journalists Are Flocking to Brands. Here's Why.
Discussion: @filloux, Thanks:@steverubel
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Netflix's original series: It's beating HBO without being better than HBO.