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8:35 AM ET, April 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times: looks to technology to move beyond constraints of print media  — Takes Melding of Journalism and Technology to Next Level  —  WASHINGTON — Ask Ezra Klein what prompted him to leave a high-profile position at The Washington Post to start a new website, and the answer is a little wonkish …
Welcome to Vox: a work in progress  —  Welcome to!  Again!  On March 9, we launched, which included our first videos, and we started talking to readers on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed.  Today marks phase two of Vox's launch: the beginning of our effort to build …
Microsoft Xbox launching six TV series in June; comedians Seth Green, Sarah Silverman onboard  —  Microsoft Goes Hollywood in Amazon-Like Programming Push  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is going Hollywood with a cast including comedians Sarah Silverman and Seth Green, aspiring World Cup players and eerily human robots.
Martin Weil / Washington Post:
Charles S. Stone Jr, founder of National Association of Black Journalists, dies at 89  —  Charles S. Stone Jr., journalist and professor, dies at 89  —  Charles S.  (Chuck) Stone Jr., a prominent and pioneering American journalist who touched and shaped many lives as a big-city newspaper columnist …
David Rodnitzky / Marketing Land:
Some native advertising probably violates US FTC rules, but strict enforcement is unlikely  —  Is Native Advertising Legal?  Does It Matter?  —  I start this article with three controversial statements:  — Native advertisers and publishers will profit tremendously from these violations …
Discussion: @marketingland
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Snowden docs show GCHQ discussed using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for covert propaganda  —  The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket  —  A woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.  Image credit: Franklin Reyes/AP
Discussion: Softpedia News and RT
Paul McNally / Press Gazette:
Daily Telegraph publishes audio and full transcript of Leveson threat over Maria Miller expenses story  —  Culture secretary Maria Miller is facing increased calls to resign over her response to an investigation into her expenses claims - with the Daily Telegraph claiming it was “threatened” …
Discussion: Guardian, Telegraph and
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo, like Netflix and Amazon, looks to produce full half-hour TV comedies  —  Yahoo Makes New Push Into Video Content  —  Internet Company Hunts for Original Web-Series Programming  —  Yahoo Inc. is raising its ambitions in online video, with plans to acquire the kind of original programming …
David Carr / New York Times:
Questions for Comcast as It Looks to Grow  —  It is hard to say how rugged the questions will be when Comcast goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to defend its proposed megamerger with Time Warner Cable.  —  We do know that Comcast is feeling pretty confident about its chances.
Discussion: @jcstearns and @samgustin
Columbia Journalism Review:
Can The Washington Post's national push help support local news?  —  When The Washington Post announced in mid-March that it would provide free digital access to subscribers of a half-dozen local papers around the country, the consensus take was clear: After years of hesitation, the Post …
Luke Harding / Guardian:
Kidnapped Ukrainian journalist's body found near Kiev  —  Friends of Vasily Sergiyenko, who was also a member of the right-wing Svoboda party, say he was tortured before being killed  —  The body of a kidnapped journalist who took part in protests against Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych …
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:
How Techmeme Became The Must-Read News Site For Everyone In The Multibillion-Dollar Tech Industry  —  Over the past 10 years, the technology industry has evolved from photo-sharing websites like Flickr to photo-sharing apps like Instagram.  —  And, we suppose, there's been a few other changes along the way.
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Adrienne LaFrance / Medium:
Journalists need to look outside of journalism to reinvent the future of news archives
Discussion: @journalismfest
Myriam Robin / Crikey:
The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb
Discussion: @crikey_news
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Android TV revealed: Google's simple set-top box interface for movies, shows, apps, and games
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How your data is helping publishers increase circulation
Discussion: Beet.TV
Josh Harkinson / Mother Jones:
A massive wave of consolidation by big conglomerates leaves you, the viewer, with dreck.
Discussion: Nieman Reports
 Earlier Picks: 
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews
Todd Spangler / Variety:
‘Days of Our Lives’ Producer Launches Digital Soaps Venture (Exclusive)
Discussion: The Wrap
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Group Fighting Digital Piracy Nearly Doubles Membership in First Six Weeks (Exclusive)
Nolan Rosenkrans / Toledo Blade:
Ohio newspaper sues U.S. Army after journalists were detained, photos confiscated or destroyed
Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter introducing 15 new ad types over the next 6 months, will debut app ads in a few weeks