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11:10 AM ET, April 18, 2014

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Barbara Selvin / Poynter:
Newseum will include weeklies in its “Today's Front Pages” exhibit after campaign by editors  —  Newseum relents, will display weeklies after protest by editors  —  A daylong protest by weekly newspaper editors from around the U.S. against the Newseum's snubbing …
Discussion: The Rural Blog and @poynter
Edward Nawotka / Publishing Perspectives:
Byliner uses social media to monetize back catalog, tie older stories to current news hooks  —  Byliner Sees Huge Opportunity in “Second Serial” Rights  —  Join us on April 24 in NYC at this half-day event, where we'll discuss how to sell more backlist titles, find new licensing and distribution channels …
Reuters:
Weibo debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors  —  (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters.  Hours earlier in Beijing, Charles Xue, a Chinese-American venture capitalist and prominent Weibo user …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Maker employee and shareholder Andy Faberlle sues to block acquisition by Disney  —  Maker-Disney: New Lawsuit Asks for Unwinding of Merger  —  A shareholder argues that Disney's acquisition came after fraud at the company.  —  Maker Studios CEO Ynon Kreiz
Discussion: Variety
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings  —  The popular streaming service is hit with a complaint in New York court with potentially big consequences.  —  The major record labels are now suing Pandora for exploiting sound recordings made prior to February 15, 1972.
Discussion: New York Times, PC World and Billboard
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
ESPN Sees Continued Profitability Despite Competition  —  Aiming to squelch smoldering concerns about ESPN's continued profitability amid rising sports rights costs, the Walt Disney Company on Thursday said profits at its ESPN-dominated cable networks unit would grow in the “high single digits” …
Discussion: Deadline.com
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Eric Pickles: I'll shut council freesheets that publish ‘propaganda on the rates’  —  Communities secretary targets five Labour-led London boroughs, where he says free press is being put out of business  —  An advertising board for a London newspaper.  Eric Pickles says the capital's local press …
Politico:
Conservative radio hosts garnered nearly $22M in sponsorships from conservative lobby groups  —  The tea party radio network  —  Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives' prayers by sending a slate …
Discussion: @kenvogel
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Amazon is adding Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime catalogs into Fire TV's voice search  —  Amazon today announced Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Anytime will be adding support for their full catalogs into Fire TV's unified voice search feature “starting this summer.”
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Confusion over dead celebrities on social media, as Twitter suspends James Dean fan account  —  Twitter's finished being a rebel, at least when it comes to standing up for a James Dean fan who is being sued by a celebrity licensing company that wants to claim the fan's @jamesdean account.
Discussion: @gigaom
Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
Media organizations challenge order to take down anti-Muslim video  —  Major news organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Google and YouTube in their effort to overturn a takedown order for an anti-Muslim video that inflamed Islamic communities worldwide.
 
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