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6:55 PM ET, April 23, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Felix Salmon to Take on Web-Based Role at Fusion  —  Felix Salmon, a prominent writer on finance and other topics who announced this week that he was leaving Reuters, will join the cable network Fusion on Monday in a web-based role that runs across multiple media.
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Felix Salmon / Medium:
Salmon: Fusion offers chance to experiment with digital storytelling wherever audience may be  —  Why I'm joining Fusion  —  I'm leaving Reuters and joining Fusion.  Which I'm sure was not at the top of anybody's list of the most likely places for me to go.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon to pay HBO more than $300M over three years in streaming deal  —  HBO's Amazon Haul Is Big — But Not as Big as You Might Think  —  How much is Amazon paying to get its hands on HBO's old shows?  —  A lot!  But less than some people might have thought.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Amazon Makes a Big Move, Snags Older HBO Shows for Web Streaming  —  You still can't get new HBO shows, like this season's “Game of Thrones,” without paying for TV.  —  But starting in May, you'll be able to get some of the premium cable channel's older stuff online — via an Amazon Prime subscription.
Amazon.com:
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members  —  For the first time ever, favorite HBO series like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, The Wire, Big Love, Eastbound & Down, Oz, Band of Brothers and Deadwood, as well as early seasons …
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to propose letting broadband providers give some traffic preferential treatment  —  FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  Proposal Would Allow Broadband Providers to Charge Content Companies for Consumer Access  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission plans …
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times targets younger readership in digital campaign  —  A digital advertising campaign from the Financial Times has been launched to target a younger readership.  —  The campaign was created with digital agency Essence and will run on digital poster sites at London commuter stations as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion: Financial Times
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gannett's broadcast revenue soars, circulation revenue slips  —  Revenue from broadcasting in Gannett's first quarter just about doubled over the same period a year earlier, the company announced in an earnings report Wednesday.  Gannett attributed the 99.5 percent rise in broadcast revenue …
James Ball / Guardian:
The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism's golden age, or TMI?  —  A New York Times site completes the trio started by Nate Silver and Ezra Klein.  Maybe it's all a little too much information  —  An interactive feature on The Upshot presents five different rival models of the 2014 Senate race.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson: I quit David Cameron role due to phone-hacking coverage  —  Prime minister's former spin doctor tells court of the reasons for his resignations from No 10 and the News of the World  —  Andy Coulson resigned as David Cameron's spin doctor in January 2011 because his ability …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
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Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Ayesha Siddiqi, Buzzfeed Ideas editor  —  CAPITAL: Buzzfeed Ideas is now in its fourth week.  What was your editorial vision for the site when you were hired, and how close to that vision has it been so far?  —  SIDDIQI: I've been very lucky to join a company that trusts my vision for this space.
Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine confirm they're holding Vice's Simon Ostrovsky captive  —  Pro-Russian Insurgents Hold Journalist Captive  —  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday.
Francesca Bacardi / Variety:
Facebook Exec Says Oculus Rift May Expand Into Movies  —  USC professor Jonathan Taplin and Cory Ondrejka, Facebook's VP of mobile engineering, addressed the future of mobile technology, specifically with regard to Facebook, in the keynote presentation at Tuesday's Hollywood IT Summit, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Quentin Tarantino's Gawker Lawsuit Dismissed But Can Be Refiled  —  A judge grants the website's motion to dismiss the suit over the leaked “Hateful Eight” script because the director “failed to adequately plead facts establishing direct infringement” by people who clicked on the link.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Study Says It Has More Social TV Activity Than Twitter  —  Study Looks at 11-Day Window to Compare Chatter  —  Slide from Pulsar study on Tumblr + TV  —  Twitter got its ad business off the ground by selling marketers on the premise that its service complements TV, and now it appears that Tumblr is treading a similar path.
Discussion: thedrum.com and Business Insider
 
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Melissa Wiese / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy revenue drops 2.7% with net loss of $5.9M, digital-only revenue up 11.6%
Daniel Beekman / NY Daily News:
Judge rules journalist must turn over information about NYPD whistleblowers to city
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown
Discussion: Softpedia News and @rothken
NDTV News:
Pakistan's Geo TV in trouble for accusing ISI over attack on journalist Hamid Mir
Kevin Gray / Reuters:
Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered
Discussion: @jake_k and Beet.TV
 Earlier Picks: 
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services
Al Jazeera English:
Al Jazeera journalists' trial adjourned again
Discussion: CNN, @castancentre and Guardian
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Study: no consistent method of labeling or crediting user generated content used in TV news
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Right (And Wrong) Way To Think About How Aereo Works
Discussion: @mathewi
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lauren Zalaznick Joins Shazam Board
Discussion: Ars Technica and Ottawa Citizen