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8:30 AM ET, April 24, 2014

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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 …
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Sam Gustin / TIME:
Net Neutrality Advocates Angered by FCC's Planned New Rules  —  Open Internet advocates are calling foul on new rules that would allow broadband companies to strike special deals for preferential treatment  —  The Federal Communications Commission plans to propose new rules …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
FCC chairman says reports of net neutrality's death are ‘flat out wrong’  —  Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission will propose new net neutrality rules that will reportedly destroy the concept of net neutrality as we know it, making it okay for internet service providers to establish a so-called …
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.
Soham Chatterjee / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable profit rises 19.5 pct  —  (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable operator, posted a 19.5 percent rise in quarterly profit as its residential subscriber trends improved through the quarter.  —  Net income attributable to common shareholders rose to $479 million …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Warner Cable Spent $62 Million in Q1 Prepping for Comcast Merger  —  Time Warner Cable incurred $62 million in costs for the first three months of 2014 to lay the groundwork for Comcast's $45 billion acquisition bid, which is pending regulatory approval.
John Herrman / The Awl:
In Defense of Explaining Things  —  For websites meant to help us understand things, the new Explainer Sites—Vox, FiveThirtyEight, et al—are awfully disorienting.  We stare them in the face and we cannot quite describe what we are looking at.  Are they publications?  Some sort of health food?
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
No Telegraph or Mail representatives on board of funding body for new IPSO press regulator  —  The directors have been named for a body which will hold the purse strings and help decide appointments to new press regulator the Independent Press Standards Organisation.
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
Committee to Protect Journalists:
In Ukraine, another journalist missing, newsroom destroyed  —  Three local and international journalists are missing or being held hostage in eastern Ukraine, while unidentified assailants burned down the offices of a newspaper.  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Ukrainian authorities …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Columbia student paper plans to drop daily print edition  —  The Columbia Daily Spectator, the student newspaper distributed daily at Columbia University and in surrounding Morningside Heights, plans to switch to a weekly edition starting in the fall, editor-in-chief Abby Abrams told staff earlier this evening.
Discussion: @jimmyvielkind and @miriamkrule
Daniel Denvir / Philadelphia City Paper:
What does the fight over Philly.com mean for the future of Philly journalism?  —  “Two writers say stuffed Bigfoot is legit” and “I've never had sex with my husband” are the sort of headlines on Philly.com that fill Philadelphia Inquirer reporters with dread and despair.
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Bloomberg hires former Vanity Fair digital editor, Chris Rovzar, to build luxury content  —  Bloomberg to Build Luxury Online  —  Bloomberg News is making a heavy push with its luxury coverage, and it's starting with digital.  —  According to an internal memo obtained by WWD, Chris Rovzar …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
WaPo's Executive Editor Marty Baron and Publisher Katharine Weymouth talk about digital focus after Bezos purchase  —  Rieder: The resurgent ‘Washington Post’  —  What a difference a billionaire makes.  —  It wasn't that long ago that The Washington Post was reeling, shedding staff and trimming ambitions as ad revenue plummeted.
Sara Morrison / Poynter:
Emma Gilbey Keller has resigned from The Guardian  —  Several months after her controversial column was removed from its website, Emma Gilbey Keller has formally resigned from The Guardian.  —  “I haven't written for The Guardian by my own choice since they took my column down in January …
National Union of Journalists:
Stronger laws needed to protect journalists' work  —  To mark World Copyright Day (23 April), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the National Union of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have denounced unfair contractual clauses that deprive journalists and other creators of their authors' rights.
Tim Barribeau / PopPhoto.com:
Getty To Sell Prints Through New Photos.com Service  —  Famous Getty Images, mounted and framed for your walls  —  While Getty Images may now let you embed its images for free, the company has also now started offering a much more premium (and permanent) service, too.
Discussion: GeekWire and VentureBeat
 
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Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO
Discussion: Forbes and The Verge
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Can Yahoo Make Big TV Shows Pay?
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Ayesha Siddiqi, Buzzfeed Ideas editor
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times targets younger readership in digital campaign
Discussion: Financial Times
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
Discussion: New York Post and Runnin' Scared
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Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Study Says It Has More Social TV Activity Than Twitter
Discussion: thedrum.com and Business Insider
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson: I quit David Cameron role due to phone-hacking coverage
Discussion: mUmBRELLA and Guardian
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Megaupload Sues Hong Kong Over Unlawful Shutdown
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