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5:25 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 …
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.
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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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
Amazon.com:
Amazon and HBO Ink Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Bring Award-Winning HBO Programming to Prime Members
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Can Yahoo Make Big TV Shows Pay?  —  With an eye toward landing its own “House of Cards"-style tentpole, Yahoo is looking to pour top dollar into original shows with TV-biz pedigrees.  It has approached multiple studios and agents to scope out potential hits, and is zeroing in on specific projects.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO  —  A new report by UNESCO says that mobile devices can boost literacy rates in developing countries, potentially reaching almost all of the world's population.  Furthermore, an expensive tablet or smartphone is not necessary.
Discussion: Forbes and The Verge
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.
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
 
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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
Discussion: New York Post and Runnin' Scared
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
Discussion: @rothken and Softpedia News
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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
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sleazy tabloid links have taken over the web — but their days may be numbered
Discussion: @jake_k
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services