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8:55 AM ET, April 26, 2014


 Top News: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Justice Department urges Supreme Court to pass up James Risen's case on confidential sources  —  Justice Department urges SCOTUS to pass up reporter's privilege case  —  The Obama Administration is urging the Supreme Court not to take up New York Times reporter James Risen's plea …
Trevor Timm / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
State Dept Launches ‘Free the Press’ Campaign While DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Force Reporter James Risen Into Jail  —  The US State Department announced the launch of its third annual “Free the Press” campaign today, which will purportedly highlight “journalists or media outlets that are censored …
Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review:
As “open internet” is threatened, policymakers could consider solutions like public spectrum  —  5 ideas for a modern internet policy  —  As the ‘Open Internet’ becomes vulnerable, it's time to look at other public interest solutions  —  It's been a bad few months for the principle …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's new net neutrality rules will kill Aereo, even if the Supreme Court doesn't
Discussion: USA Today, hypebot and @jeffjohnroberts
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newspapers still lag in digital advertising, highest growth areas remain mobile, video, search  —  The newsonomics of newspapers' slipping digital performance  —  As we approach the middle of the 2010s, where do newspapers fit in the battle for America's largest ad sector — digital?
Discussion: @niemanlab
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Adrian Chen, freelance reporter and New Inquiry editor  —  CAPITAL: In November, after spending four years there and breaking some big stories, you left Gawker to be a freelancer.  Do you miss it?  And, do you expect Max Read to pick up where John Cook left off as editor-in-chief?
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
DOJ reopens review of deal between Digital First Media's Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News  —  A newspaper deal threatens Utah's main non-Mormon-owned daily, critics say  —  And the Justice Department is looking into it  —  A deal reached last fall between Salt Lake City's two main newspapers …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Samantha Shankman / Skift:
The Boutique Publishers Crafting Content for Big Travel Brands  —  Fathom Away creates stylish city guides for Kate Spade.  / Kate Spade  —  Where do brands turn when they need creative custom content that speaks to a specific set of travelers?  —  The answer is often large creative agencies …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Judge orders Philadelphia Inquirer's ownership dissolved, sold by auction  —  Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Friday ordered that Interstate General Media, the partnership that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and, be dissolved and its properties be sold by an “English-style” auction.
Ellen Cushing / San Francisco magazine:
Swisher: AllThingsD was profitable, but Re/code will probably lose money this year  —  Kara Swisher, outspoken tech journalist, has a lot on her mind.  —  Kara Swisher, outspoken tech journalist, has a lot on her mind. … San Francisco: You recently split from the Wall Street Journal-affiliated AllThingsD to start Re/code.
Leslie Anne Jones / Aeon Magazine:
How censorship works in China's media  —  You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves  —  I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US.  I had watched Shattered Glass (2003) …
Discussion: @jinscribe, @aeonmag and @trnels
Michael Shanahan / Columbia Journalism Review:
France 24's trusted volunteer corps  —  The station has a global network of unpaid, verified contributors that help find and factcheck stories  —  When a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire in 2010, igniting the Arab Spring, France 24 interviewed a man named Slimane Rouissi, who lived in the vendor's town.
Discussion: Poynter
Coulson ‘may not have read’ all of Milly Dowler story  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the phone-hacking trial he may not have read all of a key story about missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler published in April 2002.  —  Under cross-examination, he said he thought the story …
Coulson ‘received £600,000 pay-off’ on quitting NotW
Discussion: Financial Times
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Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Amplify helps Twitter grab a piece of the multi-billion dollar TV ad market
Discussion: @caaagency
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
You Kids Are Still Watching — And Paying for — TV, Says Pay TV Giant
Discussion: @pkafka
Marlise Simons / New York Times:
Two Lebanese journalists charged over publication of classified information
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