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1:50 PM ET, April 9, 2015


 Top News: 
CBS News:
“Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer to retire this summer  —  Bob Schieffer, the anchor of CBS News' “Face the Nation,” announced Wednesday that he will retire this summer after more than 50 years of working in journalism.  Schieffer, who is 78, has been with CBS News for 46 years.
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Bob Schieffer, old school at its finest  —  Bob Schieffer is old-school at its finest.  —  There's nothing about Schieffer, who announced late Wednesday that he's stepping down as host of CBS' Face the Nation this summer, that shouts hip or trendy.  —  And that's a good thing.  —  Schieffer is 78.
French culture minister calls urgent meeting after television network TV5Monde was taken over by individuals claiming to belong to Islamic State  —  French TV network TV5Monde hijacked by pro-Isis hackers  —  Company says it was unable to broadcast any of its channels and lost control …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
UK adults ‘willing to pay only 92p a month to access news websites’  —  IAB survey also says UK digital ad spend rose 14% to a record £7.2bn during 2014  —  UK adults are prepared to pay only 92p a month to access news websites, less than email, search engines or online video …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
INN splits with CEO Davis as it refocuses its efforts to promote nonprofit journalism  —  Less than a month after rethinking its mission statement and rebranding itself with a new name and website, the Institute for Nonprofit News is now also looking for a new leader.
Paul Colford /
AP launches ‘AP Editions’ paperback and e-book series  —  The Associated Press is tapping its global news coverage and vast archives to launch a series of paperback and e-books called AP Editions.  —  In collaboration with Miami-based Mango Media, AP is releasing the first 15 of what will be dozens …
Discussion: Poynter and @jcstearns
Norman Lear / New York Times:
PBS is neglecting its mission by moving away from documentaries in favor of entertainment  —  Is PBS Neglecting Its Mission?  —  LOS ANGELES — PBS has drawn big audiences to “Downton Abbey,” the epic costume drama about elites in early 20th-century Britain. .
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Met Police South London press team says it will now focus only on ‘good news’  —  A Metropolitan Police media team has said it will only focus on “good news” from now on.  —  A shake-up means the South Cluster Met Police press office, which deals with local stories in South London, will no longer deal with “reactive media enquiries”.
Doug Smith / Los Angeles Times:
David Laventhol dies at 81; publisher during L.A. Times expansion  —  David Laventhol, an editor and publisher who helped create the innovative style section of the Washington Post and launch New York Newsday and guided the Los Angeles Times during a period of expansion in the early 1990s, has died.
Discussion: New York Times, Newsday and LA Observed
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud Steps Up Revenue Drive In Deal With Zefr, YouTube's Content Tracking Partner  —  Audio streaming platform SoundCloud, now on the road to monetizing more of the tracks on its platform through ads and paid subscriptions, is adding a key partnership into the mix to help track …
Discussion: Yahoo! Finance and The Verge
Newsweek Europe Expands, Adding Staff, Sections and Apps  —  Just 12 months after the launch of its first-ever dedicated European edition, Newsweek announces it is expanding its editorial staff across Europe, launching new iPhone and iPad apps and refreshing its European print and online editions …
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