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5:50 PM ET, April 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
A decision on Brian Williams's future at NBC could be coming soon  —  Andrew Lack, the former and current head of NBC News, started his old job anew last week staring at a monumental dilemma: What to do about Brian Williams?  —  The anchorman who was the face of NBC News and its signature …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Tom Brokaw addresses Brian Williams controversy: ‘really, really serious’  —  As speculation swirls about Brian Williams' fate at NBC, his predecessor is calling for patience.  —  In his first extensive public comments on the matter, Tom Brokaw, who held the anchor chair at “NBC Nightly News” …
Kaya Burgess / The Times:
Warning to BBC over ‘suffocating local papers’ … The BBC risks suffocating local newspapers by being a “monopoly broadcaster”, the chancellor has said in a warning shot in advance of negotiations on its charter renewal.  —  The corporation has been criticised for threatening the existence …
Discussion: @editoryp_yep and HoldTheFrontPage
Matthew Gilley / Press Gazette:
Londoners quizzed by Press Gazette disagree with Labour on need for tougher press regulation  —  Most members of the public quizzed by Press Gazette in a vox pop today did not appear to agree with Labour's manifesto plan for tougher press regulation.  —  The Labour Party's general election …
Gerald Lynch / Gizmodo UK:
Chancellor George Osborne Wants BBC to be Regulated by Ofcom
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Conservatives give BBC warning of licence fee freeze
Discussion: Guardian
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon and HarperCollins reach multiyear agreement for both print and digital, allowing HarperCollins to set prices for its ebooks  —  Amazon, HarperCollins Reach Multiyear Publishing Deal  —  New agreement expected to go into effect this week  — Inc. and HarperCollins Publishers …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
General Electric Planning Television Series Covering Science and Tech  —  In an age when viewers increasingly fast-forward past television commercials on their DVRs or bypass most advertisements altogether by streaming the programs, companies are constantly looking for new ways to reach consumers.
Discussion: @peterlauria3
Jim Romenesko:
Newspaper reporter is 'the worst job of 2015′  — #200 out of 200 jobs/CareerCast graphic  —  Newspaper reporter lands on the bottom of CareerCast's Jobs Rated list for 2015.  Last year, it was #199 out of 200 occupations.  Today's press release says:
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Net Neutrality Rules Face Court Challenge from Cable Industry Groups  —  The FCC's net neutrality rules are facing two more legal challenges from cable industry groups, as two trade associations filed notices of appeal in Washington on Tuesday.  —  The National Cable & Telecommunications Assn. …
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
An interview with the anonymous owner of The Shade Room, a TMZ-style publication on Instagram  —  Instagram's TMZ  —  The first time I heard about The Shade Room, I thought it was a reality show, or maybe a nightclub.  It turned out to be neither, although I was close in spirit …
Kevin Williams / Al Jazeera America:
Crawfordsville, Indiana, a town with population of about 15K, has two daily newspapers  —  One small town, two daily newspapers  —  As many newspapers are shutting down, Crawfordsville, Indiana boasts more print publications than many big cities  —  CRAWFORDSVILLE, Indiana …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Serial-inspired podcast, Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed, tops iTunes charts  —  ‘We Are Not Journalists’: Serial-Inspired Podcast Shoots to Top of iTunes  —  It's not Serial.  But it's the closest thing fans of Sarah Koenig's groundbreaking podcast about a 1999 Baltimore murder are going to get.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Facebook-Times partnership affirmed by magazine editor Jake Silverstein  —  The New York Times has kept mum about a March 23 report in its pages that suggested that the Times, among other news organizations, was in talks with Facebook about hosting some of its journalism on the social media platform.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times promotes Ian Fisher from deputy executive editor to head of investigations, shuffles other roles
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Post reporter Jason Rezaian faces limited lawyer access before Iran trial
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Reader's Digest signs multi-million dollar deal with Taboola to provide sponsored content
Discussion: AdExchanger
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Toronto Sun:
Mohamed Fahmy says Egyptian court may drop terrorism charges
Discussion: @mffahmy11
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
BuzzFeed staffer Arabelle Sicardi resigns after her post critical of advertiser Dove was deleted and then restored after criticism