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2:10 PM ET, April 20, 2015


 Top News: 
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran charges Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian with espionage, three other serious crimes  —  Post reporter jailed in Iran faces 4 charges including espionage  —  Iranian authorities are charging The Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Jason Rezaian, with espionage and three other serious crimes …
Martin Baron / Washington Post:
Full statement on Jason Rezaian from Post's executive editor Martin Baron
Discussion: CNNMoney
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Vice, CNN, NBC and ‘Serial’ Among Peabody Winners  —  Vice News, CNN, NBC and the “Serial” podcast were among the winners for the 74th annual Peabody Awards.  —  Vice won for “Last Chance High,” a deep look at a Chicago high school with high-risk students running out of options.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Politico plans to double its reporting staff to about 500  —  Policy and politics news outlet reveals strategy to grow beyond US and European operation, which launched this week  —  US-based policy and politics news outlet Politico is looking to double the number of journalists it employs …
Adam Ragusea / Nieman Lab:
SoundCloud doesn't recognise fair-use under US copyright law, removes student's radio story  —  Journalists shouldn't lose their rights in their move to private platforms  —  Here's a wakeup call to audio creators everywhere: SoundCloud does not recognize your fair use rights under U.S. copyright law.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Fox News' Roger Ailes: NBC should bring Brian Williams back  —  Fox News chief Roger Ailes says NBC should bring back disgraced “Nightly” anchor Brian Williams.  —  “I think Brian's a talent who made a dumb-ass error,” Ailes tells The Hollywood Reporter's Marisa Guthrie in a new profile.
Ben Gilbert / Business Insider:
HBO picks up Vimeo original web series, High Maintenance, for six new episodes, the first 19 episodes coming later this year  —  HBO just picked up Vimeo's original series about pot dealers  —  HBO's ever-expanding portfolio of excellent television is getting yet another great show.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix Is Betting Its Future on Exclusive Programming  —  LOS GATOS, Calif. — It is April 9 just before midnight in the war room of Netflix's headquarters here, where the smell of popcorn fills the air and a team of engineers, social media experts and other specialists starts counting …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Condé Nast launches first Apple Watch app, cooking instructions from Epicurious  —  Epicurious Brings Cooking Instructions To The Apple Watch With New Smart Timer App  —  What will recipes look like on the Apple Watch?  I'm not sure, but Condé Nast-owned cooking website Epicurious has taken a stab at figuring it out.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
CBS 60 Minutes viewers largely supportive of decision to air Syrian Sarin gas attack footage  —  ‘Nauseating, but necessary:’ Sarin gas attack in Syria shown on ‘60 Minutes’  —  Ahead of Sunday's “60 Minutes,” CBS said the newsmagazine would be airing “some of the most disturbing footage in its 47-year history.”
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
In 2017, Norway will be first country to shut down FM radio  —  Norway will shut down FM radio in the country beginning in 2017, reports.  The Norwegian Ministry of Culture finalized a shift date this week, making it the first country to do away with FM radio entirely.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Elveden unravels: After four years and 34 arrested/charged journalists, one conviction stands  —  It is nearly four years after the start of Operation Elveden and the arrest and/or charge of at least 34 journalists.  —  Today just one journalist conviction stands: that of former Sunday Mirror …
Wolfgang Blau / Guardian:
Guardian launches international homepage in beta, for readers outside Australia, UK, US  —  Giving our international readers a fresh take on the news  —  Today we are starting a short beta trial of a new international homepage, edited specifically for our readers based in countries outside the UK, US and Australia
Discussion: @wblau and @penelopejones
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