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4:25 PM ET, April 20, 2015


 Top News: 
The Pulitzer Prizes:
Charleston Post and Courier wins Pulitzer Prize for public service; Seattle Times wins for breaking news  —  2015 Winners and Finalists  —  Journalism Public Service The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC Breaking News Reporting The Seattle Times Staff Investigative Reporting Eric Lipton …
Andrew Knapp / Post and Courier:
The Post and Courier wins Pulitzer Prize for domestic violence series  —  The Post and Courier on Monday was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper's series on domestic violence.  —  The Public Service gold medal went to reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Berry Hawes …
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.
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Spotify's ad revenue increased 53% YoY in Q1, with mobile ads growing 380%  —  SPOTIFY AD REVENUE JUMPED 53% IN Q1  —  Spotify saw a 53% increase in ad revenue year-over-year in Q1 2015, according to internal data at the streaming platform.  —  The figures come from the Swedish firm's Spotify …
Discussion: RAIN News
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: @iancarterkm
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
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.
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
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Discussion: @mattdpearce
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Discussion: @brannonj
John Brownlee / Co.Design:
NYT Labs developed a smart conference table that records, transcribes conversation around it
Discussion: Curbed National, Thanks:@steverubel
Columbia Journalism Review:
Knight Foundation study: of 14 nonprofit news organizations studied, three have grown, four cut staff, and seven held steady since 2013