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9:00 PM ET, April 21, 2015

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Facebook:
Facebook tweaks News Feed to show more status updates from friends in lieu of liked stories, says post reach and referral traffic to publishers could decline  —  News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages  —  Facebook is constantly evaluating what's the right mix of content …
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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Facebook needs to answer questions about news, including what it's optimizing for, how it sees its role, and how it will use its power  —  “It's not that we control NewsFeed, you control NewsFeed...” Facebook: please stop with this.  —  Of course Facebook doesn't “edit” …
George Brock:
Facebook's director of news and global media partnerships, Andy Mitchell, deflects questions about the social giant's role as a gatekeeper of news
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Gannett to change name to TEGNA amid print unit spinoff  —  Gannett, the media company that owns USA TODAY and local newspapers and television stations across the country, said Tuesday it'll rename itself TEGNA, reflecting its future as a broadcasting and digital company that will shed publishing businesses.
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Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal:   Gannett Q1 revenue ahead of company split rose 4.9% to $1.47B; $0.49 EPS, beating estimates; broadcast revenue up 3.8%, publishing revenue down 8.8%
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Mediagazer introduces ads for media jobs, and Techmeme's job ads now extend to its mobile site  —  For nearly four years, Techmeme has offered space on our front page for companies to advertise that they're hiring, and link their job offerings.  Unlike typical job boards …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
After the launch of its long-awaited web redesign, The Wall Street Journal hopes to spur innovation  —  Edward Roussel said it wouldn't be an exaggeration to call this past year “the busiest 12-month period in The Wall Street Journal's history” as the Journal has built out WSJD …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Yahoo reports revenues for Q1 of $1.04B, down from $1.08B a year ago, and $0.15 EPS, missing $0.18 EPS estimate; mobile GAAP revenue reached $234M, up 61% YoY  —  Yahoo reports low revenues of $1.04B and $0.15 EPS for Q1, sending stock down 1.5%  —  Yahoo announced its first quarter earnings today …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg Business:
Aereo to settle broadcasters' copyright claims of more than $99M for $950K  —  Aereo Settles Broadcasters' Claims for Penny on the Dollar  —  Aereo Inc. agreed to pay CBS Corp. and other broadcasters a total of $950,000 to resolve copyright claims totaling more than $99 million …
Jordan Weissmann / Slate:
2015 Pulitzer winner Rob Kuznia now works in PR because he couldn't make a living in journalism  —  One of Today's Pulitzer Prize Winners Left Journalism Because It Couldn't Pay His Rent.  Now He's in PR.  —  A Bot Made Millions on Wall Street by Reading Tweets.  It Also Ate This Guy's Lunch.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Esquire Takes 'What I've Learned' Feature to Medium  —  Esquire is launching a content partnership with Medium, the digital publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, through which the Hearst-owned title will present audio recordings of interviews …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Daily Show going on hiatus starting Aug 6th until it relaunches with Trevor Noah as host  —  Jon Stewart's last ‘Daily Show’: Aug. 6  —  For a couple of months, there's been haggling inside Comedy Central about precisely when Jon Stewart will depart “The Daily Show.”  —  Now we know the answer: August 6.
Oday Hatem / Mediashift:
In Iraq, Islamic State Exacts Heavy Toll on Journalists and Their Families  —  The militant group the Islamic State swept through Iraq last summer, taking over city after city and leaving a wave of destruction of a scale only just being discovered.  Even now it is difficult to understand …
Discussion: @pbsmediashift
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times travel column ‘36 Hours’ to become a TV show  —  The New York Times is adapting one of its most popular columns for the small screen.  —  The 30-minute show will air on the Travel Channel, and will have the same name as the travel column: “36 Hours.”
Guardian:
Piers Morgan questioned for a second time over phone-hacking allegations  —  Former Mirror editor, who is now a TV host and editor-at-large of Mail Online in the US, has always denied he was personally involved in hacking  —  Piers Morgan, the former editor of the Daily Mirror and television host …
Discussion: @piersmorgan and Guido Fawkes
Sky News:
Sky Reports Near-70% Rise In New Customers  —  Fortitude was Sky Atlantic's most successful original drama  —  Sky has announced a big rise in new customer numbers, alongside financial results showing growth in both revenue and profits for its first nine months.
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Kate Holton / Reuters:
Sky reports £1.03B operating profit in Q3, up 20% YoY, sends shares to 14-year high
 
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