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11:50 AM ET, April 22, 2015


 Top News: 
Wall Street Journal:
Comcast's role with Disney and 21st Century Fox partners in the aborted Hulu sale in 2013 raises questions for regulators  —  Comcast Role in Aborted Hulu Sale Raises Questions for Regulators  —  Comcast told partners it would help make Hulu the streaming video platform for the cable TV industry
Discussion: Light Reading and BGR
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 …
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” …
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
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Twitter begins automatically filtering notifications of abusive mentions, broadens violent threats policy, and introduces temporary account suspensions  —  Twitter announces crackdown on abuse with new filter and tighter rules  —  Social network moves to ban indirect threats of violence …
Luke Mullins / Washingtonian:
Between 2009 and 2013 contributions to the White House Correspondents Association increased 162% while scholarship payouts increased only 10%  —  The Biggest Joke at the WHCA Dinner is the Scholarship Fund  —  Payouts to young journalists have barely budged as contributions to the press association have soared.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Study: 53% of viewers prefer streaming over live TV, 68% binge-watch, 16% canceled or didn't have pay tv in the last year  —  Streaming Overtakes Live TV Among Consumer Viewing Preferences: Study  —  U.S. consumers are more inclined to stream entertainment from an Internet service than tune in to live TV …
Discussion: LostRemote, CNET and Los Angeles Times
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Meredith, Publisher of Magazines, Lays Off 100 as It Reorganizes  —  The Meredith Corporation, the publisher of magazines like Family Circle and Better Homes and Gardens, laid off about 100 employees on Tuesday as part of a broader revamping.  —  The layoffs, which will reduce Meredith's work force …
Discussion: Des Moines Register and Poynter
Editor in chief John F. Harris and executive editor Matthew Kaminski trade thoughts on the new POLITICO Europe  —  Editor in chief John F. Harris and executive editor Matthew Kaminski trade thoughts on the new POLITICO Europe.  —  Story Continued Below … HARRIS: There are a lot of journalists already in Brussels.
Discussion: @drudge_report
Leo Kelion / BBC:
AdBlock Plus defeats German publishers as court rules ad blocking is legal  —  AdBlock Plus defeats German publishers in court  —  The German publishers challenged AdBlock Plus's right to suppress ads on their web pages  —  The creator of software that stops adverts from appearing …
Discussion: Adweek and AdExchanger
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Teen Vogue Debuts Condé Nast's First Sponsored Cover Ad  —  Kylie Jenner has been the subject of plenty of online buzz this week for landing her first solo Teen Vogue cover, but it won't be the reality star's face subscribers see when they receive their music-themed May issue.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Cybersecurity bill could create the first new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act in nearly half a century  —  Dust-up over new FOIA exemption in cyber bill  —  Cybersecurity legislation advancing in Congress could create the first brand-new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom investigation finds Sky News did not breach rules by broadcasting police officer murder during Charlie Hebdo attack  —  Charlie Hebdo attack: Sky cleared over clip of police officer's murder  —  Media regulator rules that broadcaster ‘appropriately limited’ footage …
Discussion: Newsmax and The Local
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
With a new design, The Atlantic eschews infinite scroll  —  While most publishers are pushing recommended links and continuously scrolling article pages in front of users, The Atlantic is going in the opposite direction.  With its newly designed website, which went live Tuesday evening …
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.
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%
Discussion: Poynter
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Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land:
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Wall Street Journal:
NBC Universal and Fox join ESPN in objecting to slimmer FiOS pay-TV packages
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Oday Hatem / Mediashift:
In Iraq, Islamic State Exacts Heavy Toll on Journalists and Their Families
Discussion: @pbsmediashift
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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
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Obama aide Johanna Maska joins LA Times as VP of Marketing and Communications
Discussion: Poynter