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7:05 AM ET, April 21, 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 …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Don't hate the arbitrary Pulitzers; hate deferential journalists who use prizes for validation instead of finding it in their work  —  The Pulitzer Prize Scam  —  For the 99th straight year, they've convinced the American people they matter.  —  Abandon everything you've ever been told about cynical journalists.
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Sky reports £1.03B operating profit in Q3, up 20% YoY, sends shares to 14-year high  —  Sky see potential for further price rises as loyalty stays strong  —  (Reuters) - Pay-TV group Sky (SKYB.L) believes its customers will accept higher prices, it said on Tuesday after reporting …
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.
Editor and Publisher:
BH Media Group Acquires Tulsa Area Newspapers  —  Community Publisher, Inc., ("CPI") of Bentonville, Arkansas announced today that it has sold its six weekly Tulsa area community newspapers and the daily Tulsa Business and Legal News to BH Media Group.  —  Dirks, Van Essen & Murray …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Jon Stewart Sets August 6 As Departure Date From ‘Daily Show’  —  Jon Stewart now has a firm departure date from Comedy Central's “The Daily Show.”  The comic announced on Monday's broadcast of the program that he will leave the show after its August 6th broadcast.
Discussion: The Verge, Forbes and Mediaite
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
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  —  Andy Mitchell and Facebook's weird state of denial about news  —  Andy Mitchell, Facebook's director of of news and global media partnerships …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers take ad-targeting cues for Facebook posts  —  Facebook has been enlarging its role in the publishing ecosystem, from trying to handle publishers' ad targeting to its controversial pitch to getting them to post their articles directly to the social network.  —  Now comes interest targeting.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Chrome notifications now available on Android; Vice News, FanSided, Facebook are among early adopters of the feature  —  Facebook, eBay, Vice News And Others First To Support Chrome's New Push Notifications  —  With last week's release of an updated version of the Chrome browser for Android …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Pandora to Replace 2 Board Members With Music-Industry Figures  —  Pandora Media is replacing two board members, both longtime investors, with music-industry veterans, the company announced Monday.  —  Timothy J. Leiweke, the chief executive of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment in Toronto …
Discussion: and Billboard
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Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Spotify's ad revenue increased 53% YoY in Q1, with mobile ads growing 380%
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Elveden unravels: After four years and 34 arrested/charged journalists, one conviction stands
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