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11:35 AM ET, April 21, 2015

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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.
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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.
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 …
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.
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vice launches personal finance YouTube show, “The Business of Life”, with journalist Michael C. Moynihan  —  Vice News to Bow Personal-Finance Show for Millennials, Sponsored by Bank of America  —  Vice News this week will launch a personal-finance talk show on YouTube …
Discussion: @mradamtaylor
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 …
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Laura Bult / NY Daily News:
HBO orders Williamsburg bar Videology to stop screening ‘Game of Thrones’  —  Lawyers are coming.  —  HBO unleashed “A Song of Ice and Fire” on Brooklyn bar Videology, ordering the rental shop, screening room and watering hole to stop weekly “Game of Thrones” showings.
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.
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 …
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Wall Street divided over chances of Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger  —  Comcast prepares to argue its case with Department of Justice on Wednesday for controversial $45.2bn deal that would give it two-thirds of US broadband market  —  As Comcast prepares to meet with the Department of Justice …
Discussion: Bloomberg View, Variety and Backchannel
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 …
Discussion: @maura and @myurow
Financial Times:
Financial Times taps FT Group data to bring readers premium emerging markets intelligence  —  20 April 2015: The Financial Times today launches EM Squared, a data-driven news and analysis service focused on emerging markets.  Created in response to strong demand for emerging markets coverage …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
RTL's BroadbandTV acquires YouTube kids MCN YoBoHo for more than $10M  —  RTL's BroadbandTV Acquires YoBoHo, YouTube Kids Multichannel Network  —  BroadbandTV, the technology and YouTube multichannel network company owned by European broadcast giant RTL Group, has acquired YoBoHo …
Martin Baron / Washington Post:
Full statement on Jason Rezaian from Post's executive editor Martin Baron  —  The following is a full statement from Washington Post's executive editor Martin Baron on the charges against The Post's Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian.  —  After nearly nine months of indefensible silence …
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Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran charges Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian with espionage, three other serious crimes
 
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Pandora to Replace 2 Board Members With Music-Industry Figures
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