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10:50 AM ET, April 22, 2015


 Top News: 
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  —  News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages  —  Facebook is constantly evaluating what's the right mix of content …
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
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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
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: The Local and Newsmax
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 …
Stephen Witt / New Yorker:
Profile of Lydell Glover, a small-town employee of PolyGram and Universal Music and once the world's leading leaker of pre-release music  —  The Man Who Broke the Music Business  —  One Saturday in 1994, Bennie Lydell Glover, a temporary employee at the PolyGram compact-disk manufacturing plant …
Discussion: @antderosa and Complex
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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