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2:45 PM ET, April 22, 2015

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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: The Verge and Techdirt
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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 …
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.
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
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 …
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
David Bloom / Deadline:
Nancy Tellem Plugs Back In As Chairman, Chief Media Officer At Interlude  —  Nancy Tellem, who was CBS Network TV president and then launched Microsoft's short-lived Xbox Entertainment Studios, has re-emerged as Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer of Interlude.
POLITICO:
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
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says UK press failed to follow-up Snowden because Guardian did not share files  —  Former Guardian collaborater Julian Assange has penned an excoriating review of Guardian book, The Snowden Files, for Newsweek.  —  In it he complaints that none …
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
New York Times apps no longer mimic the homepage as stories are designed by editors specifically for mobile  —  Why The New York Times apps look different  —  “The battle will be won on the smartphone,” New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said at a tech conference last February.
Erik Malinowski / The New Republic:
How MLB Advanced Media is quietly becoming the industry leader in streaming TV  —  The Future of Binge TV Belongs to America's Oldest Sport  —  HBO's much-hyped fifth-season premiere of Game of Thrones this month was a resounding success, not just with its record-high ratings …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Hulu Japan takes its first step into original content production with The Last Cop  —  Hulu Japan to Remake ‘The Last Cop’  —  Hulu Japan, the localized version of the online video service, is to produce a Japanese version of German drama format “The Last Cop.”
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
 
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Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land:
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Scott Collins / Los Angeles Times:
PBS conducting internal review of Ben Affleck's “Finding Your Roots” segment that edited out references to slave-owning ancestors
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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
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times travel column ‘36 Hours’ to become a TV show
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
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