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11:30 PM ET, April 22, 2015


 Top News: 
Michael Geist Blog:
The Great Canadian Copyright Giveaway: Why Copyright Term Extension for Sound Recordings Could Cost Consumers Millions  —  Randy Bachman, the well-known Canadian musician, found himself embroiled in a public fight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year when Harper used his song …
Ishmael N. Daro / National Post:
Canadian budget extends copyright for sound recordings and performances from 50 to 70 years; critics say move will cost the public  —  Change to copyright law in federal budget ‘a really bad idea’ as critics worry about threat to artistic freedom  —  Tucked away inside the 500-page budget unveiled …
Wall Street Journal:
FCC Staff Recommends Hearing on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger  —  Hearing designation order would be setback for deal plans  —  Federal Communications Commission staff recommended that the regulatory agency designate Comcast Corp. 's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. for a hearing …
Greg Wyshynski / Yahoo Sports:
NHL bans media use of Periscope and Meerkat without prior written approval  —  NHL bans media from using Periscope, Meerkat to subvert rights-holders  —  During the Ottawa Senators' push for the playoffs, I pointed my phone at my television, fired up Periscope and streamed a shootout …
Felix Salmon / Fusion:
Building a career in digital journalism still requires old-fashioned subject-matter expertise  —  Is there any such thing as a career in digital journalism?  —  One of my obsessions these days is the question of whether there's any such thing as a career in digital journalism.
Rick Seltzer / Baltimore Business Journal:
Sinclair signs Sharyl Attkisson for Sunday morning news push  —  x  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is wading into the Sunday morning news wars, with plans to launch a show this fall hosted by veteran watchdog reporter Sharyl Attkisson.  —  The move is another foray into original programming …
Discussion: PR Newswire
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Interview with BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith and CEO Jonah Peretti about deleted posts, Pulitzers, and more  —  Ben Smith and Jonah Peretti: The Gawker Interview  —  On April 16, Gawker contacted BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith with evidence that his site had deleted a post criticizing Pepsi …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp's total compensation dropped 35.5% to $5.8M in 2014  —  Time Inc. Reveals Compensation for Top Execs  —  TIME INC.'S PAY: Time Inc. revealed total compensation of its top executives in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Broadcasters will get $950K from remains of Aereo  —  Aereo sold its assets for less than $2 million, so there's not much to fight over.  —  Defunct startup Aereo fought a long legal battle against TV broadcasters, who argued that its scheme to use tiny antennas to broadcast TV over the Internet violated copyright laws.
Sonia Paul / Mediashift:
Survey on attitudes about Middle Eastern media suggests a move away from pan-Arab focus toward local or national media  —  Survey on Media Use in Middle East Shows a ‘Return to the Local’  —  A newly updated survey by the Northwestern University in Qatar reveals an expansive look at attitudes …
Discussion: @mediatwit
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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Agence France-Presse:
India takes Al Jazeera off the air for five days, saying the news outlet repeatedly showed wrong maps of disputed region of Kashmir
Discussion: BBC
Erik Malinowski / The New Republic:
How MLB Advanced Media is quietly becoming the industry leader in streaming TV
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Twitter begins automatically filtering notifications of abusive mentions, broadens violent threats policy, and introduces temporary account suspensions
Luke Mullins / Washingtonian:
Between 2009 and 2013 contributions to the White House Correspondents Association increased 162% while scholarship payouts increased only 10%
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
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
Discussion: Boing Boing
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom investigation finds Sky News did not breach rules by broadcasting police officer murder during Charlie Hebdo attack
Discussion: The Local and Newsmax
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Meredith, Publisher of Magazines, Lays Off 100 as It Reorganizes
Discussion: Des Moines Register and Poynter
Amy Gesenhues / Marketing Land:
Incisive Media's ClickZ, SES & Search Engine Watch Acquired By Blenheim Chalcot