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9:25 PM ET, May 1, 2015


 Top News: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Circa's core ideas are compelling but it has been unable to find a large enough audience to attract additional investment  —  Circa, the buzzed-about mobile news app, is running out of money  —  Back in December, News Corp's Raju Narisetti sent in his contribution for our annual Predictions for Journalism package.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook offering 100% of revenue to publishers for hosted media if they sell ads, 70% if Facebook sells ads  —  Facebook Offers to Let Publishers Keep Revenue From Certain Ads  —  Publishers currently post links to content but mobile device speed frustrating users
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
After nearly 5-year hiatus, WikiLeaks relaunches its secrets submission system in beta  —  WIKILEAKS FINALLY BRINGS BACK ITS SUBMISSION SYSTEM FOR YOUR SECRETS  —  It's taken close to half a decade.  But WikiLeaks is back in the business of accepting truly anonymous leaks.
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Vice teases “new channel this fall” at NewFronts presentation but gives no confirmation of A&E Networks new channel  —  Vice Remains Coyly Mum on ‘New Channel This Fall’  —  One of the worst-kept secrets this Upfront and Digital Content NewFronts season is that Vice is expected …
Discussion: AdAge, USA Today, @mishcastillo and @pkafka
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
A DirecTV deal is needed for A+E Networks to move forward with its new Vice cable channel
Discussion: WWD, Hollywood Reporter and Adweek
Music streaming service Grooveshark shuts down to settle infringement  —  (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Grooveshark, admitting “very serious mistakes,” shut down its operations as part of a settlement with major record labels, joining the ranks of several now-defunct peers sued over copyright infringement.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Spotify raises $350M at $8B valuation: Sources  —  Music streaming service Spotify raised $350 million in a new funding round, sources told CNBC.  Before the recently raised cash, the company was valued at $8 billion.  (Tweet this)  —  Goldman Sachs' institutional clients took part in the fundraising, sources added.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Everything I Know About Journalism in 395 Words  —  On Wednesday night, I taught my last class of the semester at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and my last class there for the foreseeable future.  (I will be teaching an opinion-writing class at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in the fall.)
Shadi Rahimi / Poynter:
How AJ+ reported from Baltimore using only mobile phones  —  I came to AJ+, Al Jazeera's new social media and app-first unit, last summer after spending several years reporting on the revolution in Egypt.  In Cairo, mobile phones were the primary method of sharing news from the street.
Discussion: TVNewser
Jordan Heck / Sporting News:
ESPN's NFL Draft ratings down 25 percent from last year  —  The NFL Draft always seems to be a bigger event year after year, but according to the television ratings, this year's draft wasn't as popular as last year's.  —  The first round of the draft was televised Thursday night on ESPN with a lot fewer eyeballs watching.
Discussion: Deadline and Awful Announcing
James Warren / Poynter:
Obama honors three international journalists ahead of World Press Freedom Day, repeats call for release of Washington Post's Jason Rezaian  —  Obama honors journalists who have fought powerful forces  —  The world's most powerful man on Friday praised journalists who have fought power.
Sarah Anne Hughes / Washington City Paper:
Publisher of Washington City Paper, Amy Austin, leaving after 30 years at alternative weekly  —  Washington City Paper Publisher Departs After 30 Years  —  After 30 years as publisher of Washington City Paper, Amy Austin is leaving the paper.  Austin announced her move in a staff meeting this afternoon.
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
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Mario Trujillo / The Hill:
AT&T, CenturyLink, The Wireless Association, US Telecom ask FCC to delay net neutrality rules
Discussion: Reuters and Business Wire
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Jimmy Savile abuse report delayed at police request
Discussion: Yorkshire Post and BBC
Emmet McDermott / Hollywood Reporter:
Tidal's Uphill Battle: Top Exec Speaks Out on “Unfair” Media and Who Really Wants It Dead
Discussion: Rolling Stone
 Earlier Picks: 
John Carpenter / Chicago Tribune:
Pulitzer-winning The Daily Breeze used TimelineJS, developed at Northwestern's Knight Lab, to build timelines for its investigation
Dominic White / Sydney Morning Herald:
HuffPost Australia hires Tory Maguire as first editor-in-chief
Discussion: Guardian, mUmBRELLA and @ariannahuff
Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg Business:
News Corp., Pearson Face Russia Decision Under Putin Laws
Discussion: Reuters and New York Times
Peter Hobson / The Moscow Times:
Sanoma sells United Press, publisher of Moscow Times, to former Kommersant chief executive, also sells minority stake in Vedomosti
Discussion: The Moscow Times
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Daily Caller News Foundation hires Mark Tapscott, executive editor of the Washington Examiner, and two of its reporters
Discussion: Poynter