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10:00 AM ET, May 11, 2015

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Drops 134,000 Satellite-TV Subscribers in Q1, Blaming Programming Disputes  —  Dish Network dropped a net 134,000 satellite-TV customers in the first three months of 2015 — with the satcaster blaming ongoing programming spats for the sizable loss.  —  The company, in a regulatory filing Monday …
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Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Dish Network earnings beat expectations, reports $3.7B revenue, profit doubles to $351M  —  Dish Network Beats Earnings Expectations, Profit Doubles While Subscribers Dip  —  Dish Network has seen a subscriber loss of 134,000, compared to a year ago, but doubled net income gains …
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Toronto Star scrapped digital paywall as it was ‘expensive’ and had a ‘high churn’ rate  —  Julie Murtha speaking at the INMA World Congress in New York  —  Executives from the Toronto Star have admitted paywalls did not work for them and said promoting stories inside the newspaper is a waste of time …
Discussion: INMA, @pottsmark, @mathewi and @jeffjarvis
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The New York Times invites advertisers to the Page One edit meeting
Discussion: @laura_nelson and AdExchanger
James Andrew Miller / Vanity Fair:
Inside the Shocking, Abrupt Divorce of Bill Simmons and ESPN  —  The co-author of the definitive history of ESPN, Those Guys Have All the Fun, reports on how the network and its biggest star met their bitter end.  —  The union of Bill Simmons—columnist, commentator, on-air personality …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Reed Hastings predicts linear TV will decline yearly for next 20 years, says Netflix wants to pioneer virtual reality  —  Netflix's Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years  —  Close followers of Netflix should watch the speech that Reed Hastings, its founder and chief executive, delivered in Berlin last week.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Brian Williams Wants His Job Back Now, but NBC Isn't So Sure  —  He should be center stage at Monday's NBC Upfront.  Instead, he's still off-screen, mired in scandal.  He wants to reoccupy his evening news anchor chair ASAP.  —  The trial of Brian Williams is not quite over …
Discussion: FTVLive
Michele McLellan / Knight Digital Media Center:
Report: 10 elements present in newsrooms that successfully make digital transformations  —  Digital Leads: 10 keys to newsroom transformation  —  INTRODUCTION  —  In 2012, the Newspaper Division of The E.W. Scripps Company, now part of Journal Media Group, and the Knight Digital Media Center …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC licence fee in doubt as John Whittingdale is named culture secretary  —  Former chair of the Commons culture, media and sport select committee has said £145.50 charge is ‘unsustainable’ in the long term  —  The future of BBC licence fee is in doubt after appointment of John Whittingdale …
Discussion: @benfenton and The Bookseller
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
The New York Times reboots NYT Now as a free app with a new look  —  The New York Times recently announced that it would be turning its NYT Now iOS app into a completely free offering, and today the new version has launched complete with a new look.  —  NYT Now, which offers a curated selection …
Discussion: The Verge and FishbowlNY
 
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Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Sarah Hofstetter, from reporter at New York Times, to founding her own PR company 360i, on how the media and marketing worlds are colliding
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
NPR is using data from NPR One to work out how to personalize public radio for new audiences
Discussion: @niemanlab
Elizabeth Wagmeister / Variety:
Esquire Network Greenlights First Original Scripted Series (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: @brendancoyleol
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Online production company Defy Media averaged 500M video views per month last year and 22M app installs
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Michael Lewis / Toronto Star:
Omni drops multi-language newscasts Monday as Rogers cuts 110 jobs from TV operations; will replace news with half hour interactive current affairs programs
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
“Who's Viewed Your Posts?” LinkedIn Adds Analytics To Its Publishing Platform
Discussion: Forbes
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg Business:
Yahoo sues former employee Cecile Lal, saying she broke a confidentiality agreement by leaking proprietary information to author Nicholas Carlson