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5:55 AM ET, April 14, 2016

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Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys sentenced to 24 months under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for his role in 2010 LA Times hack, must surrender to custody June 15, plans appeal  —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Hacking  —  On Wednesday, the infamous former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Observer political reporter quits after the paper, owned by Trump's son-in-law, endorsed Trump for president  —  New York Observer Political Reporter Quits The Morning After Donald Trump Endorsement  —  NEW YORK — New York Observer national political reporter Ross Barkan resigned …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Digital media cutbacks signal a recalibration as video ad rates drive content and Google and Facebook stay dominant, taking in 40%+ of US ad revenue  —  Newsonomics: With new roadblocks for digital news sites, what happens next?  —  At BuzzFeed, a 32 percent miss in 2015 revenue and a halving …
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
ESPN to livestream three-day drone racing event on ESPN3 and air one-hour roundup specials for TV, as skeptics question the nascent sport's mainstream appeal  —  Pod racing goes prime time  —  Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  —  There's a hotel in Williamsburg …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Sling TV debuts $20/month streaming package featuring Fox channels and streaming on up to three devices simultaneously  —  Sling TV Launches New Multi-Stream Version With Fox Channels  —  New $20-a-month option won't have the Disney channels that are available in single-stream package
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Twitter generates 1.5% of traffic for typical news organizations, 8 tweets per post, 3 clicks per tweet, says Parse.ly report that analyzed data from 200 sites  —  Twitter has outsized influence, but it doesn't drive much traffic for most news orgs, a new report says
Discussion: Wired and Advancing the Story
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Winnipeg Free Press' bet on micropayments will generate about $100,000 in revenue this year  —  As print advertising continues to evaporate and online advertising gets gobbled up by Facebook and Google, newspapers are turning to their readers to try and make money.
Michael Wolff / British GQ:
How The Guardian overextended itself under Alan Rusbridger and why that may lead to terminal decline  —  Alan Rusbridger's Guardian is on a suicide mission  —  Alan Rusbridger's disciples consider him a visionary, but the former Guardian editor oversaw enormous losses, a huge fall in circulation and a ruinous faith in free content.
Suzan Haidamous / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian 60 Minutes team charged with kidnapping in Lebanon; case adjourned until Monday, judge says charges will not be dropped  —  60 Minutes crew and mother Sally Faulkner face judge in Lebanon  —  'I'm doing a big story'  —  Speaking to the ABC before the incident that landed …
Discussion: Guardian
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Appalshop's WMMT, a community radio station run largely by 50 volunteer DJs in Appalachia  —  How a unique community radio station serves listeners in Appalachia  —  Mimi Pickering, an award-winning filmmaker and the director of Appalshop's Community Media Initiative.
Discussion: The Rural Blog
Angilee Shah / MediaShift:
Public Radio International crowdsources funding for Global Nation Reporting Fund by building on a Facebook discussion group aimed at immigrants  —  How Crowdfunding Is Empowering Communities to Tell Own Their Stories  —  The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication.
Discussion: @mediatwit
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
Staff voice displeasure as Dauman's strategic miscalculations and Viacom's dysfunction trickle down to affect individual businesses, from MTV to Paramount  —  Inside the Viacom “Brain Drain”  —  As an ailing Sumner Redstone remains out of sight, Viacom's “creatives” are voicing their displeasure …
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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Email shows attorney worried in April 2015 that if Redstone's condition became public, he could have been removed from Viacom, 10 months before he stepped down
Discussion: The Wrap
 
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Alison Smale / New York Times:
Angela Merkel faces free speech dilemma as Turkey lodges formal request for Germany to prosecute comedian who insulted Erdogan
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Bob Christie / Associated Press:
Arizona lawmaker drops ban on journalists who refuse checks
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon announces $290 Kindle Oasis, its thinnest Kindle to date, which comes with leather case that extends battery life; pre-orders open today, ships April 27
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Ofcom approves London Live's request to reduce peak-time local broadcasts to one hour per day
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Editor of London-based political blog risks fine and jail by breaching injunction and naming threesome celebrity