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3:55 PM ET, April 21, 2016


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Jotham Sederstrom:
Fired New York Daily News editor Jotham Sederstrom says CMS and distraction to blame for missing attribution in Shaun King story  —  Regarding Shaun King and the Daily News  —  When I learned in October that Shaun King had been tapped to become a social justice columnist for the Daily News …
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
Baseball analyst Curt Schilling fired from ESPN one day after posting offensive commentary on Facebook  —  Curt Schilling Is Fired by ESPN  —  Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday …
James Warren / Poynter:
SEC filing: ousted Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin to receive $2M in addition to $3.2M 2015 compensation  —  $2 million golden parachute, a jet plane and other tidbits from Tribune Publishing SEC filings  —  Departing can be very sweet sorrow in corporate America …
Discussion: @allisonprang
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Viacom and Dish Avert Blackout, Set Deal That Includes Sling TV Rights for Key Channels … After a long night of negotiations, Viacom and Dish have come to terms on a carriage agreement that will make some Viacom channels available through Dish's low-cost Sling TV streaming service for the first time.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Dish loses 23K pay-TV subscribers in Q1, beats estimates with $389M in net income on $3.79B in revenue
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Saved you a tap: Gmail's Inbox now lets you email links to stories to read later, streamlines newsletters  —  You've heard the stat that of the many apps on their phones, most people use only five or fewer.  At F8 last week, the platform di tutti platforms announced a “Save to Facebook” …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Wins $30 Million Contract to Sell E-Books to New York City Schools  —  Panel at nation's largest district votes in favor of three-year agreement  — Inc. won a deal worth about $30 million to provide e-books to New York City, the nation's largest school district.
Serri Graslie / Nieman Lab:
NPR social audio experiment on Facebook finds images important, calls-to-action effective, ideal length hard to discern due to lack of data, convoluted workflow  —  Can audio go viral on Facebook?  Here's what happened when NPR ran an experiment for a month  —  Sharing audio on social media is hard to do.
Daniel Alegre / Inside Search:
Google will soon add live TV listings to search results, announces advertisers can buy targeted TV ads with DoubleClick Dynamic Ad Insertion  —  Building the future of TV, with you  —  This blog is cross-posted on DoubleClick and Cloud Platform.  —  The television industry is in the midst of a massive change.
Emma Garman / The Awl:
The history of UK media injunctions, and how celebrities pay to keep out of the papers  —  He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named  —  In the globalized digital age, attempting to suppress a faintly titillating story is tantamount to launching a multi-pronged campaign to publicize it, only more humiliating.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Content Obligations Balloon to $12.3 Billion on Global Expansion … Netflix keeps pumping more dollars into global licensing and production deals — and the company has increased its bet that continued subscriber growth will keep pace to pay for its long-term content contracts.
Discussion: VideoNuze Analysis and Deadline
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Israeli media company Literally Media buys Cheezburger, takes controlling stake in eBaum's World  —  Cheezburger joins forces with online comedy rival eBaum's World in acquisition by Israeli media firm  —  Two of the biggest names in Internet comedy, Cheezburger and eBaum's World, are now part of the same corporate family.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Donald Trump using the libel laws he said he'll obliterate, in his defense against lawsuit filed by Cheri Jacobus
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