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9:20 AM ET, May 23, 2015

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Ted Johnson / Variety:
Netflix, Dish Urge Court to Uphold FCC's Net Neutrality Action  —  Netflix and Dish Network are among the almost two dozen companies and public interest groups urging a federal appellate court to deny an effort to halt a central component of the FCC's net neutrality rules before they go into effect on June 12.
Discussion: Multichannel News
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Thomas Mocarsky / Katy on the Hill:
FCC files its opposition to a stay of the open Internet order  —  The Federal Communications Commission filed its opposition Friday to the requests for a stay of its open Internet order, meeting the deadline set by the D.C. circuit court of appeals.  The agency also asked the court to expedite consideration of the case.
Discussion: Free Press
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Apple wants local TV stations in its TV service, complicating negotiations with broadcast TV networks, which could delay launch to after this fall  —  Apple Wants Local TV in Its Web TV Service, Which Could Lead to Delays  —  If Apple launches a TV service, it won't be the first company to offer TV subscriptions over the Web.
Alan Travis / Guardian:
Theresa May's plan to censor TV shows condemned by Tory cabinet colleague  —  Exclusive: Former culture secretary Sajid Javid told prime minister he was unable to support home secretary's proposal as it infringed free speech  —  A plan by the home secretary to introduce counter-extremism powers …
Bloomberg Business:
Time Warner Cable continues its talks of sale to Altice or Charter; deal could be reached next week  —  Time Warner Cable Said to Be in Sale Talks With Altice, Charter  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. is in talks about a potential sale to either Altice SA or Charter Communications Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said.
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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Chairman Reached Out to Time Warner Cable, Charter CEOs
Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Handful of journalists attended confidential meeting about spying with Google, Apple, Vodafone, and spy agencies from seven countries  —  Apple and Google Just Attended a Confidential Spy Summit in a Remote English Mansion  —  At an 18th-century mansion in England's countryside last week …
Ken White / Popehat:15 minutes ago
How To Spot And Critique Censorship Tropes In The Media's Coverage Of Free Speech Controversies  —  American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it.  They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience.  —  It's easy to spot overt calls for censorship from the commentariat.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Disney/Univision pump $30M into Fusion network  —  Sofia Vergara will be starring in a show on Fusion about her life.  —  Fusion is getting a cash infusion.  —  The news and pop-culture multiplatform outlet has received commitments from its owners — Disney and Univision …
Ryan Cooper / The Week:
Journalists should skip campaign stops and cover candidates via public communications, polling, and policy documents  —  Why 2016 marks the death of the political campaign reporter  —  The 2016 election may be the first one in which the political press is totally sidelined.
Discussion: New York Times
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Entertainment Weekly is quietly rolling out a metered paywall, with starting prices of $1.99/month or $20/year, a sign of things to come for Time Inc. websites  —  ‘Entertainment Weekly’ mounts paywall, a sign of the Time Inc. to come  —  In a sign of things to come for Time Inc. websites …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Chinese Army newspaper calls for military role in Internet culture war  —  Claims West and “ideological traitors” use Internet to weaken Party's authority.  —  An article published today in the People's Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper of China's military—and reprinted in part by Qiushi …
 
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Messaging app firm Line is testing a $2/month standalone music streaming app in Thailand
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Elizabeth Jensen / NPR:
NPR will no longer feature a host's book on his or her own show
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Kerry A. Dolan / Forbes:
Charges Dropped In Defamation Trial Against Angolan Journalist Rafael Marques
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
DirecTV Launches Kids TV App for Apple Mobile Devices
Discussion: Business Wire
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Samsung's media unit, responsible for Milk Music, Milk Video, and Milk VR, lays off up to 15% of staff
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Business Insider
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Medium refines strategy, emphasizing network value over Total Time Read, considers tying contributor bonuses to metrics like follows and recommendations