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12:25 PM ET, March 20, 2014

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Neil Gough / New York Times:
Bloomberg Should Have Rethought Articles on China, Chairman Says  —  HONG KONG — The chairman of Bloomberg L.P. said in a speech here on Thursday that the company should have reconsidered articles that deviated from its core business-news coverage in light of the huge potential for its products in the Chinese market.
Jessica Lessin / Guardian:
The future of news: know thy audience  —  As news businesses continue to redefine themselves for the digital age, knowing their audience is essential  —  When we launched The Information last December, many thought we were crazy.  How could a $399-a-year technology news publication compete …
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Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:   Why The Information chose to follow a paywall model
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Huffington Post may charge for some content, says chief executive  —  As HuffPo UK is set to move into profit, Jimmy Maymann said the website would consider charging within five years  —  The Huffington Post's chief executive, Jimmy Maymann, believes in paid-for journalism and is open …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Add Original TV Shows for PlayStation  —  Move Is Part of Effort to Broaden Console's Appeal Beyond Videogames  —  Sony Corp. is venturing into original TV programming for its PlayStation as part of an ambitious effort to make the device a home for TV and not just videogames.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Tribune Company Built a Robot That Reads You The News  —  Shashi Seth Unveils First Product As Head of Tribune Digital Ventures  —  Krux  —  Shashi Seth loves NPR.  But he would like it a lot more if he could skip stories.  —  That was the kernel of the idea behind Newsbeat …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable CEO Due $80 Million as Deal Ends Short Tenure  —  Just months into his job as head of Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Rob Marcus is set to receive a severance payment of $79.9 million in cash, equity and benefits because he's selling the company to Comcast Corp. (CMCSA)
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
The New Republic to launch public policy vertical led by Jonathan Cohn  —  T.N.R. to go deep on policy  —  The New Republic will be rolling out a new public policy vertical led by senior editor Jonathan Cohn, T.N.R. editorial director Michael Schaffer told Capital.
Daniel Holloway / Broadcasting & Cable:
Next TV: Viacom Settlement Illustrates Media Acceptance for YouTube  —  Entertainment chief Lee says YouTube ‘learned a lot’ from push into original content  —  New York—The settlement between Google and Viacom that ended a seven-year legal battle over the appearance of copyrighted video …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
TV Subscriptions Fall for First Time as Viewers Cut the Cord  —  The U.S. pay-television market is passing its prime.  —  The number of Americans who pay for TV through cable, satellite or fiber services fell by more than a quarter of a million in 2013, the first full-year decline, according to research firm SNL Kagan.
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Murdoch's UK arm approved “industrial scale” phone-hacking -court  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm approved phone-hacking “on an industrial scale” at its top-selling Sunday tabloid, the paper's former royal editor told a London court on Thursday.
Discussion: BBC, theweek.co.uk and Guardian
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:
At financial news sites, stock promoters make inroads  —  Several finance websites — including Forbes.com and Seeking Alpha — have published articles by guest contributors who were allegedly paid to promote the stocks they were writing about, raising ethical concerns.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Shaun Walker / Guardian:
Ukrainian MP assaults television station chief for ‘pro-Russian’ stance  —  Footage of Igor Miroshnichenko and five men forcing Oleksandr Panteleymonov to write resignation leader released online  —  Ukraine's new government was facing a stern test of resolve after a nationalist Ukrainian …
Priya Ganapati / Wall Street Journal:
Time to Move on: Sony Shuts Down E-Reader Book Store … Sony is turning off the lights on its e-reader book store.  The company will shut down its online store for its Reader devices at 6 p.m. ET Thursday.  —  Sony Reader store customers will have to transfer their library to Kobo …
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Sundance Institute Makes Bold Expansion Into TV  —  The institute is launching a lab for writers and creators of series for television and online platforms.  —  After 30 years of nurturing indie filmmakers, the Sundance Institute is making a bold expansion into TV.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
‘Is It Really News?’:  Cable Journos Squirm Over Flight 370 Overload  —  The disappearance of MA Flight 370 has proved a ratings bonanza, particularly for CNN.  But with no new developments, and wild conjecture filling the void, even CNN's own journalists are questioning its coverage.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Australia's Fevered Streaming Market Isn't Waiting for Netflix  —  Australia is an odd market for entertainment.  English-language fans of Hollywood content abound in densely populated major cities.  But pay-TV penetration is a measly 30%, and the modest broadband infrastructure is overrun by piracy.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Watch out, business publishers — Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith says he is coming for you  —  Justin Smith — who helped turn around the fortunes of the ailing Atlantic Media empire, in part by expanding the 150-year-old magazine's digital reach — has laid out a manifesto about how he wants …
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Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
iTunes Radio does not justify Pandora rate hike, judge says in major royalty decision  —  A federal judge sided with internet radio service Pandora over the music industry in a bitter fight over songwriting royalties Wednesday, after concluding that Pandora is more akin to regular radio …
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China's Censors Clamp Down on Booming Internet Video Sector  —  The new rules will require censorship approval for all streaming video, which could dampen recent growth of Hollywood content sales to the country's Internet giants.  —  China's top industry watchdog has introduced a policy of …
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
PayPal Cuts Off Torrent Streaming Service Streamza
Jemimah Steinfeld / Index on Censorship:
“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong
Discussion: @indexcensorship
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Mexican authorities bungled case of slain journalist, group says
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Edward Snowden wouldn't have come to us if a paywall had been in the way, says Guardian's deputy chief executive
Discussion: thedrum.com
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Ben Branstetter / Daily Dot:
Newsweek's Bitcoin facepalm got Internet culture wrong
Discussion: Computerworld
John McDuling / Quartz:
Twitter's dream for TV: You will never watch alone
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Too good to check: study of robot journalism spawns coverage showing journalism's weaknesses
Discussion: BBC