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6:15 PM ET, April 1, 2014


 Top News: 
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Stock Drop Complicates TWC Deal  —  Takeover Value Falls to $144 a Share, Giving Charter a Possible Opening  —  Comcast Corp.'s deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. has run into an unexpected source of turbulence: a weak stock price.  —  In the nearly seven weeks since the deal was announced …
Discussion: @shaliniwsj and @miriamgottfried
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Comcast Plans $2.5 Billion More in Stock Buybacks  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) is planning to increase its share buyback program by more than 80 percent if investors approve its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc., boosting shareholder returns.  —  Comcast will add $2.5 billion …
Jennifer Bjorhus / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glenn Taylor makes cash offer to buy Minneapolis Star Tribune  —  Glen Taylor makes move to buy Star Tribune  —  Taylor said Star Tribune will operate as a stand alone news organization.  —  Minnesota business magnate Glen Taylor has made a formal offer …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Bloomberg considering launch of new politics site; in talks with John Heilemann and Mark Halperin  —  ‘Game change’ for Bloomberg?  —  As part of a developing digital strategy, Bloomberg L.P. has talked to the prominent political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about launching …
Discussion: @joepompeo and @alexweprin
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
London Live's top-rated show draws 22,000 viewers  —  Not the One Show pulls highest audience of night for new channel, but its repeat of Channel 4's Misfits reached just 2,000  —  Not the One Show: its mix of entertainment and current affairs made it the most popular show on the new channel
Discussion: AdAge and The Independent
Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter:
Stephen Colbert Fires Back at Racial Tweet Outcry With ‘Colbert Report’ Segment  —  “The dark forces trying to silence my message of core conservative principles mixed with youth-friendly product placement have been thwarted,” Colbert said in Monday's episode, dedicated to the controversy.
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Forbes' Lewis DVorkin responds to criticism of linking journalists pay to web traffic  —  Inside Forbes: The Role of Pay and Traffic in Our Search for a New Media Equation  —  Full disclosure: I've used this headline before.  Actually, only the second half of it.
Discussion: Gigaom, FishbowlNY and @davisshaver
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Upworthy moves into native advertising, inks ad deal with Unilever  —  Upworthy to Run Native Ads That Try to Make You Feel Good  —  Viral Site Eyes Revenue, Signs Unilever as Sponsor  —  Ad Age Digital Conference 2014  —  After two years of building a formidable traffic machine …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:@joshluger
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
‘60 Minutes’ Apologizes for Audio Editing in Tesla Report  —  “60 Minutes” has apologized for an editing error in Scott Pelley's feature on Tesla founder Elon Musk Sunday night.  —  As an electric car, the Tesla Model S doesn't make a typical engine noise, so the editor added some sound for effect.
Ed Sussman / PandoDaily:
A framework for social journalism by former chief Ed Sussman  —  The New Rules of Social Journalism: A Proposal  —  My timing was not ideal.  —  Last Thursday, Fortune reported that a number of guest contributors on, Seeking Alpha, Wall Street Cheat Sheet …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
News Corp wins dismissal of U.S. lawsuit over phone hacking  —  (Reuters) - News Corp, its Chairman Rupert Murdoch and other top officials have won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of defrauding shareholders by concealing widespread, illegal phone hacking at two of its British newspapers.
Discussion: The Wrap and
Liz Shannon Miller / Gigaom:
The new British invasion: Why Amazon, Hulu and Netflix love UK TV shows  —  For decades, American fans of British accents had it rough.  Beginning in the 1970s, the primary access they had to television created in the United Kingdom was through PBS, which imported classic series like Fawlty Towers …
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Richard Prince / The Maynard Institute:
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Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
Editor of Gawker's “Intern Horrors” section no longer suing Gawker over horrible internship
The Wrap:
Blue Ant Media Invests in YouTube Network Omnia Media
Discussion: Digital Journal
Todd Spangler / Variety:
StyleHaul Taps Paramount Exec as Content Chief (Exclusive)
Discussion: Tubefilter
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Spotify Poaches Googler Alexander Kubaneishvili To Head Russia, Q3 Launch Planned
Discussion: VentureBeat
Press Gazette:
Glenn Greenwald named this year's recipient of the University of Georgia's McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage
Discussion: Washington Times
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Former Times Washington bureau chief David Leonhardt talks about new vertical, The Upshot
Discussion: @joepompeo
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Jawbone acquires personalised music playlist app, deal said to be over 8 figures
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