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9:55 AM ET, April 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Snowden docs show GCHQ discussed using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube for covert propaganda  —  The “Cuban Twitter” Scam Is a Drop in the Internet Propaganda Bucket  —  A woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.  Image credit: Franklin Reyes/AP
Discussion: RT
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Android TV revealed: Google's simple set-top box interface for movies, shows, apps, and games  —  Exclusive: this is Android TV  —  Google's plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games  —  Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they've finally fixed the TV.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter introducing 15 new ad types over the next 6 months, will debut app ads in a few weeks  —  Coming to Your Twitter Feed: 15 New Types of Ads  —  Like Facebook, Social-Media Service to Tap Into Demand for Ads to Download Apps  —  New ads—lots of new ads—are on their way to Twitter Inc.
Myriam Robin / Crikey:
The new media cadets: older, more experienced, exhausted by the climb  —  In today's competitive hustle for journalism jobs, you're never too old or too qualified for an entry-level position.  Crikey goes behind the scenes on Fairfax's gruelling cadet application process
Josh Harkinson / Mother Jones:
A massive wave of consolidation by big conglomerates leaves you, the viewer, with dreck.  —  Everybody knows that most local TV newscasts kind of suck.  On television, if it bleeds it leads, and if it's cheesy and trite it wins the night.  Local news is a reliable source for late-night comedians …
Discussion: Nieman Reports
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government  —  The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’  —  The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How your data is helping publishers increase circulation  —  Legacy print publishers are under assault from all sides.  Marketers are putting less money into print advertising just as readers are increasingly becoming mobile-first.  U.S. consumer magazine circulation revenue declined …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
‘Days of Our Lives’ Producer Launches Digital Soaps Venture (Exclusive)  —  Corday Productions, which produces NBC's “Days of Our Lives,” is teaming up with digital-media firm All Screens Media to launch Net Soaps/Net Novelas — a venture aiming to create and distribute original “interactive” …
Discussion: The Wrap
Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It  —  Stephen Colbert is CBS' top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has indicated that he's willing to take over the Late Show when the time comes, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable.
Nolan Rosenkrans / Toledo Blade:
Ohio newspaper sues U.S. Army after journalists were detained, photos confiscated or destroyed  —  The Blade files lawsuit over incident at Lima tank plant  —  Pair were detained March 28 by military security  —  The Blade filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court against a variety …
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews  —  For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews  —  Recently NYU professor Jay Rosen offered some advice to entry-level journalists: Start in a niche.  Choose a topic where there is a small but hungry audience that you can serve, and serve it well.
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