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1:20 PM ET, April 8, 2014


 Top News: 
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Attributr bookmarklet updated to scrape Flickr source code to get Creative Commons attributions after breakage caused by redesign  —  Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it  —  For years, Flickr has been one of the most important repositories of Creative Commons imagery in the world …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches photo-centric profile redesign, rolling out over next few weeks  —  Connect with leaders from the companies in this story, in real life: Come to the fourth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit April 14-15 in Sausalito, Calif. Request an invitation.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Vox Media's key to growth: working with “media hackers”, says CEO Jim Bankoff  —  Vox Media ventures into general news and news analysis with  —  Jim Bankoff was already fascinated, even a bit obsessed, by the media when he was in the third grade.  As a class project, he developed his own make-
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Marty Baron on Ezra Klein's departure: “The company is owned 100 percent by Jeff Bezos …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion  —  Wattpad, a collaborative-writing community that helps new authors connect with a community of fans and fellow writers, has closed a new round of financing worth $46 million that co-founder and CEO Allen Lau …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting ‘Millions’ in FCC Filing  —  Cable giants cite increased competition in video market, including from Netflix, Apple, Google and Amazon  —  Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses …
Laurie Penny / New Statesman:
From Vox to 538, white guys get feted as the future of journalism while everyone else gets attacked and dismissed  —  Yesterday, I was contacted separately by two distressed friends, both writers, both women.  One is famous, successful, hard as diamond under glass and trying gamely …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AwesomenessTV Hires Ex-Disney Stores President Jim Fielding  —  DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV plans to extend its youth-skewing media brand, which centers on YouTube videos, to merchandise.  —  AwesomenessTV has hired Jim Fielding, former president of Disney Stores Worldwide …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Xbox Boosts User-Generated Video Play with YouTube and GoPro  —  Microsoft is making it easier for Xbox One users to share their gameplay videos on YouTube — a hugely popular genre on the Google-owned service — and is adding a channel to bring action videos captured with Go Pro's personal HD cameras to the console.
Paul McNally / Press Gazette:
Law set to give Attorney General power to edit online news archives in the run-up to trials  —  Nine of Britain's biggest news organisations have issued a joint warning to MPs about the potential “chilling effect” of a planned law forcing online archive news stories to be removed in the run-up to a criminal trial.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon Streams More Video Than Hulu or Apple, But It's Still Miles Behind Netflix  —  Amazon is touting a study finding that the number of streams delivered for its Prime Instant Video service nearly tripled year over year — and now surpasses Apple and Hulu in streaming-video usage.
Felix Salmon / Politico:
Is There a Wonk Bubble?  —  Why the boom in data journalism actually makes sense.  —  Call it the Wonk Bubble.  If you're in the market for serious, empirical, quantitative analysis of national policy—or of just about anything else in the news these days—the East Coast Media Elite has you covered like never before.
Discussion: Digiday, @jayrosen_nyu and @felixsalmon
Press Gazette:
Ex-Reuters London bureau chief takes up chief executive role at Index on Censorship  —  Former Reuters London bureau chief joins Index on Censorship  —  A former London bureau chief for Reuters has been appointed the new chief executive of Index on Censorship.
Discussion: Guardian and Index on Censorship
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Time Out creates new product to let users review venues and events  —  Time Out jumps on the platform bandwagon  —  Time Out was once the authority on restaurant and nightlife reviews.  Now, it is bowing down to the wisdom of crowds.  —  The site has created a new user review product …
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Engadget launches UK site to target its second largest audience with dedicated staff of two
Discussion: HITC, and Engadget
Arti Patel / Folio:
PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy on Digital Publishing Startups: Like Chewing On Glass
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
NAB president to FCC: Stop favoring broadband
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Publishers including US Weekly and Rolling Stone experimenting with sponsored comments
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How ThinkProgress became ‘real competition for scoops’
Discussion: @buzzfeedben and @neeratanden
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Marc Frank / Reuters:
Cuba says U.S. created other ‘Cuban Twitter’ projects
Discussion: Reuters, Latin Times and VentureBeat
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Alabama Journalist Tells Us What It Was LIke To Spend Five Months In Jail For Reporting A Story