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4:10 PM ET, April 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / Huffington Post:
Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras Returning To U.S. For First Time Since Snowden Revelations  —  NEW YORK — Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, two American journalists who have been at the forefront of reporting on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Twitter and Facebook Wield Little Influence on TV Watching  —  Listen to executives at Twitter and Facebook talk about how we watch television and you might walk away thinking that Americans are chattering nonstop on the social networks while watching their favorite shows.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Why Business Insider lets its reporters fly on sources' dimes  —  Henry Blodget isn't one to be a slave to convention.  After his crash as a financial analyst, he built Business Insider into a site topping 25 million uniques on a mix of click-bait and in-depth executive profiles.
Discussion: @ryanchittum and Talking Biz News
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Colbert Doesn't Arrive at CBS With Huge Viral Video Prowess  —  Stephen Colbert will bring younger viewers to CBS, no doubt.  But he doesn't arrive with quite the Web mastery of his late night rivals. … In fact, while NBC's Jimmy Fallon has nearly three million YouTube subscribers …
Stephen Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Night’
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World boss denies trying to keep Mulcaire ‘sweet’ with payments  —  Kuttner tells Old Bailey he was advised to continue paying after investigator was charged with phone hacking related offences  —  The former managing editor of the News of the World, Stuart Kuttner …
Discussion: Reuters
Daren Butler / Reuters:
Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings  —  (Reuters) - Turkish authorities defied court orders and reaffirmed a ban on YouTube imposed after the posting of illicit recordings of top secret security talks that was cited by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as part of a “dirty campaign” to topple him.
AbcnewsPr / ABC News:
James Goldston Named President of ABC News  —  Ben Sherwood sent the following note to ABC News staff this morning announcing that James Goldston will be the next President of ABC News.  —  As my partner these past three years, James Goldston has helped lead ABC News to new heights.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Aereo available to Google Chromecast users on Android starting May 29  —  Aereo Coming to Google Chromecast  —  Aereo, facing a showdown with broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court over its TV-streaming service, will be adding support for Google's Chromecast adapter as another option …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds  —  In recent years many academics have researched the link between Internet piracy and the revenues of the major music labels, with varying results.  Some have concluded that there is no adverse impact of piracy on sales, others argue that there's a moderate negative relation.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Sam Thielman / Adweek:
Hulu's Head of Development Exits: Charlotte Koh leaves as NewFronts presentation nears  —  Hulu's head of original programming development, Charlotte Koh, is leaving the company.  —  No details around the departure were provided by Hulu, and the exit is puzzling especially given the timing.
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Video evidence used against al-Jazeera journalists filmed by other networks  —  Peter Breste and two other journalists still denied bail in Egypt after evidence shown in trial includes video of trotting horse  —  Three al-Jazeera journalists detained in Egypt said they are being held arbitrarily …
Discussion: @tomgara
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Murdoch: Post might ‘quite likely’ go all-digital in 10 years  —  The New York Post might “quite likely” be a digital-only publication in another 10 years, according to Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the newspaper's parent company, News Corp.  —  In a wide-ranging interview with Fortune …
Charter Weighs Consequences of Bidding War for Time Warner Cable  —  Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) has Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) caught in a bind.  —  Nearly two months after Comcast trumped its bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), Charter is still debating whether to compete for the New York-based cable provider.
Discussion: @srabil, @jcmccracken and BuzzFeed
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Analyzing Comcast's argument for taking over Time Warner Cable
Alan D. Mutter / Editor and Publisher:
How Skift uses data for a digital publishing business with well-established revenue streams  —  Newsosaur: A Thoroughly Modern Digital Publishing  —  When Rafat Ali launched Paid Content in 2002, he created one of the earliest successful digital publishing businesses by, quite cleverly …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC must tackle complacency over the way it spends licence fee, say MPs  —  £100m Digital Media Initiative was a “complete failure”, according to public accounts committee  —  The BBC must tackle a “culture of complacency” in the way it spends licence fee payers' money, MPs say …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Last press council in U.S. will close next month  —  “It's a fragile existence,” John Hamer, the executive director and chair of the Washington News Council, told me the last time we spoke.  —  It was August of 2012, and the WNC had just received its final grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Following Spotify, Deezer Goes Freemium On Mobile  —  Music streaming startup Deezer just revamped its free offering across the board in order to become more competitive with Spotify, Rdio and others.  Mobile users will now be able to listen to smart radios for free.
Discussion: Gigaom and The Next Web
Daniele Lepido / Bloomberg:
Telecom Italia Said to Reach Web-TV Deal With Murdoch's Sky  —  Telecom Italia SpA (TIT), the country's largest phone company, is teaming with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia SpA for an Internet-TV service to attract broadband customers, two people familiar with the matter said.
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Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Twitter-Tastic HLN Upfront: Twitter Partnership, Nightly Social Media Show
Discussion: Lost Remote
Christine Dobby / Financial Post:
CBC to slash 657 full-time jobs over 2 years as broadcaster adjusts to future without sports
Discussion: Reuters
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever
Discussion: IAB, TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Aaron Kushner prepares for next week's launch of the Los Angeles Register
Discussion: @laregisternews and @latams
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
An English-language news site in Sweden is expanding across the continent
Discussion: The Local
Dylan Byers / Politico:
MSNBC breaks silence, will allow Scarborough to speak at GOP fundraiser
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Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Obama administration will probe whether ZunZuneo, or “Cuban Twitter,” sent political messages
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Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How publishers-turned-platforms pay their amateur contributors
Discussion: @digiday
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Cablevision Names Kristin Dolan COO