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4:18 PM ET, April 29, 2014


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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYU will honor Matthew Power with literary reporting award  —  The spirit of Matthew Power's writing isn't easy to define, but his friend and editor Roger Hodge took a stab at it anyway: “strong, character-driven narratives with detailed scene writing, beautiful lyrical description,” …
Discussion: @poynter, @joshuahersh and FishbowlNY
Vevo Owners Said Close to Hiring Goldman to Explore Sale  —  Vevo LLC's four owners are close to hiring Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore sale options for the music video-hosting service, according to three people familiar with the matter.  —  The sale of a majority stake is being considered among …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Billboard, @pkafka and hypebot
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Glam rebrands as ‘Mode Media,’ dives into streaming video business  —  Glam Media is giving itself a major makeover.  —  Today the company announced that it is changing its name to Mode Media to better reflect its extended focus on a wider variety of topic-based publications, including Foodie …
Discussion: Forbes, Folio, AdAge, Variety and VBProfiles
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Survey: 62 percent can't recall anything from native ads  —  Native advertising is growing in popularity, but it remains controversial.  Editorial purists fret that ads that mimic editorial content will confuse readers, undermining the integrity of the journalism surrounding it.
Discussion: @digiday
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Twitter Beats In Q1 With $250M In Revenue And Picks Up 14M New Monthly Active Users  —  This afternoon Twitter released its first quarter financial performance, reporting revenue of $250 million in the period, and earnings per share of $0.00 on a non-GAAP basis.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The New York Times Gets Into the Viral Video Business  —  The New York Times has taken many swings at Web video, and it hasn't connected yet.  But it's not going to stop: Yesterday the paper promised advertisers that it would be rolling out more than 30 video series and offered a sneak peek.
Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
TMZ, NBC News got it wrong: NBA bans Sterling, will force sale of Clippers  —  —  NBA banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life from any connection with the league and will force a sale of the team after determining it is his voice on recordings making racist remarks to his girlfriend.
Greg McNeal / Forbes:
FAA ‘Looking Into’ Arkansas Tornado Drone Journalism, Raising First Amendment Questions  —  Storm chaser and videographer Brian Emfinger used a drone to document the aftermath of a tornado that ripped through Arkansas.  That video prompted speculation as to whether the FAA was going to investigate …
Tony Biasotti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Federal judge: Delayed access to court records raises First Amendment concerns  —  Courthouse News editor sees “nationwide plague”—and he'll get a chance to make his case  —  It's been a routine for generations of legal beat reporters: Every weekday afternoon, at courthouses across the United States …
Laura Parker / New York Times:
Telltale Games adapts movies, books and TV shows to games, working with HBO on Game of Thrones  —  A Gaming Company Devoted to Narrative Tackles ‘Thrones’  —  SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — Behind closed doors and papered-over windows here, a half-dozen storytellers have been scrambling to conjure …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Fears grow that the BBC News Channel could become online only  —  Fears are growing among BBC journalists that the 24-hour BBC News Channel could follow the youth-orientated BBC3 in becoming an online-only service.  —  The issue was discussed today at an internal meeting at the Radio Theatre inside …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Disney tried to buy Buzzfeed but talks broke down over price; Buzzfeed sought more than $1B  —  Disney tried to buy BuzzFeed  —  The merger conversations happened several months ago, but fell apart over price.  —  FORTUNE - The Walt Disney Co. was in talks to acquire online content …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
National Journal's chief correspondent Michael Hirsh to become Politico mag's national editor  —  National Journal's Michael Hirsh Joins Politico Magazine  —  National Journal chief correspondent Michael Hirsh is leaving the publication to become national editor for Politico Magazine …
Rosie Baker / AdNews:
News Corp introduces cross-title membership and reward scheme  —  News Corp is introducing a membership and reward scheme across its portfolio of newspaper titles to offer readers access to content from its online papers through a personalised hub.  —  The publisher claims …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA, News Corp Australia and B&T
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix researching “large-scale peer-to-peer technology” for streaming  —  Job ad says Netflix wants to “integrate P2P as an additional delivery mechanism.”  —  When we wrote about the possibility of Netflix using a peer-to-peer architecture for streaming earlier today …
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Nick Summers / The Next Web:
BBC iPlayer recorded its best ever month in March, with 320 million programme requests
Associated Press:
AP Veteran David Scott Named Political Editor
Discussion: Politico and @ap_corpcomm
Cory Doctorow / Guardian:
Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom
Discussion: Boing Boing
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Doonesbury's website moves to Washington Post from Slate
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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
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Discussion: BGR
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo Unveils Two Half-Hour Series to Compete for TV Ad Dollars
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
D.C. media chronicler Dylan Byers to shift base to L.A.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix and Verizon reach interconnection deal to speed up video