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10:40 AM ET, May 1, 2014

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Wall Street Journal:
AT&T considering acquisition of DirectTV, in deal likely worth at least $40B  —  AT&T Has Approached DirecTV About Possible Acquisition  —  AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV firm, say people familiar with the situation, the latest sign of a possible shakeup in the television industry.
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
Why LinkedIn is morphing from a social network into an online newspaper  —  On May 5th, LinkedIn will be celebrate its 11th birthday.  It announced last month that 300 million people had signed up for the professional social network.  This evening, LinkedIn will report earnings for first quarter …
Susan B. Glasser / Politico:
“The New York Times Is Not Going to Turn into BuzzFeed”  —  A frank conversation with the former editors of the Post and the Times.  —  Between them, Bill Keller and Marcus Brauchli have edited all three great American newspapers—the New York Times for Keller, both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post for Brauchli.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
For White House reporter Lesley Clark, so close and yet so far  —  Reporter Lesley Clark once got close enough to President Obama at an international summit to notice that he was chewing gum.  “I think it was that nicotine stuff,” she recalls.  —  Okay, not exactly a major scoop.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Twitter has bet the farm on television, but does TV care?  —  Twitter has bet the farm on television.  In its stated goal to become “The Global Town Square,” the service has tied itself to TV networks and companies through its “Amplify” program, arguing that when people watch something on TV …
Howard W. French / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the rise and fall of Bloomberg's China investigative unit harmed the news org's reputation  —  Bloomberg's folly  —  For foreign correspondents in China, breaking stories that the censored Chinese press can't touch has long been a core part of the mission.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT's big circulation gains include copies of international edition  —  Average Monday-Friday circulation at The New York Times was 15 percent higher for the six months ending March 2014 than it was in the same period the year before, new figures from the Alliance for Audited Media say.
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
Google Maps and BBC iPlayer traffic surges during tube strike  —  Londoners used up a fifth more data on their smartphones during the Tube strike as millions of commuters were forced to make journeys above ground, according to mobile giant EE.  —  The owner of the Orange and T-Mobile networks …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom to Acquire U.K.'s Channel 5 for $760 Million  —  Entrepreneur Richard Desmond had bought the broadcaster for $171 million a few years ago.  —  LONDON - After Discovery Communications and British pay TV giant BSkyB dropped out of the auction, Viacom is set to announce a deal …
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
How Much Is That Netflix Show Worth?  Stars Want to Know (Analysis)  —  The multimillion-dollar question is being raised as ratings secrecy clouds cast renegotiations.  Says one lawyer, “We've got to find a new metric.”  —  Seated among top television showrunners at a Hollywood Reporter roundtable …
Discussion: @nprmonkeysee
Oliver Knox / Yahoo! News:
Meet Jessica Allen, the aide scouring Twitter to act as liaison between press and White House  —  When the White House hates your tweet  —  For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system.  It's up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Bill Introduced On Reforming U.S. Foreign Broadcasting Outlets  —  Two lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives have helped prepare a bill that would clarify the mandate of the Voice of America and reorganize other U.S. government-funded radio stations.
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Kobalt Launches YouTube Matching Tool ProKlaim, Boasts 1bn Processed Streams Per Month  —  With YouTube royalty revenue on the upswing, music publishers and labels are getting more proactive in making sure they get their share of payments.  —  In the latest move, Kobalt Music Group has launched ProKlaim …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
China censors assert online authority in blow to U.S. TV shows  —  China's censors are asserting their authority over foreign TV content on the country's booming online video sites, after years of hands-off regulation, raising the risks for U.S. distributors left in the dark about which shows might fall foul of the rules.
Discussion: TechPresident
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
YouTube Tunes Up Its Ad Pitch  —  YouTube has spent the last few years trying to figure out how to put on a show.  It is getting the hang of it.  —  Not a Web show, of course — YouTube is already packed with stuff people want to see, and they watch six billion hours a month.
Discussion: Billboard and @pkafka
Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Katzenberg Predicts Home Movie Viewers Will Pay by Size of Screen  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg offered his vision Monday of what moviegoing will look like in 10 years—down to the inch.  —  A decade from now, he predicted …
Sandra Oshiro / Poynter:
AP posts profit after cost-cutting, but revenue declines  —  AP reported its net income grew in 2013 to $3.3 million, an improvement over the previous year when the company ran $25.5 million in the red, according to its annual report distributed Wednesday.  —  But revenue dropped by 4 percent …
Discussion: Globe and Mail and ap.org
Kyle Stock / Businessweek:
HBO Teaches the Streaming Wannabes How to Make Big Money on Original Shows  —  Despite a flurry of original, lavishly produced TV programs from Hulu, Netflix (NFLX), and Amazon (AMZN), HBO is quietly becoming the next HBO.  —  True Detective, the eight-episode cop thriller that ran from Jan. 12 to March 9 …
Discussion: @tcarmody
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Press regulation: Newspapers lose court of appeal battle over rival royal charter  —  Industry wanted judicial review of government's rejection of their own version of charter  —  The newspaper industry has lost its latest battle for a judicial review of the government's rejection of its version of a royal charter.
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
“To Kill a Mockingbird” finally going digital … NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee has signed on for Scout, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch to enter the electronic age.  —  Filling one of the biggest gaps in the e-library, “To Kill a Mockingbird” will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8 …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Danish magazine at the centre of a phone hacking-style scandal  —  A media controversy has broken in Denmark that is being compared to the News of the World phone hacking scandal.  —  Police in Copenhagen are investigating claims that an employee at a Danish IT company leaked details …
Discussion: India & World and cphpost.dk
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB's TV customers rise by 74,000, but broadband growth slows  —  Company says focus on investment in Now TV is starting to pay off as revenues rise 6.6% in nine months to end of March  —  BSkyB added more than 70,000 TV customers in the three months to the end of March …
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Upworthy aims to alter the Web, and could end up altering the world - See more at: http://www.cjr.org/feature/the_king_ of_content.php#sthash.7hjruHPr.dpuf  —  In the summer of 2010, a conservative talk show host named Michael Graham scheduled a pit stop on his tour of Ireland to debate a spokesperson from the country's Labor Party.
 
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Does having native advertising make a news site less credible? This study, at least, suggests no
Ellyn Angelotti / Poynter:
Legal issues surrounding ownership of Twitter followers unclear
Discussion: @nprrussell
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
US State Department adopting social media to counter Al-Qaeda propaganda
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Attkisson: CBS News wasn't willing to fight for Benghazi documents
Discussion: Politico
Harley Brown / Billboard:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Addresses Net Neutrality Furor, Assures Internet Will Remain ‘Open’
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
HBO brings back movie-making reality show ‘Project Greenlight’
 Earlier Picks: 
Alex Rogers / TIME:
Comcast Has About 76 Lobbyists Working Washington On The Time Warner Cable Merger. This is Why.
Discussion: Variety and @timkarr
Ron Nixon / New York Times:
Paywast, an Afghan social media network with 1.6M users was backed by the US govt until 2011
Discussion: @nytimesbits and Daily Dot
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Seth Liss is Poynter's new editor
Discussion: @mallarytenore
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Yahoo Relaunches Yahoo Travel as a Digital Magazine With Lots of Sponsored Content
Discussion: @skift
Mike Hopkins / Hulu Blog:
Hulu will allow free viewing of select full TV episodes on mobile devices starting this summer