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7:45 AM ET, April 27, 2015

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
So far, NBC News finds Brian Williams embellished at least 11 times  —  A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Rather: Brian Williams Is Probably Done, But NBC Being ‘Vicious’ with Leaks  —  Veteran journalist Dan Rather told Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter Sunday morning that it would be “very hard” for disgraced anchor Brian Williams to return to NBC, but that the network was being downright …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC's D.C. bureau strongly opposed Brian Williams's return in February
Discussion: TVNewser and @jayrosen_nyu
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
WHCD is a celebration of a system of access journalism that failed to detect a phony war  —  On the deep grammar of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner  —  “The Washington press corps is like that big extended family with a terrible secret that cannot be confronted …
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Reena Flores / CBS News:
At White House Correspondents dinner, Obama slings jabs mostly at presidential contenders and some at TV news  —  Obama slings jabs at the White House Correspondents dinner  —  Shares -  —  WASHINGTON — At the White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama weighed in Saturday …
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
The WHCA dinner represents everything people hate about the Beltway and shouldn't be taken so seriously
Wall Street Journal:
AT&T deal for DirecTV presents fewer problems for regulators than Comcast's Time Warner Cable deal  —  AT&T deal for DirecTV presents fewer problems for regulators than Comcast's Time Warner Cable deal  —  Two big media deals were announced in the first half of 2014.  Only one is likely to survive.
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Evan Serpick / Baltimore City Paper:
City Paper photo editor J.M. Giordano beaten by police at Freddie Gray protest  —  City Paper Photo Editor J.M. Giordano was tackled and beaten by Baltimore City police outside of Western District headquarters last night while covering protests over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Rumor tracker Emergent has ceased updating  —  Emergent, the real-time rumor tracker founded by Poynter adjunct faculty member Craig Silverman, has gone dormant since its creator joined at BuzzFeed.  —  In an interview with Poynter, Silverman said he ceased updating Emergent after he began his new job as editor of BuzzFeed Canada.
Wall Street Journal:
Katie Couric's show to play key role in Yahoo's push to grow video advertising and improve distribution of content through social media  —  Yahoo, Katie Couric Tweak the Recipe  —  It isn't about home-page traffic, they say, playing up the staying power of interviews thanks to social media
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Jay Z takes to Twitter to defend Tidal, says it's “doing just fine”, declares “we are here for the long haul”, notes competitors are even richer  —  Jay Z defends Tidal in a Sunday afternoon tweetstorm  —  Jay Z officially relaunched his streaming service Tidal …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
The history of YouTube and how Google overcame legal, financial and technological problems to build a site that has almost 50 years of video uploaded daily  —  Cheaper bandwidth or bust: How Google saved YouTube  —  Leading the Web video revolution was an almost constant battle for survival.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
‘Investigative reporting is obviously alive and well’ and other observations from first-time Pulitzer jurors  —  Pulitzer Medals.  (Photo from Columbia University)  —  This year, several first-time Pulitzer Prize jurors came from online news organizations and platforms, including Quartz …
 
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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