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9:50 PM ET, May 5, 2015


 Top News: 
Michelle Dean / Guardian:
Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gérard Biard: When we draw religious figures, we mock institutions, not people  —  Charlie Hebdo editors: ‘We are not naive’  —  At a panel convened in New York to discuss the French magazine's award from PEN for courage, its editors say it is power they mean to provoke, not religion
Michael Moynihan / The Daily Beast:
America's Literary Elite Takes a Bold Stand Against Dead Journalists
Ken Doctor / Capital New York:
Rajiv Pant, CTO of The New York Times, is leaving to head tech, design and product at a New York-based startup  —  Times C.T.O. Rajiv Pant leaves to join a ‘start-up’  —  In a move that presages more changes within the New York Times' technology and product teams, chief technology officer Rajiv Pant …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Amazon Prime members on Jetblue flights can stream video for free  —  Amazon is making its Instant Video streaming service available on JetBlue flights.  This means that any JetBlue passenger can rent or buy movies and TV shows from Amazon while in the air, while Prime customers can get access …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon partners with JetBlue to offer Prime video as in-flight entertainment
Discussion: VentureBeat and Hollywood Reporter
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Netflix calls on FCC to reject proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday.
Discussion: FierceCable and Ars Technica
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Parent company of Publishers' Weekly strikes deal with NA Publishing to digitize magazine's archive, 750K pages in total  —  PW Inks Archive Deal with NA Publishing  —  PW has struck a deal with NA Publishing that will result in the entire archive of ‘Publishers Weekly’ print magazine, some 750,000 pages, to be digitized.
Discussion: GalleyCat
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Washington Post testing ways to extend tablet experience to mobile web for select readers, new site and mobile apps to be released for all by late summer  —  The Washington Post to test new web experience for expanding readership  —  Following success of tablet app launched last year, Post considers extending to the web
Meenal Vamburkar / Bloomberg Business:
News Corp misses estimates with Q3 revenue of $2.06M; advertising in news division fell 12%  —  Murdoch's News Corp. Trails Earnings Estimates as Sales Decline  —  News Corp., the newspaper publisher controlled by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, reported quarterly earnings that missed analysts' estimates …
Jessica Elgot / Guardian:
The Sun criticised over offer to pay £100 to Tory voters for ‘good news’ stories  —  News agency issues call-out on tabloid's behalf, seeking positive case studies from readers about how coalition policies have helped them  —  The Sun has been criticised for an offer by an agency working …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
As Twitter invests more in multimedia like Periscope, its media partners will view it increasingly as competition
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
FCC gives broadcast approval to Pandora-owned, South Dakota FM radio station KXMZ
Discussion: RAIN News and New York Times
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
CBS Sports and USA NOW Channels Now Available on Apple TV
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Hearst Magazines International names Rudy Konyushkov as chief technology officer
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
Disney tops expectations in Q2 with $2.1B in revenue and a 14% YoY increase in EPS to $1.23
Ryan Gajewski / Hollywood Reporter:
Joshua Ozersky, Grub Street Founding Editor, Dies at 47
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A founding editor of Tech City News launches The Memo in UK, aiming for accessible tech news using curation and original stories, including election monitor
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Pacts with 5 More Cable Operators to Resell Subscription-Video Service
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
DirecTV Q1 revenue up 4% to $8.14B, 60K new subs added
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Machinima Is Ready to Own the Comic and Gamer Audience
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Comcast releases Xfinity Share app, which lets X1 subscribers live stream and share photos and videos to set tops and mobile phones; available for iOS, Android
Discussion: Variety
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The Upshot at The New York Times used IP addresses to deliver a story rewritten for specific locations