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3:50 AM ET, March 24, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Risks Abound as Reporters Play in Traffic  —  It is a dirty secret of the journalism profession that many reporters are bad at math.  Many of us ended up typing our way to a living because we had an easier time making words dance than numbers.  —  But now that everything can be measured, we have to keep an eye on both.
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Aaron Mesh / Willamette Week:
With Quotas and Incentive Pay, The Oregonian is Again Reshaping Its Experience for Readers  —  Close readers of The Oregonian have borne witness to dramatic changes in the past several months.  —  In October, the newspaper became a “digital first” media company, with news stories posted …
Discussion: @dangillmor
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Some Facts About How NSA Stories Are Reported  —  (updated below)  —  Several members of the august “US Journalists Against Transparency” club are outraged by revelations in yesterday's New York Times (jointly published by der Spiegel) that the NSA has been hacking the products …
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Slate to Introduce a Variation on the Paywall  —  In the hunt for revenue in the digital era, news publications have tried everything from putting up paywalls to soliciting donations.  —  The digital magazine Slate, nearly two decades old, plans to experiment with a strategy somewhere in between.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Wall Street Journal:
Apple in Talks with Comcast About Streaming-TV Service  —  Companies Discuss Service That Would Try to Bypass Web Congestion  —  Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Story on Pakistan Censored by Local Printer  —  A New York Times story saying Pakistan's government protected Taliban forces was censored by the publisher's printing partner in that country, resulting in a blank hole on the front page of its international edition.
Elizabeth Wahl / Politico:
I Was Putin's Pawn  —  What it was like to work for the Russian propaganda machine, and why I quit on live TV.  —  I knew I had to quit.  I'd been a correspondent for RT—the English-language international cable network funded by the Russian government—for about two and a half years.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to Vox.com  —  Nilay Patel, the well-known and highly regarded managing editor of The Verge, which he founded with editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky, has left that high-profile job, according to several sources.
Suadad Al-Salhy / Reuters:
Iraqi journalist killed by Kurdish officer at Baghdad checkpoint  —  (Reuters) - An Iraqi journalist was shot dead by a Kurdish officer at a checkpoint in Baghdad on Saturday as he went to work, provoking protests by other journalists and a promise by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to arrest the perpetrator.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
BuzzFeed teams up with ex-Gawker editor Neetzan Zimmerman and Whisper for access to its content  —  BuzzFeed Unites With an Alumnus of Gawker  —  Neetzan Zimmerman, an editor who rose to prominence at Gawker with an uncanny knack for posting popular news articles and videos …
 
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Apple explores Spotify-like streaming service, iTunes app for Android as downloads decline
 

 
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