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12:35 PM ET, March 26, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The Times to launch NYT Now at $8/month and Times Premier at $45/month on April 2  —  The Times Is Expanding Its Digital Subscriptions Offerings  —  The New York Times announced two new subscription plans on Wednesday, including NYT Now, a lower-priced app curated for a mobile audience …
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The New York Times Bets On Its Own Reputation With Its New Mobile App  —  NYT Now is sleek and ambitious.  But will anybody actually buy it?  —  NYT Now, the New York Times' soon-to-be-released mobile app is ambitious, sleek, and, for the most part, quite useful.  More importantly, though, it's a wager.
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
NYT CEO: 'We'll continue to have a newspaper 7 days a week for many years to come'  —  The New York Times is launching a series of paid products beginning April 2nd, starting with a cheaper digital subscription package in the form of an app called NYT Now.  —  Speaking at the FT Digital …
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue  —  Pew's 11th annual State of the News Media report, out this morning, offers fresh measures of news media revenue and news staffing at digital-only start-ups.  Both findings are arresting for those of us …
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Amy Mitchell / Pew Research Journalism Project:
State of the News Media 2014  —  Overview  —  In many ways, 2013 and early 2014 brought a level of energy to the news industry not seen for a long time.  Even as challenges of the past several years continue and new ones emerge, the activities this year have created a new sense of optimism …
Andrew Stewart / Variety:
Number of Frequent Young Moviegoers Plummets in 2013  —  Bizzers assert that technology can nonetheless spur interest in films  —  The number of frequent moviegoers in the all-important 18-24 age group plunged an unprecedented 21% in 2013, according to MPAA annual statistics released Tuesday at Cinemacon …
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Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
CinemaCon: Global Box Office Hits Record $35.9 Billion in 2013 Thanks to China
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
News Corp:
Lachlan Murdoch Named Non-Executive Co-Chairman of News Corp  —  Lachlan Murdoch has been named Non-Executive Co-Chairman of News Corp by the Board of Directors, the company announced today.  —  “This appointment is a sign of confidence in the growth potential of News Corp and a recognition …
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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Files For Lawsuits In Turkish Courts To Challenge The Country's Access Ban  —  Twitter has just announced that it has formally joined the cause of those defending use of its service in Turkey, by filing petitions for lawsuits in a number of Turkish courts after working with its Turkish attorney …
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Sony is closing Crackle UK amid increased competition from Netflix and Amazon  —  Looks like the video services war in the U.K. just produced its first casualty: Sony is closing down the U.K. edition its Crackle video service on April 1 (hat tip to Broadband TV News).
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Scaling Capital New York's Paywall  —  It's been about six weeks since Capital New York started charging for access to about 80 percent of its content, which focuses on New York-centric news on City Hall, state politics and media.  Called CapitalPro, the paywall was erected in February …
Discussion: @edgecliffe and @alexsteigrad
New York Post:
CNN producers busted trying to get into WTC site  —  Two CNN producers were arrested Tuesday for trying to sneak into the World Trade Center site to test its security — after The Post reported that a teen made it all the way to the spire of the world's top terror target.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Aereo C.E.O. says it's a Supreme Court win or bust  —  If the Supreme Court passes a decision in favor of television broadcasters in their case against broadcast-to-stream provider Aereo, the company doesn't have a backup plan, C.E.O. Chet Kanojia told Bloomberg TV's Jon Erlichman.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Oculus Rift Just Put Facebook in the Movie Business  —  Commentary: Virtual reality headsets pose (very) long-term threat to the theatrical business  —  Just as the movie industry gathered this week at CinemaCon to discuss its future, Facebook came along and changed it without even bothering to show up in Las Vegas.
Emily Steel / Financial Times:
AOL to offer one-stop media buying shop  —  AOL will soon become the first major digital media company to give marketers a “one-stop shop” for buying ads across television, the web, mobile and social media.  —  The internet company's new advertising technology platform is the latest sign …
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Google's new online tools will keep voters in India and Indonesia informed ahead of upcoming polls  —  Google has launched a series of tools as it seeks to make itself useful to 1 billion Indian and Indonesian voters, who are heading to the polls next month.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Re/code:
Millennials Spend More Time Watching TV on Other Devices  —  The big-screen TV is losing its cachet.  —  A new study from Deloitte finds that teens and young twentysomethings spend more time watching movies and television shows on their computers, smartphones and tablets than they do on their TV screens.
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Buzzfeed: ‘Emotional quotient matters more than IQ’ on social  —  In a keynote at today's Rethink Media conference in Birmingham, BuzzFeed's Jonathan Perelman revealed the two main reasons he believes people want to share content  —  Social sharing has put the “power” into the hands of readers …
Discussion: @mikeisaac and Birmingham Eastside
Federico Guerrini / ZDNet:
Italy's artists line up to support the piracy tax: How much should you pay for the right to copy?  —  Summary: Italy's artists and creatives are hoping to have the levy charged on all blank storage increased, while consumers groups and hardware companies are opposed to what they see as an unfair tax.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Takedown Notices Surge 711,887 Percent in Four Years  —  Signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1998, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) aimed to ready copyright law for the digital age.  —  The law heightened punishment for copyright infringement over the Internet and criminalized circumvention of DRM.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
YouView future to be secured by £100m-plus shareholder deal  —  Organisations, including the BBC, BT and TalkTalk, agree on funding with all seven backers retaining equal share  —  YouView's backers are set to sign a £100m-plus deal to secure the future of the internet-based TV service …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Why an Apple-Comcast Deal Stirs Net Neutrality Concerns  —  Four years ago, Netflix executives painted a bleak picture for regulators struggling to reach an agreement on new rules for Internet lines.  —  Unless Federal Communications Commission officials closed a loophole sought …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
NewsCred Unveils Content Marketing Partnerships With Getty Images, Visual.ly, Others  —  Content marketing startup NewsCred isn't just connecting marketers with freelancers anymore — through a new partnership program, it allows them to commission work from organizations like Getty Images and Visual.ly.
Steve Gray / INMA:
Media disruption: bad for us, wonderful for humanity  —  The smartphone is the most radical revolutionary technology ever devised, because it is enabling huge segments of humanity to go from near-zero access to near-full access to information.  That temporarily spells trouble for the news industry …
 
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