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5:15 PM ET, March 4, 2015


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Hillary Clinton's use of private email helped stonewall FOIA requests by Gawker and the Associated Press  —  Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests  —  WASHINGTON — In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
AP considering legal action for Clinton docs  —  The Associated Press is considering legal action for extremely long delays on its Freedom of Information Act requests for records related to Hillary Clinton's tenure at the Department of State.  —  “We have not received any documents yet …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Longtime Clinton aide Philippe Reines exchanges barbs about FOIA and email records with reporters for Free Beacon and Gawker, copying in other reporters  —  So, Philippe Reines Sent Us an Email  —  Philippe Reines, the longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, sent Gawker a long note last night …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Tribune Publishing Q4 misses earnings estimates, revenue down 5.5% to $457M, ended 2014 with 659K paid digital users, 61K digital-only subs  —  Tribune Publishing Company Misses Earnings Estimates, Tops Revenue Expectations  —  Tribune Publishing Company (TPUB) unveiled its fourth quarter 2014 financials …
Michael Learmonth / International Business Times:
Sources: HBO's new streaming service to be called “HBO Now”, will cost $15/month, include Apple TV as launch partner  —  HBO In Talks With Apple To Be Launch Partner For Coming Web Service ‘HBO Now’: Exclusive  —  HBO is in talks with Apple to make Apple TV one of the launch partners …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
AP will use software to write NCAA game stories  —  Automated Insights, a company that provides language generation software to The Associated Press and other organizations, announced Wednesday the news cooperative will use the software to produce thousands of stories about collegiate sports.
BBC to broadcast Delhi rape documentary banned in India on BBC4 tonight at 10pm  —  India's Daughter: BBC brings forward airing of Delhi rape documentary  —  Film on brutal attack on Jyoti Singh to be broadcast in UK on Wednesday night despite being banned by Indian authorities
Annie Banerji / Agence France-Presse:
India bans broadcast of BBC film showing gang-rapist
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Andrew Lack's return to NBC would drive a major executive shakeup and “near-guarantee” the reinstatement of Williams as Nightly News anchor  —  Andrew Lack's return to NBC could signal return of Brian Williams  —  Former NBC News president Andrew Lack's return to 30 Rock …
Brent Lang / Variety:
Major theater chains to boycott Netflix-owned drama over simultaneous streaming and theatrical release plans  —  Major Theater Chains to Boycott Netflix's ‘Beasts of No Nation’  —  Major theater chains will boycott the release of “Beasts of No Nation,” the Cary Fukunaga drama that Netflix bought …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Interview with Hearst exec Steve Swartz on investment in business media, spinouts, and streaming  —  Cosmo Aside, Information Is Sexy for Hearst  —  Magazine and TV giant invests in business media and young digital brands  —  As chief executive of Hearst Corp., Steve Swartz leads …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily and FishbowlNY
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's UK company pays out over email hacking claim  —  British-Irish Rights Watch wins confidential settlement over legal action  —  It has emerged that a legal claim over email hacking made against Rupert Murdoch's former UK outfit, News International, has been quietly settled.
Discussion: @themurdochtimes and @brehonisbest
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Publishers love WhatsApp's click-through rates, but struggle with lack of metrics about users and management of news alerts  —  Publishers love Whatsapp's potential, but struggle with execution  —  Publishers have a love-hate relationship with WhatsApp.  While many are seeing big numbers …
Discussion: @sarahmarshall
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Ads don't always load on infinite scroll sites and page views, engagement may not be increased  —  Publishers see finite rewards from infinite scroll  —  Publishers are in a battle for people's time and attention.  And one of the more popular weapons in their arsenal is the infinite, or endless, scroll.
Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen acquires eXelate for about $200M to expand into serving programmatic advertisers  —  Nielsen to Acquire Data Specialist eXelate  —  Measurement giant Nielsen said it has acquired eXelate, a data and technology company that helps digital advertisers better target online advertising.
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T.R. Goldman / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Tampa Bay Times, with a distinguished history and multiple Pulitzers, must achieve financial stability and accelerate its digital transition to survive
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China Monthly Box Office Tops U.S. for First Time Ever
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
The Baffler names Noah McCormack publisher
Discussion: @silvermanjacob and FishbowlNY
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Newsquest's pro-Scottish independence title The National launches website behind metered paywall
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Colombian radio journalist murdered, the second to die in three weeks
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
NBCUniversal planning comedy video service with SNL, Tonight Show, original shows and clips from stars for about $2.50-$3.50 per month
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Media takes it easy on Bill O'Reilly after unrelenting onslaught on Brian Williams
Discussion: The Drum
Jay Hathaway / Gawker:
A list of some of the biggest hoax news sites spreading fake news on Facebook
Chicago Tribune:
Oprah's Harpo Studios to close in December, with production shifting to OWN in California
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Drop in ebook sales contributes to profit declines of 5.6% at Simon & Schuster and about 12% at Random Penguin House