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3:55 PM ET, March 5, 2015

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Pew Research Center:
Case studies of how local news flows in three cities: Denver, Colo., Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa  —  Local News in a Digital Age  —  Whether in a tech-savvy metropolis or a city where the town square is still the communication hub, local news matters deeply to the lives of residents.
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
A myth debunked: minorities may now be consuming more local news than whites, not less  —  The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 3,600 news consumers in three cities last summer with a cluster of surprising results reported today.  —  Top of that list: Minorities …
Guardian:
Katharine Viner wins staff ballot for Guardian editor  —  Ballot result means Viner is guaranteed place on shortlist of candidates to succeed Alan Rusbridger  —  Staff of the Guardian and Observer have voted in favour of Katharine Viner, the current editor-in-chief of Guardian US …
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo  —  In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given photographer Giovanni Troilo for his Contemporary Issues series “The Dark Heart of Europe.”
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Business Insider to launch a standalone consumer tech site in Q3  —  Business Insider plans spinoff consumer tech site  —  Flush with new funding, Business Insider is planning to launch a new site devoted to consumer technology that will attempt to expand its audience beyond business readers, Digiday has learned.
Discussion: Media Wire Daily, @digiday and @lmoses
BBC:
India threatens BBC over rapist interview  —  India's home minister has threatened action against the BBC, after it aired a film in the UK featuring an interview with an Indian rapist on death row.  —  Rajnath Singh said he would investigate whether “norms have been violated”.
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India Today:
YouTube blocks BBC's Nirbhaya documentary video
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Gregory Favre, a distinguished figure in print journalism, prepares to launch CALMatters this summer to cover California government  —  Rieder: At 79, launching a digital news start-up  —  Gregory Favre learned early that transformational change in journalism was a fact of life.
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
US government still hunting WikiLeaks as Obama targets whistleblowers  —  The Department of Justice and the FBI are pursuing a ‘multi-subject long-term’ investigation of the open-information website, court documents reveal  —  The US government is conducting an active …
Colin Freeze / Globe and Mail:
The Globe adopts encrypted technology in effort to protect whistle-blowers  —  In a bid to create a safe and secure way for sources and whistle-blowers to communicate with us, The Globe and Mail has become the first Canadian media organization to launch a system known as SecureDrop.
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Interview with Northwestern sophomore Alex Duner, who has built a dozen interactive news apps, on his workflow, products, coding, and news  —  Alex Duner has written a dozen interactive news apps.  Up next?  Graduating college.  —  Alex Duner has mapped the diversity of the Chicago Public School District …
Discussion: @jeremybowers and @asduner
Richard Deitsch / SI.com:
An in-depth look at ESPN Audio and the future of sports talk radio  —  One of my most vivid memories of my childhood is sneaking a small radio into bed at night and spinning the AM dial in hopes of landing on sporting event.  Like many sports fans of my era, I often fell asleep to the sounds …
Phil Gallo / Billboard:
Fuse Media Announces Launch of FM, New Music-Focused Network  —  The company behind the Fuse and NUVOtv networks will launch in the fall a new network, to be called FM, with music at its core and a focus on up-and-coming, young talent.  Programming will be announced at a later date.
 
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Morgan Eichensehr / American Journalism Review:
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Former Daily Mail US writer talks about the publication's dishonesty, sensationalism, plagiarism, more