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7:50 PM ET, March 5, 2015


 Top News: 
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.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
New Pew report: In cities big and small, readers still rely on traditional media for local news  —  If you're looking for the latest information on local weather, crime, or education, the place you turn for news likely depends on the options around you.  In a targeted look at how residents read …
Suhasini Raj / New York Times:
Indians Find Ways to Watch Rape Documentary Despite Ban  —  NEW DELHI — A British-made documentary about a grisly gang rape in India spread throughout social media on Thursday, gaining a wide audience despite a government ban and thwarting official efforts to block it.
Discussion: @raju
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Who retweets whom: a snapshot of the Twitter habits of selected journalists at the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Politico  —  Journalists flock together on Twitter, report finds  —  Tow Center for Digital Journalism  —  When it comes to the popular social network Twitter …
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.
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.
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.”
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Layoffs Hit Viacom's TV Land; Esquire, E! Consolidate Marketing Posts  —  Layoffs have been implemented at TV Land Thursday, a cost-cutting move that is part of the recent restructuring of the cable network management of parent Viacom Inc.  —  Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman warned last month …
Discussion: The Wrap
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to relaunch Beats streaming music service in June; Apple TV changes likely later in 2015  —  Apple plans relaunched Beats streaming music service for WWDC, skipping March event; Apple TV still coming  —  Apple won't take the wraps off of its upcoming Beats-based music streaming service at its March 9 …
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 …
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Steve Knopper / New York Times:
Court Upholds Right of Reporter to Publish Excerpts From Diary of James Brown's Wife
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Turkish journalist arrested over military coup scoop he wrote in 2010
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