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4:20 AM ET, March 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
NBC insiders expect others to lose their jobs in the fallout after Brian Williams incident  —  INSIDE THE NBC DEBACLE: There's a much bigger story here than the Brian Williams scandal  —  In the end, it took only about a month for the old-timers at NBC News to get what they wanted: heads on a platter.
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
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Twitter Ads gets “partner audiences”, allowing advertisers to target users showing purchase intent off Twitter using data from Acxiom and Datalogix  —  Twitter Gives Advertisers Access To More Than 1,000 Big Data Target Audiences  —  With “partner audiences” provided by Acxiom and Datalogix …
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 …
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.
Discussion: @tsar
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN Tests New Ways To Mix Ads With News  —  Do ads belong in the ubiquitous news ticker that scrolls along during so many TV-news broadcasts?  CNN is willing to find out.  —  The Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet is open to the idea of running an advertiser's logo in its bottom-of-the-screen zipper …
Lockhart Steele / Lucky Peach:
How Eater drew in an audience through obsessive reporting and experimentation  —  Flooding the Zone  —  Lockhart Steele is the founder of (with Ben Leventhal),, and—and, after selling the group of sites to Vox Media in 2013, is now Vox's editorial director.
Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute:
Study finds readers are more likely to appreciate and pay for copy-edited news  —  Study shows the value of copy editing  —  Consider the following sentence: Their may be some mistakes, but we are the ones to place you're trust with.  —  No news organization would print this sentence …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Former CEO and COO of Glenn Beck's TheBlaze are working on their own digital media startup  —  Glenn Beck's top execs quit to form digital media startup  —  Glenn Beck's top two lieutenants have left Beck's Internet and television channel, TheBlaze, and are starting a new venture together.
C. Custer / Tech in Asia:
China orders WeChat, Weibo, and news sites to crack down on coverage of pollution documentary “Under the Dome”, but some discussion continues  —  WeChat, Weibo ordered to crack down on viral pollution film ‘Under the Dome,’ but discussion continues  —  Over the past week, China has been going gaga over pollution.
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 …
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