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3:40 AM ET, March 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Kelly Weill / Capital New York:
NYPD computer network used to edit Wikipedia articles about victims of police altercations, stop-and-frisk, and prominent political and police leaders  —  Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza  —  Computers operating on the New York Police Department's computer network …
Kelly Weill / Capital New York:
Twitter bot based on open-source code will track Wikipedia edits made from NY police department IP addresses  —  Twitter account to track NYPD's Wikipedia edits in real time  —  A new Twitter account will automatically track the NYPD's anonymous edits to Wikipedia.
Associated Press:
New players replacing newspapers in seeking government info  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Newspapers were once the dominant force in dislodging documents and other records from reluctant federal government agencies, but a new crop of media players, advocacy groups and corporate interests now drive the release of information.
Gary Pruitt / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Laws created to give US citizens information about their government aren't working, and the system is getting worse
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
MSNBC and NowThis team up for two daily programs to premier on Facebook, plans to co-produce for Twitter, Vine, and Snapchat  —  MSNBC To Launch Daily Facebook Videos  —  MSNBC's two newest programs won't be seen first on the cable-news network.  —  In the latest example of so-called …
Discussion: SocialTimes
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How Tyler Brûlé has extended Monocle beyond simply a magazine for the jet set  —  LONDON — It's lunchtime on a Tuesday, and the Monocle Cafe in the Marylebone neighborhood here is packed.  All but one of the tables in the cafe's lower level is occupied while the counters …
Discussion: @kevglobal, @raju and @niemanlab
Jay-Z wins control of Aspiro, owner of music streaming services WiMP and Tidal, after more than 90% of shareholders accept $54M offer  —  Jay-Z wins battle for music streaming company  —  Minority shareholders in Sweden's Aspiro accept £36m offer as competition in the streaming market intensifies
Marc Graser / Variety:
Dennis Maguire, president of worldwide home media distribution for Viacom's Paramount Pictures, is stepping down  —  Dennis Maguire Exiting as Paramount's Home Entertainment Chief (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Dennis Maguire, who has served as president of worldwide home media distribution for Paramount Pictures since 2009, is leaving the studio.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror may face corporate charges over alleged phone hacking  —  Newspaper group is ‘co-operating suspect’ in investigation into voicemail interception at Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and the People  —  Trinity Mirror is facing a possible corporate prosecution over allegations …
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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed:
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