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10:10 PM ET, March 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian, FT, CNN, Reuters, and Economist launch new programmatic advertising alliance Pangaea to take on Facebook and Google  —  Guardian, FT, CNN and Reuters in ad deal to take on Facebook and Google  —  Pangaea Alliance initiative will give brands access to more than 110 million online readers using programmatic advertising system
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
In 2014 US censored or denied access to 39% of FOIA requests, with unanswered requests up 55%  —  US sets new record for denying, censoring government files  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Most millenials are ‘accidental news junkies’, learning about current affairs by spending a lot of time on social media, but not purposefully seeking news  —  Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie  —  Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do …
Discussion: INMA and @heyheyesj
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How The Irish Times developed its new (very relaxed) metered paywall  —  DUBLIN — On February 23, The Irish Times erected a metered paywall on its website, making it the first major daily Irish newspaper to do so. … In the United States, newspaper paywalls are familiar [pick one: annoyances, understandable business choices] by now.
Discussion: @rositaboland and @lindseymwagner
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times adding 20 online opinion writers  —  The New York Times is bringing on 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections, editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal and op-ed/Sunday Review editor Trish Hall announced in a Wednesday afternoon memo.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
USA Today offering buyouts to about 15%, or 90 of 600 staffers, who are 55+ and have been with the company for 15+ years  —  USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers  —  USA TODAY announced Wednesday that it will offer buyout packages to veteran employees to trim staffing …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Mitra Kalita leaves Quartz to join Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy  —  S. Mitra Kalita heads to the L.A. Times to ‘develop and refine new styles of journalism’  —  S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service launches today in NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia, starts at $50/month with about 50 channels including CBS, Fox, NBC  —  Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service launches today in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia
Emma Roller / National Journal:
One America News seeks to grow its conservative viewership through sponsorships, doubles staff  —  How One TV Channel Is Positioning Itself to Be the Next Fox News  —  One America News has the moxie.  But can it poach viewers from other cable news stations?
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Music Streaming's Gains Fail to Counter Falling Album Purchases  —  (Bloomberg) — The U.S. music industry shrank 0.5 percent in 2014 as growth in streaming services like Spotify Ltd. failed to counter declining consumer spending on albums and songs.  —  Revenue from streaming subscriptions …
Natasha Lennard / Fusion:
The NYPD's subtle changes to Wikipedia entries make black victims seem more threatening  —  NYPD officers editing the Wikipedia pages of black men killed by police conjures a dystopian picture.  From within the brutalist edifice of Manhattan's 1 Police Plaza, cops logged in to the online encyclopedia …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Xbox Music can now play music stored in OneDrive  —  Want to listen to your personal music collection through Xbox Music?  Microsoft has just unveiled its take on an online music locker, allowing people to store their personal music files in OneDrive and then listen to them over on Xbox Music.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Nine broadcasters petition FCC to change disclosure rules for paid programming from spoken on air, to written online  —  Radio Broadcasters Seek Changes in Disclosure Rules for Paid Programming  —  A group of radio broadcasters has asked for changes to federal rules about how stations …
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Donald Weber / Medium:
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Public editor on push notifications as spoilers, when to honor embargoes, and disclosure of reporters on TV
Al Jazeera English:
Prominent Yemeni journalist al-Khaiwani killed in Sanaa
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Ustream opening up its internal SDK and API to developers, enabling anyone to build Meerkat-like apps, by invitation only for now
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Rich Kane / Editor and Publisher:
Australian news aggregator Inkl gives users ad-free access to paywalled stories on LA Times, SMH, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, others for $15/month
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Rhapsody subscribers can now share 30M+ full-length songs in Twitter timelines
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Kantar report: Biggest advertisers cut spending by 4.2% in 2014 amid shift to digital media
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