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1:30 PM ET, March 19, 2015

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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Prison company says Mother Jones reporter was ‘never transparent’ about line of work  —  The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is lashing back at Mother Jones magazine after a reporter for the lefty publication resigned from his position at a Louisiana correctional facility.
Discussion: @binarybits
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One Mother Jones staffer arrested for trespassing near private La prison; second MoJo staffer worked at facility for 3 months, quit after colleague's arrest  —  Mother Jones: Staffer arrested photographing prison  —  Mother Jones magazine confirmed Wednesday that one of its journalists …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Facing a 24% decline in prime-time ratings year-to-date, MSNBC shakeup to focus more on news  —  As ratings plunge, MSNBC faces shakeup  —  Insiders say to expect more news, less bombast and, fresh voices.  —  It would be hard to imagine a news event better tailored to MSNBC's Venn diagram of …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Folkenflik / NPR.org:
NPR Appoints Michael Oreskes As News Chief  —  NPR has named Michael Oreskes, a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris, to run its news division.  —  Officially, Oreskes …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Inside the Guardian's search for a new editor in chief in advance of Friday's announcement  —  Guardian game of thrones  —  Guardian journalists are bracing for a Friday announcement that will be a major victory for one of two long-standing opponents.  —  The three-month contest …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The New Republic to announce content marketing veteran Kayvan Salmanpour as chief revenue officer in native push  —  The New Republic's comeback plan: native ads  —  The New Republic CEO Guy Vidra has called for massive changes at the 100-year-old institution, contributing …
Michael Pascoe / Sydney Morning Herald:
With its APN buy, is Rupert Murdoch's News Corp tuning in to radio?  —  Because his father controls the company with a voting gerrymander that would have made Joh Bjelke-Petersen blush, Lachlan Murdoch was made non-executive co-chairman of News Corp a year ago.  —  On Thursday he did something, buying 14.9 per cent of APN.
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Ina Fried / Re/code:
StoryCorps, the project that preserves oral histories in US, uses $1M TED prize to release app and expand globally  —  StoryCorps Using $1 Million TED Prize to Become an App and Go Global  —  For the past decade, StoryCorps has amassed more than 65,000 recordings of ordinary individuals interviewing …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Refinery29 hiring politics, tech reporters in general-interest news push  —  Refinery29 doesn't want you to think of it as a website devoted exclusively to fashion and style anymore.  —  The digital media site is adding to its editorial staff, with new hires covering politics, culture and technology.
Associated Press:
Two Myanmar Post journalists sentenced to two months in prison for defamatory quote  —  Myanmar court jails 2 journalists for defamation  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two reporters to two months in prison on charges of defamation, in the latest ruling that raises concerns …
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
India wants to train thousands of journalists in government propaganda, just like China  —  “Isn't this great?”  Basketball player Yao Ming at a government-run press conference.  (Reuters/China Daily)  —  The Narendra Modi administration plans to spend Rs200 crore ($32 million) …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Ethical questions rise after The Jinx's filmakers wait six months to contact authorities  —  Durst murder case: When should the media go to the police?  —  NEW YORK (AP) — It was a filmmaker, not police, who uncovered a crucial piece of evidence in the murder case against Manhattan real estate millionaire Robert Durst.
 
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
A Plus raises $3.5 million at a $30 million valuation cap
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Reuters:
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to March 25
Vladimir Radomirovic / Nieman Reports:
In the Balkans, Whistle-Blowing News Outlets Struggle to Survive
Discussion: @niemanlab
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