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12:40 AM ET, March 20, 2015

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Tech column by Nick Bilton exploring the research on cancer risks of wearable devices needed more vetting  —  A Tech Column on Wearable Gadgets Draws Fire as ‘Pseudoscience’  —  Nick Bilton writes a tech-related column called Disruptions, but the name might have been changed to Eruptions this week …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Interview with NYT Now Editor Cliff Levy on the future of the app, mobile, and curation  —  New York Times Shifting Resources from ‘Every Division’ to Mobile  —  Conversation with Cliff Levy, Editor of NYT Now  —  How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims  —  NYT Now is The New York Times' lower-priced subscription app.
Discussion: Gawker and Capital New York
Justin Zaremba / New Jersey Online:
Body found in Long Hill ID'd as David Bird, reporter missing for 14 months  —  LONG HILL — Authorities have positively identified the body found in the Passaic River Thursday as David Bird, who has been missing for 14 months.  —  Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp …
Mark Bergen / AdAge:
Apple opens iTunes Radio inventory to automated ad buying through iAd, includes granular targeting but emphasizes customer privacy  —  Apple Opens Up iTunes Radio Inventory to Automated Buying Through iAd  —  Advertisers Can Target Apple Listeners With Phone, Email Identifiers
Discussion: 9to5Mac, RAIN News and AppleInsider
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 …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Placing political ads during news makes candidates appear more credible, especially when broadcasts aren't covering elections with depth  —  Political ads overwhelm news on local TV  —  The numbers are simply staggering.  —  During the final two months of last year's election …
Scott R Maier / European Journalism Observatory:
US and Canadian daily papers still profitable but faced overwhelming debt, analysis shows  —  Why American Newspapers Are Still Profitable  —  Much attention has been given to the newspaper industry's plight as advertising plummets and circulation steadily declines.
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.
Brent Lang / Variety:
MGM net income for 2014 hits $156M, up 27%; full-year revenues fell 5.4% to $1.44B  —  MGM Revenues Fall, but Profits Rise on TV Strength, ‘The Hobbit’  —  The lack of a James Bond picture caused revenue to fall at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 2014 even as the studio managed to record record profits.
Discussion: Deadline and The Wrap
eMarketer:
Study: 55% of podcast listeners use mobile; weekly listeners average six podcasts per week  —  Podcasts Reach Fans' Ears via Mobile  —  Weekly podcasters listen to an average of six podcasts per week  —  Digital audio consumption is moving to mobile. eMarketer estimates that this year …
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 …
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Apple's new TV service may undermine the crucial role of cable companies, making programming chargeable to individual rather than household  —  The Changing - and Unchanging - Structure of TV  —  The on-again/off-again rumor mill about Apple's TV efforts is spinning again …
Billboard:
Deezer Goes Global With Its Sonos-Only ‘Elite’ Streaming Service  —  Deezer has officially gone global with its high definition-quality Deezer Elite service.  Launched in the US last year, the premium offering will initially be open exclusively to Sonos customers and will cost 14.99/month for 12 months …
Discussion: The Next Web, RAIN News and Pocket-lint
 
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Wall Street Journal:
HBO, Showtime, and Sony Corp. have talked to ISPs about treating streaming TV as “managed” services in separate lanes, avoiding congestion and data caps
Discussion: SlashGear and BetaNews
Anthony Harrup / Wall Street Journal:
Regulations could be placed on Mexico's Televisa after being deemed dominant in cable, satellite markets
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
Buzzfeed's tasteless humor makes it an unlikely hero for free speech in India
Heather Timmons / Quartz:
India wants to train thousands of journalists in government propaganda, just like China
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The New Republic to announce content marketing veteran Kayvan Salmanpour as chief revenue officer in native push
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Prison company says Mother Jones reporter was ‘never transparent’ about line of work
 Earlier Picks: 
Reuters:
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to March 25
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Ethical questions rise after The Jinx's filmakers wait six months to contact authorities
Discussion: ABC News and Associated Press
Associated Press:
Myanmar court jails 2 journalists for defamation
Ina Fried / Re/code:
StoryCorps, the project that preserves oral histories in US, uses $1M TED prize to release app and expand globally
Vladimir Radomirovic / Nieman Reports:
In the Balkans, Whistle-Blowing News Outlets Struggle to Survive
Discussion: @niemanlab