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9:25 AM ET, March 23, 2015


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Rolling Stone expects Columbia University's review of its controversial campus rape article in about two weeks, will publish in full  —  Rolling Stone to publish review of campus rape article soon  —  Columbia University's review of Rolling Stone's disputed article about a college gang rape …
Discussion: New York Times, Poynter and WBAA
Horace Dediu / Asymco:
Market saturation, rising monthly fees, lack of innovation, and broadband expansion make cable TV's decline inevitable in the US  —  Peak Cable  —  Paying for TV has been a curious consumer phenomenon.  There was a time when TV was free to consumers.  It was delivered as a broadcast …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Power of NYT print subscribers: provide more than 70% of revenue, very engaged in digital offerings too  —  The Curious (and Vital) Power of Print  —  WHO buys the print edition of the newspaper?  Just a few Luddites who wouldn't know a smartphone if their horse-drawn buggy crushed it on the cobblestones?
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Brian Williams Makes First Public Appearance Since NBC Suspension  —  NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams made an appearance this weekend at a prep school fundraiser at New Jersey casino, his first since starting a six-month suspension for embellishing or fabricating a variety of tales …
Guardian appoints Katharine Viner as editor-in-chief  —  Guardian US chief who also set up Australian operation will take over from Alan Rusbridger this summer  —  Katharine Viner has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the Guardian, the first woman to run the newspaper in its 194-year history.
Emily White / Medium:
The shortcomings of digital audio: no sharing, saving, or playlist creation, but plenty of ads  —  Where is the Instagram for Audio?  —  An invested listener envisions an upgraded podcast sharing experience  —  When I listen to a really excellent episode of a podcast, I rarely share it with anyone.
Discussion: @gbullard
Dave Lee / BBC:
BBC relaunches website, moving from desktop to fully responsive  —  BBC News switches PC users to responsive site  —  Users will be automatically switched at around 1400 GMT  —  The desktop version of the BBC News website will be switched off on Monday and all visitors will be directed to a newer, responsive design.
Discussion: Daily Express
Matthew Gilbert / Boston Globe:
Cable networks invest more in documentaries, driven by ratings successes like PBS's “The Roosevelts” and HBO's Monday programming  —  TV is giving documentaries their due  —  You'll be forgiven if you've felt rather glum about televised nonfiction in the past 15 years.
Discussion: New York Times
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC considers plan to stop in-house production being sold to private sector  —  Union drew up strategy in response to plan to transfer production of hit shows such as EastEnders and Doctor Who into a new company called BBC Studios  —  A plan to protect shows such as Doctor Who …
Jane A. Peterson / New York Times:
Watch magazines, with a loyal print readership that often collects issues, try to broaden digital profile  —  Digital Is a Change in the Watch Magazine World  —  SINGAPORE — Tropical rain clouds hovered at the Bukit Timah Saddle Club as a model dressed cowboy-style thrust his wrist toward …
Press Gazette:
Former News of the World royal reporter Ryan Sabey is third journalist convicted over payments  —  A former News of the World royal reporter from east London has been convicted of using a soldier in Prince Harry's regiment as a paid tipster, it can now be reported.
Discussion: @paullewismoney and Guardian
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David Pitt / Associated Press:
Meredith, which focuses mostly on women's magazines, has 8M monthly subscribers across titles
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Ahmed Maher / BBC:
Iraqis believe foreign reporting contributes to worsening sectarianism, creates dilemma for journalists
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Vocativ's Chief Business Officer Steve Alperin steps down to work on his own video business
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Reid J. Epstein / Wall Street Journal:
Barack Obama Asks Iran to Free Jason Rezaian and Other Americans
Discussion: Poynter, Mediaite and Associated Press
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo Bets on TV-Style Comedies to Grow Its Video Business
Discussion: New York Times and @n4tvm
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration

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Joseph Menn / Washington Post:
Disinformation scholar Joan Donovan claims in a whistleblower filing that her superiors dismissed her after Harvard got Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's $500M gift

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
23andMe says hackers stole the ancestry data of 6.9M of its 14M customers, via a breach first disclosed in October 2023, by leveraging access to ~14K accounts

Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Asking ChatGPT to repeat words “forever” now violates OpenAI's terms of service, after Google researchers showed that doing so led it to reveal training data

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