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12:45 PM ET, March 23, 2015

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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?
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 …
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
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Netflix Launch in Australia Gets Qualified Welcome From Producers Organization  —  The launch this week of movie subscription service Netflix in Australia and New Zealand got a qualified welcome from Australian producers.  —  Consumers will find that the service launches (Tuesday …
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 …
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
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
Solana Pyne joins Quartz as head of video from Global Post  —  Quartz Taps New Head of Video  —  Maybe it's just us.  But we take extra delight in the fact that the initials of the person who will soon be reporting to Xana Antunes at Quartz as head of video are S.P.
Discussion: @kevinjdelaney and @niemanlab
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 and @nycjim
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Mydio integrates Spotify with stories from Der Spiegel and Axel Springer, creating curated playlist of music and news  —  Meet Mydio: Personalised radio for music and news mix  —  The stand-out entry for news at the Media Hack Day in Berlin yesterday lets users combine their Spotify account with automated news articles
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 …
 
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC considers plan to stop in-house production being sold to private sector
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
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