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7:45 AM ET, March 25, 2015


 Top News: 
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Streaming boxes and smart TVs still don't cover all TV bases and cost more than cable, so trim your cable subscription and use them as a supplement  —  Why Cable TV Beats the Internet, For Now  —  It's not time to cut cable yet, unless you're among the few cord-cutters who can clear enough hurdles
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu No Longer Find Themselves TV's Upstarts  —  Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have suddenly found themselves playing a new role: the establishment.  —  After years of waging an assault on the traditional television business, these companies now must defend their turf …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Atavist revamps its publishing software to push design and readability to the fore  —  The web made it easier for anyone to put their writing out in the world.  But what happens after the crowd gets used to becoming publishers?  They want it to look good, naturally.
Discussion: Co.Design and Capital New York
Cary Spivak / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the Medill Justice Project became a thriving journalism project after David Protess controversy  —  How the Medill Justice Project has thrived following controversy  —  More than four years after it was engulfed in controversy, the Medill Innocence Project remains in the headlines—and not always for the right reasons.
Discussion: @cjr and @usprojectcjr
Felix Salmon / Fusion:
How Facebook could kill the news brand  —  It seems my prediction is coming true: Facebook wants news stories to live within its own app.  That's better for Facebook's readers, who don't need to click on links and wait for clunky external websites, and it's better for Facebook …
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to April 22  —  (Reuters) - An Egyptian court said on Wednesday it adjourned until April 22 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists.  —  The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organization, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Discussion: Al Jazeera English
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Buzzfeed promised to open video studio and keep 200 jobs in New York State in exchange for $4M tax credit  —  The backstory of Buzzfeed's New York tax credits  —  Buzzfeed explored the option of moving 200 of its employees to office space in New Jersey before New York's chief economic …
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Mat Honan, San Francisco bureau chief, Buzzfeed News  —  CAPITAL: On Feb. 23, Buzzfeed announced four more hires for its San Francisco bureau, which has been staffing up of late.  Some have wondered, only partially sarcastically, whether there will come …
Tim Adams / Observer:
A photographer's project in Philadelphia documents the hollowing out of US metro newspapers  —  The slow death of the great American newsroom  —  The newspaper industry in the US is in freefall as the shift to digital news accelerates.  One photojournalist has spent five years lamenting the decline, and charting what has been lost
Associated Press:
Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson  —  FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A video journalist arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after Michael Brown was fatally shot last summer plans to fight the charges at trial.  —  St. Louis-based videographer Mary Moore …
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Music labels push to limit free streaming as licenses come up for renewal, but Spotify has leverage with large subscriber base and proven revenue growth  —  Much Ado About Streaming: Why Free Listening Isn't Dead  —  The controversy over free streaming is reaching a boiling point reminiscent …
Discussion: Quartz
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Hearst president David Carey: 'We're a content company with a platform mentality'
Discussion: @digiday
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Jason Kilar's Vessel Will Not Offer Long-Form TV Content Like Netflix
Discussion: Fast Company and CNET
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Instead of building bespoke platforms, publishers are turning to others, like Facebook
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ex-police chief calls for review of journalists being brought to trial
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Ripple's Singapore arm secures a license as a major payment institution from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, after an in-principle approval in June 2023

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