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4:15 AM ET, March 25, 2015


 Top News: 
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
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  —  Are you ready to cut cable?  —  Probably not—yet.  —  That pains me to say, both as tech columnist and someone who watches enough TV to own a Snuggie.
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
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 …
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
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 …
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
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 …
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed launches podcasts focusing on race, gender, web and pop culture  —  BuzzFeed Joins the Podcast Frenzy  —  BuzzFeed is famous for its ability to draw in the eyeballs of a vast, young audience.  Now it wants their ears, too.  —  The entertainment and news website will on Tuesday launch …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Instead of building bespoke platforms, publishers are turning to others, like Facebook  —  A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?  —  Last August, when BuzzFeed announced a new $50 million round of venture capital investment, a lot of journalists heard …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Hearst president David Carey: 'We're a content company with a platform mentality'  —  This is Executive Summary, a new Digiday series featuring media company leaders talking about how they're meeting the demands of the shifting digital media landscape.  To kick off the series …
Discussion: @digiday
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
The Scene of the Crime: A reporter's journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past  —  There is a long ditch in the village of My Lai.  On the morning of March 16, 1968, it was crowded with the bodies of the dead—dozens of women, children, and old people, all gunned down by young American soldiers.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Discussion: Fast Company and CNET
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ex-police chief calls for review of journalists being brought to trial
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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