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11:05 PM ET, March 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
New York City explosion shows the potential for mobile live streaming via Periscope to change news, offering mass access to live video seconds after an event  —  Periscope and live video are changing the internet forever  —  Today, I saw the future and it is Periscope.
Josh Stearns / Medium:
Apps like Periscope and Meerkat could help people understand their right to record  —  Periscope, Meerkat and the Right to Record  —  I've been playing with Periscope this morning and thinking a lot about how it has simplified the the process of livestreaming but also how it has perfected …
Discussion: @matissebh and @chanders
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy
Bloomberg Business:
Time Warner's HBO May Add Turner Shows to Web-Only Service  —  (Bloomberg) — Time Warner Inc. is considering broadening its planned HBO Now online service to include shows from its Turner Broadcasting networks such as TBS and TNT, according to people with knowledge of the plans.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The New York Times, ‘PBS Newshour’ strike video-sharing agreement  —  The New York Times and “PBS NewsHour” have entered into an agreement to share video journalism, including news reports and longer documentaries, on a regular basis, the outlets announced Thursday.
Brianna Lee / International Business Times:
Mexico Press Freedom: Attacks On Journalists Surged 80% Under Peña Nieto, Report Finds  —  Every 26 hours, a journalist in Mexico gets attacked, according to statistics released this week by a London-based rights organization.  That figure is part of a lengthier report detailing intimidations …
Discussion: Reuters
Reporters Without Borders:
Proposed French surveillance law poses a threat to the confidentiality of journalists' sources  —  New intelligence bill poses threat to journalists  —  A bill giving France's intelligence services new powers to monitor communications, which Prime Minister Manuel Valls submitted to the council …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Former Beats CEO David Hyman launches invite-only Chosen, a talent-show-like game app  —  Startup Chosen Launches App That Turns Singing Competitions Into Mobile Game  —  Company founded by David Hyman, former CEO of Beats Music and Gracenote  —  Silicon Valley startup Chosen is taking …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Snapchat's US audience profile from ComScore explains why media is obsessed with the company: 45% 18-24-year-olds, 26% 25-34-year-olds  —  Here's the Chart That Explains Why Media Companies Are Obsessed With Snapchat  —  Why are media companies and advertisers clamoring to work with Snapchat?
Discussion: @navybook, @edsuh and @sandeepish
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Vice to produce half-hour weekday newscasts for HBO and HBO Now  —  Vice and HBO announce content partnership  —  In a partnership that elevates upstart Vice Media, and brings HBO into the daily news business for the first time, the firms are announcing the most expansive content deal for either company.
Julia Payne / Reuters:
Nigeria's military detains two Al Jazeera reporters  —  (Reuters) - Nigeria's military has detained two Al Jazeera journalists in the northeast city of Maiduguri since Tuesday, the television broadcaster said on Thursday, days ahead of the country's general elections.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Meerkat's Series B investors includes an array of Hollywood names along with lead Greylock  —  Meerkat Confirms It Raised A Round Led By Greylock, Josh Elman Joins Meerkat's Board  —  Late last week, our own Jordan Crook reported that Meerkat, the trendy, Twitter-centric livestreaming app …
Rick Seltzer / Baltimore Business Journal:
Sinclair starts division to invest in digital startups  —  Over-the-air television heavyweight Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is looking to take a stake in some of the digital startup companies that have it on its customer list.  —  Hunt Valley-based Sinclair (NASDAQ: SBGI) …
Discussion: PR Newswire
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Warren Strobel / Reuters:
New report calls for strengthening US counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm
Discussion: RT
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Chris Thompson / Poynter:
Reddit rolls out embeddable comments in countermove to BuzzFeed
Discussion: reddit, The Huffington Post and Slate
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The Wrap:
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Roger Williams / Florida Weekly:
NewsByMe citizen journalism app uses geolocation to broadcast real-time local events