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3:35 PM ET, March 27, 2015

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Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
New SEC rules allow film fans to invest in Hollywood productions rather than donate via crowdsourcing  —  SEC Ruling Changes Game for Hollywood Film Financing  —  The rules for movie financing were radically redrawn Wednesday by a landmark Securities and Exchange Commission ruling that opens …
Henry Mance / Financial Times:
Daily Telegraph under Murdoch MacLennan: digital gurus, multiple top editors, and advertiser influence on stories  —  Tumult at the Daily Telegraph  —  From colonels to clickbait - Henry Mance on the identity crisis of an establishment newspaper  —  Tony Gallagher descended to his office — defeated.
Discussion: @peterjukes, @raju and @ravisomaiya
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World reporter's conviction for paying for leaks overturned  —  Prison officer in same case is cleared as court of appeal rules that Judge Charles Wide misdirected the jury  —  The controversial police investigation into journalists paying for leaks from public officials …
Discussion: BBC, Poynter and Press Gazette
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Discussion: RAIN News and Digital Music News
Ed Sherman / Poynter:
As sports teams move press away from the action and into press boxes, reporters say coverage suffers  —  NCAA tournament: Sportswriters getting pushed out of the good seats  —  When Tyler Hansbrough led North Carolina to the national title in 2009, Dana O'Neil left her seat on the floor …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
The Information:
Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show  —  Google Takes Its Web Game to TV  —  When Google launched a gaming studio five years ago, it was largely an effort to keep a valued employee.  Now, the first game developed by the studio …
Adam Lusher / The Independent:
Clean Reader: New app will ‘clean up’ bad language in e-books  —  Lady Chatterley's Lover and Trainspotting may never be read in quite the same way again.  To the fury of authors, a new app has been introduced for e-books that can cover up the rude words in electronic versions of novels and offer a “politer” alternative.
Andy Carvin / Medium:
Independent Yemeni news outlets sacked, journalists kidnapped  —  I just got off the phone with Sameer Jubran, editor and co-founder of the independent Yemeni newspaper and website, Al Masdar.  According to Jubran, the news organization's headquarters was just sacked by Houthi militants.
Discussion: Guardian
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: @lheron and Reuters
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic Online:
Jonah Peretti says NYT should make print edition more expensive before going online only  —  One Way to Phase Out Newspapers: Make Them a Luxury Good  —  There will eventually come a day when The New York Times ceases to publish stories on newsprint.  Exactly when that day will be is a matter of debate.
Discussion: @jbenton
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, @sandeepish and @edsuh
 
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