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11:00 AM ET, March 29, 2015


 Top News: 
Trevor Timm / Guardian:
The hypocrisy of leaking classified secrets: whistleblowers get jail time, US government officials don't  —  It's OK to leak government secrets - as long as it benefits politicians  —  It is hypocritical that some leaks will land you in jail, while others just lead to a slap on the wrist
Rachel Whetstone / Google Public Policy Blog:
Using GIFs, Google critiques a Wall Street Journal report about its White House influence during a FTC probe  —  Really, Rupert?  —  Last year Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp, accused Google of creating a “less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.”
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
A $325K FCC fine against a Virginia station raises calls for changes to broadcast indecency rules  —  The huge FCC fine against a Virginia station is a sign we need to rethink broadcast indecency rules  —  “The stroking of an erect penis on a broadcast [news] program is shocking.”
Discussion: @cjr
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Media outlets raided and banned as conflict spirals in Yemen  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of Yemeni journalists amid escalating violence in the country.  Houthi forces have raided news outlets, detained journalists, and banned websites …
Discussion: Internet Society, Guardian and Medium
Simon Owens / Nieman Lab:
How World Politics Review went from a side project to a paywalled news destination  —  How a hobby foreign affairs blog became a paywalled news destination — and a business  —  Like many journalism startups to emerge in recent years, the World Politics Review got its start because the kind …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Colorado Gazette publisher defends marijuana series written by editorial board members, anti-pot freelancer  —  Gazette publisher in Colorado defends controversial marijuana series  —  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — On Sunday, The Gazette, the daily newspaper here in Colorado's second-largest city …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast says Apple hasn't inquired about offering NBCUniversal content for its upcoming streaming service  —  Comcast Says It's Not Talking to Apple About Apple TV, Because Apple Hasn't Asked  —  Apple is talking to TV programmers about a new Web TV service it would like to launch this year.
Discussion: Variety, MacRumors and Cult of Mac
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Nuzzel's time saving news app arrives on Android  —  Nuzzel, the time saving news app that shows you what your friends are talking about, has today arrived on Android for the first time.  —  If you're not familiar with Nuzzel, it taps into your Twitter and Facebooks friends to show you the most-shared news from your friends.
Discussion: CNET
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Erin Gloria Ryan, managing editor, Jezebel  —  CAPITAL: Do you think Jezebel has become less snarky and more focused on positive stories than it was when it first launched?  And is that a good thing or a bad thing?  —  RYAN: I didn't “discover” …
Discussion: @olivianuzzi
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Caroline Little is stepping down as CEO and President of Newspaper Association of America  —  Caroline LIttle will be leaving her job as president and CEO of the Newspaper Association of America at the end of August, NAA announced this afternoon.  —  She will have been head …
Elisabeth Malkin / New York Times:
In Mexico, Firing of Carmen Aristegui Highlights Rising Pressures on News Media  —  MEXICO CITY — When Carmen Aristegui, Mexico's most famous radio personality, was abruptly fired this month, nobody expected her to go quietly.  But anger over her dismissal has been rising steadily …
Associated Press:
French court OKs media access to Sarkozy's campaign files  —  PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to see files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is suspected of having received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
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Mark Wilson / BetaNews:
Security flaw in UK's Johnston Press sites could redirect visitors to malicious sites
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Madison Square Garden to Split Into Two Companies
Discussion: The Wrap
Ed Sherman / Poynter:
As sports teams move press away from the action and into press boxes, reporters say coverage suffers
Discussion: @sherman_report
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Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Loudr launches platform for $15 licenses that allow artists to monetize cover songs on iTunes, Spotify, others
Discussion: RAIN News and Digital Music News
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World reporter's conviction for paying for leaks overturned
Discussion: BBC, Poynter and Press Gazette
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
New SEC rules allow film fans to invest in Hollywood productions rather than donate via crowdsourcing