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6:27 PM ET, March 31, 2015

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The New York Times Company:
NYT's Apple Watch app features custom one-sentence stories with images and bullet points; readers can use Handoff to continue reading on iPhone or iPad  —  The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News  —  (Reuters) - U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Source: Owner of Gristedes grocery chain, John Catsimatidis, made a bid larger than Cablevision's $1 for The Daily News  —  Daily News Said to Get Bids From Cablevision and Billionaire Grocer  —  The billionaire owner of the grocery chain Gristedes, and the owner of Newsday …
Discussion: New York Post and Poynter
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
New Daily Show host Trevor Noah comes under fire for misogynistic, anti-Semitic tweets  —  Comedy Central Stands Behind Trevor Noah, New ‘Daily Show’ Host, Amid Scrutiny  —  Within hours of the announcement that he had been named the new host of “The Daily Show,” the comedian Trevor Noah …
Angela Chen / Wall Street Journal:
Charter Communications to acquire cable operator Bright House in $10.4B stock-and-cash deal, will control 73.7%, partnering with Advance/Newhouse and Liberty  —  Charter Communications to Buy Cable Operator Bright House Networks  —  The deal, valued at $10.4 billion, comes as the pay-TV industry rapidly consolidates
Discussion: The Wrap and Reuters
David Corbin / Tech in Asia:
Japanese news app SmartNews nabs $10M bridge round, at pre-money valuation of $320M  —  The back-and-forth between SmartNews and Gunosy, Japan's premier news apps that are taking their domestic war global, added a new chapter today.  Only a week after Gunosy filed for a US$263 million IPO …
Discussion: iamWire, VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Vox Media's head of ad sales Joe Purzycki joins Medium to lead brand partnerships  —  Medium Poaches Vox Sales Exec to Build Nascent Ad Business  —  Medium — the publishing platform founded by the guys who started Twitter — is getting more aggressive in its bid to attract brand advertising dollars.
Discussion: @gaberivera
Dylan Byers / Politico:
National Review goes non-profit  —  National Review, the conservative magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr. in 1955, is becoming a non-profit, the On Media blog has learned.  —  Since its launch, the magazine has operated as a not-for-profit business, even as it came to rely on more and more donations in recent years.
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Why curation could be at the core of future reporting  —  The whole news industry needs to ‘restructure’ around technology, said video producer and journalist Michael Rosenblum at the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin  —  “When we look at the world of news in particular or journalism …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Comcast CFO to Step Down and Run $4 Billion Investment Arm for Comcast  —  Comcast Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis is leaving the cable giant to launch a new Comcast-funded investment company that will focus on investing and operating “growth-oriented” companies, the company said Tuesday.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Access denied: Reporters say federal officials, data increasingly off limits  —  Stacey Singer, a health reporter for the Palm Beach Post in Florida, was perusing a medical journal in 2012 when she came across something startling: a federal epidemiologist's report about a tuberculosis outbreak in the Jacksonville area.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
News Companies See Movies as Opportunity for Growth  —  LOS ANGELES — When the digital wizards at a forward-leaning media company last year introduced their newest idea, an entertainment unit, they couldn't resist an antique touch: “BuzzFeed Motion Pictures” arrived with a video logo modeled …
 
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Brand marketing now makes up 10% of Storyful's business, says chief revenue officer Michael Sadicario
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
UK's Crown Prosecution Service reviewing policy of prosecuting journalists over leaks from public officials
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Tumblr's First CMO Stephanie Dolgins Will Also Oversee Its Media Deals
Discussion: SocialTimes and mUmBRELLA
Trinna Leong / Reuters:
Malaysian police arrest three editors in sedition investigation
Caroline Lees / INMA:
How does Mashable compete with New York Times? Big Data
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Bob Lefsetz / The Lefsetz Letter:
Tidal is dead on arrival because listeners are cheap, it lacks a critical mass of both users and musicians, and the market is crowded
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Facebook partnership offers benefits to both digital startups and legacy companies; BuzzFeed benefits from reach, New York Time benefits from awareness
Discussion: The Whip and the Econsultancy blog