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8:40 AM ET, April 1, 2015

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Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Facebook says a dip in reach numbers for publishers in February was due to a data glitch, not a real decline in delivery of posts  —  Facebook claims Newsfeed dip for news sites was a mere ‘bug’  —  Facebook giveth traffic.  Hath Facebook taken it away?  —  The social network …
Discussion: The Whip, The Awl, @mikeisaac and @mathewi
Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood Reporter Inks Content Partnership With China's Tencent  —  The Hollywood Reporter has entered into a multi-year content deal with Tencent.  The partnership will see THR's news, features and videos syndicated across platforms of the China-based web giant.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
News website partly funded by EU launches in UK ahead of possible in-out referendum  —  European Union news and policy website EurActiv has today launched a new website specifically for the UK.  —  The site, which is part-funded by the EU and also relies on company sponsorship …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Unlicensed foreign films and TV series to be removed from Chinese video streaming sites today  —  Rules Tightened for Foreign Content on China's Online Video Platforms  —  Unlicensed foreign films and TV series are to be removed from China's powerful online video platforms from today.
Discussion: ecns
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
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Vice's head of content Alex Miller talks about covering UK elections, staying in global hotspots like the Ukraine, using new tools like Snapchat, and more  —  Vice's election will feature ‘freakishly young, smart and angry people’  —  Content boss Alex Miller on covering the polls …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Indianapolis Star took a bold stand in print but forced the editorial into a standard Gannett template online  —  When your newspaper wants to make a big statement, make sure you're making it online too  —  Indiana's passed a bill that many say allows state-sanctioned discrimination …
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 …
Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
State Dept. denies journalist Tice has been seen in custody in Syria  —  WASHINGTON — State Department officials on Monday denied a French news report that a missing American journalist has been seen in captivity in Syria and that the Syrian government has acknowledged holding him.
Associated Press:
Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers, The Martinsville Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post, from Haskell Newspapers  —  Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers  —  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR doubled its podcasting revenue in 2014 by pruning offerings and using cross-promotion, and how it expects to double revenue again in 2015  —  Inside NPR's podcasting strategy  —  In January, months after “Serial” rocketed to the top of the iTunes podcasting charts and ignited …
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.
 
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