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3:40 PM ET, April 2, 2015


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT is planning to offer its NYT Now app for free within weeks, currently costs $8 per month  —  Times plans to make NYT Now mobile app free  —  The New York Times is expected to announce in the coming weeks that its NYT Now mobile app will become a free product with a number of changes …
Discussion: @joepompeo and @joepompeo
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
The Daily Telegraph's editor in chief Jason Seiken has quit  —  Jason Seiken, The Daily Telegraph's chief content officer and editor in chief, is quitting his role at the British broadsheet newspaper.  —  Seiken joined The Daily Telegraph in 2013 from PBS.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BBC and BitTorrent partner to offer 10 episode Doctor Who bundle with two free videos and $12 for full box-set  —  Doctor Who gets official BitTorrent ‘box-set’ from the BBC  —  Broadcaster follows Radiohead's Thom Yorke in testing legal file-sharing distribution with 10-episode bundle
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Despite the pervasive myth of Fox News' political influence, audience numbers aren't big enough to sway primaries  —  Fox News, Paper Tiger  —  The network is better at employing presidential candidates than electing them.  —  As early as September 2010, journalists were using the phrase …
Discussion: @sbg1 and @politico
Andrew Hampp / Billboard:
Jay Z's Tidal Denies Sprint and Softbank Investment, Delists From Nasdaq Stockholm  —  Jay Z launches high fidelity streaming service Tidal, March 2015.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Screenshots shared on social media give readers a chance to supplement or replace headlines  —  How The Screenshort Could Save Us From Horrible Headlines  —  So far screenshorts — screenshots of text shared on social media — have had an excellent 2015.  They're bleeding from their origins …
Patrick Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Times Censored Its Own Report Of A Terrorism Trial  —  The newspaper wanted to show the effect secret trials can have on open justice.  —  A jury last week failed to reach a verdict on a second and more serious charge of plotting terrorist attacks in the UK, The Times reported.
Discussion: @dlepeska
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
AOL to host Fox Sports' game highlights and shows online  —  Fox Sports Strikes a Digital Deal With AOL  —  Further expanding its sports coverage, AOL today unveiled a multi-year video content partnership with Fox Sports.  —  The new deal includes original Fox Sports digital properties …
Financial Times:
European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans  —  Matthew Garrahan in New York and Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco  —  European regulators are scrutinising Apple's dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of free, ad-supported music streaming services such as Spotify.
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Bild and Paris Match claim to have seen Germanwings crash video, but won't share or explain its provenance, raising ethical questions  —  Doubts Intensify About Reports of a Video Made During Germanwings Flight's Final Moments  —  It has been described as the chilling final seconds …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Economist's Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising  —  LONDON — The past few months have been full of change at The Economist.  In January, Zanny Minton Beddoes was appointed the magazine's new editor after her predecessor, John Micklethwait, left for Bloomberg.
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Cassie Werber / Quartz:
In the UK, televised pre-election debates are a strange new phenomenon
Discussion: BBC, Reuters and Mashable
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek says it is profitable, relaunching on Thursday in Asia with 30K print run
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Katie Richards / Adweek:
Director of global news operations at Fusion says original stories, video, Snapchat key to attracting millennials
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ concerned by arrest of Bangladeshi journalist and his treatment in custody
Discussion: Bangladesh - Prothom Alo and VICE
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Ad tech stocks like Rocket Fuel and Tube Mogul face falling stock prices in first quarter
Discussion: Business Insider
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Lawyer for failed buyer of Maxim charged with wire fraud in bid to raise $8M for magazine
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
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Ed Christman / Billboard:
Concord Music Group and Bicycle Music merge, form Concord Bicycle Music, raise $100M, and acquire Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records
Discussion: and New York Times
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple wants TV networks to handle infrastructure and costs of streaming for its video service
Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA:
Three months after the Charlie Hebdo killings, Paris newsrooms remain under armed guard