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8:20 PM ET, April 2, 2015


 Top News: 
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: @politico and @sbg1
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Hulu beats lawsuit claiming it illegally shared user data with Facebook  —  The “Like” button collects data, but there's no master list of videos watched.  —  Online video provider Hulu has decisively won a lawsuit claiming it violated the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) …
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
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.
Tim Cushing / Techdirt:
NYPD Claims It Can't Find ‘Widely-Circulated’ Memo That Cut Off Press Access To Precinct Crime Blotters  —  MuckRock is again reporting on a mysteriously missing document — one that was previously acknowledged to exist but come public records request time, simply can't be found.
Discussion: MuckRock
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 …
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
Andrew Hampp / Billboard:
Sprint Denies Investment In Jay Z's Tidal As Aspiro Delists From Nasdaq Stockholm  —  Sprint and parent company Softbank have not purchased a stake in Tidal, a spokesperson tells Billboard, despite a report from the New York Post on Wednesday (April 1) night.
Discussion: New York Post and USA Today
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.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
9th Circuit rules Netflix isn't subject to disability law  —  Are websites “public accommodations?”  Federal courts have split on the question.  —  A federal appeals court ruled (PDF) yesterday that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) doesn't apply to Netflix, since the online video provider is …
Cassie Werber / Quartz:
In the UK, televised pre-election debates are a strange new phenomenon  —  There are parts of the world where politics and television are intertwined.  Americans' idea of pre-election head-to-heads were formed by those Kennedy and Nixon match-ups in grainy 1960s black-and-white.
Discussion: BBC, Mashable and Reuters
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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Katie Richards / Adweek:
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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
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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