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9:55 AM 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: Poynter, FishbowlDC, @sbg1 and @politico
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.
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 …
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.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek says it is profitable, relaunching on Thursday in Asia with 30K print run  —  Newsweek, on the Mend, to Relaunch in Asia  —  New owner IBT Media says publication is profitable  —  Over the past five years, Newsweek stumbled through three ownership changes, an ill-fated merger …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Katie Richards / Adweek:
Director of global news operations at Fusion says original stories, video, Snapchat key to attracting millennials  —  How Fusion Is Pursuing (and Creating) a New Generation of News Junkies  —  Specs  —  Current gig Director of global news operations at Fusion  —  Previous gig Editorial director at
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Lawyer for failed buyer of Maxim charged with wire fraud in bid to raise $8M for magazine  —  N.Y. lawyer charged for alleged role in scheme over Maxim magazine  —  (Reuters) - A New York lawyer was charged on Wednesday over his alleged role in a scheme by a former United Parcel Service Inc executive's son …
Discussion: Bloomberg Business
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ concerned by arrest of Bangladeshi journalist and his treatment in custody  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today calls on Bangladeshi authorities to release a detained journalist and probe allegations that he was mistreated in custody.  Mizanur Rahman has been in jail since March 17 …
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  —  Ad Tech Stocks Keep Falling in First Quarter  —  Advertising technology companies have had a rough ride in the public markets over the past couple of years, and the trend is showing no signs of changing.
Discussion: Business Insider
Rob Gillies / Associated Press:
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy says Canada is refusing to issue him a new passport due to court-imposed travel restrictions  —  Al-Jazeera journalist says Canada not issuing him passport  —  TORONTO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail …
Discussion: @clairetrevena and @mffahmy11
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The 2016 Election Will Be Live-Streamed: 'We're All C-SPAN Now'  —  NEW YORK — Mark Halperin just bought a tripod.  —  The flexible Joby Gorillapod isn't for the crew on “With All Due Respect,” his Bloomberg TV show with John Heilemann.  He purchased the iPhone 6 mount, which can wind around a tree …
Discussion: @liveu, Business Insider and The Verge
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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
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sling TV will offer HBO for $15/month by April 12 as part of Dish and Turner distribution deal
Nataliya Vasilyeva / Associated Press:
Independent Crimean station ATR ceased broadcasting after repeated Russian broadcasting license refusals
Discussion: Guardian
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Toronto Star drops paywall, joins Snapchat
Discussion: Toronto Star and @meg_wagner
Scripps, Journal Communications Complete Merger And Spinoff