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12:35 AM ET, April 3, 2015

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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: @jbenton, @cwarzel and @joepompeo
Peggy McGlone / Washington Post:
Government report finds Library of Congress lacking in digital technology and central management  —  America's ‘national library’ is lacking in leadership, yet another report finds  —  The federal government's watchdog agency released a critical report Tuesday on the Library …
Emily Heil / Washington Post:
Comedy site Funny or Die to open D.C. office, hires former White House staffer  —  This is not a joke: The comedy Web site responsible for getting President Obama between two ferns is opening a Washington outpost.  —  Funny or Die's new D.C. office will be helmed by Brad Jenkins …
Discussion: The Wrap and Variety
Carrie Battan / New York Magazine:
Ellis Jones, Vice magazine's first female EIC, on gender, print, and the magazine's reputation  —  Is Vice Getting Nice?  —  When Ellis Jones was named editor-in-chief of Vice magazine in February, she received a flood of emails from aspiring contributors who opened their pitches with a crucial error.
Discussion: The Corsair
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) …
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.
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 …
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 …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
BBC and BitTorrent partner to offer 10-episode Doctor Who bundle for $12  —  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  —  The broadcaster's BBC Worldwide division …
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
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
 
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Cassie Werber / Quartz:
In the UK, televised pre-election debates are a strange new phenomenon
Discussion: BBC, Mashable and Reuters
Patrick Smith / BuzzFeed:
The Times Censored Its Own Report Of A Terrorism Trial
Discussion: @dlepeska
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Economist's Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
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
Financial Times:
European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
The Daily Telegraph's editor in chief Jason Seiken has quit
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