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11:50 PM ET, April 9, 2015


 Top News: 
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
BuzzFeed deletes post critical of Dove, a BuzzFeed advertiser; editors said post wasn't in line with tone and editorial mission of BuzzFeed Life  —  BuzzFeed Deletes Post Critical of Dove, a BuzzFeed Advertiser  —  Wednesday afternoon, BuzzFeed published a post by staff writer Arabelle Sicardi …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How smartphone video changes coverage of police abuse  —  Smartphones tether us to the digital universe.  They allow us to take our work wherever we go, to photograph our meals and exchange fleeting videos, and to navigate streets while listening to our favorite music.
Amanda Hess / Slate:
Apps CopWatch and Mobile Justice offer assistance, protections, and advice for citizens filming police encounters  —  Justice Through a Lens  —  A new wave of apps offers assistance—and advice—for citizens capturing police wrongdoing on camera.  —  About 10 times a day …
Discussion: New York Times
Doc Searls Weblog:
Like newsstands that sold single copies, newspapers online should offer à la carte options to complement subscriptions  —  Newsstands are à la carte.  How about online as well?  —  I travel a lot, and buy newspapers wherever I happen to be.  That would be true online as well, if I could do it.
Discussion: @mathewi
Chris Thompson / Poynter:
Co-founder of Dutch startup Blendle, Alexander Klöpping, defends micropayments for news, touts Blendle's execution of frictionless payments on one platform  —  Neon Tommy editor slams Blendle and micropayments on Medium; Blendle hits back  —  David Carr and Walter Isaacson have famously praised the …
Discussion: Medium
Nikki Usher / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New York Times' coverage of the super-rich risks alienating new millennial readers  —  Is the Times' coverage of the super-rich alienating millennials?  —  It's no secret that The New York Times probably runs more stories than it should that feature tantalizing material goods and experiences available only to the 1 percent.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
The global ad-blocking user base is now 144M active monthly users  —  Ad blocking is every publisher's problem now  —  The conventional wisdom around ad blocking was that it was a problem exclusively for sites covering topics like technology and video games, or those in European markets.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Chew hopes to entice superstars to its ‘Twitch for DJs’ live-streaming service  —  But the British startup will still focus on grassroots, insisting real power in global community is with bedroom DJs  —  Watching a DJ at work close-up isn't always the most riveting viewing experience.
Jack Shepherd /
Afghan citizen journalism site Paiwandgah vets, translates, and publishes submissions sent via SMS  —  News, mobile and citizen journalism in Afghanistan  —  Citizen journalism website Paiwandgah has recently relaunched, offering Afghans the ability to send in stories via SMS  —  Credit: By isafmedia on Flickr.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Wall Street Journal takes an understated approach to native ads with campaigns reviewed by an internal ethics board  —  The Wall Street Journal's native approach: 'If it looks like a puff piece, nobody's going to read it.'  —  A lot of publishers are looking to native ads as the cure of all that ails them …
Discussion: AdAge
David Lieberman / Deadline:
CBS All Access To Expand Live Streaming Markets Following Deal With Affiliates  —  Here's the agreement that CBS chief Les Moonves said last month was close at hand: The broadcaster and CBS Affiliate Board say today that they've reached terms that will enable CBS All Access …
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Norman Lear / New York Times:
PBS is neglecting its mission by moving away from documentaries in favor of entertainment
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AP launches ‘AP Editions’ paperback and e-book series
Discussion: Poynter, GalleyCat and @jcstearns
Doug Smith / Los Angeles Times:
David Laventhol dies at 81; publisher during L.A. Times expansion
Discussion: New York Times, Newsday and LA Observed
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