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11:25 AM ET, February 15, 2016

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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How the San Antonio Express-News broke news of Scalia's death  —  Gary Martin, the government and political editor for the San Antonio Express-News, was working the weekend shift this afternoon when he got a tip from a federal source bearing big news.  —  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia …
Nicholas Schmidle / New Yorker:
Inside TMZ: How the celebrity news site gets stories through a vast network of industry sources  —  The Digital Dirt  —  In the early-morning hours of February 15, 2014, Ray Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, stepped into an elevator at the Revel hotel and casino, in Atlantic City.
Ben Dowell / RadioTimes:
BBC3 could be merged with Radio 1 to create new ‘Youth’ division  —  Exclusive: According to BBC sources, serious consideration is being given to merging BBC3 and Radio 1 under a single controller of Youth post.  But the current BBC3 boss believes the idea won't fly and that his channel will last the year...
Discussion: Guardian and The Drum
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Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
BBC to axe television and radio divisions as part of radical management overhaul  —  Lord Hall, the director-general, is to unveil what is being billed as the most far-reaching organisational overhaul in the BBC's history, and will not replace recently departed TV boss, Danny Cohen
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
CNN to roll out CNNMoney brand internationally, makes Richard Quest editor-at-large  —  CNNMoney business news to roll-out internationally  —  Successful US-based business brand will see hiring of new editors and producers across several CNN International bureuax
Discussion: CNNMoney and @rafat
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
In the wake of news that it's going online-only, The Independent plans to open offices in Beirut, Hong Kong and Paris; Robert Fisk will stay with the site  —  Robert Fisk and Grace Dent to stick with online Independent  —  Best-known Indy journalists to continue writing as the newspaper moves towards a digital-only future
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Four months since its launch, CNN's answer to BuzzFeed, Great Big Story, has had 9M uniques across its site and mobile apps  —  Inside Great Big Story, CNN's attempt to out-BuzzFeed BuzzFeed  —  When you walk into Great Big Story's offices near New York City's Union Square …
Discussion: @mikepetroff
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
The future of news is not in digital, so it may be time to rethink print  —  Print's dead — but so is digital  —  The Financial Times, in a considered piece the other day, has, if there was any doubt, pronounced the newspaper business deader than a doornail.
Discussion: @philalbinus and @jandrewpotter
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Tumblr gets a dedicated ad sales team again, after integration with Yahoo ad sales failed  —  Yahoo is ditching a plan that caused turmoil within Tumblr  —  Yahoo's challenges have been in the investor spotlight for months — now signs of turmoil are becoming visible at its Tumblr group.
James Rufus Koren / Los Angeles Times:
Tribune Publishing, Digital First Media bid to buy bankrupt O.C. Register  —  Bidders interested in acquiring Freedom Communications, the bankrupt owner of the Orange County Register, had until Friday to submit initial offers.  An auction is scheduled for next month.
 
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Agencia EFE:
Veracruz governor links Zetas drug cartel boss Josele Marquez to death of journalist Anabel Flores Salazar and 2011 attack on offices of El Buen Tono newspaper
Discussion: telesurtv.net and Reuters
Jim Milliot / Publishers Weekly:
Bookstore sales rose 2.5% to $11.17B in 2015, the first increase since 2007
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Copyright lawyer uses DMCA to try to take down copy of unflattering article about himself
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Boston Globe election reporter James Pindell on digital-first reporting, using platforms, and staying online
Discussion: @niemanlab
 Earlier Picks: 
Tom Phillips / Guardian:
China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want'
Discussion: @marklittlenews, Thanks:@refsrc
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Global expansion helps The New York Times strengthen its reporting around the world and expand potential readers and revenue streams
Discussion: @derjarjour
Simon Oxenham / Big Think:
Inside Sci-Hub, which bypasses journal paywalls to give access to academic work and plans to continue despite legal pressure