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12:15 PM ET, February 16, 2016


 Top News: 
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Reddit Hires Twitter's Former News Manager, Mark S. Luckie, As Head Of Journalism And Media  —  Reddit Hires Twitter's Former News Manager As Head Of Journalism And Media  —  Reddit has hired Mark S. Luckie, the former news manager at Twitter and the person behind Today in Black Twitter …
Yara Bayoumy / Reuters:
Bahrain orders release of US journalist Anna Day, her camera crew pending further investigation, after arresting them for participating in an illegal gathering  —  Bahrain to free U.S. citizens accused of illegal gathering - lawyer  —  Bahrain's public prosecution office said on Tuesday …
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap:
Spotify Nears 30 Million Paid Subscribers (Report)  —  Spotify must be hitting the right notes.  —  The Swedish start-up is nearing 30 million paid members, according to a report in the Financial Times.  That's up from 20 million it reported in June, and compares to 11 million subscribers of chief rival Apple Music.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How BuzzFeed built an investigative reporting culture from scratch by focusing on hiring strong staff members  —  Digital Digging: How BuzzFeed built an investigative team inside a viral hit factory  —  Editor's note: This is the first part of a three-part weekly series examining investigative teams …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tidal flubs release of Kanye West's new album, delaying downloads but charging credit cards  —  Thousands Bought Kanye West's New Album, But Never Received Their Download  —  Digital music service TIDAL climbed to the top of the App Store, thanks to scoring the exclusive rights to Kanye West's new album …
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
LINE kills MixRadio, the music streaming service it bought from Microsoft in 2014  —  The end of MixRadio as LINE quietly kills off music streaming service  —  After a whirlwind ride through many owners the latest one - LINE - has just posted a late-night press release noting that the company …
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Interview with Guardian CEO David Pemsel suggests publication may start producing some members-only content  —  Guardian Media Group's David Pemsel: A paywall “would diminish our reach and influence around the world”  —  David Pemsel will be speaking at Digital Media Strategies this March.
David Pierce / Wired:
Hulu's launch of its first original drama, 11.22.63, signals company's commitment to growth  —  The Ambitious 11.22.63 Is the Beginning of a Brand New Hulu  —  Last Thursday night, Hulu rented a parking lot.  The massive concrete expanse was a few doors down from the Bruin Theater in Los Angeles' Westwood neighborhood.
Discussion: Vox, New York Daily News and, Thanks:@ravichandrans25
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
LA Times reorganizes newsroom, creates news and enterprise hub, separate desk for print coverage  —  Next step into digital news age by LA Times  —  Already in the midst of replacing last year's buyout class with younger reporters and editors, the Los Angeles Times is also going to reorganize …
Discussion: @mathewi
Hannah Ellis-Petersen / Guardian:
Youth-focused BBC Three's transition to an online only channel is complete as it takes a budget cut from £85M to £30M  —  Credits roll on-air for the final time as BBC3 becomes online only  —  Channel aimed at younger audience, which launched 13 years ago …
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fox News, North Jersey Media Group Resolve Claims Over 9/11 Photo  —  Fox News and North Jersey Media Group Inc. have settled their dispute over unauthorized use of an iconic Sept. 11, 2001 photograph.  —  The picture in question (above) depicts firefighters raising the American flag amid the World Trade Center rubble.
Discussion: TVNewser
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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