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9:50 PM ET, February 22, 2016


 Top News: 
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Washington Post hires New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan as media columnist, will begin work in spring  —  Margaret Sullivan joins The Post as media columnist  —  Announcement from Liz Seymour, executive features editor:  —  I am thrilled to tell you that Margaret Sullivan …
Seb Joseph / The Drum:
Trinity Mirror launching New Day newspaper in UK on February 29, with no website, just a Facebook feed and print for 50p a copy  —  Trinity Mirror's New Day newspaper vies for ‘Facebook news-feed’ style but won't get a site  —  Trinity Mirror's New Day is being pitched as a …
Matt Bonesteel / Washington Post:
Ex-SB Nation reporter Jeff Arnold releases statement apologizing for Holtzclaw story, says at least four editors vetted it before publication  —  Ex-SB Nation reporter says ‘at least four editors’ vetted his Daniel Holtzclaw story  —  Jeff Arnold, whose SB Nation Longform story …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Cheezburger sold to undisclosed, newly formed overseas private media company; CEO Scott Moore to continue running the site in unknown capacity  —  Cheezburger online comedy sites sold to unnamed buyer in acquisition of startup that made funny cat pictures famous  —  I can has acquisition?
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Discussion: @fraying
Nilagia McCoy / Shorenstein Center:
One third to one half of the 50 largest US papers could go out of business in three years, predicts Nicco Mele, Wallis Annenberg Chair at USC Annenberg  —  In search of a business model: the future of journalism in an age of social media and dramatic declines in print revenue  —  Taubman 275
Catalina Albeanu /
Inside The Independent's plans for digital expansion: new paid-for app, investment in international and investigative reporting, change in newsroom structures  —  Inside The Independent's plans for digital expansion  —  Digital editor Christian Broughton outlines some of the changes ahead …
Discussion: Guardian
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
How New Voices USA, a project of the Student Press Law Center, is trying to push for state legislation that would strengthen the rights of student journalists  —  How a new campaign is trying to strengthen the rights of student journalists  —  The recent controversy at Mount St. Mary's University …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos experiments with Facebook Live, achieving 4M video views on primary day in New Hampshire  —  Univision's Ramos Seeks New Audiences On Facebook — And Draws Millions … On the campaign trail, the chief anchor of the Spanish-language network Univision, Jorge Ramos …
Discussion: @stevemullis
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
Owner of Mexican news outlet who was threatened for his reporting killed in Tabasco
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Charlotte Eyre / The Bookseller:
HarperCollins Italian division, HarperCollins Italia, acquires 20lines, an app that allows people to read, share and write short-format stories
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Financial Times names Cait O'Riordan chief product and information officer
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Ahmed Aboulenein / Reuters:
Egypt jails author for two years over sexually explicit novel
Discussion: BBC and Al Bawaba
Emily Bell / Guardian:
As distribution moves to platforms like Facebook and carriers implement ad blocking, news websites are in danger of losing control of their business