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9:55 AM ET, March 15, 2016


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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sony to buy Michael Jackson's stake of Sony/ATV catalog for $750M  —  Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog  —  Sony has agreed to pay the estate of Michael Jackson $750 million for its share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog …
Kyle Chayka / Racked:
A profile of Kinfolk, one of the last print lifestyle magazines, and an interview with Nathan Williams, its editor-in-chief  —  The Last Lifestyle Magazine  —  One evening in Hawaii in 2009, a lanky young man named Nathan Williams led his girlfriend Katie into a forest near the beach.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Knight Foundation and USA Today Network release report on virtual reality journalism, says 2016 will be a significant year for the medium  —  Report: 2016 will be critical for growth of VR in journalism  —  A report out Sunday from the Knight Foundation and the USA Today Network says 2016 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Fortune Apple writer Philip Elmer-DeWitt is leaving to start his own site, Apple 3.0, with $10/month subscription that drops paywall on posts after three days  —  Fortune's Apple-Watcher Philip Elmer-DeWitt Is Leaving, Launching His Own Site  —  Since 2007, Philip Elmer-DeWitt has written …
Discussion: @ricmac and @whatthebit
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple News introduces ad format for sponsored posts, in line with articles, with Apple keeping 30% of revenue  —  Apple News will soon get ‘native’ ads that look like articles  —  Apple has introduced a new ad format for sponsored posts that will appear in users' news feeds alongside articles in the Apple News app.
Facebook suspends users over ‘nude’ photo of Aboriginal women in traditional dress  —  Facebook has suspended the profiles of people who shared an article about Aboriginal feminism, because it contains a photograph of two Indigenous women in traditional attire.  —  Facebook does not allow bare breasts in posts.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter In Discussions With Top Vine Creators About Payment  —  Vine is popular because it became a home for a brand new form of entertainment: six second looping videos perfect for bite-sized appetites on mobile.  But while Vine is a home for all that content, it doesn't actually create it.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Mashable to make four short-form Web series, each spanning six episodes, with NBCUniversal's Bravo network  —  Mashable to Make Web Shows With NBCUniversal's Bravo Network  —  Digital news site will co-produce four short-form series  —  Shows can be original or based on existing Bravo programs
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA:
Crikey editor Marni Cordell to join Buzzfeed Australia as head of news  —  Buzzfeed Australia has appointed Crikey editor Marni Cordell as its first head of news, Mumbrella can reveal.  —  Cordell joined Private Media's Crikey in May 2014 and worked previously for The Australian and The Guardian.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart's national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and associate editor Jarrett Stepman resign, citing site's pro-Trump stance  —  Two more staffers resign from Breitbart  —  Two more staffers for Breitbart have resigned from the company, citing the website's pro-Donald Trump stance.
Amy Pyle named new editor in chief of The Center for Investigative Reporting  —  EMERYVILLE, Calif. - The Center for Investigative Reporting has named Amy Pyle as its new editor in chief.  —  Pyle has been leading CIR's newsroom as managing editor since September.
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
The Daily Beast is launching two Facebook live video series, with one show at noon weekdays, another weekly on Friday afternoons
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio defends his posting of Hulk Hogan sex tape as journalism
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
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