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6:00 PM ET, March 15, 2016


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times changes policy on stories based on anonymous sources; must now be approved by one of three top editors  —  Tightening the Screws on Anonymous Sources  —  After two major front-page errors in a six-month period, Times editors are cracking down on the use of anonymous sources.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart sends ‘cease and desist’ letters to former staffers  —  Breitbart is getting litigious.  —  The company sent out cease and desist letters to some of the employees who left the company in the past week, multiple sources with knowledge of the letters told POLITICO.
Sources: Trump campaign manager that allegedly assaulted Breitbart staffer was subject of previous complaints about inappropriate behaviour towards journalists  —  Trump campaign manager's behavior prompted staff concerns  —  Corey Lewandowski's temperament and inappropriate comments drew ire at his previous job, too.
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 …
Emily Jane Fox / Vanity Fair:
Apple News now lets publishers of all sizes edit and deliver their stories in the Apple News format, improves statistics dashboard, and launches ad campaign  —  Apple Just Opened Up Its News App In a Big Way  —  Apple will now let individuals and independent publishers deliver content through its native news platform.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple News introduces ad format for sponsored posts, in line with articles, with Apple keeping 30% of revenue
Denver Post:
Denver Post editor Greg Moore resigns; news director Lee Ann Colacioppo will lead newsroom during search for replacement  —  Search begins for new leader as news director Lee Ann Colacioppo takes reins of Colorado's largest newspaper  —  Denver Post editor Gregory L. Moore resigned from the paper, March 15, 2016.
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.
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 …
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap:
Dish Sues NBCUniversal for Breach of Contract in Carriage Dispute  —  Dish Network is suing NBCUniversal for breach of contract as negotiations to renew said contract continue between the two companies.  —  “NBC's public statements against Dish over the past 24 hours are in violation …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Trinity Mirror plans to monetize its mobile audience through in-app ad formats, faster running sites, and location-based ads  —  How Trinity Mirror plans to close the gap in mobile  —  The number of people who view Trinity Mirror Group content exclusively on mobile has exploded in the past few years.
Discussion: Street Fight
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
At SXSW, New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson predicts VR could generate “significant revenue” for the paper with the right partners  —  The New York Times touts its VR operation at South by Southwest  —  AUSTIN, TEXAS—At the SXSW Interactive festival here in 2014 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @joepompeo and Politico
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Taylor Swift Videos More Popular Than Most Network TV, Nielsen Numbers Show  —  TV may not be the biggest audience driver for much longer: New Nielsen research commissioned by Vevo shows that music videos from well-known artists routinely gather equal if not bigger audiences than network TV shows.
Discussion: Complex and The Wrap
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BBC tightens conflict of interest rules for senior executives after Alan Yentob row  —  Criticism of former creative director's role at Kids Company prompts new guidelines that include ‘potential for reputational embarrassment or damage’  —  The BBC has drawn up new guidelines designed …
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Hilary Milnes / Digiday:
British Vogue tests breaking fashion news alerts on WhatsApp
Discussion: The Drum and @ninatypewriter
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New experimental bookmarking tool from Washington Post lets readers save their place when reading long stories
Discussion: @newswhip
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter In Discussions With Top Vine Creators About Payment
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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