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11:30 PM ET, March 15, 2016


 Top News: 
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram to begin testing an algorithm-based personalized feed for users, moving away from reverse chronological order  —  Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an Algorithm  —  For years, we have been trained to view web postings from our friends in a certain order.
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.
New York Times:
Analysis shows Trump has earned close to $2B in free media, yet spent less than any other major candidate on advertising  —  Measuring Donald Trump's Mammoth Advantage in Free Media  —  Of all the ways Donald Trump has shocked the political system, one of the most significant is how he wins primary …
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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Hires Longtime Pandora Exec Tom Conrad as VP of Product  —  Snapchat has hired longtime Pandora executive Tom Conrad as its new VP of Product.  —  Conrad spent a decade at Pandora and was running product and also serving as the company's CTO by the time he left back in 2014.
Discussion: Forbes and Variety
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Dish Sues NBCUniversal as Carriage Dispute Escalates  —  Dish Network has filed suit against NBCUniversal, the latest step in a rapidly escalating dispute over a new carriage agreement between the two companies.  —  In a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Illinois …
Astha Rajvanshi / Columbia Journalism Review:
How use of open-source intel in reporting on human rights crises can risk sources' lives  —  In human rights reporting, the perils of too much information  —  Editor's Note: This post was produced as part of a graduate course on media writing and storytelling taught by the editors of Columbia Journalism Review.
Katie Zhu / Medium's The Story:
Medium updates iOS and Android apps to add topic- and theme-based collections, curated by trusted human testers  —  Collections: Curating a More Browsable Medium  —  There's so many great stories published every day on Medium—it's hard to keep up.  We're building a platform for authors …
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.
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
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 More News: 
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Taylor Swift Videos More Popular Than Most Network TV, Nielsen Numbers Show
Discussion: Complex and The Wrap
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BBC tightens conflict of interest rules for senior executives after Alan Yentob row
Hilary Milnes / Digiday:
British Vogue tests breaking fashion news alerts on WhatsApp
Discussion: The Drum and @ninatypewriter
 Earlier Picks: 
Kyle Chayka / Racked:
A profile of Kinfolk, one of the last print lifestyle magazines, and an interview with Nathan Williams, its editor-in-chief
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sony to buy Michael Jackson's stake of Sony/ATV catalog for $750M
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New experimental bookmarking tool from Washington Post lets readers save their place when reading long stories
Discussion: @newswhip