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5:20 PM ET, March 29, 2016


 Top News: 
Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski charged with simple battery for grabbing ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields  —  Trump campaign manager charged with battery  —  Corey Lewandowski faces a misdemeanor charge related to incident with former Breitbart reporter.
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Obama calls for better journalism but has contributed to problems with jail threats, subpoenas, stonewalling of FOIA, and end runs around traditional media  —  Obama Criticizes the Media, but His Administration Is Part of the Problem  —  It's hard to imagine a politician loving …
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
At Robin Toner prize awards dinner, President Obama urges journalists to hold election candidates to account, notes the negative impact of the web on journalism  —  Obama laments current politics; says media must do better  —  Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama called on journalists Monday …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions  —  The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players.  —  In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Instagram increases video length limit for users from 15 seconds up to 60 seconds, part of a greater expansion into video for the social network  —  Instagram Is Expanding Videos to 60 Seconds  —  EMAIL ME  —  The Facebook-owned photo app is placing a bigger emphasis on video this year.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud launches SoundCloud Go music subscription service for $9.99/month in US  —  It's Go time for SoundCloud: $9.99 tier aims to rival Spotify with millions of premium music tracks  —  SoundCloud is often billed as the “YouTube for audio” because of its huge trove of user-generated music …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC says it has topped $1B in ad sales for Rio Olympics  —  NBC Says Olympic Ad Sales Top $1B  —  Sponsors moving ahead of pace from 2012 London games  —  NBC says that national ad sales for the Rio Olympics have topped $1 billion and are ahead of the record pace set by the 2012 London Games.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
To fend off losses and digital competition, the newspaper market is consolidating; 70 daily newspapers were sold for a combined $827M in 2015  —  Newspapers Gobble Each Other Up to Survive Digital Apocalypse  —  More than $800 million in deals seen last year, most since '08
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
NFL writer Peter King extends contract with Sports Illustrated, will continue to write Monday Morning Quarterback column and lead The MMQB  —  Peter King signs multi-year contract extension  —  With his contract coming due at the end of the month, Peter King flirted with leaving Sports Illustrated, his writing home since 1989.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
CNN Hires David Gregory as Political Analyst as 2016 Campaign Heats Up  —  David Gregory, who endured a long and difficult exit from his perch as the host of NBC's “Meet the Press,” is returning to a regular role on television as a political analyst on CNN, the network announced on Monday.
Brady Dale / The New York Observer:
Blogger sparks debate with demand that Genius Web Annotator allow opt-outs and abuse reporting feature  —  Genius Web Annotator vs. One Young Woman With a Blog  —  Can annotating text online straighten out our collective reasoning, or will it just be a new vector for trolls?
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Yu Shaolei, editor at Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily, resigns over increasing media control from government
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Oculus Rift release to have a limited impact on journalism, as reviews say its adoption will be limited, given necessary PC requirements and prohibitive price