Anh Do / Los Angeles Times:
Orange County Register editor Rob Curley confirms he's leaving; sources say 70+ layoffs expected after its acquisition by Digital First Media — Editor and 70-plus others said to be out at the Orange County Register — More than 70 Orange County Register employees were being targeted …
Discussion: Orange County Business …, OC Weekly, LA Observed, L.A. Daily News, OC Weekly, Los Angeles Business Journal, USA Today, Orange County Register, USA Today, Orange County Register, Editor & Publisher, @davidsirota, @robcurley, @scottrenshaw, The Wrap, Media Nation, @sammihandles, @dougfisher and Los Angeles Times
Mediha DiMartino / Orange County Business …: New Owner Cuts Execs at Register
Gustavo Arellano / OC Weekly: Rob Curley Out as OC Register Editor, 50+ More Let Go
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Register formally changes hands and editor is out
L.A. Daily News: Daily News owner completes purchase of Orange County Register, Riverside Press-Enterprise
Gustavo Arellano / OC Weekly: OC Register's New Owners to Meet Reporters Today Before Further Gutting the Paper
Jonathan Lansner / Orange County Register: Digital First closes deal to buy The Orange County Register
David Sirota / @davidsirota: As TV pundits make millions, here's the massacre happening right now in the world of real journalism http://www.latimes.com/...
Rob Curley / @robcurley: I need some Iron Maiden. I'm getting tickets. Loud metal played in the key of horse galloping, along with tons of explosions is needed now.
Scott Renshaw / @scottrenshaw: Wishing the best to all those at @ocregister, both those departing and those left to keep the ship running.
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap: Orange County Register to Lay Off Editor Rob Curley, 70 Others
Sammi / @sammihandles: Sad to hear. When @robcurley spoke at CSPA we could all see his passion & love for running & improving the register https://twitter.com/...
Doug Fisher / @dougfisher: I know @robcurley will land on his feet. But still sad for him and others https://twitter.com/...
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Sources claim interns produce most of Milo Yiannopoulos's work; he confirms “about 44” interns and two people writing Breitbart posts, says practice is standard — Top Conservative Writer Is A Group Effort, Sources Say — Sources claim interns produce much of Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos's work.
Discussion: Oregonian, New York Magazine, @martindaubney, @jonathanchait, @caitlindewey, @glinner, The Verge, @bruce_arthur, @chrislhayes, @popehat, @pbump, @iptuttle, @noahcrothman, @bernstein, @nero, @katzonearth, @chrislhayes, @hayesbrown, @mat, @soledadobrien, @chrisgeidner, @popehat, @davidadonaldson, @timcushing, @_grendan, @byjoelanderson, @travelinganna, @byjoelanderson, @davidfolkenflik and @leroy_lynch
Griffin McElroy / Oregonian: Breitbart tech editor is actually 44 interns, according to BuzzFeed report
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: A BuzzFeed report leaks chats from a Slack featuring …
Martin Daubney / @martindaubney: Hilarious uber trolling of @BuzzFeed - “website of cat videos & clickbait lists” - by @nero http://www.buzzfeed.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Jonathan Chait / @jonathanchait: Healthy labor market continues, led by strong growth in the Milo Yiannopoulos intern sector http://www.buzzfeed.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Graham Linehan / @glinner: Reminder that the guy who spent a month mewling about losing his verified status was running a shitposting channel http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: Actually, this is about ethics in journalism
Bruce Arthur / @bruce_arthur: So one of the worst people on the Internet is actually 44 of the worst people on the internet. That makes sense. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Christopher Hayes / @chrislhayes: Like a 21st-century version of Warhol's Factory, but with a lot less talent and lot more racism http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
@popehat: You know who else was a collective consciousness composed of multitudes of tiny minds? http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Philip Bump / @pbump: Weird that Milo Yiannopoulos is literally just an aggregation of 4chan trolls. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Ian Tuttle / @iptuttle: “Yiannopoulos says his practices are ‘completely standard.’” The hell they are. Where are my FORTY-FOUR interns? https://twitter.com/...
Noah Rothman / @noahcrothman: What would you even do with them? “Can you internalize these data for me?” https://twitter.com/...
Joe Bernstein / @bernstein: I agreed to wait two weeks to run the Milo story so as not to screw over one of my sources — three weeks ago. Forget April 1
Milo Yiannopoulos / @nero: I need an intern to manage my interns
Jonathan M. Katz / @katzonearth: Wait. Have these allegations been ..... verified? http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Christopher Hayes / @chrislhayes: This Milo story has to be some elaborate troll/prank, right?
Hayes Brown / @hayesbrown: So which of them really had the blue checkmark taken away from them? https://twitter.com/...
Mat Honan / @mat: I don't have an intern
Soledad O'Brien / @soledadobrien: I have two interns. Not being competitive, but in retrospect, it seems... like a weak effort.
Chris Geidner / @chrisgeidner: Y'all, @bernstein outdid us ~all~ here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/74OnSDikOw
David Donaldson / @davidadonaldson: Just like the workshop of a renaissance master: much of Milo Yiannopoulos' writing is produced by interns http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Tim Cushing / @timcushing: So, his Twitter account will need about ~44 blue checkmarks? http://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/7e4PdRIWuW
Brendan O'Connor / @_grendan: “Yiannopoulos insisted that this kind of delegation was normal for public figures” http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Joel D. Anderson / @byjoelanderson: “Milo Yiannopoulos is not one person. That person does not exist.” @Bernstein w/an appropriately weird media story. http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Annemarie Dooling / @travelinganna: 44 interns! Calls himself ‘daddy’! Grossssss http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Joel D. Anderson / @byjoelanderson: “It wasn't like I had to police racism out of my Slack.” I see ... http://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/eGknHY0ppg
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: Bon vivant, wildly and intentionally offensive writer on the right and, as it happens, an amalgam http://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Adam Ewing / Bloomberg:
Jay Z seeks compensation in his $56M Tidal purchase from Schibsted ASA, claiming subscriber numbers were inflated — Jay Z Says Firm That Sold Him Tidal Inflated Subscriber Numbers — Hip hop mogul says he wants some of his $56 million back — A year after acquisition, Tidal still trails Spotify, Apple
Discussion: Music Business Worldwide, TechCrunch, The Verge, USA Today, Philly.com, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Daily Mail, New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Guardian, Pitchfork, Rolling Out, The Source, TechnoBuffalo, Digital Music News, Digital Trends, Tech Times, @om, SiliconANGLE, TMZ.com, Quartz, Gizmodo, Fortune, Vanity Fair, Complete Music Update, Page Six, FACT Magazine, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, RAIN News, Billboard, International Business Times, hypebot and Variety
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Kanye West's new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ is no longer a Tidal exclusive
Micah Singleton / The Verge: Tidal is preparing a lawsuit against its former owners for overstating subscribers
Mike Snider / USA Today: Jay Z sues previous owners of music service Tidal
Howard Gensler / Philly.com: Jay Z suing former Tidal execs for inflated subscriber numbers
Kjetil Malkenes Hovland / Wall Street Journal: Jay Z Alleges Tidal Subscriber Numbers Overstated at Time of Acquisition
Zoe Szathmary For / Daily Mail: Jay Z accuses former Tidal streaming service owners of 'puffing up number of subscribers …
Meera Jagannathan / New York Daily News: Jay Z sues Tidal's previous owners, claiming they inflated subscriber numbers
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: Tidal Claims It Got Tricked Into Buying Tidal
Kylie Noble / Guardian: Jay Z ‘preparing to sue’ former Tidal owners
Angela Wilson / The Source: ICYMI: Tidal to Add Movies to Streaming Service
Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News: Exclusive: Jay Z Announcing Tidal Shutdown In $1.4 Billion Google Buyout
Kristofer Wouk / Digital Trends: Jay Z wants part of the $56 million he paid for his stake in Tidal back
Om Malik / @om: Wait! So the smartest man in hip hop business is admitting he got hoodwinked by Norwegians! http://www.bloomberg.com/...
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE: Poor diddums: Jay Z sues previous Tidal owners because he didn't do his due diligence properly
Jay Z Sues / TMZ.com: Tidal Lied to Get More Cash
Amy X. Wang / Quartz: Jay Z is suing Tidal's Norwegian former owners over just how many people were using it
Sophie Kleeman / Gizmodo: Jay Z Says He Got Ripped Off On Tidal
Chris Cooke / Complete Music Update: Tidal confirms it has served “legal notice” to service's former owners
Jon Blistein / Rolling Stone: Tidal Preps Lawsuit Against Previous Owners, Claims Inflated Subscribers
Alex Young / Consequence of Sound: Jay Z accuses previous TIDAL owner of inflating number of subscribers
Anna Washenko / RAIN News: Jay-Z may sue Tidal's original owners
Dan Rys / Billboard: Jay Z Serves Legal Papers to Former Tidal Owners Over ‘Misleading’ Subscriber Numbers
Max Willens / International Business Times: Jay Z Wants Some Of His Money Back From Tidal's Original Owners
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: TIDAL Confirms Aspiro Lawsuit, Issues Official Statement
Tony Connelly / The Drum:
Red Bull Media House to provide Reuters subscribers with exclusive sport and lifestyle content — Reuters is extending the sports content it offers its Reuters Media Express customers after partnering with Red Bull Media House (RBMH) who will provide a curated selection of its best sports and lifestyle content.
Discussion: Digiday, MediaPost, campaignlive.co.uk, GlobeNewswire News Room, @themurdochtimes and CNBC
Jessica Davies / Digiday: Red Bull Media House opens up sports content to Reuters
Thomson Reuters Corporation / GlobeNewswire News Room: Reuters Enriches Offering to Media Express Users by Adding Red Bull Media House Content
The Daily Rupert / @themurdochtimes: Presumably media units of defense contractors, banks, miners will start supplying political news stories? http://twitter.com/...
Michelle Castillo / CNBC: Red Bull and Reuters team up: Why?
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report — Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked …
Discussion: Wired, Boing Boing, emptywheel, Ars Technica, Quartz, Sputnik International, TechCrunch, Tech Times, Sky News, International Business Times, ZDNet, CIO.com, Silicon Republic, Techdirt, CNET, TorrentFreak, @wvualphasoldier, @xeni, @csoghoian, @ashk4n, @nikcub, Fortune, SiliconANGLE, The Verge, The Register, Guardian, Gizmodo, Engadget and Daring Fireball
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing: Reddit's Warrant Canary just died
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz: Reddit's big hint that the government is watching you is a missing “warrant canary”
Cory Doctorow / Sputnik International: No Longer Singing Like a Canary, Reddit Forced to Hand Over Data
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: Reddit's missing ‘warrant canary’ suggests classified data requests from feds
Aaron Mamiit / Tech Times: Reddit Removes ‘Warrant Canary’ In Transparency Report: What This Means In English
Jason Murdock / International Business Times: Reddit hints at National Security Letter snooping as ‘warrant canary’ takes flight
Chris Duckett / ZDNet: Reddit warrant canary disappears from transparency report
John Ribeiro / CIO.com: Reddit's removal of ‘warrant canary’ could hint at US demand for its user data
Jon Skillings / CNET: Reddit drops hint on national security snooping
WvuSoldier / @wvualphasoldier: Hey guys, the canary has died. Reddit is informing for the Feds now. Just a heads up. http://www.reuters.com/...
@xeni: There's a silent sign Reddit may have recently received a secret National Security Letter http://boingboing.net/... pic.twitter.com/u7sQdotphO
Christopher Soghoian / @csoghoian: Reddit admin, answering q's about new transparency report, says he has been told not to comment on the dead canary. https://twitter.com/...
Ashkan Soltani / @ashk4n: Reddit's warrant canary disappears. CEO: “I've been advised not to say anything one way or the other.” http://www.wired.com/...
Nik Cubrilovic / @nikcub: Reddit has almost certainly been served an NSL https://www.reddit.com/... I guess they're targeting /r/DarknetMarkets one of last grey subs
Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE: Reddit discloses National Security request by killing its warrant canary
Rich McCormick / The Verge: Reddit signals receipt of secret government orders to hand over user data
Iain Thomson / The Register: Reddit's warrant canary shuffles off this mortal coil
Steve Dent / Engadget: Reddit probably got subpoena'd by the FBI or NSA
John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Reddit's Warrant Canary Just Died
New York Magazine:
Andrew Sullivan Joins New York Magazine As Contributing Editor — New York Magazine editor-in-chief Adam Moss announced today that writer Andrew Sullivan is joining the magazine as a contributing editor covering politics and the larger culture. He will write features throughout the year …
Sources: Egypt blocked Facebook's Free Basics service after the company refused to let the government spy on users — Exclusive: Egypt blocked Facebook Internet service over surveillance - sources — Egypt blocked Facebook Inc's (FB.O) Free Basics Internet service at the end of last year …
Discussion: Sonoran Weekly Review, Engadget, The Stack, VatorNews, Boing Boing and Fortune
Robin Reyes In Regulatory / Sonoran Weekly Review: Facebook Free Basics Internet Service Banned in Egypt, Reuters Says; Facebook Stock Slips (NASDAQ:FB)
Nicky Cappella / The Stack: Egypt blocked Free Basics over privacy battle
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is now on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play — Kanye West's latest album, The Life of Pablo, has arrived on Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music. It was reported yesterday that West's still-changing album would soon appear on the services …
Discussion: New York Times, The Wrap, The Independent, The FADER, EW.com, TIME, MTV, USA Today, Re/code, The Source, Complex UK, SPIN, Billboard, Yahoo, USA Today, CNNMoney, hypebot, VentureBeat, Tech Times, SlashGear, XXL Mag, Engadget, Gizmodo, Guardian, Business Insider, Refinery29, Ubergizmo, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, 9to5Mac, AppleInsider and Mashable
Joe Coscarelli / New York Times: Kanye West's label says Pablo will be streaming on all major services by midnight Friday, despite West's earlier claim it would be a Tidal exclusive
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap: Kanye West Flip-Flops, Will Release Full ‘Life of Pablo’ Album on Tidal Rivals
The Independent: Kanye West's latest album The Life of Pablo is finally streaming on Spotify, Apple Music …
Eric Zaworski / The FADER: The Life Of Pablo Is Now Available On Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play
Will Robinson / EW.com: UPDATED VERSION OF KANYE WEST'S THE LIFE OF PABLO NOW STREAMING
Adam Fleischer / MTV: Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo Will Be Updated And Changed For ‘Months To Come’
Maeve McDermott / USA Today: Kanye's ‘The Life of Pablo’ arrives on Spotify, Apple Music
Peter Kafka / Re/code: Kanye West's New Album Is Finally (Probably!) Coming to Spotify and Apple Music
Lars Brandle / Billboard: Kanye West's ‘The Life of Pablo’ Now Available to Buy Or Stream, ‘Saint Pablo’ Leaks
Hayley Spencer / Yahoo: Kanye West's ‘The Life of Pablo’ is Now on Streaming Services and Available For Purchase
Charlotte Wilder / USA Today: The ongoing, messy release of Kanye West's ‘The Life of Pablo’, explained
Bruce Houghton / hypebot: Kanye West's “The Life Of Pablo” Now Available For Download And Streaming On Spotify, Apple Music
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: He lied, sorta. Kanye West's ‘Life of Pablo’ goes on sale, shows up on Spotify and Apple Music
Adam Westlake / SlashGear: Kanye West album ‘Life of Pablo’ comes to Apple Music, Spotify
Nick Summers / Engadget: Kanye West's new album arrives on Spotify and Apple Music
Chris Mills / Gizmodo: Kanye West's New Album Finally Available Outside Tidal
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: Kanye West's new album is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music
Michael Hafford / Refinery29: When Kanye Says “Never,” He Apparently Means Six Weeks
Alex Young / Consequence of Sound: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music
Greg Barbosa / 9to5Mac: Kanye West's ‘Life of Pablo’ album might actually reach Apple Music & Spotify tomorrow in latest Tidal U-turn
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider: Reversing track, Kanye West's full ‘Life of Pablo’ may come to Apple Music on Friday
Alex Spence / Politico:
Study: tech companies have power over media and communication that needs greater scrutiny — Who is keeping Google and Facebook in check? — LONDON — With many people now using smartphones and social media to get news, a handful of huge Silicon Valley companies have amassed disproportionate influence over what we read and view.
Discussion: Policy Institute … and The Conversation
Martin Moore / Policy Institute …: Tech Giants and Civic Power
Alex Spence / Politico:
Study: Europe's media independence threatened by political interference and concentrated ownership — Media freedom at risk across Europe — The independence and diversity of Europe's media is under threat from political interference and concentrated ownership, according to a report published Wednesday.
Discussion: Centre for Media Pluralism …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Der Spiegel's leaked innovation report recommends restructuring, highlights a rigid structure, second-class digital status, and brand confusion — Is Der Spiegel's leaked Innovation Report one of the key documents of this (German) media age? — An eminent legacy news organization's innovation report has leaked!
Discussion: @ylichterman, @petersgoodman, @leloveluck, @coreypein, @kim_bode and Politico
Joseph Lichterman / @ylichterman: Another media innovation report leaked! This one is from Germany's Der Spiegel http://www.niemanlab.org/... pic.twitter.com/lCSp2QoT5b
Peter S. Goodman / @petersgoodman: latest evidence anonymity promised for participation in “innovation reports” as reliable as Trump loyalty pledge http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Louisa Loveluck / @leloveluck: Stern self-analysis in leaked Der Spiegel internal report: “We inflate our importance. We can't confess to weakness.” http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Corey Pein / @coreypein: Stories on “innovation reports” usually ignore the degree to which they are weapons in internal power struggles. http://www.niemanlab.org/...
Kim Bode / @kim_bode: Pleasure to work with @shansquared of @niemanlab: Some insights into of the leaked Innovation Report of @derSpiegel http://nie.mn/1VW6Sff
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Economist deputy editor Tom Standage on how the weekly business mag reached 35m social media followers — Economist deputy editor and head of digital strategy Tom Standage has revealed some of the secrets behind his title's 35m-strong social media following. — In terms of social media reach The Economist boasts: