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4:20 PM ET, April 1, 2016


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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 …
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 tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos's work.
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 …
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
RIAA, other industry organizations, music stars call for DMCA reform ahead of April 1 public comments deadline, say safe harbor, takedown provisions do not work  —  Music Industry A-Listers Call on Congress to Reform Copyright Act  —  A day before a crucial deadline, the music industry is pulling no punches.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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!
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:
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