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4:35 PM ET, April 5, 2016

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NFL Communications:
NFL confirms streaming deal with Twitter for Thursday night games, allowing users to watch for free across mobile, tablet, web and connected TVs  —  National Football League and Twitter Announce Streaming Partnership for Thursday Night Football  —  Twitter to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games globally
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Bloomberg:
Twitter acquires rights to stream NFL's Thursday night games, part of an overall push into online programming and effort to attract mainstream users  —  Twitter Wins NFL Deal to Stream Thursday Night Games  —  Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter paid less than $10M for 10 NFL games, while rival bids were higher than $15M  —  Twitter Beats Amazon, Verizon for Global NFL Streaming Deal  —  Surprise finish to the fight for NFL streaming rights: They're going to Twitter.  —  The social media company beat …
Medium:
Medium launches Medium for Publishers, a suite of branding and customization tools, aiming to entice publishers away from their CMS  —  Making Medium More Powerful for Publishers  —  At Medium, we're building out a new corner of the Internet specifically designed for people and publishers …
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Eight independent sites fully migrate to Medium, including Pacific Standard; four others in pipeline, including Monday Note  —  Medium lures The Awl and other publishers to go all-in on its platform  —  Medium is convincing a batch of small publishers to abandon their standalone sites …
Nicholas Jackson / Pacific Standard:
Pacific Standard EIC Nicholas Jackson explains why the magazine migrated its site to Medium: improved audience reach, commenting system, more  —  Introducing the New PSmag.com  —  We want to bring the kinds of stories we tell—stories that matter—to the widest possible audience.
Discussion: @ryanj899, @niemanlab and The Story
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Judge in lawsuit against Rolling Stone says woman at center of story, “Jackie”, must testify, allows for a five hour deposition  —  ‘Jackie’ must testify in lawsuit over Rolling Stone rape story  —  A Virginia judge has ruled that the woman at the center of Rolling Stone's discredited story …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Jezebel
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook announces Automatic Alternative Text on iOS, which uses AI to automatically describe images to blind users  —  Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users  —  Ask a member of Facebook's growth team what feature played the biggest role in getting …
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Yahoo scales back its media focus as cutbacks follow tensions between media stars seeking home-page space and engineers who swear by algorithms  —  Marissa Mayer vs. “Kim Kardashian's Ass”: What Sunk Yahoo's Media Ambitions?  —  After a pricey talent spree, Yahoo News is reversing course—again.
Oliver Darcy / TheBlaze.com:
Reporter Michelle Fields, assaulted by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, receives death threat, telling her to drop charges against him within 72 hours  —  Exclusive: Police Investigate Death Threats Made Against Michelle Fields — Listen to the Chilling Audio
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap:
The Webby Awards nominations announced, Vice Media leads with 16, other nominees include Google, HBO, CollegeHumor  —  Webby Awards: Vice Media, National Geographic Lead Nominations  —  The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 20th annual Webby Awards on Monday …
Discussion: Forbes, Variety, WWD and Digital Trends
 
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Alexander Spangher / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT response to Paris attacks shows efficiency in foreign news coverage; within 48 hours, 39 contributors filed from 12 countries and 6 US states to 21 editors
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico's president, co-founder Jim VandeHei likely to leave site in spring, months earlier than planned
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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
In first India deal, Xiaomi leads $25M round for music/movie streaming firm Hungama
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Disney announces Thomas Staggs will step down as COO in May and leave the company at end of September, after spending a little more than a year in the post
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Observer Editor Ken Kurson read, gave input on speech by Donald Trump; NYO owned by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
NBCU and Vox Will Start Selling Ads on Each Other's Sites