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4:10 AM ET, April 11, 2016

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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook updates policy to let publishers post and tag paid-for content on verified pages  —  Facebook drops branded content restrictions for publishers  —  Facebook is letting publishers and other verified pages distribute branded-content for free, but it's unclear whether its labeling system is...
Wall Street Journal:
U.K.'s Daily Mail Explores Bid for Yahoo Backed by Private Equity  —  Potential bid could take one of two forms, sources say  —  The parent company of the Daily Mail, the British newspaper and global tabloid website, is in talks with several private-equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo Inc. …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How BuzzFeed got 800K concurrent Facebook Live viewers by exploding a watermelon using rubber bands  —  With 690 rubber bands and a watermelon, BuzzFeed creates Facebook Live's first driveway moment  —  It started innocuously enough.  —  Two BuzzFeed staffers sat around a small, circular table, wearing smocks and safety glasses.
Nieman Lab:
Reuters Institute report: TV news must experiment and innovate to confront challenges of digital disruption  —  Digital disruption is coming quickly to TV news; how can broadcasters adapt and respond?  —  Television was supposed to be different, more resilient to digital disruption than print.
Jeff Amy / Associated Press:
Appeals court overturns injunction against MPAA-backed Mississippi AG's Google investigation as premature, says Google can fight AG's actions in state court  —  Appeals court rules Mississippi can resume Google inquiry  —  JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's attorney general can resume …
John Geraci / Harvard Business Review:
Inside The New York Times' struggle to innovate: products were repositioned, executing innovation and entrepreneurship didn't work in corporate atmosphere  —  What I Learned from Trying to Innovate at the New York Times  —  When I worked at the New York Times, from 2013 to 2015 …
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Associated Press:
Syrian journalist Muhammed Zahir al Serkat shot and wounded by masked attacker in Turkey  —  Syrian journalist wounded in attack in Turkey  —  ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian journalist has been seriously wounded in an attack in Turkey …
Discussion: @dailysabah
Adam Goldman / Washington Post:
Syria releases American freelance photographer Kevin Patrick Dawes  —  The Syrian regime has freed an American freelance photographer who was abducted after traveling to the country in 2012, according to two U.S. officials.  —  Kevin Patrick Dawes, 33, from San Diego, was released following …
Sheila S. Coronel / Columbia Journalism Review:
Against the odds, investigative journalism persists in the Middle East  —  In the past year, a group of Arab journalists has been working secretly in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria, and Yemen as part of a global network of investigative reporters mining the so called “Panama Papers.”
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Publishing startup Slant News, which paid writers 70% of ad revenue generated by their posts, is shutting down; funder Mobli pulled out  —  Publishing start-up Slant News shuts down  —  Online publishing start-up Slant News is shutting down, sources confirm to POLITICO Media.
Susannah Nesmith / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the Miami Herald's Steve Rothaus became an LGBT pioneer in mainstream journalism  —  Steve Rothaus, center, with colleagues Noel Gonzalez and Pierre Taylor in the Miami Herald offices in 2013.  Photo by Carl Juste, used with permission.  —  When Steve Rothaus began covering the gay community …
Discussion: @cjr
 
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