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7:30 PM ET, April 12, 2016

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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Facebook announcements important to publishers included a bot platform for Messenger, with a CNN demo, a Save to Facebook button, and quote sharing for apps  —  Here are the important announcements for publishers at Facebook's F8 keynote  —  Facebook's annual developer conference F8 …
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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Says Users Show Preference For Instant Articles Over Mobile Web Articles  —  Users are less likely to abandon such articles before they load because they are designed to be faster  —  Facebook mobile users are opening and sharing Instant Articles more frequently than mobile Web articles …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting  —  There's an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook.  Business Pages rip videos from YouTube, TV or other Pages, and then post them on Facebook as their own to gain more engagement and fans.  This is known as “freebooting.”
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook makes its Live API publicly available, allows streaming directly to Facebook from non-mobile devices like drones, TV broadcast feeds
Financial Times:
Sources: BuzzFeed missed 2015 revenue target by over $80M with $170M, halves 2016 projection to $250M  —  BuzzFeed missed 2015 revenue targets, slashes 2016 projections  —  BuzzFeed missed its revenue target for 2015 and has slashed its internal projections for 2016 by about half …
Guardian:
The Guardian's top 10 most abused writers, ranked by comments on the newspaper's website: eight women, two black men  —  The dark side of Guardian comments  —  Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Inside the 30 year relationship between Viacom's Sumner Redstone and CEO Philip Dauman as Dauman faces accusations of covering up mogul's health problems  —  The Relationship That Helped Sumner Redstone Build Viacom Now Adds to Its Problems  —  After 30 years at Sumner Redstone's side …
Eric Umansky / ProPublica:
Interview with Marina Walker Guevara on why ICIJ went with McClatchy over NYT and CNN, why they held back publishing other breaking news, and more  —  Meet the Panama Papers Editor Who Handled 376 Reporters in 80 Countries  —  As the Panama Papers continue to embarrass leaders across continents …
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
NCAA extends multi-platform deal with CBS and Turner for basketball championship by eight years, through 2032; deal valued at $8.8B  —  NCAA, CBS, Turner Extend ‘Madness’  —  Eight-year extension valued at $8.8 billion … On the heels of one of the most exciting college hoops championship games games …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Forbes launches Forbes Podcasts, a podcast network with ten shows that focus on young, entrepreneurial women  —  Forbes Launches Podcast Network  —  Forbes is expanding its podcast offerings with the launch of Forbes Podcasts, a name that is fairly self-explanatory.
Discussion: Forbes and NetNewsCheck Latest
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Bloomberg launches joint news service, BloombergQuint, in India with Quintillion Media, will produce TV programming, digital and mobile content, live events  —  Bloomberg Launches Joint Venture in India to Deliver Business News  —  The business and financial news produced and distributed …
Discussion: MediaNama and @justin_b_smith, Thanks:@amandabcowie
Leon Neyfakh / Slate:
As NPR's audience grows older and competition grows, the nonprofit struggles with how to evolve quickly and balance news and podcast-style storytelling  —  The Fight for the Future of NPR  —  One day in May 2015, Eric Nuzum stood before a gathering of influential NPR trustees and board members …
 
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Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The New Yorker launches The New Yorker Today, an iPhone app just for its online articles and 8,000 cartoons, free to use for its first month
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Online publishers are increasingly hiring e-commerce editors to boost profits; Gawker says commerce, along with native ads, account for one third of its revenue
Discussion: @rafat
Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
Louis C.K. Says Web Series ‘Horace and Pete’ Has Left Him “Millions of Dollars in Debt”
Discussion: Washington Post
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
BuzzFeed seeks dismissal of defamation lawsuit brought by British journalist Michael Leidig and news service he founded, Central European News
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
New data suggests Facebook struggling to police fake news sites one year after announced crackdown
Les Neuhaus / New York Times:
Judge grants media organizations' motion to release dozens of sealed documents relating to Gawker-Hulk Hogan trial