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11:10 PM ET, April 12, 2016


 Top News: 
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Facebook makes its Live API publicly available, allows streaming directly to Facebook from non-mobile devices like drones, TV broadcast feeds  —  Facebook Opens Up Live Video to Developers to Allow Streaming from Any Device  —  Facebook just took video streaming on its Live platform beyond …
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 announces Rights Manager to help video creators combat freebooting; content owners can apply for access beginning today  —  Facebook launches video Rights Manager to combat freebooting  —  There's an epidemic of stolen videos on Facebook.  Business Pages rip videos from YouTube …
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 …
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 …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Email shows attorney worried in April 2015 that if Redstone's condition became public, he could have been removed from Viacom, 10 months before he stepped down  —  Year-Old Email Raises Questions About Sumner Redstone's Condition  —  Fears existed in April 2015 that disclosures about mogul's condition could force changes
Discussion: The Wrap and Vanity Fair
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet to meet with Styles department over story on Gay Talese  —  Gay Talese.  —  The New York Times continues to wrestle with last week's strange Gay Talese episode.  Tomorrow, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet will meet with staffers …
Guardian analysis of 70M comments since 2006 finds that of the top 10 most abused writers, eight are women, two are black men  —  The dark side of Guardian comments  —  Hear from three of those writers, explore the data and help us host better conversations online
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
No joke: Demand Media sells to E.W. Scripps for $39 million  —  Here's a story about a new media company selling an old media brand to an old media company that wants to be a new media company: Demand Media is selling humor site Cracked to E.W. Scripps for $39 million.
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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
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Ryan Parker / Hollywood Reporter:
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Al Jazeera America to sign off with three-hour retrospective featuring highlights of its reporting since its August 2013 launch
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Leaked details about the new Kindle Oasis: easier to hold in one hand, rechargeable battery case with 20 months of standby time
Leon Neyfakh / Slate:
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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