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12:00 PM ET, April 14, 2016


 Top News: 
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Matthew Keys sentenced to 24 months under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act for his role in 2010 LA Times hack, must surrender to custody June 15, plans appeal  —  Former Reuters Journalist Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Hacking  —  On Wednesday, the infamous former Reuters journalist Matthew Keys …
Sources: Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski won't be prosecuted on battery charge after incident with ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields  —  Trump campaign manager will not be prosecuted, sources say  —  Reporter who accused Corey Lewandowski of battery may still pursue defamation case.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
The New York Times to invest $50M in global expansion over the next three years, with a team led by international editor Joe Kahn  —  Times sinks $50m into international push with ‘NYT Global’  —  The New York Times will invest $50 million in its global expansion strategy over the next three years …
Sacramento Bee:
UC Davis spent $175K to remove references to 2011 pepper-spraying incident from search results  —  UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet  —  UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor  —  Strategic communications budget soared during Katehi's tenure
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
TNR editor in chief Gabriel Snyder is leaving the magazine  —  Gabriel Synder, editor in chief of The New Republic for the past 17 months, is leaving the magazine in the wake of its sale to Win McCormack, POLITICO has learned.  —  The masthead change marks the first big move since McCormack …
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
ESPN to livestream three-day drone racing event on ESPN3 and air one-hour roundup specials for TV, as skeptics question the nascent sport's mainstream appeal  —  Pod racing goes prime time  —  Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  —  There's a hotel in Williamsburg …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Twitter generates 1.5% of traffic for typical news organizations, 8 tweets per post, 3 clicks per tweet, says report that analyzed data from 200 sites  —  Twitter has outsized influence, but it doesn't drive much traffic for most news orgs, a new report says
Discussion: Wired and Advancing the Story
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Digital media cutbacks signal a recalibration as video ad rates drive content and Google and Facebook stay dominant, taking in 40%+ of US ad revenue  —  Newsonomics: With new roadblocks for digital news sites, what happens next?  —  At BuzzFeed, a 32 percent miss in 2015 revenue and a halving …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Google removes search results to articles containing references to celebrity scandal in response to legal requests  —  Google removes links on celebrity injunction couple  —  Internet giant has blocked dozens of search links containing references to star and alleged ‘threesome’ after legal requests
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
NBCUniversal to Offer Guarantees on Its Data-Driven Ad Targeting  —  Media giant will guarantee television audiences based on data beyond traditional Nielsen TV ratings  —  Ahead of the spring “upfront” presentations to pitch new programming to marketers, NBCUniversal is enhancing its product …
Ke Jin / AllChinaTech:
Tencent and Vox Media to produce Chinese version of The Verge with translations and WeChat account  —  Tencent becomes content partner of The Verge in China  —  China's largest Internet service portal Tencent announced on Thursday it will work with American digital media company Vox Media …
Discussion: Tech in Asia
Suzan Haidamous / Sydney Morning Herald:
Australian 60 Minutes team charged with kidnapping in Lebanon; case adjourned until Monday, judge says charges will not be dropped  —  60 Minutes crew and mother Sally Faulkner face judge in Lebanon  —  'I'm doing a big story'  —  Speaking to the ABC before the incident that landed …
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Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Angilee Shah / MediaShift:
Public Radio International crowdsources funding for Global Nation Reporting Fund by building on a Facebook discussion group aimed at immigrants
Discussion: @mediatwit
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Winnipeg Free Press' bet on micropayments will generate about $100,000 in revenue this year
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New York Observer political reporter quits after the paper, owned by Trump's son-in-law, endorsed Trump for president
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Alison Smale / New York Times:
Angela Merkel faces free speech dilemma as Turkey lodges formal request for Germany to prosecute comedian who insulted Erdogan
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Sling TV debuts $20 per month streaming package featuring Fox channels and streaming on up to three devices simultaneously
Michael Wolff / British GQ:
How The Guardian overextended itself under Alan Rusbridger and why that may lead to terminal decline