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6:50 AM ET, April 15, 2016


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Col Allan, editor-in-chief of the New York Post and longest-serving editor at News Corp, is retiring, will be succeeded May 1 by Sunday editor Stephen Lynch  —  New York Post editor in chief Col Allan is retiring  —  Col Allan, longtime editor in chief of the New York Post and consigliere …
New York Times:
Battery charge against Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after incident with ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields is officially dropped  —  Battery Charge Against Corey Lewandowski, Trump Campaign Manager, Is Dropped  —  Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for Donald J. Trump …
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:
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 …
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Media organizations win right to report anonymized issues on injunction hearing of alleged celebrity threesome  —  Media wins right to report on celebrity injunction hearing  —  Application argued for right to report anonymised issues in case involving alleged threesome in interest of open justice
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Google removes search results to articles containing references to celebrity scandal in response to legal requests
Lead ICIJ coordinator says organization will release structured data, the internal Mossack Fonseca database, not the 11.5M files, in early May  —  The People and Tech Behind the Panama Papers  —  How Long-Term Infrastructure-Building Enabled the Biggest Leak in Data Journalism History
Discussion: Guardian, Forbes and @jaslar
New York Times:
Sumner Redstone Won't Have to Give Deposition in Competency Suit  —  The ailing media mogul Sumner M. Redstone will not be required to sit for a deposition in the legal battle over his mental competency, a California judge ruled during a brief hearing on Thursday.
Gannett, Hearst, McClatchy, Tribune announce Nucleus Marketing Solutions ad consortium, covering top 30 US markets; ex-Mashable CRO Seth Rogin named CEO  —  Newspaper kingpins launch marketing consortium … Four of America's largest newspaper companies on Thursday announced a marketing cooperative …
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 …
Inside the European Commission's efforts to create a digital single market and how the creative industry is pushing back  —  Copyright fight club  —  EU wants to change how millions watch Hollywood films and YouTube videos, but legacy media groups are pushing back hard.
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
How the 20-strong Bloomberg Graphics team creates interactives using algorithms and low-tech manual persistence  —  How Bloomberg's 20-person graphics team visualizes the news  —  Last month, Washington D.C.'s Metro system experienced an unprecedented situation: It was shutting …
Discussion: Washington Post
Dennis Coday / National Catholic Reporter:
Catholic News Service Editor-in-Chief Tony Spence is forced to resign after criticism by blogs that accused him of promoting LGBT agenda  —  Catholic News Service editor asked to resign  —  Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004 …
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Ke Jin / AllChinaTech:
Tencent and Vox Media to produce Chinese version of The Verge with translations and WeChat account
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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
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Appalshop's WMMT, a community radio station run largely by 50 volunteer DJs in Appalachia
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
Discussion: Wired, Marketing Land and SocialTimes