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4:20 PM ET, April 15, 2016


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Departing New York Times public editor reflects on the tension of handling complaints, newsroom defensiveness, and defends Style section trend stories  —  Five Things I Won't Miss at The Times — and Seven I Will  —  While preparing to leave the public editor's office and move to Washington …
Germany to prosecute German comic Jan Boehmermann over poem satirizing Turkish president Erdogan  —  Merkel Allows Probe of German Comedian Over Erdogan Satire  —  German satirist read lewd poem lampooning Turkish president  —  Merkel reliant on Erdogan to hold to refugee agreement
Guido Fawkes:
The Irish Times on sale in England may have breached injunction by naming site that revealed celebrity identities, making it easy to find information online  —  Irish Times Breaks Celebrity Threesome Injunction  —  Yesterday Guido gave an interview* to the Irish Times about the Celebrity Threesome Injunction.
Discussion: Guardian, Talking New Media and IOL
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
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
Sling is working on AirTV box able to stream local TV channels, FCC filing shows  —  AirTV Streams Local Channels Directly Into Sling TV … Last summer, I came across a curious Echostar trademark application for “AirTV” which was later discovered to be a pedestrian new Slingbox out of Echo's Sling Media subsidiary.
Louise Watt / Associated Press:
China's live-streaming sites offer chance to gain cash, fame  —  BEIJING (AP) — China's live-streaming sites have become a burgeoning cottage industry, offering money-making opportunities and even stardom to their mostly female hosts and an entertaining new alternative for millions of viewers …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix to Expand Audio Descriptions for Blind Subscribers  —  Company to enhance access for visually impaired people under settlement with advocacy groups  —  Netflix reached a wide-ranging three-year deal with advocacy groups for the blind, under which it has pledged to add audio-description tracks …
Discussion: Consumerist
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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