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9:30 AM ET, April 17, 2016


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Margaret Sullivan's parting advice to The New York Times: maintain editorial control and investigative work, protect credibility, keep clickbait at bay, more  —  Public Editor No. 5 Is Yesterday's News  —  FASTEN your seatbelts," goes the line from “All About Eve,” accompanied by a flash of those famous Bette Davis eyes. "
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 …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama backs FCC proposal to open the cable set-top box market to third-party vendors  —  Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Friday his support for opening the market for cable set-top boxes, singling out the devices …
Nicholas Lemann / New Yorker:
Sources: ICIJ didn't ask NYT to collaborate on Panama Papers because NYT previously resisted ICIJ requirement to operate as a co-equal member of a large team  —  The Panama Papers and the Monster Stories of the Future  —  The movie “Spotlight,” which for many journalists provided a jolt …
Discussion: @newyorker
The Verge:
The history of content moderation, the laws that govern internet speech, and how safety works online  —  The secret rules of the internet  —  Julie Mora-Blanco remembers the day, in the summer of 2006, when the reality of her new job sunk in.  A recent grad of California State University …
Chava Gourarie / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists should investigate and hold algorithms accountable in addition to reporting about them  —  Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives  —  On March 15, Instagram posted a note on its blog that sent the internet into a frenzy: “To improve your experience …
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
Lauren Sherman / The Business of Fashion:
Vogue tests a larger, more expensive print issue, plans to launch first news app this month  —  BoF Exclusive |  American Vogue Publisher Talks Strategy Shifts … NEW YORK, United States — A corner-clipped, first-bound copy of the May 2016 issue of American Vogue sits on a coffee table …
Discussion: Racked
Jay Barmann / SFist:
Journalist and Recode co-founder Kara Swisher says she plans to run for San Francisco mayor in 2023  —  Tech Writer Kara Swisher Announces Plan To Run For SF Mayor... In Seven Years  —  Tech journalist and Re/code co-founder Kara Swisher has spent two decades sniffing around board rooms …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Inside Copa 90, a London-based soccer website that has a reputation for authentic stories, no broadcasting rights, and is producing content for big clubs  —  Inside the world of Copa 90  —  Stacey was recently filming thousands of CSKA Sofia fans perform a Star Wars terrace choreography wearing Stormtrooper masks.
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Disney in advanced talks for equity stake in BAM Tech, the streaming video unit of MLB Advanced Media  —  Disney wants to invest in Major League Baseball's video streaming company  —  Disney is in talks to invest in pro baseball's video streaming business — a sign that the media giant wants …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine and @mathewi
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 and IOL
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Media organizations win right to report anonymized issues on injunction hearing of alleged celebrity threesome
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Cara Griffith / Forbes:
Politico is seeking $205K in tax credits from California as it makes plans to add 41 Sacramento employees
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Louise Watt / Associated Press:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Discussion: Consumerist
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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