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5:15 PM ET, March 24, 2017

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New York Times:
YouTube's advertiser exodus highlights the perils of programmatic advertising on a platform with 400 hours of content uploaded every minute  —  When Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, it was considered a pricey gamble, one made with the belief that an online service known …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide  —  Agreements give cable giant option to offer channels online  —  Comcast said to have no immediate plans to go beyond territory  —  Comcast Corp. has acquired rights from cable network owners …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Some independent publishers that moved to Medium in 2016, like The Establishment and Film School Rejects, are doubtful of subscription model's revenue potential  —  Late last summer, Kelley Calkins and her team began discussions with Medium to take their burgeoning company in a new direction.
Reuters:
British hedge fund firm Brevan Howard has been granted an injunction to prevent Reuters from publishing a story it says is based on confidential information  —  Brevan Howard Asset Management, a British hedge fund firm, has been granted an injunction to prevent Reuters publishing a story it says is based on confidential information.
David Sharman / HoldTheFrontPage:
The Christchurch Times, long-defunct sister publication to UK regional daily The Bournemouth Echo, is revived almost 35 years after closure  —  A regional daily has revived a weekly sister newspaper which has not been published for almost 35 years.  —  The Bournemouth Echo has announced …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream NFL's Thursday night football games next season  —  These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market.  —  The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season …
Reuters:
Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV  —  AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include “The Walking Dead,” is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers …
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Will Oremus / Slate:
News organizations are beginning to recognize that Trump's dishonesty is the defining feature of his presidency and should be covered as such  —  Not just falsehood by falsehood, but as the defining feature of his presidency.  —  Donald Trump is not on the cover of Time this week, and that must gall him.
Oliver Darcy / Business Insider:
Source: Benny Johnson has been demoted from his role as IJR's chief content officer after an internal review concluded he violated several company standards  —  Benny Johnson has been demoted from his role as chief content officer at the Independent Journal Review after an internal review concluded …
Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk:
How Norwegian weekly newspaper Kommunal Rapport uses data journalism to build its digital presence  —  Since 2010, the title has increased its turnover by 40 per cent as a result of transforming into a digital-first news outlet  —  A Norwegian news organisation has transformed its output …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Conservative media's newfound prominence in the age of Trump means it is now subject to increased scrutiny and higher standards of accuracy  —  These should be high times for conservative news outlets, what with like-minded officials and operatives in control of virtually every important office in Washington.
 
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