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11:10 AM ET, March 24, 2017

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news orgs  —  New analytics inside TweetDeck  —  Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Sources: American Media Inc. cuts about 40 jobs at Us Weekly, including Editor in Chief Michael Steele and Editorial Director Jaimee Zanzinger  —  Among those cut were editor in chief Michael Steele and editorial director Jaimee Zanzinger, both of whom had to lead the meetings about the job cuts.
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.
Hollywood Reporter:
The Hollywood Reporter retracts post saying Trump organization sent cease-and-desist letter to teen behind cat website  —  “The letter did not come from us,” says a top attorney for the president's company as significant doubts are raised about the authenticity of the communication.
Paola Nalvarte / Journalism in the Americas:
Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, shot and killed leaving her home in Chihuahua, becoming the third Mexican journalist killed this month  —  Journalist Miroslava Breach Velducea, 54, was killed on the morning of March 23 after receiving at least four shots to the head.
James Cook / Business Insider:
Filing: SoundCloud raises $70M in debt funding to build a “financially sustainable platform”, following a $100M raise in June 2016  —  Music streaming service SoundCloud has raised $70 million (£56 million) in debt funding, according to documents filed with Companies House in the UK.
Daina Beth Solomon / Los Angeles Business …:
Filing: Oaktree sells Tronc holdings back to company in $56M deal, days after Patrick Soon-Shiong increased holdings to become second-largest shareholder  —  Oaktree Capital Management, the third-largest shareholder in Los Angeles Times' parent tronc Inc., is selling its holdings back to tronc …
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