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6:30 AM ET, April 1, 2015

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Hollywood Reporter:
Hollywood Reporter Inks Content Partnership With China's Tencent  —  The Hollywood Reporter has entered into a multi-year content deal with Tencent.  The partnership will see THR's news, features and videos syndicated across platforms of the China-based web giant.
Discussion: @justinaknope and New York Times
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Facebook says a dip in reach numbers for publishers in February was due to a data glitch, not a real decline in delivery of posts  —  Facebook claims Newsfeed dip for news sites was a mere ‘bug’  —  Facebook giveth traffic.  Hath Facebook taken it away?  —  The social network …
Discussion: The Whip, The Awl, @mathewi and @mikeisaac
Angela Chen / Wall Street Journal:
Charter Communications to acquire cable operator Bright House in $10.4B stock-and-cash deal, will control 73.7%, partnering with Advance/Newhouse and Liberty  —  Charter Communications to Buy Cable Operator Bright House Networks  —  The deal, valued at $10.4 billion, comes as the pay-TV industry rapidly consolidates
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Indianapolis Star took a bold stand in print but forced the editorial into a standard Gannett template online  —  When your newspaper wants to make a big statement, make sure you're making it online too  —  Indiana's passed a bill that many say allows state-sanctioned discrimination …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Source: Owner of Gristedes grocery chain, John Catsimatidis, made a bid larger than Cablevision's $1 for The Daily News  —  Daily News Said to Get Bids From Cablevision and Billionaire Grocer  —  The billionaire owner of the grocery chain Gristedes, and the owner of Newsday …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Vice's head of content Alex Miller talks about covering UK elections, staying in global hotspots like the Ukraine, using new tools like Snapchat, and more  —  Vice's election will feature ‘freakishly young, smart and angry people’  —  Content boss Alex Miller on covering the polls …
Associated Press:
Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers, The Martinsville Bulletin and the Franklin News-Post, from Haskell Newspapers  —  Berkshire Hathaway buys 2 small Virginia newspapers  —  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has added two small Virginia newspapers to its collection …
The New York Times Company:
NYT's Apple Watch app features custom one-sentence stories with images and bullet points; readers can use Handoff to continue reading on iPhone or iPad  —  The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How NPR doubled its podcasting revenue in 2014 by pruning offerings and using cross-promotion, and how it expects to double revenue again in 2015  —  Inside NPR's podcasting strategy  —  In January, months after “Serial” rocketed to the top of the iTunes podcasting charts and ignited …
AdExchanger:
Wunderman's Data Chief Pushes Global Expansion While Avoiding Unholy Processes  —  Wunderman's new global chief data officer, Gary Laben, saw his remit expand significantly last week, when he was appointed to the position.  While Laben was and will remain CEO of KBM Group …
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Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
State Dept. denies journalist Tice has been seen in custody in Syria  —  WASHINGTON — State Department officials on Monday denied a French news report that a missing American journalist has been seen in captivity in Syria and that the Syrian government has acknowledged holding him.
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Comcast CFO to Step Down and Run $4 Billion Investment Arm for Comcast  —  Comcast Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis is leaving the cable giant to launch a new Comcast-funded investment company that will focus on investing and operating “growth-oriented” companies, the company said Tuesday.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Publicly Launches Curator, Its Real-Time Search And Filtering Tool For Media Outlets  —  Twitter this morning is launching Curator, its new product that lets media organizations, publishers, and broadcasters identify, filter and display tweets and Vine videos on any screen in real-time.
 
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Wunderman's Data Chief Pushes Global Expansion While Avoiding Unholy Processes  —  Wunderman's new global chief data officer, Gary Laben, saw his remit expand significantly last week, when he was appointed to the position.
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What We're Reading - March 31, 2015  —  Ad Week, “How Groupon Not So Innocently Planned Its Most Popular Facebook Post Ever”  —  Capital New York, “What are they thinking?  Mark Thompson makes Kinsey Wilson the Times' top digital guy”
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Brand marketing now makes up 10% of Storyful's business, says chief revenue officer Michael Sadicario
Discussion: @niemanlab
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Vox Media's head of ad sales Joe Purzycki joins Medium to lead brand partnerships
Discussion: @gaberivera
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
UK's Crown Prosecution Service reviewing policy of prosecuting journalists over leaks from public officials
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Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
New Daily Show host Trevor Noah comes under fire for misogynistic, anti-Semitic tweets
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Why curation could be at the core of future reporting
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Tumblr's First CMO Stephanie Dolgins Will Also Oversee Its Media Deals
Discussion: SocialTimes and mUmBRELLA
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
News Companies See Movies as Opportunity for Growth