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4:30 PM ET, March 6, 2015

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Study finds at least 46K Twitter accounts linked to ISIS; from September to December Twitter suspended 1K accounts  —  ISIS Is Adept on Twitter, Study Finds  —  The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate, has been astonishingly successful …
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Hiba Zayadin / Mediashift:
Fighting Words: Inside the Social Media War Against ISIS  —  It has been four months since the formation of a U.S.-led global coalition to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  Hundreds of airstrikes purporting to hit ISIS targets have been carried out since then.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple negotiates with music labels for streaming licenses that would forego free tier, allow high-profile artists to distribute with Apple first  —  Apple, Music Labels Push Against Free Music on Spotify, YouTube  —  Right now it's easy to stream any song you want, whenever you want, legally, without paying a penny.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Andy Lack named chairman of NBC News and MSNBC  —  Andy Lack, the former NBC executive who was rumored to be considering a return to the network, has been named chairman of NBC News and MSNBC, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke announced in a memo to staff Friday.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New editor Impoco has Newsweek back in the black  —  Newsweek hopes to expand editorial staff to 100 by next year.  —  One year after the embattled Newsweek returned to print as a small run weekly, Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco has apparently done something that eluded previous high-flying editors Tina Brown …
Sean Augustine-Obi / Capital New York:
Brooklyn-based digital magazine Bklynr folds after two years  —  After 44 issues, the Brooklyn digital magazine Bklynr announced on Thursday that the publication was shutting down.  —  In an email to staff and contributors, founding editors Thomas Rhiel and Raphael Pope-Sussman announced …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN Tests New Ways To Mix Ads With News  —  Do ads belong in the ubiquitous news ticker that scrolls along during so many TV-news broadcasts?  CNN is willing to find out.  —  The Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet is open to the idea of running an advertiser's logo in its bottom-of-the-screen zipper …
Discussion: @bristei, NewscastStudio and FTVLive
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics Blog:
Top sites for Buzzfeed images include Tumblr, Instagram, Getty, YouTube, Flickr, Imgur, Giphy  —  Where Does BuzzFeed Source Its Content From?  —  BuzzFeed, the internet culture / news / listicle website, is on a roll.  Their ability to find interesting content on the internet is the envy of the media world.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sling TV's Web-TV Service Attracts at Least 100,000 Sign-Ups in Its First Month  —  Sling TV, Dish Network's Web-TV service, has been open to U.S. customers for just over a month.  And so far, it seems like Sling has generated some attention: Sources say at least 100,000 people have signed up to check out the $20-a-month service.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Say Media / Say Daily:
Changes for ReadWrite, Remodelista & Gardenista  —  Today, Say Media closed a deal to sell ReadWrite to Wearable World.  As some of you may recall, Say Media has partnered with Wearable World on hack-a-thons, and ReadWrite's Editor-in-Chief Owen Thomas served as MC at the latest Wearable World Conference.
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US government agrees to pay Toledo Blade $18K after seizing photographer's camera and deleting photos  —  Blade gets $18,000 from government for deleted photos  —  In what was seen as a victory for First Amendment rights, the U.S. government agreed Thursday to pay The Blade $18,000 for seizing …
Discussion: @jonathanwpeters and @onanews
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Media Q4: revenue up 85% to $553M on increased TV advertising and retransmission fees  —  Tribune Media sees strong growth in fourth quarter  —  Tribune Media saw net income grow to $315 million in the fourth quarter, or $3.14 per share, according to financial statements released Friday.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Daily Mail in New York disputes journalist's ripping-off-the-web claims  —  Publisher ‘utterly refutes’ allegations by writer about his work requirements  —  The Daily Mail's New York digital operation has hit back at the journalist who wrote about spending a year ripping off the web with the Daily Mail online.
 
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Sean Augustine-Obi / Capital New York:
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Agency Rebate Tensions Explode Into The Open, As Former Mediacom CEO Decries ‘Kickbacks’  —  Agencies are not transparent about their actions.  Agencies recommend media that is off-strategy when it works for their gain.
Say Media / Say Daily:
Changes for ReadWrite, Remodelista & Gardenista  —  Today, Say Media closed a deal to sell ReadWrite to Wearable World.  As some of you may recall, Say Media has partnered with Wearable World on hack-a-thons …
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Suhasini Raj / New York Times:
Indians Find Ways to Watch Rape Documentary Despite Ban
Discussion: ThinkProgress, @raju and Guardian
Steve Knopper / New York Times:
Court Upholds Right of Reporter to Publish Excerpts From Diary of James Brown's Wife
Discussion: Associated Press