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10:40 PM ET, April 4, 2014


 Top News: 
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter introducing 15 new ad types over the next 6 months, will debut app ads in a few weeks  —  Coming to Your Twitter Feed: 15 New Types of Ads  —  Like Facebook, Social-Media Service to Tap Into Demand for Ads to Download Apps  —  New ads—lots of new ads—are on their way to Twitter Inc.
Discussion: Gigaom, Mashable and The Verge
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter prepares to launch ads for apps, which have been key for Facebook's mobile revenue  —  App Ads Are Huge for Facebook.  Here Comes Twitter's Version.  —  Dick Costolo is getting ready to take one of the most valuable pages from Mark Zuckerberg's playbook.
Associated Press:
AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus killed, reporter Kathy Gannon injured in Kabul  —  AP PHOTOGRAPHER KILLED, REPORTER WOUNDED  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A veteran Associated Press photographer was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday when an Afghan policeman opened fire …
Anup Kaphle / Washington Post:
The world through the lens of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus  —  Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer while she was traveling with a reporter in Afghanistan's Khost province in a convoy with election workers.
Josh Dickey / Mashable:
Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It  —  Stephen Colbert is CBS' top choice to replace the retiring David Letterman, and has indicated that he's willing to take over the Late Show when the time comes, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable.
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Condé Nast settles intern-pay lawsuit  —  Condé Nast is settling a lawsuit brought by two former interns, C.E.O. Chuck Townsend said in a staff memo today.  —  The lawsuit, “Ballinger v. Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc.,” was filed in U.S. District Court in New York last June …
Nolan Rosenkrans / Toledo Blade:
Ohio newspaper sues U.S. Army after journalists were detained, photos confiscated or destroyed  —  The Blade files lawsuit over incident at Lima tank plant  —  Pair were detained March 28 by military security  —  The Blade filed a lawsuit today in U.S. District Court against a variety …
Bloomberg:   Turkish Twitterati Boost Apps That Skirt Web Bans
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NPR's new standards editor brings breaking-news DNA to the job  —  NPR appointed Mark Memmott as its new standards and practices editor Thursday.  Memmott co-authored NPR's 2012 ethics handbook, which charges the person in that job “with cultivating an ethical culture throughout our news operation.”
Todd Spangler / Variety:
My Damn Channel Renames Itself Omnivision Entertainment  —  It's not just for laughs anymore: My Damn Channel, which started out in 2007 as an online-comedy video destination, has redubbed itself Omnivision Entertainment as part of its plans to expand branded-entertainment and talent development initiatives.
AFP creates fund to help son of slain Afghanistan correspondent Sardar Ahmad  —  Helping Abuzar  —  AFP is setting up a permanent fund to help the son of Sardar Ahmad, an AFP journalist who was killed by the Taliban. … Suivre @AFPblogs  —  On Thursday, March 20 at 8:30 p.m. …
Alastair Reid /
BBC using WhatsApp and WeChat at Indian elections  —  BBC News India are sending messages to users of private mobile messaging services, distributing news and crowdsourcing information The BBC is using private mobile messaging apps to engage with their audience in India around …
The Walkley Foundation:
Profile: Peter Greste, the Australian Al Jazeera journalist held in Egypt with two co-workers  —  Peter Greste - the man behind the headlines.  —  From a young age, Peter Greste had an adventurous spirit and a strong sense of social justice and fairness - the absence of which the Al Jazeera …
Discussion: @tiranahassan
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