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7:20 PM ET, March 10, 2015

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Danny Sullivan / Medium:
Gigaom's closure isn't a harbinger for all niche media companies, but it is a warning for firms taking venture capital  —  After GigaOm, The Non-VC “SimCity” Approach To Growing A Media Business  —  I can't speak with any authority about why GigaOm suddenly ran out of money.
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Om Malik:
Om Malik confirms Gigaom, the pioneering tech news site he founded, is shutting down
Gigaom:
Gigaom, unable to pay creditors in full, ceases all operations, does not currently intend to file for bankruptcy
Victoria Kim / Los Angeles Times:
Jury awards family of Marvin Gaye $7.4M in music copyright case, deciding “Blurred Lines” infringed on Gaye's “Got To Give It Up”  —  Jurors hit Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams with $7.4-million verdict  —  A verdict has been reached in the Los Angeles federal …
Dennis Hevesi / New York Times:
Claude Sitton, Times Reporter Lauded for Civil Rights Coverage, Dies at 89  —  Claude Sitton, a son of the South whose unwavering coverage of the civil rights movement for The New York Times through most of that era's tumultuous years was hailed as a benchmark of 20th-century journalism, died on Tuesday in Atlanta.
PRWeb:
Mashable Announces Heidi Moore as New Business Editor  —  Moore will lead Mashable's coverage of business, communications and marketing  —  Mashable, the leading media company for the digital generation, announced today that it has hired Heidi Moore as its Business Editor …
Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia v. NSA: Wikimedia Foundation files suit against NSA to challenge upstream mass surveillance  —  Today, the Wikimedia Foundation is filing suit against the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) of the United States [1].  The lawsuit challenges …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Glenn Thrush named chief political correspondent at Politico  —  Glenn Thrush has been promoted to Politico's chief political correspondent and will take a major role in the outlet's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a memo sent to staff Tuesday from editor Susan Glasser.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
With digital video network Flama, Univision tries to replicate BuzzFeed's success  —  Univision has its own BuzzFeed clone  —  Flama, the digital video network from Hispanic media giant Univision, shares some DNA with BuzzFeed.  —  Since launching the Flama site in April 2014 …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
New York Times and Kickstarter Partner for Short-Form Documentaries  —  New York Times and Kickstarter are partnering to debut six documentaries in six weeks, the media company announced Tuesday.  —  Starting this week with “Strike,” the films will be “shining a light on innovative short …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and GeekWire
Kevin Loker / American Press Institute:
American Press Institute working on a new tool for teaching news literacy to young news consumers  —  API working on a new tool for educating young news consumers  —  When most of us grew up it was clear what we meant by “the news.”  We saw boundaries — the nightly newscast …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Indie music service Bandcamp reaches $100m of payments to artists  —  With sales up 30%, US company says it's bucking music industry trends and helping musicians to get paid for their work  —  Independent music company Bandcamp has hit a new milestone: $100m (£66m) …
Discussion: Forbes
Institute for Nonprofit News:
Investigative News Network changes name to the Institute for Nonprofit News to reflect broader mission  —  INN Is Now the Institute for Nonprofit News  —  Encino, California — The Investigative News Network, a 501(c)3 membership organization of over 100 nonprofit news organization …
Discussion: Current.org
Dave Pell / Medium:
Apple Watch is yet another platform on which incumbent publishers got access ahead of indies  —  The Internet is Rigged  —  This isn't the Internet we signed up for...  It was the inherent beauty of the web.  I had access to the same tools and the same publish button as any big time brand.
 
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Lewis Lazare / Chicago Business Journal:
Chicago Sun-Times will include content provided by Gannett's USA Today starting Wednesday
Discussion: Robert Feder and @robertfeder
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Warner Chief Says Cable Operators Will Eventually Embrace HBO Now
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Edward Jay Epstein / Newsweek:
O'Reilly's JFK Reporting Was Impossible. I Know Because I Was There
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC risks having to cut more services after it misses long-term targets
Discussion: broadcastnow.co.uk
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Thrillist Media Group Is the Latest Media Company to Launch an In-House Agency
 Earlier Picks: 
Todd Cunningham / The Wrap:
China's weekend box office eclipses the US but strategic partnerships and increased opportunities for crew and talent could revitalize US film industry
Discussion: Forbes and Variety
Susannah Nesmith / Columbia Journalism Review:
With more police wearing cameras, fight over privacy vs. public records law begins in Florida; who gets access and at what cost
Discussion: @cjr
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
Director Christopher Nolan calls on Hollywood to preserve film as a medium, says that we'll need film prints and projectors forever