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3:05 PM ET, March 17, 2015

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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Politico Europe to launch April 21, with weekly print edition starting April 23; joint venture with Axel Springer includes main newsroom in Brussels  —  Staffed-up POLITICO Europe to launch April 21  —  POLITICO Europe, the Arlington-based company's foray into the European media market …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple aiming to launch online TV service in September with about 25 channels, anchored by ABC, CBS, Fox  —  Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service  —  Service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox  —  Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Jay Yarow named executive editor at Business Insider  —  Jay Yarow, formerly the deputy editor at Business Insider, has been named executive editor there, according to an announcement from Business Insider CEO and Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget.  Yarow replaces former Executive Editor Gus Lubin …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Ex-Washington Post columnist Jason Reid has his new ESPN radio show halted after criticizing station owner in a column  —  ESPN radio suddenly halts ‘The Man Cave’, and some blame NFL's Redskins  —  Sports columnist Jason Reid said goodbye to his Washington Post colleagues on Wednesday …
John Cook / Gawker Politburo:
Gawker launches Public Pool, a site that collates original White House pool reports; raw copy normally available only to media on WH email distribution list  —  Here Are All the White House Pool Reports  —  Much of the mundane, day-to-day media coverage of the president's activities …
Discussion: @nora_kelly, @johnjcook and @onthemedia
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed UK hit 18.8M unique visitors in February and is expanding editorial staff from 35 to 50 in 2015  —  London calling: A look at BuzzFeed's British invasion  —  LONDON — BuzzFeed is, of course, known for mixing news with lists and quizzes, so it was inevitable that when British Prime …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
BuzzFeed's New Strategy: Fishing for Eyeballs in Other People's Streams
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror in early stage talks to buy Richard Desmond's Express Newspapers  —  Mirror owner in talks to buy Richard Desmond's Express  —  It is not known if negotiations between Trinity Mirror and Express Newspapers include the Sunday Express and Star titles
Reuters:
Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC in advanced talks to buy most of Digital First Media's assets for $400M  —  Exclusive: Apollo in the lead to buy Digital First Media - sources  —  (Reuters) - Buyout firm Apollo Global Management LLC is in advanced talks to acquire …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Replace Annotations With Smarter, Mobile-Optimized “Cards”  —  For years, YouTube has offered annotations as a way for video creators to add clickable text overlays to their videos as a way to boost engagement with viewers, provide more information, or help in navigation.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into agency's net neutrality rule-making process, according to a top Republican lawmaker  —  GOP: The FCC's inspector general has launched an investigation into net neutrality  —  The Federal Communications Commission's internal watchdog …
Janko Roettgers / Medium:
Chromecast can be controlled by select TV remotes, made possible by HDMI-CEC protocol  —  Chromecast now works with your TV's remote control  —  One of the most frequent complaints about Chromecast has been that it doesn't come with a remote control, requiring users to fiddle with their phone …
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
The Economist Films: The UK magazine launches its first film studio  —  Nearly 172 years since publishing its first edition, The Economist has arrived at a clear video strategy.  —  On Monday, The Economist Group announced the launch of Economist Films, which will work with Economist journalists to produce original video content.
 
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Vanessa Kingori Named British GQ Publisher
Discussion: WWD
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Sun launches political website SunNation as a stand-alone site beyond its paywall
Discussion: @sunnation and Business Insider
Chris Mooney / Washington Post:
Google studying ways to assess the quality of websites based on their accuracy
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Stock ‘Unattractive’ with Growing Pressure From HBO, Amazon, Hulu: Analysts
Discussion: CNNMoney and Wall Street Journal
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Multichannel News:
NewBay Media reorganizes TV division, changing editors at Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
TLDR, podcast spinoff of WNYC's “On the Media”, drops host Meredith Haggerty, continues in “exploratory mode”
Discussion: @manymanywords and Poynter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cablevision to Offer HBO Now to Broadband-Only Customers
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
White House exempts from FOIA its Office of Administration, which keeps visitor logs