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12:10 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 …
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  —  BuzzFeed doesn't have any problem attracting Web traffic — the people who brought you The Dress say they're getting 200 million visitors a month, even when they don't have an astonishing viral phenomenon on their hands.
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
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 …
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
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.
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
White House exempts from FOIA its Office of Administration, which keeps visitor logs  —  White House office to delete its FOIA regulations  —  WASHINGTON — The White House is removing a federal regulation that subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
BBC Jimmy Savile abuse report to be published in May  —  Dame Janet Smith's review says it has interviewed 375 witnesses about Savile and more than 100 about Stuart Hall  —  The judge-led inquiry into sexual abuse at the BBC expects to publish its report in the second half of May …
Discussion: Digital Spy, ITV, BBC, Sky News and The Courier
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Vanessa Kingori Named British GQ Publisher  —  Condé Nast International has named Vanessa Kingori publisher of British GQ.  Kingori most recently served as associate publisher, fashion, for British GQ and publisher of GQ Style.  She has been with Britsh GQ since 2009.
Discussion: WWD
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.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Sun launches political website SunNation as a stand-alone site beyond its paywall  —  Sun launches Buzzfeed-style political website beyond the paywall with exclusive Cameron-cam look at Downing Street  —  The Sun today launched a fun Buzzfeed-style political website beyond its paywall.
 
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Chris Mooney / Washington Post:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
TLDR, podcast spinoff of WNYC's “On the Media”, drops host Meredith Haggerty, continues in “exploratory mode”
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Henry Mance / Financial Times:
BuzzFeed replaces Will Hayward as head of European operations, hiring ex-Googler Kate Burns
Karen Fratti / LostRemote:
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