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6:40 PM ET, March 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
In 2014 US censored or denied access to 39% of FOIA requests, with unanswered requests up 55%  —  US sets new record for denying, censoring government files  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files …
Josh Hicks / Washington Post:
A Sunshine Week surprise: White House exempts executive office from records requests  —  The White House on Tuesday removed a longstanding government-transparency rule that the George W. Bush administration first opposed, exempting President Obama's Office of Administration from records requests.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times adding 20 online opinion writers  —  The New York Times is bringing on 20 new online-focused writers as contributors for its op-ed and Sunday Review sections, editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal and op-ed/Sunday Review editor Trish Hall announced in a Wednesday afternoon memo.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Most millenials are ‘accidental news junkies’, learning about current affairs by spending a lot of time on social media, but not purposefully seeking news  —  Journalism in the Age of the Accidental News Junkie  —  Young Americans care about the news, honestly they do …
Discussion: INMA and @heyheyesj
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian, FT, CNN, Reuters, and Economist launch new programmatic advertising alliance Pangaea to take on Facebook and Google  —  Guardian, FT, CNN and Reuters in ad deal to take on Facebook and Google  —  Pangaea Alliance initiative will give brands access to more than 110 million online readers using programmatic advertising system
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How The Irish Times developed its new (very relaxed) metered paywall  —  DUBLIN — On February 23, The Irish Times erected a metered paywall on its website, making it the first major daily Irish newspaper to do so. … In the United States, newspaper paywalls are familiar [pick one: annoyances, understandable business choices] by now.
Discussion: @lindseymwagner and @rositaboland
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Mitra Kalita leaves Quartz to join Los Angeles Times as managing editor for editorial strategy  —  S. Mitra Kalita heads to the L.A. Times to ‘develop and refine new styles of journalism’  —  S. Mitra Kalita, executive editor-at-large at Quartz, will join the Los Angeles Times as managing editor …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Gigaom's challenges: poor leadership, spending beyond means, inattention to longterm problems  —  Digital Media Darlings Unfazed by the Fall of the News Site Gigaom  —  In the week and a half since the technology news site Gigaom stopped publishing, it has been held up as a cautionary tale for media in a go-go era.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
USA Today offering buyouts to about 15%, or 90 of 600 staffers, who are 55+ and have been with the company for 15+ years  —  USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers  —  USA TODAY announced Wednesday that it will offer buyout packages to veteran employees to trim staffing …
Discussion: Poynter
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Viral content upstart Playbuzz raises $16 million funding round  —  Viral content publisher Playbuzz, having mastered the Internet—to the tune of 80 million monthly unique visitors—is taking on New York City and the rest of the world.  —  The company, founded in 2012 by Shaul Olmert …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Ustream opening up its internal SDK and API to developers, enabling anyone to build Meerkat-like apps, by invitation only for now  —  Ustream's New Live-Broadcasting SDK Lets You Build Your Own Meerkat  —  Call it a sign of the times: hot on the heels of Meerkat's sudden boom …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Public editor on push notifications as spoilers, when to honor embargoes, and disclosure of reporters on TV  —  Spoilers, Embargoes, Disclosures and ‘Jinx’  —  For some of those enthralled with HBO's documentary series “The Jinx,” the Sunday night news alert from The Times was the very definition of a spoiler.
Natasha Lennard / Fusion:
The NYPD's subtle changes to Wikipedia entries make black victims seem more threatening  —  NYPD officers editing the Wikipedia pages of black men killed by police conjures a dystopian picture.  From within the brutalist edifice of Manhattan's 1 Police Plaza, cops logged in to the online encyclopedia …
Discussion: Mashable
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Nine broadcasters petition FCC to change disclosure rules for paid programming from spoken on air, to written online  —  Radio Broadcasters Seek Changes in Disclosure Rules for Paid Programming  —  A group of radio broadcasters has asked for changes to federal rules about how stations …
David Bloom / Deadline:
Gumroad Adds Rental Option To Online-Video Distribution Service For Filmmakers  —  Gumroad, which provides behind-the-scenes technology that allows filmmakers and distributors to directly sell their movies and other videos online to consumers, has added Rentals, a function that will allow people …
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