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1:05 PM ET, March 26, 2015


 Top News: 
Supreme court clears way for release of secret Prince Charles letters  —  Ruling overturns government attempt to block release of ‘black spider memos’ to ministers after decade-long battle between the Guardian and Whitehall  —  The supreme court has cleared the way for the publication …
New York Times:
Apple unable to persuade record labels to lower licensing costs for Beats streaming music service; will be priced similarly to rivals at around $10  —  Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify  —  In what would be the biggest change to its music strategy in years …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy  —  Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available  —  Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media.  A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response.
The Wrap:
Advocacy groups call Deadline column about Hollywood's ethnic hiring “patently offensive”  —  Deadline Backlash: Black, Latino, Asian, Native American Advocacy Groups Slam Site for ‘Offensive’ Article  —  A controversial Deadline article by co-editor-in-chief Nellie Andreeva …
Wall Street Journal:
Bleak outlook for TV upfronts as industry continues to push ad dollars into digital platforms  —  Changing TV Landscape Colors ‘Upfront’ Sales Outlook  —  With U.S. consumer confidence up, an improving employment picture and low gas prices, television executives should have a little spring …
Discussion: @baekdal, @digitalshields and @asharma
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
TV Clipping Startup Whipclip Launches, Teams With Comedy Central Ahead of Justin Bieber Roast  —  Clips from Comedy Central's Justin Bieber roast have already generated millions of views on YouTube, and the cable network expects even more engagement around the special when it airs March 30.
Abigail Edge /
Washington Post partners with Flipboard to reach ‘new, national audience’  —  WaPo announces it will be adding all editorial content to the magazine-style aggregation app - and does not rule out hosting content on Facebook  —  Credit: Image courtesy of Washington Post press office
Warren Strobel / Reuters:
New report calls for strengthening US counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm  —  U.S. losing ‘information war’ to Russia, other rivals: study  —  (Reuters) - The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals …
Discussion: RT
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
New White House press room seating chart includes more online and foreign outlets than in 2009  —  How the seating chart of the White House press room has changed, in 1 cool graphic  —  This morning, USA Today's Gregory Korte tweeted out the new seating chart for the White House press briefing room …
Chris Thompson / Poynter:
Reddit rolls out embeddable comments in countermove to BuzzFeed  —  On Monday, Reddit announced the unveiling of a new feature that could make life for BuzzFeed and Gawker a little more awkward: embeddable comment threads.  From now on, if media outlets want to use content from Reddit …
Discussion: reddit and Slate
Roger Williams / Florida Weekly:
NewsByMe citizen journalism app uses geolocation to broadcast real-time local events  —  A New Age of NEWS  —  NewsByMe poised to usher in a new era of citizen reporting  —  When it came online in the Apple store last week, few knew the pedigree of NewsByMe, a new free app for smart-phones and other devices.
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Brian Sullivan to step down as CEO of Sky Deutschland in June, will be replaced by sports, Internet and advertising head, Carsten Schmidt  —  Brian Sullivan Exits Sky Deutschland  —  Brian Sullivan is stepping down as CEO of Sky Deutschland, the pay-TV group controlled by U.K. pay-TV giant BSkyB, and will return to the United States.
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Facebook introduces an embedded video player  —  At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced it is introducing a video player that can be embedded onto other sites - finally. fb embed video Facebook introduces an embedded video player Starting today, users will see an embed option on their videos.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Opens Messenger App to Media Partners Including ESPN, JJ Abrams
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Tiffany M. Davis / Medium:
The rise of sports blogging brings challenges for teams and leagues, especially the NBA
Darwin G. Amojelar / Manila Standard Today:
Bloomberg TV will launch in Philippines this year, teaming up with Cignal TV
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Firechat partners with Storyful to create Open Live Newsroom, a live news gathering off-grid chat app
Discussion: PR Newswire and Medium
Richard Lewis / The Daily Dot:
Sources: YouTube plans to relaunch live streaming service this year with a focus on gaming, taking on Twitch
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Trinity Mirror and Media Trust team for community reporting
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast/TWC merger review to last until mid-2015 after months of delays
Capital New York:
Interview with incoming LA Times managing editor Mitra Kalita on the transition from Quartz, legacy vs. digital media, and plans for the Times
Association of Alternative Weeklies:
Euclid Media Group Acquires St. Louis Weekly, Riverfront Times
Canadian Press:
Regulator slams Bell Media after report exec meddled with CTV journalism
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Radio and TV Martí, U.S. Broadcasters to Cuba, Emerge From Cold War Past Facing Uneasy Future