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5:05 PM ET, March 7, 2016

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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Facebook announces a WordPress plugin that lets publishers easily create Instant Articles  —  As Facebook prepares to roll out Instant Articles to all publishers next month, the company said Monday that it's partnering with WordPress.com's parent Automattic to release an Instant Article WordPress plugin.
Jonathan Lemire / Associated Press:
Michael Bloomberg mulling new leadership structure that would allow him to step down, is considering running for President, decision expected within 2 weeks  —  Bloomberg again at center of his company, but readying exit?  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Since returning to the financial information company …
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Julia Greenberg / Wired:
How adblockers like Adblock Plus, Ghostery, and others make money and track users  —  Ad Blockers Are Making Money Off Ads (And Tracking, Too)  —  Advertising pays for a lot of what you see on the Internet.  This makes ad blockers a big deal.  Readers are using them.  Advertisers are panicking about them.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCU veteran Alison Moore joins SoundCloud as chief revenue officer  —  SoundCloud Appoints NBCUniversal Veteran to Executive Role  —  A month after reporting wide losses, music streaming startup SoundCloud is bringing in an experienced television executive to oversee its moneymaking businesses.
Discussion: Re/code, TechCrunch and The Wrap
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Spy Magazine co-founders, Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter and Kurt Andersen, two reporters who covered Trump closely in 1980s, discuss the candidate  —  Decades Later, ‘Spy’ Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump  —  Listen to the Story  —  Soon after its launch in 1986 …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Michael Finnegan Named President of Atlantic Media  —  Atlantic Media has promoted Michael Finnegan from chief operating officer to president.  Finnegan has only served as COO for the past six months.  —  Finngan joined Atlantic Media in 2o11 as director of business development and analytics.
Gabrielle Bluestone / Gawker:
Watch the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Trial Live From Florida  —  The Bollea v. Gawker Media jury trial begins today in St. Petersburg, Fla. and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can watch it all live right here.  —  The basis of the trial began in 2012, when Gawker posted …
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
New York Magazine building out branded content studio, poaches Justin Montanino, Fusion's director of development for branded content, to run it  —  New York Magazine Building Out Branded Content Studio  —  Magazine Poached Justin Montanino From Fusion To Run It
Logan Hill / Backchannel:
Snapchat's Discover feels like a lab where media firms experiment with short-form entertainment meant to be modified and shared  —  The New Media is Made of Memes  —  After months watching Snapchat's irresistible Discover stories, I am everything but informed
Discussion: @mekosoff
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Apple loses Supreme Court appeal in ebook price-fixing case, must pay $450M  —  Apple Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court in $450 Million E-Book Case  —  Apple Inc. must pay $450 million to end an antitrust suit after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to question a finding that the company orchestrated …
Jennifer Van Grove / The San Diego Union …:
Amazon to open its second physical bookshop in San Diego this summer  —  Amazon Books to open at UTC in summer … Amazon will open its second physical bookstore, appropriately named Amazon Books, this summer at Westfield UTC mall, according to new signage posted in front of the e-commerce company's future brick-and-mortar location.
Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review:
How The Influence and other media outlets are challenging the prevailing narratives on drugs that are often shaped and spun by law enforcement  —  How drug reporting is changing  —  Journalism has a drug problem.  It's festered for years, from the panic-stricken coverage of marijuana in the 1930s …
Discussion: @jackmurtha
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITN unveils plan to shift focus from TV news to production, boost revenues by 50% within five years
Discussion: @charliebeckett
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
News nonprofits like American Media Institute rely on vets for editorial credibility, donors for funding; AMI's 2016 budget is $6.1M, largest donor is anonymous
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