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12:45 PM ET, March 17, 2016


 Top News: 
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Tribune Publishing wins $56 million auction to acquire OC Register  —  One of the largest newspapers in California may soon have a new owner.  —  Tribune Publishing, the newspaper chain whose holdings include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, has agreed to purchase …
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Guardian Media Group to cut 250 jobs in bid to break even within three years  —  Publisher of the Guardian and Observer says it hopes cuts, which include target of 100 editorial roles, will all be voluntary  —  Guardian Media Group is planning to cut 250 jobs - including 100 in editorial …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube and Google Play agree to join T-Mobile's Binge On Program, following criticism of video throttling  —  YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV will now participate in T-Mobile's “Binge On” program, which offers cellular subscribers the ability to watch a variety of services without those streams counting against users' data plans.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Independent's hiring writers to do both native ads and edit content  —  With its print papers ceasing production in the next two weeks, The Independent is being forced to quickly re-fashion itself as a pure digital-only business.  —  That means native ads, naturally.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The New York Times should have alerted readers and explained post-publication changes to Bernie Sanders article  —  Were Changes to Sanders Article ‘Stealth Editing’?  —  Bernie Sanders supporters have been unhappy with The Times in recent months, but it looked as if they were beginning …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Twitter quietly turned on its new algorithmic timeline for everyone  —  Twitter's new algorithmic timeline was heralded as the end of the service by many, but when it launched, it amounted to nothing more than the natural evolution of the prior ‘while you were away’ feature.
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
Fairfax Media to cut 120 full-time jobs at Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, and The Age  —  Fairfax Media journalists on strike until Monday after 120 jobs axed  —  Staff at Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Australian Financial Review respond after editorial director announces major redundancy program
Karen Cheung / Hong Kong Free Press:
Chinese journalist Jia Jia reported to be missing en route to Hong Kong  —  Mainland Chinese journalist Jia Jia was taken away by the authorities at Beijing airport on Tuesday as he was about to board a flight to Hong Kong.  His disappearance is believed to be connected to an open letter published …
German court rules Apple violated OpenTV streaming video patents, orders company to stop selling infringing products in Germany  —  German court rules against Apple in video streaming patent case  —  A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Coral Project to release Trust open source comment management app in beta later this year, will be tested at The New York Times and Washington Post  —  The Coral Project unveils its first product to make comments better  —  On Monday at SXSW, The Coral Project provided more details …
Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
UKTV executive sacked after stealing huge cache of confidential TV data from media regulator  —  Former Ofcom employee offered bosses six years' worth of revenue and spending data, submitted to the regulator by rival broadcasters  —  A television company that is part-owned by the BBC …
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