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7:20 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 …
U.S. Department of Justice:
US Department of Justice files antitrust suit to block Tribune Publishing from buying the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise  —  Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Stop L.A. Times Publisher from Acquiring Competing Newspapers  —  Acquisition Would Monopolize Newspapers …
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.
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.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
The Independent launches £12.99 a month subscription app in advance of print closure, includes news, business, comment, sports, and columns  —  Independent launches paid-for digital edition  —  Independent Daily Edition subscription app contains news, business, comment and sport sections, offered in free trial
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 …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
NPR changes policy to prohibit promotion of podcasts and NPR One app on the air in apparent effort to appease local radio stations  —  NPR decides it won't promote its podcasts or NPR One on air  —  NPR is — sort of like the Associated Press and the major broadcast networks — a creature of its structure.
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Hulk Hogan's legal team trying to stop court from releasing documents before Gawker verdict  —  Hulk Hogan's legal team is trying to delay the public release of documents related to his $100 million invasion of privacy suit against Gawker Media until after the jury hearing the case renders a verdict.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A friendly new Slack bot from Digg lets you ask for articles around keywords, domain names, and more  —  Chat bots (and chatty bots) are the new [insert 2015 journalism trend of your choice].  In particular, as the team messaging tool Slack takes over newsrooms, Slack integrations eager …
Discussion: Gary Liu, Digg, The Next Web and TechCrunch
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Sources: Time Warner investing more in Mashable, following prior funding from Time Warner Investments  —  Time Warner Investing More in Mashable  —  Time Warner is pumping more money into Mashable, a millennial-focused tech and pop culture news site, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: @rafat
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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
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
Fairfax Media to cut 120 full-time jobs at Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, and The Age
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