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12:15 PM ET, March 28, 2016

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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Brian Stelter Looks Back at How the Media Got It So Wrong on Trump  —  How exactly did the media get Donald Trump so wrong?  Well, today, CNN's Brian Stelter devoted the entirety of Reliable Sources to answering that very question.  —  And what better way to illustrate the collective failure …
Adam Schreck / Associated Press:
Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its home of Qatar  —  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Qatar-based news broadcaster Al-Jazeera says it is slashing around 500 jobs as part of a worldwide workforce reduction.  —  The network announced the cuts Sunday, saying they are part of a …
Oriana Schwindt / International Business Times:
Rentrak: Viceland averaged just 55K+ viewers a day in first three weeks after Feb. 29 launch, compared to 241K for last three weeks of H2, a channel it replaced  —  Viceland Ratings: Here's How Many People Are Watching Vice Media's New Cable TV Network  —  What happens when you make TV for people who don't watch TV?
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
Vimeo for Roku now lets you buy on-demand content straight from your TV  —  Roku is still a great way to view video, but wasn't good for creators — until now.  Vimeo has announced it is bringing transactional support to Roku, which means creators can now make money via Vimeo on Roku.
Discussion: Vimeo, TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren becomes the new CEO as part of management makeover  —  Pandora has appointed cofounder Tim Westergren its new CEO as part of a broader management makeover, the company announced today,  —  Stating that it “remains 100 percent committed to growth strategy,” …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Periscope Has Been Used for 200 Million Broadcasts, 100 Million Since January Alone  —  Twitter-owned social live streaming service Periscope celebrated its first birthday Monday by revealing a major usage milestone: Periscope has been used for more that 200 million broadcasts since its launch in March of 2015.
Tatiana Walk-Morris / Nieman Reports:
New fact-checking projects use automation tools like ClaimBuster to speed the process  —  The Future of Political Fact-Checking  —  New fact-checking projects use advanced technologies to automate and accelerate the process  —  In awarding its Lie of the Year title to Donald Trump last December …
Discussion: @tati_wm and @niemanreports
Willy Staley / The California Sunday Magazine:
Profile of Jake Phelps, editor of Thrasher Magazine, which focuses on skateboarding culture and is referred to as “the bible” by skaters  —  Thrashed  —  Jake Phelps has run the bible for skaters for more than two decades.  He's nearly died a few times in the process.
John Glenday / The Drum:
Vice Media's head of ad sales Richard Beckman departs in wake of shock 17.4% decline in web traffic  —  Vice Media's head of ad sales departs in wake of shock 17.4% decline in web traffic  —  Vice Media has confirmed the departure of Richard Beckman, its head of ad sales, just ten months into the job …
Discussion: @sdbcraig
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson joins The Guardian as a political columnist  —  Jill Abramson, Former New York Times Editor, to Write Guardian Column  —  Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will formally join The Guardian as a political columnist, the newspaper said Monday.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Spotify CEO confirms the service now has 30M paying subscribers, up from 20M in June 2015  —  Spotify hits 30 million subscribers  —  The streaming service isn't slowing down  —  Spotify has 30 million paid subscribers, CEO Daniel Ek announced today in a tweet.
Yuyu Chen / Digiday:
How sponsored content drives more than 60 percent of The Atlantic's ad revenue  —  Today, every publisher has some form of native offering.  For The Atlantic, sponsored content has proved better ROI than other ad formats.  —  Native advertising is estimated to reach around 75 percent …
Discussion: @digiday
 
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