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7:50 PM ET, March 28, 2016

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Brady Dale / The New York Observer:
Blogger sparks debate with demand that Genius Web Annotator allow opt-outs and abuse reporting feature  —  Genius Web Annotator vs. One Young Woman With a Blog  —  Can annotating text online straighten out our collective reasoning, or will it just be a new vector for trolls?
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Oculus Rift release to have a limited impact on journalism, as reviews say it's adoption will be limited, given necessary PC requirements and prohibitive price  —  Oculus Rift for news?  Not quite yet  —  After years of anticipation and waiting, the Oculus Rift VR headset is finally here.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Jill Abramson's longform journalism venture with Steve Brill is on hold, for now  —  A few months after she was fired from her job as The New York Times' top editor, Jill Abramson announced she was working with media mogul Steven Brill on a longform journalism startup.
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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.
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?
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 …
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.
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
The New York Times May Make It Harder to Use Facebook and Twitter to Jump Its Paywall  —  The New York Times has one million digital subscribers, but it wants more.  Now it looks like it's trying to get them by plugging holes in its paywall.  —  The Times is experimenting with limiting …
Discussion: @moorehn, Thanks:@steverubel
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,” …
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
The Washington Post unveils new offices in New York  —  The Washington Post recently unveiled brand new offices in New York.  Located in the Flatiron District, the Manhattan-based headquarters make room for growing New York teams across business, news, technology, engineering, design and more.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and @dylanbyers
Calvin Reid / Publishers Weekly:
Humble Bundle, a site that lets buyers pay what they wish for bundles of DRM-free content, generated $6.1M in revenue on 31 ebook bundles released in 2015  —  Humble Bundle Had $6.1 Million In 2015 E-book Revenue  —  Humble Bundle, the promotional site that lets consumers pay what they wish …
 
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
PopSugar Taps Geoff Schiller as Chief Revenue Officer
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Tribune Publishing names Terry Jimenez, ex-COO of Newsday as CFO, fires PricewaterhouseCoopers as internal auditors, hires Ernst & Young instead
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Spotify CEO confirms the service now has 30M paying subscribers, up from 20M in June 2015
Tatiana Walk-Morris / Nieman Reports:
New fact-checking projects use automation tools like ClaimBuster to speed the process
Discussion: @tati_wm
 Earlier Picks: 
Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times:
WGA West report finds that progress for female and minority writers remains slow ‘at best’
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
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How Argentinian fact-checking website Chequeado created a fact-checking TV show
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Brian Stelter Looks Back at How the Media Got It So Wrong on Trump