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6:30 AM ET, March 29, 2016


 Top News: 
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 its 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.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
CNN Hires David Gregory as Political Analyst as 2016 Campaign Heats Up  —  David Gregory, who endured a long and difficult exit from his perch as the host of NBC's “Meet the Press,” is returning to a regular role on television as a political analyst on CNN, the network announced on Monday.
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.
Discussion: @poynter
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: @kvox and @moorehn, Thanks:@steverubel
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Publishers say ad agencies to blame for increase in ad-blocking, by creating large ads which increase page load  —  Here's How Oversized Web Ads Are Encouraging Ad Blocking  —  Publishers say ad agencies consistently crank out large, tracking-laden digital ads, which are slowing down the Internet
Discussion: AdExchanger
Ben Terris / Washington Post:
Revolving door from campaign staffs to cable TV becomes more visible in election year  —  Cable news, a welcoming home for the weary ex-campaign staffer  —  As a general rule, what's bad for a campaign is good for cable news.  Consider the case of Rick Tyler.
Discussion: @lucia_graves and @bterris
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC is asked to investigate Comcast over failure to add majority-controlled African-American media networks, a condition of its merger with NBC Universal  —  Byron Allen Asks FCC to Vet Comcast/NBCU Condition  —  Says his net should have been chosen over Aspire, Revolt
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
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.
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,” …
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
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
The Washington Post unveils new offices in New York
Discussion: @dylanbyers and FishbowlDC
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Tribune Publishing names Terry Jimenez, ex-COO of Newsday as CFO, fires PricewaterhouseCoopers as internal auditors, hires Ernst & Young instead
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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
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
Meredith Blake / Los Angeles Times:
WGA West report finds that progress for female and minority writers remains slow ‘at best’