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11:55 PM ET, March 30, 2016

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Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Annotation startup Genius hires its first revenue chief, Ronen Shapiro, formerly of Pandora and Vice Media, as it preps to build ad business  —  Annotation Startup Genius to Launch Advertising Business  —  Company known for its music lyric database hires first revenue chief
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Analysis of stories on news aggregator Memeorandum shows how Trump dominates media beyond just cable TV  —  How Trump Hacked The Media  —  Trump's dominance on cable news isn't the whole story.  —  Donald Trump took over the news cycle on Feb. 26, as he had so many times before.
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Ev Boyle:
Seven-day content audit of top online news outlets shows Trump's name in headlines 1341 times, with Clinton second at 361  —  Yes, the media bears some responsibility for the rise of Donald Trump—here's proof  —  Since announcing his presidential run last June, Donald Trump has made front page news almost every day.
Philip Oltermann / Guardian:
Historian shows how AP cooperated with Nazis to retain access, allowed regime to use photos for propaganda; AP rejects idea it “collaborated”  —  Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis  —  Exclusive: German historian shows how news agency retained access …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Inside the launch of Bloomberg's new tech-and-travel series Hello World, and Bloomberg's plans for two more web series to launch within weeks  —  Bloomberg's Hello World tech-and-travel show trades talking heads for Vice-like filmmaking  —  For Bloomberg, making video for the web means rethinking everything …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify raises $1B in convertible debt, led by TPG and Dragoneer  —  Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Debt Financing  —  TPG and Dragoneer Investment Group lead the Spotify debt deal  —  Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Fullscreen to launch streaming service April 26, featuring 800 hours of content, including programming from YouTube stars and older TV series for $5 per month  —  Fullscreen Enters Crowded Subscription Video Marketplace  —  Digital media company believes young fans will pay $4.99 a month for Web originals featuring YouTube stars
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
New York Times won't retract or post a correction to NFL story  —  The New York Times will not retract a story about the National Football League's research into player concussions that also suggested ties bettwen the NFL and the tobacco industry.  —  A lawyer for the league demanded …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Review of FOIA Mapper, a Knight-backed tool designed to make FOIA requests easier  —  FOIA Mapper aims to make it easier for journalists to know where to look for public documents  —  The process of filing a Freedom of Information Act request can be complicated.
Discussion: @kristenhare and Poynter
New York Times:
Facebook Live video entices media outlets as it draws big audiences, but revenue options remain unclear despite Facebook assurances  —  Facebook's Live Video Effort Entices Media Companies  —  When severe weather passed through the Atlanta area early this month, Brad Nitz …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
UK's Times and Sunday Times merge websites, which will be updated four times a day to focus on reporting, opinion, and analysis instead of breaking news  —  The U.K.'s Times and Sunday Times are structuring their new apps and website around peak traffic times
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh and his assistant sentenced to prison in Hanoi in renewed push against independent media and free expression  —  Vietnamese Bloggers Sentenced to Prison in a Renewed Crackdown on Free Expression  —  A prominent Vietnamese blogger and his assistant …
Discussion: bangkokpost.com
 
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Gederts Gelzis / Reuters:
Latvia shuts down pro-Kremlin website Sputnik, drawing Moscow rebuke
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo to skip lavish NewFront event this year, host private event May 4 amid losses in video
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Tidal claims 3M paying global subs, with 1.35M on the hi-fidelity $20/month tier, and Kanye West's last album surpassed 250M streams within 10 days of debut
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Instagram increases video length limit for users from 15 seconds up to 60 seconds, part of a greater expansion into video for the social network
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg Business:
To fend off losses and digital competition, the newspaper market is consolidating; 70 daily newspapers were sold for a combined $827M in 2015
Discussion: AdExchanger, Thanks:@gerryfsmith