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GRAPHIC Jake Pearson of the Associated Press uncovered the deaths of two mentally ill inmates being held at the huge city jail as well as lapses in the treatment they received from city agencies and the jail's health-care provider. Just the tip of the iceberg of many critical problems at Rikers that were unearthed and documented by Pearson in his series, "Death at Rikers Island", winner of this year's Gold Keyboard Award for investigative journalism.

With nearly 500 entries from New York area news publishers and individual journalists, this year's competition was by far a record breaker. Competition details and a list of all winners can be downloaded here.

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Correspondent to receive 2015 Paul White Award. (RTDNA)

Building audiences through social media has been a 'vital means of getting attention' for ProPublica's stories according to Amanda Zamora, Senior Engagement Editor at the US non-profit investigative outfit. (WAN-IFRA)

CNN has removed user-generated videos iReport videos linked to a Pakistani company suspected of running one of the world’s largest diploma mills. (TVNewser)

"Sponsored content" now bolder, bigger, pricier. (AdAge)

The auction for the troubled Daily News is going down to the wire, with only three bidders remaining. (New York Post)

NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show. (Politico)

Will not moderate GOP debate. (Politico)

Jonathan Mahler, a current media desk staffer at the Times; David Folkenflik, media correspondent for National Public Radio; and Sarah Ellison, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, are on the paper’s list of candidates, sources say. (Variety)

Real Money’s metered paywall is the company’s latest attempt to increase user-driven revenue. (Folio)

Will local news outlets want to be Facebook’s partners? (CJR)

TV newsman and promoter of Civic Journalism. (New York Times)

Loses to MSNBC. (Mediaite)

Hopes NBC Nightly News situation 'can get worked out to advantage of everybody'. (New York Daily News)

Last time Verizon owned a media company it allegedly banned its reporters from writing about certain subjects. (Business Insider)

Part of Verizon Acquisition Deal. (Recode)

The digital advertising industry (and some might say, the entire advertising industry) is on the fast path to automation. (AdAge)

Experts from Chartbeat, Medium and the Guardian share advice for increasing the chances of your stories being read – all the way to the last line. (

Cablevision, which owns Newsday, could not justify paying even $1 for New York Daily News because of its poor financial condition and prospects, says a person familiar with the proceedings. (Reuters)

Nine media companies, including NBC News and The New York Times, have agreed to the deal, despite concerns that their participation could eventually undermine their own businesses. (New York Times)

For fantasy baseball fans. (Lost Remote)

Commissioner Mark Peters hailed the role of journalists in helping to improve government during a panel discussion on investigative journalism at a New York Press Club event at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (CAPITAL)

The app, which previously cost $7.99 per month, is part of a larger effort to grow the subscription base by introducing new mobile products. (TechCrunch)

Al Anstey, the newly-installed CEO, will be arriving in America tonight to take on a big challenge. (TVNewser)

“We want to make audiences that normally may have a stereotype about what the BBC is — we want to show them that the BBC is up to speed with the modern times.” (NiemanLab)

In his first public comments about the saga, NBC News chief Andy Lack acknowledged the damage done to the network by the Brian Williams scandal. (Daily Beast)

Everytown for Gun Safety, the nonprofit advocacy organization co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, is launching an adjacent news operation, scheduled to debut in June. (CAPITAL)

Of Unseen Ads, 76% Did Not Even Appear On Screen. (AdAge)

Judging by quotes in various news stories attributed to “friends” of the anchor, Williams might not fully grasp the gravity of his mistakes. (Daily Beast)

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. (New York Times)


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