Months after breaking the Panama Papers, ICIJ is going independent

Poynter :: Shortly after breaking the Panama Papers, an international exclusive that shed light on illegal offshore banking around the globe, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists should have been riding high. Instead, the scrappy cross-border investigative team was facing the dreary prospect of laying staffers off due to a financial squeeze at its parent organization.

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Fox trial pre-loads films on phones that you can pay to unlock

The Verge :: A new pilot program from Fox, Telstra, and Ericsson is taking a surprisingly direct approach — pre-loading films onto users’ devices, and then asking customers to pay to rent or buy the titles.

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Inside the Daily Mail’s shift to video

Digiday :: Publishers have different approaches to working out video. For the Mail, it’s scale

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WhatsApp more popular than Facebook in the Netherlands

eMarketer :: People in the Netherlands are passionate WhatsApp users, and were among the first to try its new Status feature.

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CNN’s platform publishing unit Great Big Story has a six-person cartoon team

Digiday :: CNN's digital video network Great Big Story is making two to three short cartoons every month for YouTube -- and, soon, other platforms.

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AOL's continues to try to build a mobile ad business that rivals Facebook, Google (if that's possible at all)

Adweek :: As part of AOL's ongoing work to build a mobile advertising business that rivals Facebook and Google, the company is partnering with Berlin, Germany-based Adsquare on a new data effort.

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