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Yes, the rumblings of rumors are true: Al Jazeera America will shut down in April only 3 years after it debuted to great fanfare. "RIP, al Jazeera America. Sad that good TV journalism simply never found an audience," laments Foreign Policy's Yochi Dreazen. "Excellent journalism, but downright shoddy management. What a waste," chimes in Alex Jafarzadeh. Simultaneously, however, Al Jazeera itself plans to expand its digital services in the U.S. "We’re sorry to hear the news about our Al Jazeera America colleagues. For those concerned, AJ+ is still operating," the AJ-plus Twitter account informs us.
In other parts of the industry, the news cycle churns on: Verge's co-founder is raising money for a new website while the Huffington Post unveils a new podcast talking with Washington’s biggest failures. Meanwhile, TIME is busy commemorating the life of an icon. And then there's the incredible story of the newspaper subscription that effectively saved an elderly woman dying on porch in 17-degree weather. "Proud to work with this guy, and now the nation knows what he did," declares Sally Ann Shurmer at the Casper Star-Tribune. And in case you've been wondering how tiny your chances are of winning the Powerball $292 million, WSJ says it's this tiny. Happy scrolling!