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5:20 PM ET, February 26, 2016


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John Koblin / New York Times:
Melissa Harris-Perry refuses to host her MSNBC show Saturday after weeks of preemptions and what she calls loss of editorial control  —  Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-Emptions  —  Melissa Harris-Perry said she was refusing to go on the MSNBC show she hosts this Saturday …
Jamil Smith / Medium:
Melissa Harris-Perry's email to staffers of her show: I love our show. I want it back.  —  Melissa Harris-Perry's Email to Her #nerdland Staff  —  On Friday afternoon, media reports emerged about my friend Melissa Harris-Perry's refusal to host her eponymous weekend program on MSNBC on Saturday.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Chris Hughes sells New Republic to Win McCormack, founder of Tin House; Hamilton Fish named publisher  —  Chris Hughes Sells New Republic to Liberal Publisher Win McCormack  —  Mr. McCormack, founder of Tin House literary quarterly, names Hamilton Fish as publisher  —  Welcome to a new New Republic.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump says he'll change US libel laws to make it easier to sue news organizations  —  Donald Trump: We're going to ‘open up’ libel laws  —  Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to change libel laws in the United States so that he can have an easier time suing news organizations.
Greg Howard / Deadspin:
How SB Nation, structured to gain prestige from longform writing with minimal editing costs, published the flawed Holtzclaw profile despite editor's warning  —  How SB Nation Published Their Daniel Holtzclaw Story  —  Last week, Vox Media's SB Nation published “Who Is Daniel Holtzclaw?” …
Ben Williams / Adblock Plus and (a little) more:
Adblock Plus Acceptable Ads: publishers with over 10M ad impressions per month pay licensing fee for whitelisting  —  Acceptable Ads explained: monetization  —  Internally, we talk about Acceptable Ads all the time.  Ever since we decided to take the middle way, choosing not to block …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Soldier of Fortune Shutters Print Magazine After 40 Years  —  Magazine, which chronicles the world of mercenaries, will transition to being entirely online  —  Soldier of Fortune, the notorious magazine chronicling the shadowy world of mercenaries battling it out in hot spots around the globe …
Facebook rolling out live video streaming to Android in US, expanding to over 30 countries on iOS  —  Bringing Facebook Live to Android and More Countries  —  Facebook Live enables you to share your experiences and perspectives in real time, with the people who matter to you …
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Plagiarism charges against Fareed Zakaria did no harm to his career as he remained silent while distinguished members of the media came to his defense  —  How Fareed Zakaria Defeated the Media Reporters  —  Of all Fareed Zakaria's accomplishments—a wildly successful career in print journalism …
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Metropolitan Police:
Operation Elveden, the probe into leaking of information to journalists, and inappropriate payments by journalists to police and public officials, has ended  —  Operation Elveden completed  —  [IMAGE: Infographic on Operation Elveden in numbers]  —  On Wednesday, 24 February following consultation …
Yvonne Villarreal / Los Angeles Times:
Theater chains decline to show Crouching Tiger sequel because Netflix is releasing the film online at the same time  —  Why so many theater chains are refusing to screen Netflix's ‘Crouching Tiger’ sequel  —  “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” will be available for streaming …
Tristan Ahtone / Al Jazeera America:
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match  —  AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match  —  In 2013, I received an email from a digital editor at Al Jazeera America.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
RIAA wins $22M in damages from MP3Skull filesharing site and the power to seize domain names, but the site's owner is unknown  —  Music labels win $22.2m damages from MP3Skull - if they can find its owners  —  Following a lawsuit coordinated by industry body the RIAA …
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Rudi Keller / Columbia Daily Tribune:
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