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5:00 PM ET, February 29, 2016


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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Re/code hires Quartz tech editor Dan Frommer as editor in chief, replacing Ken Li, who's leaving the company  —  Meet the New Boss: Dan Frommer Is Re/code's Editor in Chief  —  As Re/code has grown and morphed, we have always been on the lookout for great talent to take the site to a new level.
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
At Re/code, Frommer will oversee move to Vox's Chorus platform; Swisher will focus on events, video, podcasts, and writing  —  New Re/code editor in chief: Dan Frommer  —  Nine months after Re/code was acquired by Vox Media, the technology site is installing a new editor in chief …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Chris Morris, contract photographer for Time, roughed up by security agent at Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia  —  Time photographer roughed up by security at Trump event  —  Longtime Time contract photographer Chris Morris was roughed up by a security agent at a Donald Trump rally in Virginia on Monday.
Tribune Media posts Q4 earnings; revenue down 3.4% to $464M, $46.5M decrease in net political advertising revenues, 2.6% gain in core ad revenue  —  Tribune Posts 4Q Earnings, Considers Sale  —  Revenue decreases 3.4% to $464 million, pegged to a $46.5 million decrease in net political advertising revenues …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Tribune Media to Explore Sale or Separation of Assets, Other Strategic Alternatives  —  Tribune Media, the entertainment company that was created by the 2014 split of Tribune Co., on Monday reported its latest financials and said it would explore asset sales and other strategic alternatives amid a weak stock price.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
New York Times' Josh Barro rejoining Business Insider as senior editor, columnist  —  Josh Barro to return to Business Insider  —  Josh Barro is returning to Business Insider as senior editor, the site will announce on Monday.  —  Barro will take charge of the site's commentary team …
Steven Greenhouse / Guardian:
Gawker staffers will vote this week on WGA union contract protecting editorial independence, setting minimum salaries and annual 3% raises, more  —  Gawker employees bargain first union contract at a digital media company  —  Writers Guild of America announce editorial workers at Gawker …
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile resigns, will remain senior adviser; board approves COO John Saroff as new CEO on Haile's recommendation  —  Chartbeat CEO Resigns, Says He's Looking For a New Challenge  —  Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile, who joined the online-analytics company not long after it was born inside …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
The Best Picture Oscar goes to Spotlight, chronicling the Boston Globe's work to expose sex abuse in the Catholic church  —  Oscars 2016: Spotlight wins Best Picture  —  Leave it to good old fashioned journalism to throw off The Revenant's big night: Spotlight just won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Alex T. Williams / American Press Institute:
78% of US newspapers with 50K+ circulation use digital subscription models; drops to 64% for newspapers with circulations of 250K+  —  Paying for Digital News: The rapid adoption and current landscape of digital subscriptions at U.S. newspapers  —  Newspaper publishers in the United States …
Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Rules Against Dismissing Sumner Redstone Health Lawsuit  —  A trial between Redstone's lawyers and ex-companion Manuela Herzer is scheduled for May.  —  A fight over Sumner Redstone's health condition is moving forward.  —  On Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court judge David Cowan denied …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
ESPN digital editorial director Chad Millman on the company's mobile content strategy  —  Inside ESPN's mobile strategy: “If we're thinking about anything else, we're failing the audience”  —  ESPN is at a crossroads.  Its business model, which has long been dependent on cable subscription fees …
Discussion: Business Insider
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Dan Bilefsky / New York Times:
In Europe, media organizations that once treated Trump as a curiosity now respond with horror, satire, and sometimes admiration
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Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Sources: Snapchat wants to sell its own ad inventory on Discover channels where publishers like BuzzFeed and Vox had exclusive ad rights
Trinity Mirror launches The New Day, Britain's first new national newspaper in 30 years
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