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4:50 AM ET, March 1, 2016


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Chris Morris, contract photographer for Time, roughed up by Secret Service 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.
Will Bunch /
Forget ‘Spotlight’: There's a war against journalism  —  Excuse me for a) not watching the big Academy Awards whoopdedoo on Sunday night, where “Spotlight” — a movie about remarkable work by investigative journalists at an East Coast metro newspaper not unlike my own …
TIME Responds to Confrontation With Secret Service at Trump Event  —  “We are relieved that Chris is feeling OK”  —  The U.S. Secret Service and local law enforcement briefly detained a TIME photographer at a Donald Trump rally at Radford University in Virginia Monday …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Melissa Harris-Perry was a rare voice of substance on cable news  —  By early February, cable news had figured out how to discuss the prospects of Democratic presidential Hillary Clinton.  It was all about losing leads, about her trustworthy numbers, about her management of husband and former President Bill Clinton.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Snapchat brings Live Stories to the web for the first time  —  Some of last night's most entertaining Oscars coverage was on Snapchat, but this year you didn't have to be inside Snapchat's app to see it: you could watch it all on the web.  Snapchat quietly updated its website last night with a way to view the Oscars' Live Story online.
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
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
34.3 million viewers for the Oscars are the smallest audience since 2008  —  Chris Rock speaks onstage during the Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday.  —  Chris Rock's provocative turn as host of the 88th Academy Awards was lauded for the bold way he took on the lack of diversity in the film industry.
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat hires Sriram Krishnan, who ran Facebook's Audience mobile ad network  —  Snapchat Hires Exec Who Ran Facebook's Ad Network  —  Sriram Krishnan, the Facebook exec who's been running the company's ad network, is headed to Snapchat.  —  Krishnan joined Facebook in 2013 and helped launch …
Discussion: Adweek and Business Insider
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 …
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 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
FCC investigating whether cable firms use contract provisions to keep media companies like Disney, Fox, HBO, others from bringing programming to the Internet  —  FCC Probes Cable Firms' Influence on Web TV  —  Some contractual clauses prevent media firms from sending content to online providers
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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
Discussion: @michikokakutani
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
New York Times' Josh Barro rejoining Business Insider as senior editor, columnist
Trinity Mirror launches The New Day, Britain's first new national newspaper in 30 years
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
ESPN digital editorial director Chad Millman on the company's mobile content strategy
Discussion: Business Insider