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1:20 PM ET, March 1, 2016


 Top News: 
Ken Doctor / Politico:
LA Times staffers in dispute with bosses after Oscars tickets initially allocated to executives, leaving reporters unable to attend the event  —  Oscar spotlight a dim one for hometown L.A. Times  —  While old-fashioned investigative journalism took center stage in Los Angeles at the Oscars Sunday evening …
Ken Doctor / Politico:
LA Times Editor Davan Maharaj could be given joint publisher-and-editor role, more executives to depart in wake of CEO Jack Griffin's firing  —  Top Tribune executives said to be on the way out in house-cleaning  —  Some of Jack Griffin's top executive hires will soon follow him out the door at Tribune Publishing.
Discussion: The Wrap
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 …
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.
TIME Responds to Confrontation With Secret Service at Trump Event
New York Times:
Fake New York Times article claiming Elizabeth Warren endorsed Bernie Sanders was viewed over 50K times and received over 15K shares  —  Fake New York Times Article Claims Elizabeth Warren Endorsed Bernie Sanders  —  A webpage that masqueraded as a New York Times article and claimed …
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.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
As MSNBC shifts focus from liberal talk shows to breaking news, opportunities at the network have diminished for nonwhite TV personalities
Discussion: Jezebel and New York Magazine
Financial Times:
Financial Times to launch on Facebook at Work, to offer business version of the network to its global staff  —  Financial Times to launch on Facebook at Work  —  The Financial Times is working with Facebook to offer a business version of the popular social network to its staff around the globe.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Conde Nast acquires Poetic, London-based real-time content editing system, co-founded by ex-Twitter engineer Blaine Cook; terms not disclosed  —  Conde Nast Acquires U.K. Digital Publishing Startup Founded by Ex-Twitter Engineer  —  Condé Nast has acquired Poetica …
Discussion: Folio, WWD, @scott_sage and @jamesweiner
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.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Economist to relaunch its lifestyle and culture title, Intelligent Life, as 1843 next week, will expand coverage beyond Europe to include Asia and America  —  The Economist relaunches Intelligent Life as 1843  —  The Economist's lifestyle and culture title is getting a global makeover.
Discussion: @rafat
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Guardian Editor Katharine Viner says she wants more readers to become paying “members” of the newspaper but rules out online paywall  —  Guardian editor Katharine Viner says plan is to ‘get readers paying for it’, but rules out online paywall  —  Guardian editor Katharine Viner …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
The AP debuts Election Buzz, an online dashboard that uses Twitter, Google data to track the conversation and search patterns concerning US elections
Discussion: The Hill and Search Engine Land
Dan Abrams / Mediaite:
Dan Abrams new site,, gets 543K unique visitors in first month
Discussion: @danabrams
Bloomberg Business:
Communist Party Warns Outspoken Members With Tycoon's Punishment
Discussion: Financial Review
 Earlier Picks: 
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
34.3 million viewers for the Oscars are the smallest audience since 2008
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