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11:15 PM ET, February 29, 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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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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
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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