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11:15 AM ET, February 29, 2016

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
MSNBC and Melissa Harris-Perry confirm they are parting ways, in talks about an exit deal  —  Melissa Harris-Perry is out at MSNBC  —  Melissa Harris-Perry will not be back on MSNBC.  —  On Sunday morning, two days after the host's private fight with management went public …
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Jamil Smith / Medium:
Melissa Harris-Perry's email to staffers of her show: I love our show. I want it back.
Alex Pareene / Gawker:
Trump retweeted a Gawker bot that tweeted Mussolini quotes and attributed them to Trump  —  How We Fooled Donald Trump Into Retweeting Benito Mussolini  —  Is Donald Trump a fascist?  Experts, historians, and pundits have debated the question for months.  One thing has been certain for a while now: He tweets like one.
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 …
TVNewsCheck:
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 …
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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.
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Viceland, Vice Media's joint cable channel with A&E, launches Monday with roster of major advertisers  —  Vice Media to Launch Its Own Cable TV Channel  —  Venture with A+E, which goes live Monday, has assembled roster of big advertisers drawn by promise of a young audience
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: Re/code
Omar Oakes / Media Week:
Trinity Mirror profits decline 6.9% YoY to £592.7M, print ad revenue down 13% to £182M, digital ad revenue up 30.8% to £37.3M  —  Trinity Mirror's pre-tax profits fall by 17.6%  —  Trinity Mirror's pre-tax profits for 2015 dropped by 17.6 per cent to £67.2 million last year …
 
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