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6:10 PM ET, March 5, 2016

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Nate Schenkkan / Foreign Policy:
How a soured relationship between former allies Erdogan and Gulen led to government's takeover of Zaman, a possibly fatal blow to a free press in Turkey  —  The Death Blow to Turkey's Media  —  Earlier today, a Turkish court gave the green light to a government-approved takeover of media group Feza Journalism.
Discussion: @abdbozkurt and @abdbozkurt
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Agence France-Presse:
Zaman defiant in a latest issue printed despite takeover; EIC Abdulhamit Bilici fired by new government administrators, protests and clashes resume on Saturday  —  Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests  —  Agence France-Presse By Stuart Williams with Fulya Ozerkan in Ankara 16 minutes ago
BBC:
Turkish police raid offices of anti-Erdogan daily paper, Zaman, after court ruling placed it under state control
Agence France-Presse:
Istanbul court orders anti-Erdogan daily Zaman into administration amid alarm over freedom of expression
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Editorial Director Karen Wickre Is Leaving the Company  —  Twitter's editorial director, Karen Wickre, is leaving the company after more than four years.  —  Wickre made the announcement in a Medium post Friday.  She ran Twitter's editorial teams, which includes overseeing …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Meerkat Is Ditching the Livestream — And Chasing a Video Social Network Instead  —  Two weeks ago, Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin sent an email to his company's 48 investors laying bare an observation that he'd made peace with months earlier: Meerkat, the livestreaming app that played the role …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung says it has no plans to buy Tidal  —  Samsung Says It Won't Buy Tidal (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Samsung has no plans to acquire Jay Z's Tidal music service, the company told Variety Friday.  —  “The rumor of Samsung acquiring Tidal is not true,” said Samsung spokesperson, breaking the company's silence on the matter.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Samsung has reduced jobs at Milk Music, likely to shut down service soon  —  Samsung Likely to Shutter Milk Music Service; Considering Tidal Deal (Exclusive)  —  Samsung is getting close to making a major announcement in the music space, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the plans.
Gawker:
Voicemails that appear to be from Trump phone show friendship with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Tamron Hall  —  Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump's Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media  —  Early Thursday morning, Gawker received an anonymous email with an attachment …
Yaqiu Wang / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Anonymous former Weibo censor discusses off limit topics, sensitive words, and methodology  —  Read and delete: How Weibo's censors tackle dissent and free speech  —  The Chinese microblogging site Weibo has a huge following, with around 100 million users posting every day.
Alex Weprin / Politico:
SEC filing: New Media Investment Group agreed to keep buyer of Las Vegas Review Journal secret indefinitely  —  Las Vegas newspaper sellers agreed to keep buyers a secret ‘indefinitely’  —  Gatehouse/New Media Investment Group agreed to keep the new owner of the Las Vegas Review Journal secret …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @davidfolkenflik
Sonya Song / MediaShift:
Chartbeat study of 700 sites and Google, Facebook, and Twitter referrals: when big news breaks, people head for a few brand-name media outlets for updates  —  Chartbeat Study: How News Consumption Gets Less Diverse Around Major Events  —  As part of our Metrics that Matter special series …
Discussion: @jimmacmillan
 
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John Reynolds / Press Gazette:
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Jane Martinson / Guardian:
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Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Barnes & Noble to close Nook App store, Nook Video, and UK Nook Store March 15
Simon Thomsen / Business Insider Australia:
Sydney Morning Herald suspends Australian journalist Paul Sheehan indefinitely from his position at Fairfax Media over his fabricated rape story