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9:00 PM ET, March 6, 2016

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Al Jazeera English:
Turkey's Zaman adopts pro-government line after the takeover and firing of editor-in-chief  —  Turkey's Zaman: Editorial tone changes after takeover  —  Pro-government line marks newspaper's first edition since court order for it to be seized set off two days of protests.
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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
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.
BBC:
Turkish police raid offices of anti-Erdogan daily paper, Zaman, after court ruling placed it under state control
Oliver Roeder / FiveThirtyEight:
New database helps reveal that more than 60 crossword puzzles edited by Timothy Parker for USA Today and syndicated Universal Crossword copy elements from NYT  —  A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World  —  A group of eagle-eyed puzzlers, using digital tools …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T launching programmatic ad marketplace in partnership with ad tech firm Videology for its U-Verse and DirecTV platforms  —  AT&T Plans to Sell Linear TV Programmatically  —  Through partnership with Videology, brands will be able to use software and data to place TV ads
Discussion: Engadget
Sridhar Pappu / New York Times:
Young reporters, steeped in social media, accustomed to digital speed and always-on world, grab spotlight on US campaign trail  —  Millennial Reporters Grab the Campaign-Trail Spotlight  —  When the last presidential race was in its early stages, Katie Glueck was a senior at Northwestern University.
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.
Discussion: BetaNews, hypebot and The Wrap
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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 …
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
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.
 
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