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1:35 PM ET, March 8, 2016


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Michael R. Bloomberg /
Michael Bloomberg says he won't enter presidential race because he can't win and running could lead to a victory by Donald Trump or Ted Cruz  —  The Risk I Will Not Take  —  Americans today face a profound challenge to preserve our common values and national promise.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook VP of partnerships Dan Rose confirms talks with NFL about securing rights to live-stream games; sources say other bidders include Amazon and Verizon  —  Facebook Exec Clears the Air Over NFL, Celeb Deal Talks for Live-Stream Push (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Facebook is breaking its silence …
Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap:
CBS trying to secure NFL streaming rights for online subscription service CBS All Access, says CEO Les Moonves  —  CBS in Talks to Score NFL Streaming Rights  —  CBS, unsatisfied with splitting the broadcast rights to Thursday night NFL games, is in talks to nail down the digital streaming licenses …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Millennial news site Mic acquires Hyper, mobile app that aggregates video content into magazine format  —  Mic Acquires Mobile Video App Hyper  —  Millennial-focused Web publisher looks to curate top video content each day  —  Many digital media companies are focused on distributing content …
Natasha Onwuemezi / The Bookseller:
Journalists from BuzzFeed, GQ, and the Mirror join Index on Censorship campaign condemning seizure of Turkish newspaper Zaman  —  Pullman condemns seizure of Turkish newspaper  —  Authors including Philip Pullman and Tom Holland, and journalists from Buzzfeed, GQ and the Mirror have joined Index …
Discussion: Index on Censorship
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Amazon launches its first live show, Style Code Live, a QVC-like web show  —  Amazon's first live show is QVC for the YouTube generation  —  Now that Amazon has its own private fashion labels, it's launching its its first ever live TV show called Style Code Live.
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Behind Dick Costolo's and Jack Dorsey's efforts to fix Twitter  —  Fixing Twitter  —  How the media-juggernaut-turned-train- wreck is getting back on track after a rough two years.  —  In late January the Tweeps needed a kumbaya moment, and Jack Dorsey knew exactly how to give it to them.
Sheila Burke / Associated Press:
Fox reporter Erin Andrews awarded $55M in suit against hotel owners and stalker after being secretly recorded nude at hotel  —  Jurors award Erin Andrews $55M in suit over nude video  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury awarded Erin Andrews $55 million on Monday in her lawsuit against a stalker …
Richard Deitsch /
Amid Andrews trial, female sports reporters open up about safety
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
We need more debate about publishing's future as ad blocking cuts revenues and distribution moves to social platforms owned by a few companies  —  Facebook is eating the world  —  Something really dramatic is happening to our media landscape, the public sphere, and our journalism industry …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Subscription video startup Vessel, headed up by ex-Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announces it is going ad-free for subscribers  —  Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers  —  Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar …
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
The New York Times Begins Testing Ad Blocking Approaches  —  Some Visitors With Ad Blockers Are Asked to Either Whitelist the Times or Subscribe  —  Viewability and Verification in the Age of Programmatic  —  The New York Times on Monday began testing out “various approaches” to combatting the rise of ad-blocking technology.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mashable partners with France 24 to launch French-language version, Mashable avec France 24, receives support from Google's innovation fund  —  Mashable launches French-language site with France 24  —  New site will be backed by the two companies, as well as receiving support …
John Reynolds / Press Gazette:
UK newspaper The Sun appoints Gordon Smart as deputy editor  —  Gordon Smart, editor of The Scottish Sun, is returning to England to become The Sun's deputy editor.  —  Smart, who joined The Sun in 2004 writing for its showbusiness pages, will effectively become number three on the UK's best-selling national daily title.
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Jennifer Van Grove / The San Diego Union …:
Amazon to open its second physical bookshop in San Diego this summer