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1:50 PM ET, March 11, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart reporter files police report against Trump campaign manager  —  Florida law enforcement is investigating an alleged physical altercation between Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, who filed a police report against Trump's top aide on Friday.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Exclusive: Audio transcript of Breitbart reporter allegedly being roughed up by Trump campaign manager  —  Donald Trump's spokesperson flatly denied on Thursday that campaign manager Corey Lewandowski roughed up a reporter for the conservative website Breitbart, and suggested she was fabricating …
Gabrielle Bluestone / Gawker:
Reporter Posts Photo of Bruises After Trump Campaign Accused Her of Lying About Being Grabbed  —  Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields today posted images of bruises allegedly left on her arm by Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who grabbed her after she attempted to ask Trump …
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Trump campaign spokesman Hope Hicks denies physical altercation between campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields
Wall Street Journal:
Publishers Petition White House to End Cuba Book Embargo  —  As U.S. moves to normalize ties with Cuba, book industry seeks an end to the embargo on books and educational materials  —  Three major U.S. book publishers, several trade groups and others in the publishing industry have signed …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
USA Today Network to launch VRtually There, a virtual reality news program covering politics, sports, tech, and finance, in the spring  —  Gannett Plans First Regularly Scheduled News Show in Virtual Reality  —  ‘VRtually There’ from USA Today Network to cover politics, sports, technology and finance
Daniel A. Gross / New Yorker:
For his blog Neglected Books, Brad Bigelow scours old books and magazines for obscure, out-of-print books worthy of new attention  —  The Custodian of Forgotten Books  —  A little over a decade ago, a forgotten book was suddenly remembered.  Its second life began when a fiction writer referenced it in a book of her own.
Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New Yorker highlights its inner workings in its video efforts, along with its high standards, deep reporting, and intelligent analysis  —  Using video, The New Yorker abandons its mystique in hopes of attracting a larger audience  —  Executive producers Alex Gibney, left …
Maira Sutton / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
TPP slants Internet regulations toward business interests, does little to counter issues like government censorship and free expression  —  White House's Claims that the TPP Would Curb Internet Censorship are Fantasy  —  One of the United States government's priorities in Internet policy …
Discussion: WAN-IFRA
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Former Ofcom employee offered potentially sensitive information on TV companies to a major UK broadcaster  —  Ofcom tackles mass data breach of TV company information  —  Ex-employee offered a hoard of potentially sensitive information about rival TV companies to his new employer, who is a major broadcaster
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK viewers doubled amount of time spent streaming TV in 2015  —  Typical British viewer last year watched about 77 minutes a week of shows on services such as Netflix and Amazon, although traditional TV is still king  —  The popularity of services such as Netflix and Amazon surged last year …
Discussion: Guardian and Broadband TV News
Sneha Johari / MediaNama:
Nielsen acquires Informate to up mobile measurement globally  —  Info and survey company Nielsen has acquired Informate Mobile Intelligence, a mobile usage measurement company, for an undisclosed amount.  The acquisition will let Nielsen pad its measurement portfolio in the mobile space in Europe …
Zheping Huang / Quartz:
A reporter blocked from leaving China to accept a prize says his craft is despicable—and noble  —  Veteran Chinese journalist and historian Yang Jisheng exposed the massive death toll of China's Great famine, and how Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong's wrong policies created it, in his 2008 book Tombstone.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
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Danielle Paquette / Washington Post:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Peter Sterne / Politico:
Journalism professor testifying in Hogan-Gawker case says Gawker violated SPJ code of ethics; SPJ responds clarifying difference between “ethical” and “legal”
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Univision launches first U.S. fact-checking project en Español
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