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5:45 AM ET, March 15, 2016


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart's national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and associate editor Jarrett Stepman resign, citing site's pro-Trump stance  —  Two more staffers resign from Breitbart  —  Two more staffers for Breitbart have resigned from the company, citing the website's pro-Donald Trump stance.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart piece mocking Ben Shapiro was written under pseudonym his father used when writing for the site
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Breitbart News Editor-at-Large apologizes for company's earlier statement on Fields, Shapiro resignations, says it was published as result of misunderstanding
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Sony to buy Michael Jackson's stake of Sony/ATV catalog for $750M  —  Sony to Pay Michael Jackson's Estate $750 Million for Stake in Music Catalog  —  Sony has agreed to pay the estate of Michael Jackson $750 million for its share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalog …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Fortune Apple writer Philip Elmer-DeWitt is leaving to start his own site, Apple 3.0, with $10/month subscription that drops paywall on posts after three days  —  Fortune's Apple-Watcher Philip Elmer-DeWitt Is Leaving, Launching His Own Site  —  Since 2007, Philip Elmer-DeWitt has written …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg Business:
Mashable to make four short-form Web series, each spanning six episodes, with NBCUniversal's Bravo network  —  Mashable to Make Web Shows With NBCUniversal's Bravo Network  —  Digital news site will co-produce four short-form series  —  Shows can be original or based on existing Bravo programs
Discussion: Multichannel News and Variety
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter In Discussions With Top Vine Creators About Payment  —  Vine is popular because it became a home for a brand new form of entertainment: six second looping videos perfect for bite-sized appetites on mobile.  But while Vine is a home for all that content, it doesn't actually create it.
Amy Pyle named new editor in chief of The Center for Investigative Reporting  —  EMERYVILLE, Calif. - The Center for Investigative Reporting has named Amy Pyle as its new editor in chief.  —  Pyle has been leading CIR's newsroom as managing editor since September.
Discussion: @howardweaver and @amy_pyle
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Ex-Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio defends his posting of Hulk Hogan sex tape as journalism  —  Gawker editor defends Hogan sex tape as journalism  —  When he posted portions of Hulk Hogan's sex tape, A.J. Daulerio says he was merely practicing journalism.  He had followed reports …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New experimental bookmarking tool from Washington Post lets readers save their place when reading long stories  —  The Washington Post is trying to make it easier to read long features  —  On Thursday, after more than a year and a half of reporting, The Washington Post published a story …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony PlayStation Vue launches “Slim” TV bundles nationwide starting at $30 per month but without live broadcast channels in most markets  —  Sony PlayStation Vue Launches ‘Slim’ TV Bundles Nationwide Without Live Broadcast Channels  —  Packages priced $10 per month below ‘full’ TV service …
Facebook suspends users over ‘nude’ photo of Aboriginal women in traditional dress  —  Facebook has suspended the profiles of people who shared an article about Aboriginal feminism, because it contains a photograph of two Indigenous women in traditional attire.  —  Facebook does not allow bare breasts in posts.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
The Daily Beast is launching two Facebook live video series, with one show at noon weekdays, another weekly on Friday afternoons  —  The Daily Beast launches two Facebook live video series  —  The Daily Beast is the latest publisher to join the Facebook live streaming party.
Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom shareholders re-elect board, defeat proposal that would have given every shareholder the same voting power  —  Viacom Board Re-Elected, Voting Rights Proposal Defeated by “Substantial” Majority, Even Excluding Redstone Vote  —  EMAIL ME  —  Vice chair Shari Redstone attended Monday's event …
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
The New York Times Taps Elizabeth Webbe Lunny as Publisher of T Magazine
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
GlobalPost founder Philip Balboni launches independent email newsletter, the Daily Chatter
Discussion: @laurahazardowen
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Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Vox and The Washington Post pitch their content management systems to others at South by Southwest
Discussion: AdExchanger and mUmBRELLA
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The Atlantic Editor in Chief James Bennet joining the New York Times as editorial page director; current director, Andrew M. Rosenthal, stepping down in April
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Government plan to directly appoint members to BBC's new oversight body threatens the corporation's independence, says BBC director of radio Helen Boaden
Discussion: RadioToday and Telegraph
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Adds Another Publishing Partner — News Video Startup NowThis
Discussion: @ashishp and FishbowlNY