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12:15 PM ET, February 15, 2018

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Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
District court judge dismisses Playboy lawsuit against Boing Boing for linking to Playmate pictures on Imgur and YouTube, gives Playboy a chance to revise suit  —  The magazine sued over a Boing Boing post linking to “scans of every Playboy Playmate centerfold.”
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter begins streaming local news broadcasts next to timeline amid major news events, displaying Miami's WSVN 7 coverage of high school shooting on Wednesday  —  Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events.
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Forbes replaces unpaid contributor model with contracts guaranteeing its 1,500 contributors a $250/month minimum, will cut bottom 10% of performers every year  —  Financial news publisher becomes the latest media company to overhaul its contributor network  —  Forbes has a new message …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Vimeo rolls out tool to live stream on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Periscope simultaneously  —  Video platform Vimeo is today rolling out new features designed to simplify video distribution across social networks, including one tool that allows live video to be streamed to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope at the same time.
Tracy M. Cook / American Press Institute:
Study of digital subscription costs at 100 US newspapers finds weekly costs range from $0.46 to $7.85 and the median digital subscription price is $2.31/week  —  The dual-revenue model of print advertising and home delivery subscriptions that historically sustained newspapers is fading.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Michelle Dean / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the nondisclosure agreement became a tool for powerful people to stymie journalists from informing the public  —  At this writing, the cast of characters in the sexual harassment scandals that have been carpet-bombing the media continues to expand.  Every day new women come forward to say they've had a bad experience.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Sources say Google dominated Coalition for Better Ads' research and review process, which helped determine ads that will be blacklisted by Chrome  —  Critics say the search giant's plan to block certain types of ads in its Chrome browser starting on Thursday is self-serving
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Chrome's default ad blocker goes live Thursday, removing ads on sites that repeatedly display pop-ups, autoplay video with sound, and other invasive ads
The Intercept:
Leaked WikiLeaks chats from May 2015-Nov. 2017 of a direct-message Twitter group show anti-Clinton bias, misogyny, encouragement of trolling and fake accounts  —  On a Thursday afternoon in November 2015, a light snow was falling outside the windows of the Ecuadorian embassy in London …
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Leaked chat transcript from an NYT Slack channel shows staff concern over diversity efforts, prompted by tweet by opinion section's Bari Weiss on immigrants  —  According to one employee, diversity efforts at the publication “are nothing but lip service.”  —  In 2016, James Bennet left …
 
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
USA Today names Nicole Carroll, the editor of The Arizona Republic, as its new editor-in-chief
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