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5:35 AM ET, March 13, 2018


 Top News: 
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Sources: A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over as CEO at Vice Media from co-founder Shane Smith; Abbe Raven to serve as interim CEO  —  UPDATED: In a surprise move, A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over the chief executive role at Vice Media …
Susan Goldberg / National Geographic:
National Geographic asked a historian to audit its archives, admits to “appalling stories” filled with racism in its past, vows to examine and confront racism  —  We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad.  Here's what he found.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Eddy Cue Q&A on the line between free speech and open platforms, plans to integrate Texture content into Apple News, why Apple likely won't buy Disney, Netflix  —  We're on the ground at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas where Apple's Eddy Cue is about to take the stage to discuss media curation with CNN's Dylan Byers.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources”  —  As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and co-founder of SBNation, announces he is launching Civiqs, a public opinion research group  —  Nearly a million respondents are a deep new data source for Democrats.  One early finding: Don't talk about impeachment.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief
Discussion: @markos, @markos and Daily Kos
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Inside Reddit as it rolled out the October 2017 policy update that resulted in the ban of numerous subreddits, including ones for Nazis and bestiality  —  How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?  —  Which Web sites get the most traffic?  According to the ranking service Alexa …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MoviePass CEO backtracks on previous comments about tracking users before and after movies, says the app only tracks users' location when they use the app  —  MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe said he misspoke at a recent industry conference in describing the kinds of data the company tracks on its users …
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
YouTube could be one of the most powerful radicalizing tools of this century, given its billion users and algorithms that recommend ever more extreme videos  —  At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube TV is raising its price to $40/month starting Tuesday, plans to add more channels; current subscribers will keep $35/month pricing  —  YouTube TV has grown quite a bit since its launch in April of last year.  The service now has more than 300,000 users, according to a report, and is available in nearly 100 markets.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing Facebook Camera AR experiences via tracking markers on posters of two films, will add tracker-based AR capabilities to AR Studio in April  —  Facebook's augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfie masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers …
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh criticizes Trump over his attack on “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd after the President called the reporter a “son of a bitch”  —  Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) defended “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday after President Trump
Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Analysis: federal government censored, withheld, or couldn't find records in 78% of requests in the past year; it spent $40.6M defending decisions in FOIA cases  — 4a51fab65b85  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government censored …
Discussion: RTDNA Recent Articles
New York Daily News:
Business Insider video journalist Trevor Cadigan was one of those killed in the East River helicopter crash in New York on Sunday evening  —  Two tourists, a journalist and two helicopter employees died aboard a sightseeing chopper that crashed into the East River, police sources said Sunday.
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Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed: blocks some search terms related to self-harm and eating disorders after criticism; tags still appear on users' posts
Discussion: Engadget
Bertrand Pecquerie / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with president of Mediapart, a 10-year-old French media organization primarily funded by subscriptions; the site had $17M in revenue in 2017 and ~140K subs
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Fox broadcast a 2006 interview with O.J Simpson, by book publisher Judith Regan, on Sunday night but omitted the fact that Regan worked on a book with Simpson
Discussion: Law & Crime
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat to launch a new true crime series from Condé Nast Entertainment, “True Crime/Uncovered,” with six five-minute episodes
Discussion: The A.V. Club
 Earlier Picks: 
To broadcast stories that would likely be censored in countries like China, Reporters Without Borders Germany uploaded them as songs to streaming services
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Trump's tactic of labeling critical reporting as “fake news” has spread through all levels of government, with lawmakers even using it against local press
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Matthew Keys, the ex-Reuters social media editor who was jailed for two years after being convicted of hacking, hopes to return to journalism
Discussion: BuzzFeed
The New York Times Company:
New York Times is launching its first non-fiction narrative podcast, “Caliphate”, with reporter Rukmini Callimachi
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Zach Schonfeld / Newsweek:
Interview with Bob Woodward on teaching investigative journalism, Janet Cooke, Nixon, Harvey Weinstein, and Trump
New York Times:
60 Minutes moves forward in preparing segment with Stephanie Clifford, who says she had affair with Trump; source: show has not received notice of legal action