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11:50 AM ET, March 13, 2018


 Top News: 
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti discusses the company's missed 2017 targets, struggles with advertisers, and potential for a partial paywall on the site  —  This article is a free preview of the new issue of Digiday magazine, our quarterly print publication that's distributed to Digiday+ members.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers  —  Facebook is getting ready to launch a news section for its Watch platform and it's testing different video partnerships with roughly 10 publishers, Axios has learned.
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.
Debra Kamin / Variety:
CBS News President David Rhodes says Stormy Daniels interview has not been delayed because of legal action from Trump and dismissed talk of an injunction  —  JERUSALEM — CBS News boss David Rhodes hasn't seen Stormy Daniels' “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, but he promises that it's coming soon.
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
Catherine Neilan / City A.M.:
UK broadcast regulator Ofcom says RT's broadcasting license may be revoked if UK finds Russia was behind attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal  —  Ofcom has told Russia Today that if the UK government confirms Moscow was behind the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia it may prompt the watchdog to consider its licence.
Tom Miles / Reuters:
U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.
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 …
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
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”
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
In China, new proposals could see current regulatory body overseeing media abolished and replaced by a new organization under closer control of ruling party  —  The proposed changes were unveiled Tuesday in a new set of documents presented to China's National People's Congress for deliberation later this week.
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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
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
Discussion: RTDNA Recent Articles
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
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
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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
The New York Times Company:
New York Times is launching its first non-fiction narrative podcast, “Caliphate”, with reporter Rukmini Callimachi
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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”