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5:10 PM ET, March 28, 2018


 Top News: 
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
The Economist and the Financial Times both say they worked with Cambridge Analytica briefly for market research; source says goal was to gain US subscribers  —  An Economist spokesperson said the company did not know whether it benefited from misused Facebook data.
The Guardian:
Walmart announces it will remove Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout aisles but not from entire store, following pressure from conservative lobby groups  —  National Center on Sexual Exploitation calls Walmart a ‘trailblazer in corporate responsibility’ for pulling magazine from checkout aisles
Jethro Mullen / CNNMoney:
Playboy magazine has announced it is leaving Facebook, citing the social network's handling of user data  —  Zuckerberg says he's open to testifying before Congress  —  Playboy says it's leaving Facebook over the social network's handling of user data.  —  The move was announced late Tuesday …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress “within a matter of weeks”  —  Zuckerberg says he's open to testifying before Congress  —  After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress.
Peter White / Deadline:
BBC publishes annual content strategy, says it risks being “squeezed out” of the global market by competitors like Amazon and Netflix amid market consolidation  —  The BBC has warned that it risks being squeezed out of an “ever more competitive global market” …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Profile of the West End Phoenix, a non-profit and ad-free community newspaper founded by the rock star Dave Bidni, which covers Toronto's West End neighborhood  —  Almost six months ago, a Canadian rock star started a community paper.  Amazingly, that's the least interesting thing about West End Phoenix.
Discussion: @1236 and @mathewi
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix appoints Susan Rice, ex-US National Security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration, to its board of directors  —  Netflix appointed Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security adviser and ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration, to its board of directors.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Princeton University study finds 90% of affiliate marketing ads on YouTube and Pinterest are not disclosed, violating FTC guidelines  —  IF YOU SEARCH for the millennial makeup brand Glossier on YouTube, one of the first results likely to appear is from Olivia Jade, a fashion and beauty vlogger with over one million subscribers.
David Agren / The Guardian:
In a rare conviction, two Mexican police officers have been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez  —  Two officers sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in the killing of newspaper owner Moisés Sánchez in Veracruz
Discussion: Breitbart
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
After two years, The Guardian's Mobile Innovation Lab wraps up its work and shares insights on the practical challenges of experimenting within newsrooms  —  Two dozen experiments, one Brexit and one U.S. presidential election, and hundreds of thousands of readers later …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspapers and magazines face possible increased costs due to a proposed tariff on Canadian newsprint and a scheduled postal rate increase  —  Reeling print businesses stand to take a significant hit this year as a tariff on Canadian newsprint and a scheduled postal rate increase for magazines kick in.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Hewlett Foundation announces that it will donate $10M over two years to help fund research into the spread of disinformation on social media platforms
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Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
Ex-Miramax employee Zelda Perkins appears in front of UK Parliament to press for changes to legislation on NDAs
Claude Solnik / Long Island Business News:
Newsday Co-Publisher Edward Bushey is leaving to join Tronc while Debby Krenek has been promoted to role of sole publisher
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Vox Media's new package template groups related stories and emphasizes context to drive recirculation within the site
Eleanor Dickinson / Mumbrella Asia:
Bloomberg expands TicToc, its Twitter video news service, into Asia, with a staff of 12 journalists in Hong Kong
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