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2:55 PM ET, February 27, 2019

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
FTC settles with TikTok's Musical.ly for $5.7M over the app's violation of US child privacy laws; TikTok's app updates today with a new UX for those under 13  —  A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children's privacy laws …
Washington Post:
White House excluded reporters from the AP, Reuters, and other outlets from covering Trump's dinner with Kim Jong-Un because they had shouted questions earlier  —  HANOI — The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump's dinner here Wednesday …
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Washington Post:
The US press corps were forced to leave the Melia hotel in Hanoi, where TV crews had spent weeks setting up cameras, after Kim Jong-Un arrived to stay
Gus Garcia-Roberts / USA Today:
Twitter has permanently suspended Jacob Wohl for creating and operating fake accounts, after he shared plans to make deceptive accounts before the 2020 election  —  Twitter announced that it is permanently suspending Jacob Wohl, a 21-year-old Internet hoaxer and supporter of President Donald Trump …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
An arbitration court awarded the team behind hit TV series “Bones” $179M in damages, after ruling that senior Fox executives had committed fraud  —  In a long-running legal battle over profits from the David Boreanaz-Emily Deschanel hit, an arbitrator's stunning decision calls …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC and UK broadcaster ITV have confirmed plans to launch a joint, paid streaming service called BritBox by the end of 2019  —  Streaming service to launch this year will feature archive shows and new commissions  —  The BBC and ITV have confirmed plans to join forces and launch a paid …
Cherie Hu / Bello Collective:
Investments in podcasts like Spotify's Gimlet acquisition will allow artists to share their own narratives directly with fans and avoid traditional music press  —  In sidestepping media middlemen, artists are creating their own DIY music-media economy  —  Over the past few decades …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:   Pandora launches Stories, a new marketing tool allowing artists to build music playlists combined with voice tracks, available for all users to stream
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
theSkimm plans to launch its first daily news podcast, Skimm This, on March 4, releasing it at 5pm weekdays and focusing on around four stories in 10 minutes  —  News media company theSkimm is delving further into podcasting, with the launch of its first daily news podcast called Skimm This, set to launch on March 4.
Tiffany Stevens / Columbia Journalism Review:
In the past year, more reporters are living among residents in US-Mexico border cities, helping national outlets like LAT and NYT improve immigration coverage  —  In January 2018, Los Angeles Times Houston bureau chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske proposed that she and a photojournalist move close to the US-Mexico border.
 
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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times has named Adam Nossiter as its Paris bureau chief, where he will be joined by veteran correspondent Nori Onishi
Columbia Journalism Review:
Reuters/Ipsos poll in US: 60% believe sources pay reporters sometimes or very often, 41% are less likely to believe stories with anonymous sources, and more
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East Bay Times:
After inadvertently releasing a list of thousands of cops with criminal convictions under public records law, CA's AG threatened two reporters with legal action
Hadas Gold / CNN:
DC appeals court rejects DOJ's bid to overturn the ruling that cleared the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner; DOJ says it will not seek further review
American Journalism Project:
The American Journalism Project, a venture philanthropy project aiming to reinvigorate local news, has launched with $42M in commitments
The Guardian:
UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook will only renew about one-third of existing Facebook Watch news shows; source says one show that was renewed had a 30% budget cut