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1:55 PM ET, March 4, 2019


 Top News: 
Jane Mayer / New Yorker:
Since Trump was elected, Fox News has swerved from being a partisan news network to the closest thing the US has to state TV  —  Fox News has always been partisan.  But has it become propaganda?  —  In January, during the longest government shutdown in America's history …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Q&A with Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment, who has been tasked with leading AT&T's forthcoming streaming service  —  AT&T has just handed the keys to WarnerMedia's most high-profile business initiative to Bob Greenblatt, the seasoned TV executive whose resume includes helping …
Discussion: MediaPost and @benmullin
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Bob Greenblatt named as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment; Jeff Zucker named chairman of WarnerMedia News & Sports and remains President of CNN  —  The former NBC Entertainment chairman will have oversight of television programming operations including HBO and Turner.
Discussion: Variety, Observer, Ad Age and Vanity Fair
GOP political consultants, some working for PACs, are running a network of fake news sites targeting conservative voters ahead of the 2020 election  —  On 6 February 2017, a website of uncertain origin named “The Tennessee Star” was born.  At the time, it was unclear who funded or operated this …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Luminary, a subscription-based podcasting app, has just emerged from stealth with $100M in funding and shows from Conan O'Brien, Lena Dunham, and more  —  LOS ANGELES — Patti LuPone as a bebop-singing junkie nun in John Cameron Mitchell's musical follow-up to “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”
Canadian Journalism Foundation:
Canadian Journalism Foundation recognizes Rappler CEO Maria Ressa with its Tribute honor, given to a journalist who has had an impact internationally  —  Maria Ressa, the executive editor, CEO and co-founder of the Philippine news site and an outspoken critic of President Rodrigo Duterte …
Anna Merlan / Jezebel:
A federal judge ruled Friday that Stephen Elliott cannot sue Shitty Media Men creator Moira Donegan for emotional distress but can claim defamation  —  A federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday ruled that in the ongoing lawsuit against Moira Donegan, the creator of the Shitty Media Men lawsuit …
Q&A with Vivek Shah, CEO of J2 Global, which owns a portfolio of 40+ brands like Mashable, Ziff Davis, Speedtest, and IGN and which almost bought Gawker Media  —  J2 Global owns a portfolio of media and internet service companies that includes PCMag, Mashable, and Speedtest by Ookla.
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Former White House staffer Seb Gorka says he is no longer a contributor to Fox News: “I decided not to renew my contract”
Max Willens / Digiday:
VC investors see growth in sports digital media like Overtime and Chernin Group's Action Network because their loyal fan bases offer revenue sources beyond ads
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Writer and editor Emily Sheffield to launch #ThisMuchIKnow, a media startup backed by Guardian that will deliver news through Instagram posts and stories
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Interview with NYT's Paul Mozur, a tech reporter in Shanghai, about his most important tools, especially in a country with a government known for surveillance