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10:25 AM ET, March 8, 2019

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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says streaming service Disney+ will include the entire Disney film library soon after launch this year, essentially ending Disney's “vault”  —  Exclusivity and availability is a tremendous advantage  —  Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
BuzzFeed drove $250M in transactions from affiliate sales and licensing revenue in 2018, says CRO, as it pitches branded commerce posts and a shoppable ad unit  —  BuzzFeed is ramping up its sales pitch to marketers interested in pairing the publisher's ad capabilities with its growing commerce operation.
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BuzzFeed News:
DHS' inspector general is probing whether officials violated policies by creating a list of journalists and activists to be questioned at the southern border  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating whether immigration officials violated policies …
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NBC 7 San Diego:
Leaked documents show the US government is closely monitoring journalists and immigration advocates tied to the 2018 migrant caravan
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's shift to more private sharing will make misinformation harder to track and raises questions about the company's liability for its diffusion  —  On Wednesday, in what seemed like a major shift, Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he wants to reorient Facebook around private, encrypted …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Fox News is a shameless propaganda outfit that chips away at core values, and mainstream journalists who fail to recognize the problem are being willfully blind  —  Chris Wallace is an exceptional interviewer, and Shepard Smith and Bret Baier are reality-based news anchors.
Facebook:
Facebook will curb vaccine misinformation by reducing the ranking of anti-vaccine Pages and groups, halting recommendations for those pages, rejecting ads, more  —  We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy reports a $27.5M loss for Q4 on $213M revenue; print ad revenue fell 22% YoY, and digital-only subscribers rose 51% YoY  —  McClatchy recorded sharp declines in print advertising and circulation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported Thursday.
Discussion: McClatchy Co
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Infinite Dial survey: ~90M people are monthly podcast listeners, up 6% YoY; weekly podcast listeners rose 5% to 62M, 70% of Americans are familiar with podcasts  —  The number of podcast listeners has increased sharply this year, according to a new report.  —  More than half the people …
 
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Alfonso Ribeiro drops suit against Epic Games for use of Carlton dance emote in Fortnite
The Conversation:
Australian court case puts media outlets on notice that they could face large compensation claims, after The Age was found liable for a reporter's PTSD
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Foreign Policy:
Sources: Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro's International Women of Courage Award was rescinded by the State Department because she frequently criticized Trump
Tony Silber / Forbes:
AMI is shuttering Transworld Snowboarding and the print edition of Transworld Skateboarding; the latter's subscribers will receive Men's Journal instead