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10:25 PM ET, March 10, 2019

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Madeline Peltz / Media Matters for America:
Clips surface of Tucker Carlson's calls into Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show from 2006 to 2011, where he often spoke in vulgar terms about women and teen sex  —  During interviews on Bubba The Love Sponge, Carlson said he “love[s]” the idea of young girls sexually experimenting …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBCUniversal will launch NBC News Now, a free streaming service, in May, starting with 8 hours of programming, including live updates at the top of every hour  —  NBC News already pumps out stories and headlines via broadcast and cable TV.  Soon it will do so on a sustained basis via streaming video.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVNewser
Matthew Shaer / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of John Biewen, a veteran NPR reporter whose 14-part series on the history of systemic racism in the US, Seeing White, was nominated for a Peabody Award  —  John Biewen's podcast on race and masculinity  —  Last February, Celeste Headlee was at home, in Atlanta …
Jacey Fortin / New York Times:
In a 4-3 ruling Maryland's Court of Appeals says Adnan Syed, subject of the Serial podcast series that raised doubts about his guilt, should not get a new trial  —  Adnan Syed, whose murder trial was dissected on the hit podcast “Serial,” was denied a new trial on Friday by Maryland's highest court …
Discussion: CNN, Mashable and Slate
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
To get an idea of Netflix viewing figures, the BBC ran a survey, which found that 7M Britons had watched The Crown in 17 months  —  Tony Hall said BBC's Luther and Bodyguard reached bigger audience with smaller budgets  —  The BBC director general, Tony Hall, has mocked the size …
Discussion: @adrianhon and @s8mb
Avi Asher-Schapiro / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Trump administration has so far prosecuted six leakers vs. ten during Obama's 8 years; journalists worry about surveillance, say sources are less forthcoming  —  When President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, was asked at his confirmation hearing in January whether …
Discussion: @aaschapiro
Recode:
Interview with Dan Porter, CEO of the sports media company Overtime, on why owning distribution doesn't matter, revenue sources, and fostering user communities  —  Don't listen to the conventional wisdom about relying on Instagram or Snapchat, Porter says — just go where your audience is.
Discussion: @anamitra
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hearst to relaunch Clevver, a YouTube channels network, in a few weeks, having opened a multimedia production studio in Santa Monica and rehired Clevver's staff  —  - Critical Role Team, After Record-Breaking Fan Crowdfunding Response, Vows to Make ‘The Best Goddamn Cartoon Anyone Has Ever Seen’
New York Times:
Sources: Amazon teams up with the NY Yankees, Sinclair Broadcasting, and others in a bid to buy the YES sports network from majority owner 21st Century Fox  —  Amazon is coming to New York — to grab a piece of the Yankees sports network.  —  Jeff Bezos' tech giant has teamed …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: in 2018, BuzzFeed generated $100M+ from business lines that didn't exist in 2017; Facebook video platform revenue grew from $500K in Q1 to $3M in Q4 2018  —  - BuzzFeed CEO Says Company Is Generating Over $200 Million Annually From Businesses That Didn't Exist Two Years Ago
 
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
After YouTube recategorized “Brie Larson”, star of Captain Marvel, as news in search, its algorithm surfaced videos from news publishers, pushing down trolls
Arunabh Saikia / Scroll.in:
The editor and the publisher of Shillong Times, NE India's oldest English-language daily newspaper, held guilty of contempt after running story on judges' perks
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Alison Weissbrot / AdExchanger:
Product manager says Google is building a podcast app and hopes to surface podcasts in search results by using speech-to-text to understand audio content
New York Times:
White House Communications Director Bill Shine has resigned to serve as senior adviser on Trump's re-election campaign