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9:15 AM ET, March 11, 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.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Speaking at SXSW, CNN President Jeff Zucker said he believed DOJ's AT&T lawsuit was politically motivated and described Fox News as a “propaganda network”  —  At SXSW on Saturday, Zucker also said that Fox News is a “propaganda network” that “has done a lot of damage to the political discourse in this country.”
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 …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
More than 200 publishing and music organizations, including Reuters and the Press Association, call on EU to adopt new copyright laws  —  The Press Association, Evening Standard, Independent and Reuters are among more than 200 publishing and music organisations across Europe calling …
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 …
Alex Pareene / Columbia Journalism Review:
Motives for the rise of “behind the story” stories in media range from pre-emptive defences against lawsuits to efforts to educate public to simply marketing  —  In February 2019, this story began with a tip from a CJR editor: have you noticed that recent trend, my editor …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman share content plans for Quibi, their streaming service launching in April 2020, including a show on Evan Spiegel and Snapchat  —  Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman today announced a slate of new series and projects heading to their forthcoming video streaming service, Quibi.
Discussion: Engadget and @thr
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’
 
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