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9:15 AM ET, March 12, 2019

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Washington Post:
A day after releasing audio of Tucker Carlson's misogynist remarks, Media Matters releases second wave of clips in which he uses racist and homophobic language  —  A day after audio was released of Tucker Carlson making numerous misogynist remarks, Media Matters dropped a new video with clips …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Speaking on his show on Monday night, Tucker Carlson said he would “not bow to the mob”, but his program had just four ad breaks and few national advertisers  —  Tucker Carlson took to Fox News Channel's 8 p.m. slot knowing he had the full support of the cable-news network's regular viewers.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Despite calls for boycotts, Tucker Carlson is averaging 2.9M viewers per episode so far in 2019, far surpassing his direct competition on MSNBC and CNN
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
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Tucker Carlson has refused to apologize for his past comments on Bubba the Love Sponge's radio show, describing them as “naughty”
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook pulled ads from Sen. Warren's campaign calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, citing policy violations, but is now restoring them  —  Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Facebook has launched a new funding program for Facebook Watch shows pairing publishers and creators, starting with 12 publishers including BuzzFeed, Condé Nast  —  Facebook is recruiting publishers, including BuzzFeed, Condé Nast and Complex Networks, to produce …
Discussion: Adweek
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sources: BuzzFeed News employees are growing skeptical of the company's business model, with the future of shows like AM to DM dependent on outside platforms  —  In retrospect, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti's March 2014 memo to staff, titled “Is History Repeating Itself?” reads like an extended challenge …
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
At SXSW, Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff said the company plans to experiment with paywalls; BuzzFeed CEO Peretti said company made $3M from Facebook video in Q4 2018
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Donna Lamar, Vice Media's group creative director, is leaving the role after a year and rejoining Twitter, her previous employer, as creative director  —  - DirecTV Now Prices Going Up by $10 per Month for All Customers, AT&T Rolling Out Two New Reformatted Packages
Discussion: Ad Age and Adweek
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
How Schibsted's news app Peil, which was launched in 2017 and targets 18-25-year-olds, has attracted more young readers and grown retention from 25% to 35%  —  News publishers are scrambling to get younger audiences acquainted with their brands.  Nordic publishing giant Schibsted …
Discussion: @digiday and @digiday
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
New York Magazine's parent company New York Media lays off 16 full-time employees, with 16 part-time and freelance staffers also being let go  —  New York Media has laid off 16 full-time staff members, which is roughly 5 percent of all employees in a restructuring.
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Cindy Holland, VP for original content at Netflix, says subscribers spend around two hours a day on the service, mainly on TV and other devices  —  Cindy Holland, vice president for original content at Netflix, kicked off the INTV Conference in Jerusalem on Monday where she was playfully quizzed …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The UK's equality watchdog EHRC has launched a probe into the BBC, saying it suspects some female employees have not been paid as much as their male colleagues  —  The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation into the BBC, saying it suspects that …
The Guardian:
News Corp's Australian unit tells the Australian competition watchdog that Google should be broken up so that media companies can compete in ad market  —  Media giant tells Australian inquiry Google's search engine and advertising platform should be separated
Discussion: @jeffjarvis
 
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Mike Allen / Axios:
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Associated Press:
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Andrew Heyward / Cronkite News Lab:
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Tom Ley / Deadspin:
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Discussion: @fark
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg Television has named Rachel Wehrspann as its head of TV in the United States and promoted Emily Yamamoto to the same role for Asia-Pacific
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Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Fox News says it strongly condemns Jeanine Pirro's remarks about Rep Ilhan Omar, after she said Omar may not support the US Constitution because she's a Muslim
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Jeff Zucker defended the hiring of Sarah Isgur and said that other reporters made the assumption that she would oversee 2020 coverage due to their own “biases”