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7:15 PM ET, March 11, 2019

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David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sources: BuzzFeed News employees are growing sceptical 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  —  Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff and BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti used appearances to lay out a path forward for the brands they founded and lead.
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  —  Fox News strongly condemned Jeanine Pirro late Sunday evening after the network host suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar may not fully support …
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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
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”
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”  —  'The fact is they work at a place that has done tremendous damage to this country,' the CNN president said at SXSW.
Discussion: Variety
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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”
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.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Companies trying to compete with Netflix in the streaming space will face financial pressure for years due to costs and uncertainty of streaming business model  —  Media giants are realizing what Netflix Inc. already knows: Streaming is expensive.  —  The costs are adding up as Walt Disney Co. …
Discussion: Awful Announcing
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
ESPN launches new show Daily Wager, dedicated to coverage of sports betting, following a Supreme Court ruling in May which legalized the trade  —  A decade ago, ESPN gambling analyst Doug Kezirian was toiling in Las Vegas as the host of a local radio show that specialized in sports wagering.
Discussion: @joefortenbaugh
Andrew Heyward / Cronkite News Lab:
Following the printed press and under pressure to deliver more hours of news, local TV newsrooms are starting to experiment with collaborative journalism too  —  Traditionally, the TV news claim to authority has been based on three powerful myths: omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence.
Associated Press:
Waynesville, a small town in Missouri's Ozark hills, lost its local newspaper The Daily Guide, and both residents and public officials have struggled without it  —  WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer.
Ken Jennings / New York Times:
Alex Trebek is the last of the old-school broadcasters and the voice of facts in a post-fact world  —  An ode to our generation's Cronkite.  —  Mr. Jennings won 74 consecutive games of “Jeopardy!”  —  It was about a month into my 2004 run on “Jeopardy!” that Alex Trebek made me laugh out loud.
Discussion: The Wrap and The A.V. Club
Mike Allen / Axios:
More than a dozen books about Trump's Washington by prominent journalists are due to be published, with some commanding up to $1M in advances  —  More than a dozen books about Trump's Washington are on the way from prominent journalists who signed lucrative deals, with a subgenre of five major books …
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Sahan Journal, a publication targeting Minnesota's immigrant community, is launching this Spring with funding from Minnesota Public Radio News
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
John Herrman / New York Times:
TikTok changed the social media landscape by discarding many assumptions made by rivals, such as the primacy of individual connections and friend networks
Tom Ley / Deadspin:
Barstool Sports deleted 60,368 tweets, over 70% of the account's total tweets, and over 1,000 posts on Instagram on March 7
Discussion: @fark
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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
Discussion: TVNewser
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
More than 200 publishing and music organizations, including Reuters and the Press Association, call for adoption of the new EU copyright directive
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
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