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2:45 PM 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 …
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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”  —  New York (CNN Business)In the same week that Fox News is holding a big event for advertisers to promote its news brand, the network …
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.
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.”
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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 and Mediaite
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.
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 …
Simon Romero / New York Times:
A profile of La Gordiloca, a reporter in Laredo, Texas, who uses Facebook to deliver news and scoops to her 119,000 followers in profanity-laced Spanglish  —  LAREDO, Tex. — Priscilla Villarreal roams the streets of Laredo in an old Dodge pickup, scrambling to drug busts and murder scenes …
John Herrman / New York Times:
How TikTok changed the social media landscape by discarding many assumptions made by rivals, such as the primacy of individual connections and friend networks  —  TikTok will change the way your social media works — even if you're avoiding it.  —  Hello, person who is, statistically speaking …
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 …
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.
 
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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
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
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
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
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
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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