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11:50 AM ET, March 12, 2019

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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
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
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
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.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney says its acquisition of 21st Century Fox is expected to close on Wednesday, March 20  —  Disney boss Bob Iger had last week said the $71.3 billion takeover of large parts of Fox, including the film and TV studio, would close “soon.”  —  The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday …
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
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu's ad-supported plan; offer available to new and existing users in the US until June 10  —  This is the best deal in music streaming  —  Spotify Premium now includes a free subscription to Hulu's ad-supported plan.
Jared Holt / Right Wing Watch:
AP's partnership with wire services means it publishes press releases to its site without review, including some anti-vaxx articles, right-wing stories, more  —  The Associated Press, a standard-bearer for the news industry, published at least three press releases on its APNews.com website …
The Daily Beast:
The Breakfast Club, a hip-hop morning show on New York's Power 105.1 radio station, has become known for its interviews with Democratic 2020 candidates  —  The morning show has hosted a number of Democratic candidates, asking personal questions that draw new eyeballs.
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  —  Twitter tapped Donna Lamar, a marketing creative director and production pro who most recently spent a year at Vice Media as group creative director …
Discussion: Ad Age and Adweek
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 …
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.
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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
 
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Mike Allen / Axios:
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