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6:50 PM ET, March 18, 2019

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile, who left CNN over leaks to Clinton campaign, has joined Fox News as a contributor  —  Donna Brazile, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, will join Fox News as a contributor, the cable-news network announced Monday.
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara steps down following allegations that he had an affair with a young actress and tried to get her cast in movies  —  Warner Bros. Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara will step down after allegations that he had an affair with a young actress and tried …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
With the departure of Kevin Tsujihara, all of the men in who were in top positions at Time Warner when AT&T purchased it have left or are leaving the company  —  Warner Bros boss Kevin Tsujihara is out after a casting-couch scandal.  He's the last man in a top position at Time Warner to leave the company.
Facebook Journalism Project:
Facebook announces the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network to support projects aimed at building community through local news  —  Product Marketing Manager, Today In Local News Partnerships Lead  —  Over the last twenty-five years, news deserts - communities with little or no local reporting …
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Dan Kane / Poynter:   How Sunshine Week, an annual emphasis on open public records, helped amplify reporting on a flawed NC law that hid government harm and waste, leading to reform
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK digital minister Margot James has raised concerns about the regulation of online live streaming in the aftermath of the New Zealand shootings  —  Margot James says footage of Christchurch attack highlights issues around regulation  —  The digital minister, Margot James …
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Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it has removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload
John Koblin / New York Times:
An overview of Apple's big spending plan to challenge streaming incumbents like Netflix, ahead of its March 25 “It's show time” event  —  Apple is coming to Hollywood.  —  Delete that.  —  Hollywood is going to Apple.  —  On March 25, a delegation of producers …
Washington Post:
Inside YouTube's efforts to shut down uploads, coming as quickly as 1 per second, of the Christchurch shooting as uploaders managed to evade its detection tools  —  SAN FRANCISCO — As a grisly video recorded by the alleged perpetrator of Friday's bloody massacres at two New Zealand mosques played …
Adam Sternbergh / Vulture:
How podcasts have become audio portals into unexpected worlds, with an estimated 660K shows in production, offering ~28M individual episodes for 62M listeners  —  When you first heard about podcasts, do you remember how excited you weren't?  Do you recall the first person who said …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
In a major jump to digital from traditional pay-TV, UFC signs a deal with ESPN that will see its pay-per-view events available exclusively on ESPN+ for 7 years  —  - Jordan Peele Talks About ‘Us’ Soundtrack and Music in Film in Spotify's First-Ever Movie Takeover (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
HBO's president of global distribution Bernadette Aulestia is resigning, according to internal memo, a month after CEO Richard Pleper departed  —  HBO's president of global distribution, Bernadette Aulestia, has announced her resignation, according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC.
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and @sherman4949
 
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Thom Geier / The Wrap:
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