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3:05 PM ET, February 12, 2020

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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK proposes plans to put media regulator Ofcom in charge of regulating social media, with a focus on removing illegal content and minimizing “harmful” content  —  Ministers unveil plans to block harmful content, while guaranteeing free speech  —  Ofcom will be put in charge …
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Ofcom:
Ofcom appoints senior civil servant Melanie Dawes as chief executive, who will take up her new position in early March  —  The Ofcom Board has today announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as Chief Executive.  —  Dame Melanie has been Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2015.
Discussion: @marksweney and @benedictevans
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Profile of Dan Peres, who edited the men's magazine Details for 15 years and whose new memoir gives a first-person account of Condé Nast culture in the aughts  —  The memoirs of Dan Peres and other ex-employees of the magazine company reveal mess behind the gloss of the aughts.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Makan Delrahim, the DOJ antitrust chief and former movie producer who is shaping the content industry's future, critics say guided by politics  —  As Hollywood scales up to battle big tech, Makan Delrahim, the nation's top antitrust regulator (and a former movie producer) …
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
The New Republic is launching a redesign in March alongside a $20/year metered paywall for digital subscriptions and $30/year print and digital bundle  —  The New Republicis debuting a new look, coinciding with the launch of a politics-focused podcast and a metered paywall.
Andrew Morse / CNET:
Flipboard launches Flipboard TV, an in-app feature that offers professional short-form video, for $2.99/mo; will be a Galaxy S20 exclusive for first 3 months  —  Flipboard , the popular news aggregator app, is introducing a new subscription video service.  Called Flipboard TV …
Alexandra Ilyashov / Daily Front Row:
Interview with Vogue.com's new editor Stuart Emmrich about his vision for it, taking up the job because it's digital, how he never used a CMS before, and more  —  Stuart Emmrich spent 16 years at The New York Times, then decamped to L.A. for a few months to reinvent the fraught local paper's lifestyle section.
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify launches Songwriter Pages and says it saw a 60% increase in labels and distributors crediting songwriters after it started displaying credits in 2018  —  Spotify today launched its Songwriter Pages, which it describes as “a new way for fans, collaborators and industry partners …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News agree to merge under a charitable trust to keep both titles running amid financial challenges  —  The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News have agreed to merge into one news operation in a bid to keep both titles running amid financial challenges.
 
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Elaine Low / Variety:
ABC Signature's SVP Tracy Underwood promoted to the newly created position of executive VP of creative affairs of ABC Studios
Discussion: Deadline and Hollywood Reporter
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bonnier, which publishes magazines like Popular Science, is exploring options including sale of the unit that holds most of its magazines
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Keri Blakinger / The Marshall Project:
Faced with questions about the lasting impact of online mugshot galleries, media outlets including the Houston Chronicle are increasingly doing away with them
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Sirius XM invests $75M in SoundCloud in exchange for a minority stake and two seats on the board