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8:20 PM ET, February 12, 2020

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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.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK expands broadcast regulator Ofcom's role to include online content, giving it the ability to enforce content standards on social media  —  Ministers unveil plans to block harmful content, while guaranteeing free speech  —  Ofcom will be put in charge of regulating the internet …
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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.
Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with immigration reporter Hamed Aleaziz about his story for BuzzFeed News that detailed a whistleblower complaint over ICE's medical care and more  —  On December 12, BuzzFeed News published a 3,000-word story by Hamed Aleaziz, an immigration reporter, based on an internal Department …
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.
Discussion: @jbenton
Todd Spangler / Variety:
SEC filing: Spotify bought The Ringer for ~$141M to $196M in cash, some of it deferred and subject to closing adjustments  —  Spotify disclosed that it will pay upwards of $196 million for The Ringer, the podcast and media company founded by Bill Simmons.  —  The streaming music and audio company …
Martin Chulov / The Guardian:
Lebanon's financial crisis has obliterated local media's revenue since December; the Daily Star, its only English-language newspaper, closed earlier this month  —  Agenda-setting newspapers and TV stations facing scramble to survive amid state dysfunction  —  For nearly 80 years since …
Discussion: @penamerica
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) …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says a 52-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lyra McKee  —  A man has been charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKeee.  —  The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a 52-year-old man has been charged with murder …
 
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Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Sources: ViacomCBS is planning two rounds of layoffs, the first as early as February 26 affecting around 100 people and a second set of cuts at the end of March
Discussion: The Wrap
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
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
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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
Marty Johnson / The Hill:
Twitter launches new tool to combat misinformation on the US Census; a prompt will point users searching for Census-related keywords to the official Census site
Discussion: The Verge, Adweek and Twitter
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
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Sirius XM invests $75M in SoundCloud in exchange for a minority stake and two seats on the board