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1:45 PM ET, March 17, 2017

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BBC:
George Osborne, Conservative MP, has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard; he intends to stay on as MP in new role  —  Former Chancellor George Osborne has been appointed editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper.  —  The Conservative MP will succeed Sarah Sands …
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Jane Martinson / The Guardian:
The Guardian pulls all ads from Google and YouTube after ads were placed next to extremist content; news site urges other brands to do the same
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
FBI arrests person who allegedly tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Newsweek's Kurt Eichenwald  —  An arrest has been made three months after someone tweeted a seizure-inducing strobe at writer and Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald.  The Dallas FBI confirmed the arrest to The Verge today …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
37 publishers have signed up for CrossCheck, spearheaded by non-profit First Draft News, as newsrooms put aside competitiveness in favor of collaboration  —  Three-week-old fact-checking coalition CrossCheck is gaining steam.  —  A total of 37 publishers are signed up to the project, spearheaded by non-profit First Draft News.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix to replace star ratings with thumbs up and thumbs down in coming weeks after A/B testing showed thumbs got 200% more ratings  —  Get ready to say goodbye to star ratings on Netflix: The company is getting ready to replace stars with Pandora-like thumbs ups and thumbs downs in the coming weeks.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
211 journalists killed in six-year Syrian civil war, with at least 21 held hostage or missing and at least 26 imprisoned, according to Reporters Without Borders  —  Some 211 journalists and citizen journalists have been killed in the course of Syria's civil war, which began with a wave …
Discussion: @rebecca_vincent and @pressgazette
Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
How The Onion's mostly liberal writers and editors are struggling to lampoon Trump, a target of satire for around two decades  —  At a headline pitch meeting, the writers of the satirical newspaper try to stay away from low-hanging fruit.  —  In January, 2013, Donald Trump's special counsel, Michael Cohen, sent a letter to the Onion.
Discussion: Mediaite
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson excludes pool reporter representing US networks from DMZ meeting, allowing a team from Fox News to be admitted instead  —  During his trip to the Korean Demilitarized Zone Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson excluded the pool reporter representing U.S. networks …
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
YouTube signs a multi-year deal with esports platform FACEIT to stream its competitive gaming league, the Esports Championship Series  —  Alphabet Inc's YouTube is doubling down on the lucrative business of competitive gaming, where players square off on virtual games for big prize money in tournaments.
Discussion: Business Insider and 9to5Google
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox News looks like “mainstream media”, but standard-less work of its opinionators like Hannity, O'Reilly, and Fox & Friends undermines its journalism  —  A joint news conference in February between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prompted numerous complaints from big-time media outlets.
Discussion: @erikwemple and @paulachertok
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
IJR retracts story that implied a link between Obama's Hawaii trip and judge's immigration order, saying it “does not meet our editorial standards”  —  Independent Journal Review on Thursday took down a story that implied Barack Obama's recent trip to Hawaii had something …
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Sources: congressional reporter quits IJR over site's direction and concern over his credibility from the association, cites post about Obama trip as last straw
 
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