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11:25 AM ET, March 17, 2017

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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same  —  Ads for membership scheme were inadvertently placed by Google next to extremist material  —  The Guardian has withdrawn all its online advertising …
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google UK managing director Ronan Harris says company is committed to updating its ad policies to give brands more control over where their ads appear  —  Google has responded to a growing number of brands' suspending their advertising from its services after finding their ads were appearing next to inappropriate and extremist content.
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.
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Some users report Google Home playing a promo for “Beauty and the Beast”; Google says it “wasn't intended” to be an ad, will keep experimenting  —  Google Assistant now does advertising  —  Today some Google Home owners are hearing something extra when they ask …
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:
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
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 …
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
Bloomberg:
Filing: Charter CEO Rutledge received $78M in stock options, $2M in salary, $10.1M in awards and $7.54M bonus in 2016 after signing to stay with firm until 2021  —  Most of his pay comes from stock options tied to share price  —  Follows aquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House
 
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Michael Isikoff / Yahoo:
Documents show RT paid $45K for Michael Flynn to fly to Moscow to speak at its 10th anniversary celebration in December 2015; trip included Flynn Jr.
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Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
The majority of editorial staff at Slate have voted to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
NYT expands its investigative unit with Michael LaForgia of Tampa Bay Times, Ellen Gabler of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Brian Rosenthal of Houston Chronicle
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Trump's budget cuts would cause “the collapse of the public media system itself” and the end of an “essential national service”, says CPB CEO Patricia Harrison