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12:10 AM ET, March 20, 2017

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Jason Silverstein / New York Daily News:
Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who championed ordinary New Yorkers, dies at 88  —  Jimmy Breslin — the cigar-chomping, hard-nosed newspaperman who won the Pulitzer Prize for his Daily News' columns championing ordinary New Yorkers — died Sunday morning.  He was 88.
Elliot Smilowitz / The Hill:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defends decision not to allow a pool reporter to travel with him, saying he's “not a big media press access person”  —  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday stood by his decision not to allow a pool reporter to travel with him on his Asia trip …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Tracking the special treatment media get when they play nice with the White House  —  Some people regard Tomi Lahren as a racist.  —  The social-media star's past commentary on the conservative website the Blaze, including her disparagement of the Black Lives Matter movement …
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Trump administration ramps up efforts to control media by giving preferential access to friendly outlets and excluding others  —  President Donald Trump said Friday that his administration “can get around the media when the media doesn't tell the truth, so I like that.”
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
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
How an alliance between the Mercer family and Stephen Bannon fueled a media narrative that drove Trump's victory  —  The champagne was flowing as hedge fund executive Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah hosted a reception during the Cannes Film Festival last May to promote “Clinton Cash …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How Techmeme continues to set the agenda for influential tech readers, without chasing scale or adopting the trappings of most media firms  —  Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he'd been spotted.  It was the middle of the lunch rush at a bustling upscale food court …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Two New York Times reporters publicly reject claim of a FISA warrant connected to Trump campaign, published in NYT's op-ed section by News Corp's Louise Mensch  —  An opinion piece by controversial writer and former UK member of Parliament Louise Mensch mentions her FISA warrant story, which Times reporters have knocked down.
Max Galka / FOIA Mapper:
An analysis of 229K FOIA requests to 85 government agencies finds that journalists submit only 7.6% of federal FOIA requests  —  When the Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1966, it was envisioned as a tool for journalists to facilitate government oversight and accountability.
The Guardian:
George Osborne accused of breaching rules with Evening Standard job  —  Shadow minister calls for investigation into whether Osborne has broken regulations on former ministerial appointments  —  The Cabinet Office is facing calls to investigate George Osborne's decision to take a job as editor …
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Roy Greenslade / The Guardian:
George Osborne's appointment as editor of the Evening Standard shows media owners' comfort with overt Tory partisanship, with disturbing democratic implications
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 …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Sources: New York Time's T Magazine quietly reduces frequency from 13 to 11 issues per year as search for an editor in chief continues  —  The New York Times' T Magazine has reduced its frequency to 11 times a year.  —  Tom Waits on T's March cover.  —  T: The New York Times Magazine …
Doug Stanglin / USA Today:
Russia's parliament calls for investigation into US media companies operating in Russia, responding to what it says are US attacks on Russian media  —  Russia's parliament has called for an investigation into U.S. media operating in its country in response to what it says are attacks …
 
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Josh Russell / Courthouse News Service:
NYT brings a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice, seeking records on legal reviews of Trump's executive orders, son-in-law's role, emoluments clause
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
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