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4:35 PM ET, March 20, 2017

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Valentina Zarya / Fortune:
USA Today appoints Joanne Lipman, chief content officer of Gannett, as its first female editor in chief  —  The top ranks of the news world just got a little more diverse.  —  As the chief content officer of publishing giant Gannett gci , Joanne Lipman has spent the past year figuring …
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Robert B. Silvers, the editor and founder of The New York Review of Books, has died at 87  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Robert B. Silvers, the longtime head of The New York Review of Books, has died.  He was 87.  —  Silvers died Monday morning at his home in Manhattan after a brief illness …
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 …
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast names Dave Watson president and CEO of its cable division, promotes Neil Smit to newly-created position of vice chairman of Comcast Corp  —  Comcast named Dave Watson the new president and CEO of its cable division, and elevated Neil Smit to the newly created position of vice chairman of Comcast Corp.
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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Source: Hulu added NBC cable networks to a test version of its new online TV service, suggesting the company will strike a deal with NBC to add its channels  —  Addition of networks suggest progress in talks ahead of launch  —  CBS, ABC, Fox already have deals with Hulu for new offering
Discussion: @lucas_shaw and @business
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Studio Propagate partners with Cheddar to tailor its content to overseas audience, starting with a 45-minute weekly show called Cheddar World  —  Propagate, the independent studio run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, has cut a deal with digital network Cheddar to reformat …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
How Facebook's language around the fake news issue has evolved, and why it will never say it is a media company or has a responsibility for user-shared content  —  ark Zuckerberg is displeased.  It's been more than four months since election night, but Facebook still finds itself in the hot seat …
Niraj Chokshi / New York Times:
YouTube investigating complaints that parental controls on site are filtering out content from LGBT creators  —  YouTube said on Sunday that it was investigating the simmering complaints by some users that its family-friendly “restricted mode” wrongly filters out some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender videos.
 
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Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
The NYT's Public Editor Liz Spayd publicly rebuked culture writer Sopan Deb, after receiving complaints about him generated by a targeted alt-right campaign
Discussion: @cernovich
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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
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
Matea Gold / Washington Post:
How an alliance between the Mercer family and Stephen Bannon fueled a media narrative that drove Trump's victory
Discussion: @tomburgis and bookforum.com