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12:55 PM ET, March 20, 2017

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New York Daily News:
Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who championed ordinary New Yorkers, dies at 88  —  Jimmy Breslin was the biggest, the baddest, the brashest, the best columnist in New York City.  —  And the first to say so, too.  —  The Pulitzer Prize-winning former Daily News columnist died Sunday …
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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 …
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
Betsy Woodruff / The Daily Beast:
Comments made by Rep. Trey Gowdy during Trump hearing suggests there's an appetite in DC to prosecute journalists for reporting on classified info  —  Rep. Trey Gowdy—a favorite of Tea Party activists and Fox News—hinted strongly that reporters should face federal prosecution if they publish classified information.
Discussion: Mic
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 …
Rob Davies / The Guardian:
Google's European chief Matt Brittin apologizes for ads placed over extremist content but refuses to confirm what measures search engine will take  —  Matt Brittin says company ‘needs to do more’ but declines to say whether it will actively seek out inappropriate material
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Despite recent growth, The Washington Post is still not big enough to challenge The New York Times in breadth of coverage or in digital subscription numbers  —  Journalists love a heavyweight bout, particularly so when it's two of our own tribe trading punches.
Discussion: Poynter
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  —  What happens when your newspaper's public editor, the person in charge of finding out what happened when your newspaper messes up, messes up?
Discussion: @cernovich
 
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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
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
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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