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12:00 PM ET, February 9, 2016

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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post builds Bandito detection tool that monitors alternate versions of stories set by editors, then automatically serves the most popular  —  Washington Post's ‘Bandito’ Tool Optimizes Content For Clicks  —  System promotes version of a story with most popular headline, images
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter introduces First View, new video ads placed at the top of users' timelines  —  Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline  —  Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Viacom stock plummets 14.2% to $35.89, after chairman Philippe Dauman slams critics  —  Viacom Stock Plunges 14% After Chairman Philippe Dauman Slams Critics  —  Viacom's newly appointed chairman Philippe Dauman vowed to bolster the media company's falling stock price during an earnings call on Tuesday …
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Emily Steel / New York Times:
Viacom Q1 revenue dropped 6% to nearly $3.2B, 10% drop in profits overall  —  Viacom, in Midst of Leadership Shake-Up, Reports Drop in Profit  —  Viacom, the media group that includes MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon cable television networks and the Paramount film studio …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Keith Moyer, new editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, says Adelson family assures him it will stay out of news gathering process  —  Big plans for Adelson's Vegas paper  —  Talking about plunging into the fire.  —  For the past six years, J. Keith Moyer, a former newspaper publisher and editor …
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom extends partnership with Snapchat, signs multi-year deal to sell advertising on Snapchat's behalf  —  Viacom To Sell Snapchat Ads In Multiyear Deal  —  Media giant to sell ads throughout video messaging app  —  Investors have been fretting about Viacom Inc. 's cable TV fortunes …
Wall Street Journal:
Gannett Co. considering parcel delivery business as it explores options for its fleet of paper carriers and delivery trucks  —  Gannett Explores Parcel-Delivery Business  —  Gannett is exploring the parcel-delivery business as it examines how to make the most of its fleet of paper carriers and delivery trucks.
Discussion: @alexweprin
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Relativity Media to exit bankruptcy soon after judge approves reorganization plan  —  Judge Officially Confirms Relativity's Reorganization Plan  —  The judge's blessing will allow the studio to move forward in releasing ‘Masterminds,’ ‘The Disappointments Room,’ ‘Before I Wake,’ ‘Kidnap,’ ‘Strangers 2’ and other films.
The Boston Globe:
Boston Courant, a twenty-year-old weekly newspaper, to shut down after losing wrongful termination lawsuit  —  Print-only Boston Courant publishes last edition  —  The Boston Courant, a weekly newspaper that covered some of Boston's most prosperous neighborhoods for 20 years …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Users streamed 315M minutes of the Super Bowl from CBS and NFL, an average of 1.4M people per minute, up from from 213 minutes, 800K/min in 2015  —  More People Streamed the Super Bowl Than Ever Before.  Here Are the Numbers:  —  Late last night, CBS announced it had streamed the Super Bowl to a …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Trinity Mirror reveals editor-in-chiefs for 11 regions following Local World takeover  — William Turvill's blog -  —  Trinity Mirror has created six new editor-in-chief positions as part of a restructure following its Local World takeover.  —  The publisher has divided its business into 11 regions …
Discussion: Prolific North and Street Fight
Kate Palmer / Telegraph:
Guardian Media Group and Apax owned Ascential prices shares at 200p, floats at about a £800M valuation  —  Guardian-owned magazine business Ascential floats for £800m  —  Ascential, which owns titles Retail Week and the Health Service Journal, makes stock market debut today
 
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Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Profile of the FCC's general counsel Jonathan Sallet, helping to create and defend rules shaping TV and the Internet
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC3 boss on going online only: 'We are reinventing the BBC's offer to youth'
Andrew Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
Freelancers are becoming increasingly reliant on NGOs and charities to report from conflict and natural disaster zones
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Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
Wired to start offering ad-free version of its website for $3.99 a month from Feb 16, will block visitors using ad blockers