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5:50 PM ET, February 25, 2016


 Top News: 
Rudi Keller / Columbia Daily Tribune:
University of Missouri board votes to fire professor Melissa Click, who called for “muscle” against student reporter  —  University of Missouri curators vote to fire Melissa Click  —  Melissa Click, an assistant professor of mass media at the University of Missouri …
DJ Tony Blackburn fired from BBC after evidence he gave to Savile inquiry “fell short” of standards required  —  BBC embroiled in row with Tony Blackburn after Savile review published  —  Veteran DJ says the corporation has made him a scapegoat after he was sacked over his evidence …
Full report by Dame Janet Smith of her inquiry into the BBC's culture and practices during the Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall years  —  Dame Janet Smith review  —  Introduction The BBC Trust has published in full the report by Dame Janet Smith DBE of her inquiry into the BBC's culture …
Savile sex abuse report criticizes macho culture, atmosphere of fear, and accuses BBC of serious failings, but absolves senior management
Pew Research Center:
Study: 78% of Reddit users get news there, 45% use it to learn about the 2016 election, majority of candidate-centered comments appear in political subreddits  —  Nearly Eight-in-Ten Reddit Users Get News on the Site  —  Interest in Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A Q&A with Google's head of news Richard Gingras on its vision for the Accelerated Mobile Pages project  —  “There's a lot more we can do in evolving the format.  AMP is not just about news and not just about articles.”  —  The Accelerated Mobile Pages project has officially arrived.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Lila Tretikov resigns amid concerns foundation wasn't transparent about plans for a search engine  —  Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Resigns Amid a Community Revolt  —  Many Wikipedia editors finally got what they wanted Thursday.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Q&A with The Hill owner Jimmy Finkelstein on plans to increase editorial staff by 25%, video initiatives, and the future of print  —  ‘The Hill’ to expand as digital traffic grows  —  Heightened interest for all things political this season — thanks in no small measure …
Nick Corasaniti / New York Times:
CNN has committed $50M more on covering 2016 election than for 2012, added 45 journalists to its political team, and has seen success with scoops and ratings  —  CNN Seeing Dividend From Its Investment in Politics  —  COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jeff Zucker scowled over a laptop in a CNN truck here recently …
Discussion: TVNewser, @brianstelter and @mattfleg
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google blocks 9to5Google from its ad network over trademark violation, reverses the block after review; 9to5Google is still considering a name change  —  Google wants us to change our name from 9to5Google (Update: We're back!)  —  Update: A Google rep now tells us:
Jim Acosta / CNN:
At a recent meeting, Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, and MTV executives offered advice to Obama administration on how to combat ISIS online  —  First on CNN: Government enlists tech giants to fight ISIS messaging  —  Apple CEO: Complying with FBI a ‘dangerous precedent’
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Snapchat teams up with Nielsen to measure video ad reach for Live Stories and Discover, and also will use ad tech firms Innovid and Sizmek  —  Snapchat Enlists Nielsen to Track Ad Campaigns  —  Move should please ad buyers, who have been clamoring for more data from fast-growing mobile app
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
How Leslie Moonves continues to guide CBS to the top of the TV industry  —  Leslie Moonves, who joined CBS in 1995 and replaced the ailing Sumner Redstone as chairman this month, says he was able to put his own stamp on the network even when reporting to his predecessor.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Google to add Chromecast-like features to TV sets, starting with Vizio, could become available as early as spring