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2:00 AM ET, March 3, 2016


 Top News: 
Tribune Publishing Co.:
Tribune Publishing reassigns top editors as editor-publishers at 8 papers, reports Q4 revenue up 1% to $462M YoY, ad revenues down 1.9% to $268M  —  TRIBUNE PUBLISHING CO. REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER 2015 RESULTS  —  Michael Ferro Donates Chicago Sun-Times Stake Tribune Adopts Content …
Jonathan Lansner / Orange County Register:
CEO Justin Dearborn says Tribune Publishing will bid for The Orange County Register  —  New CEO of L.A. Times owner says Tribune still wants to buy The Orange County Register  —  The owner of the Los Angeles Times, following a recent management shakeup, will still bid for The Orange County Register …
Mike Snider / USA Today:
Sony cuts monthly rate for PlayStation Vue to $40, a $10 drop, and adds ESPN and Disney channels in 7 cities  —  PlayStation Vue gets price cut plus ABC, ESPN  —  Sony's PlayStation Vue online video service is getting a price cut and a content upgrade, gaining ABC, ESPN and channels from Disney.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Verizon and Hearst announce joint video venture, will launch mobile-focused lifestyle and comedy channels aimed at millennials this spring  —  Verizon and Hearst to Create TV for Mobile Millennial Viewers  —  Seeking to entertain the elusive millennial, Verizon Communications and Hearst announced …
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
Rhapsody's losses nearly doubled last year to $35.5M on revenue of $202M as costs of growth rose  —  Rhapsody's Losses Nearly Doubled Last Year to $35.5 Million  —  EMAIL ME  —  Rhapsody, operated under the Napster brand outside of the United States, is showing how difficult …
Discussion: Digital Trends and RAIN News
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC Complaint Filed Against Comcast's Stream TV  —  Public Knowledge says it violates NBCU condition, net neutrality  —  Public Knowledge has filed a complaint at the FCC over Comcast's exclusion of Stream TV from a customers' data caps.  —  It could become the first test of the FCC's case …
John Koblin / New York Times:
MSNBC President Phil Griffin says network wasn't trying to end Melissa Harris-Perry's show  —  Melissa Harris-Perry Says MSNBC Show Deserved ‘Proper Burial’  —  Melissa Harris-Perry is still frustrated with MSNBC.  —  Ms. Harris-Perry, the former weekend morning host …
Discussion: @brianstelter and Quartz
30 Sudanese journalists launch hunger strike over forced closure of El Tayar newspaper, while editor-in-chief Osman Marghani faces death penalty  —  30 Sudanese journalists launch country's biggest ever hunger strike  —  Reporters protest against the forced closure of El Tayar …
Bloomberg Business:
‘Pulp Fiction’ Owner Miramax Sold to Qatar Broadcaster BeIN  —  Miramax, the film company that owns Oscar-winning movies including “Pulp Fiction,” was acquired by Qatar-based broadcaster BeIN Media Group.  —  The sellers include a unit of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund and Colony Capital …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
How The New Yorker uses SnapChat to attract a young audience and experiment with its brand  —  'We're not afraid of emoji': How the New Yorker speaks Snapchat  —  In adapting its brand to Snapchat, not even the 91-year-old New Yorker is above using an emoji here and there.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
IAB/YouGov study of 2K UK adults: 47% of people 18-24 use adblockers, 54% would turn off blockers to access content  —  Study: More than half of all ad blocker users would disable them to read content  —  The latest IAB/YouGov study on the state of ad blocking in the U.K. contains more bad news …
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Las Vegas Review-Journal editor-in-chief Keith Moyer plans to bring back in-house page design and copy editing, hopes to restore AP service, more
Discussion: @rickedmonds
Alexios Mantzarlis / Poynter:
Hoaxmap creators Karolin Schwarz and Lutz Helm have collected and debunked almost 300 rumors about refugees in Germany since February 8 launch
Discussion: CBC News and DW.COM
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Sun editor Tony Gallagher on Brexit, journalism as a trade not profession and how the BBC never breaks stories
Discussion: @pressgazette
Maureen Morrison / Ad Age:
BBC Teams Up With Viber, WhatsApp to Distribute Content
Discussion: Digiday, BBC, BBC and The Drum
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
UK culture secretary to rush closure of loophole allowing viewers to watch BBC iPlayer without a TV license, launches initiative on impact of adblockers
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
WNYC used Twilio to program 300K texts to 15K podcast listeners in a week-long series and test on information overload, received 1700 voicemail responses
Discussion: @elanazak
Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
Sources: Italian daily newspapers La Repubblica and La Stampa likely to merge