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6:05 PM ET, March 5, 2016


 Top News: 
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Editorial Director Karen Wickre Is Leaving the Company  —  Twitter's editorial director, Karen Wickre, is leaving the company after more than four years.  —  Wickre made the announcement in a Medium post Friday.  She ran Twitter's editorial teams, which includes overseeing …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Meerkat Is Ditching the Livestream — And Chasing a Video Social Network Instead  —  Two weeks ago, Meerkat CEO Ben Rubin sent an email to his company's 48 investors laying bare an observation that he'd made peace with months earlier: Meerkat, the livestreaming app that played the role …
Agence France-Presse:
Zaman defiant in a latest issue printed despite takeover; EIC Abdulhamit Bilici fired by new government administrators, protests and clashes resume on Saturday  —  Turkey newspaper defiant after raid as police disperse protests  —  Agence France-Presse By Stuart Williams with Fulya Ozerkan in Ankara 16 minutes ago
Turkish police raid offices of anti-Erdogan daily paper, Zaman, after court ruling placed it under state control
Agence France-Presse:
Istanbul court orders anti-Erdogan daily Zaman into administration amid alarm over freedom of expression
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung says it has no plans to buy Tidal  —  Samsung Says It Won't Buy Tidal (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Samsung has no plans to acquire Jay Z's Tidal music service, the company told Variety Friday.  —  “The rumor of Samsung acquiring Tidal is not true,” said Samsung spokesperson, breaking the company's silence on the matter.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sources: Samsung has reduced jobs at Milk Music, likely to shut down service soon  —  Samsung Likely to Shutter Milk Music Service; Considering Tidal Deal (Exclusive)  —  Samsung is getting close to making a major announcement in the music space, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the plans.
Voicemails that appear to be from Trump phone show friendship with MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Tamron Hall  —  Voicemails Appear to Reveal Donald Trump's Cozy Relationship With the Liberal Media  —  Early Thursday morning, Gawker received an anonymous email with an attachment …
Yaqiu Wang / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Anonymous former Weibo censor discusses off limit topics, sensitive words, and methodology  —  Read and delete: How Weibo's censors tackle dissent and free speech  —  The Chinese microblogging site Weibo has a huge following, with around 100 million users posting every day.
Alex Weprin / Politico:
SEC filing: New Media Investment Group agreed to keep buyer of Las Vegas Review Journal secret indefinitely  —  Las Vegas newspaper sellers agreed to keep buyers a secret ‘indefinitely’  —  Gatehouse/New Media Investment Group agreed to keep the new owner of the Las Vegas Review Journal secret …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @davidfolkenflik
Sonya Song / MediaShift:
Chartbeat study of 700 sites and Google, Facebook, and Twitter referrals: when big news breaks, people head for a few brand-name media outlets for updates  —  Chartbeat Study: How News Consumption Gets Less Diverse Around Major Events  —  As part of our Metrics that Matter special series …
Discussion: @jimmacmillan
Catalina Albeanu /
La Presse+ app generates more than 75% of La Presse's advertising revenue, is accessed by 250K unique devices per weekday, average 40 minutes in the app  —  For La Presse, the tablet is the future as it leaves print behind  —  Publisher Guy Crevier says newspapers should change their model before they find themselves in a crisis
Discussion: @niemanlab and @mathewi
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 More News: 
John Reynolds / Press Gazette:
Time Out editor says title makes a profit and predicts that more magazines will go free
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
BBC white paper may be delayed until after EU referendum
Discussion: @meaglemp and BBC
VICE News:
Journalist Turned al Shabaab Commander Sentenced to Death in Somalia for Murdering Reporters
Discussion: @vicenews
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
New Emmy Rules Open Categories to YouTube and Other Streaming Shorts
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Barnes & Noble to close Nook App store, Nook Video, and UK Nook Store March 15
Simon Thomsen / Business Insider Australia:
Sydney Morning Herald suspends Australian journalist Paul Sheehan indefinitely from his position at Fairfax Media over his fabricated rape story