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7:50 AM ET, March 9, 2016


 Top News: 
Michael Forsythe / New York Times:
Caixin highlights government censoring its Chinese-language site by publishing exposé on its English-language site, raising questions about press control  —  Chinese Publication, Censored by Government, Exposes Article's Removal  —  A news organization led by one of China's …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabs arm of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, nearly bringing her to the ground  —  Trump campaign manager gets rough with Breitbart reporter  —  Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski forcibly yanked Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Viceland to launch in the UK and Ireland on Sky and Now TV in September  —  Vice to launch TV channel on Sky in UK  —  24-hour Viceland is the first of 12 planned services across Europe  —  Vice Media has struck a non-exclusive deal to launch a TV channel on Sky in the UK and Ireland, its first channel launch in Europe.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Variety
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Sky Invests $45 Million in Southeast Asian Streaming Service iflix  —  EMAIL ME  —  The pan-European pay TV giant enters a strategic partnership with that company that launched its service in May and is currently available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Refugees Deeply, the latest single-topic site from News Deeply, launches March 15, with more emphasis on original content  —  New website to focus on refugee crisis  —  Last September, heartbreaking images of the body of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who washed up on a Turkish beach galvanized …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Amanda Kludt / Eater:
Matt Buchanan, co-editor of The Awl, will become Eater's features editor at the end of March, overseeing longform food writing  —  Matt Buchanan Is Eater's New Features Editor  —  Some exciting news: At the end of March, Matt Buchanan, co-editor of the Awl and former staffer of The New Yorker …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pandora's new AMPcast service lets artists record audio messages for fans  —  Pandora raises its social media game with AMPcast, DIY audio messaging for artists  —  While Spotify is acquiring startups expand its messaging and social features, Pandora is also raising its game in the artist …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Meredith Corp. interested in buying Tribune Media's broadcast stations; Scripps Networks says it would buy Food Network stake “at the right price”  —  Tribune Said Likely to Sell Assets Rather Than Whole Company  —  Meredith said to be interested in former Local TV stations
Discussion: @jcmccracken
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
HBO licenses two productions from Fusion: Outpost, a 10-part docuseries on Latin America, and an hour special, Hate in America With Jorge Ramos  —  HBO Orders ‘Outpost’ Docu Series, ‘Hate in America’ Special From Jorge Ramos and Fusion  —  Fusion is spreading its wings as a production entity …
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
UK's New Day Editor Alison Phillips talks about embracing print, balanced opinion, and “positivity”
Discussion: @martinbelam
Letitia Stein / Reuters:
On day two of Gawker trial, Hulk Hogan testifies about the personal impact of sex tape release
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mashable partners with France 24 to launch French-language version, Mashable avec France 24, receives support from Google's innovation fund
Discussion: Mashable, The Drum and @adamostrow
Andy McDonald / Digital TV Europe:
Job ad shows that Amazon is looking to add virtual reality to Amazon Video
Discussion: The Next Web, Gizmodo UK and The Drum
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
CBS CEO Les Moonves says networks will eventually find a skinny bundle model that works and that the sweet spot is likely $35-$39 per month for 12-18 channels
Discussion: The Wrap
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John Reynolds / Press Gazette:
UK newspaper The Sun appoints Gordon Smart as deputy editor
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Millennial news site Mic acquires Hyper, a mobile app that aggregates video content into magazine format