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5:45 AM ET, March 12, 2016

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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart reporter files police report against Trump campaign manager  —  Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields intensified her battle with Donald Trump's campaign on Friday, filing a police report against top aide Corey Lewandowski for allegedly strong-arming her earlier in the week.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella parts ways with site amid controversy involving Trump campaign manager  —  Breitbart spokesperson parts ways with website  —  Kurt Bardella, who had been serving as Breitbart's spokesperson, has parted ways with the company, he said in an interview.
Alex Griswold / Mediaite:
Video Appears to Show Trump Campaign Manager Reaching for Breitbart Reporter's Arm  —  A new video has emerged that appears to show Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reaching out and trying to grab Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields' arm seconds before she claims he pulled her to the ground.
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Hulk Hogan's lawyer says Gawker makes millions off peoples' misery  —  Attorneys for Hulk Hogan rested their case Friday after telling a Florida jury that Gawker Media has made millions of dollars off the human suffering it has caused.  —  Hogan's lawyers began the morning in a St. Petersburg courtroom …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
The New York Times acquires influencer marketing agency HelloSociety  —  The New York Times is expanding its native ad studio with the acquisition of HelloSociety, a digital marketing agency owned by Science, Inc.  —  Los Angeles-based Science both invest in startups and builds its own companies.
Discussion: Re/code and @mikeisaac
Wall Street Journal:
Publishers Petition White House to End Cuba Book Embargo  —  As U.S. moves to normalize ties with Cuba, book industry seeks an end to the embargo on books and educational materials  —  Three major U.S. book publishers, several trade groups and others in the publishing industry have signed …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Boston Globe is shutting down its Catholic vertical Crux, citing a shortfall in advertising  —  “We simply haven't been able to develop the financial model of big-ticket, Catholic-based advertisers that was envisioned when we launched Crux back in September 2014.”
Discussion: Politico and Media Nation
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Ben H. Bagdikian, media critic and journalist with key role in Pentagon Papers case, dies at 96  —  Ben H. Bagdikian, a key figure in the publication of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post in 1971, which resulted in a momentous legal victory supporting freedom of the press …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Q&A with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on stricter Title II regulations, Go90 and BingeOn, cable boxes, privacy, and being called a dingo by John Oliver  —  The Dragonslayer  —  Two years ago, John Oliver called Tom Wheeler a dingo.  —  The host of Last Week Tonight had set his sights …
Discussion: AdExchanger
Jack Murtha / Columbia Journalism Review:
The New Yorker highlights its inner workings in its video efforts, along with its high standards, deep reporting, and intelligent analysis  —  Using video, The New Yorker abandons its mystique in hopes of attracting a larger audience  —  Executive producers Alex Gibney, left …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
USA Today Network to launch VRtually There, a virtual reality news program covering politics, sports, tech, and finance, in the spring  —  Gannett Plans First Regularly Scheduled News Show in Virtual Reality  —  ‘VRtually There’ from USA Today Network to cover politics, sports, technology and finance
Daniel A. Gross / New Yorker:
For his blog Neglected Books, Brad Bigelow scours old books and magazines for obscure, out-of-print books worthy of new attention  —  The Custodian of Forgotten Books  —  A little over a decade ago, a forgotten book was suddenly remembered.  Its second life began when a fiction writer referenced it in a book of her own.
 
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Maira Sutton / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
TPP slants Internet regulations toward business interests, does little to counter issues like government censorship and free expression
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: hypebot
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Publicis Groupe consolidates its media agencies into four global brands: Starcom, Zenith, Mediavest Spark, and Optimedia Blue 449