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12:25 PM ET, March 14, 2016


 Top News: 
Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and editor-at-large Ben Shapiro resign over site's handling of Trump controversy  —  Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart  —  “Today I informed the management at Breitbart News of my immediate resignation,” the reporter at the center …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Breitbart piece mocking Ben Shapiro was written under pseudonym his father used when writing for the site  —  Breitbart piece mocking editor who resigned was written under father's pseudonym  —  Early Monday morning Breitbart posted, and then deleted, a piece mocking Ben Shapiro …
Joel B. Pollak / Breitbart:
Breitbart News Editor-at-Large apologizes for company's earlier statement on Fields, Shapiro resignations, says it was published as result of misunderstanding  —  Statement from Breitbart News Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel Joel B. Pollak  —  Statement from Breitbart News Editor-at-Large and In-House Counsel Joel B. Pollak:
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The Atlantic Editor in Chief James Bennet joining the New York Times as editorial page director; current director, Andrew M. Rosenthal, stepping down in April  —  James Bennet Will Lead Editorial Page at New York Times  —  James Bennet, the editor credited with revitalizing The Atlantic magazine …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Snapchat Adds Another Publishing Partner — News Video Startup NowThis  —  Snapchat cares a lot about video — its users are watching eight billion of them every single day.  Now the mobile communications company has pegged NowThis, a video-only publisher, as its next partner for the app's Discover section.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @ashishp
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
GlobalPost founder Philip Balboni launches independent email newsletter, the Daily Chatter  —  GlobalPost's founder hopes to find freedom from platforms and ads with a new email newsletter  —  “At GlobalPost, I saw the loss of control over so many things that are important to your success.”
Discussion: @laurahazardowen
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
BuzzFeed unveils Swarm, which lets advertisers run simultaneous campaigns on its channels on Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, more  —  BuzzFeed Launches New Ad Format to Further Monetize Its Big Social Reach  —  BuzzFeed's made a name for itself with a cross-platform distribution model …
Letitia Stein / Reuters:
Gawker begins defense in Hulk Hogan trial, with ex-editor A.J. Daulerio testifying  —  Gawker swings back in Hulk Hogan sex-tape trial  —  The former Gawker editor who posted a sex tape of celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan testified in a Florida courtroom on Monday that he found the footage strange and …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Ahead of Viacom's annual meeting on Monday, shareholders express concern about the company's 11 directors and their ties to Viacom or the Redstone family  —  The 11 Executives, Lawyers and Celebrities Overseeing Viacom  —  A looming power struggle.  A salacious court battle.  A shareholder suit.
Discussion: and @emilysteel
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Vox and The Washington Post pitch their content management systems to others at South by Southwest  —  Media Companies Focus on Marketing Their Publishing Platforms to Others  —  In the search for new revenue streams, publishers including Vox Media and The Washington Post are hoping …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Marianne Bouchart / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with CNN Digital Editor-in-Chief Meredith Artley on distributed content, mobile-centric projects, and in-house tech  —  CNN's Meredith Artley on distributed content, metrics and innovation  —  “Gone are the days of digital having the audiences but not the revenue”.
Discussion: Business Insider, Thanks:@geninnovate
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
Government plan to directly appoint members to BBC's new oversight body threatens the corporation's independence, says BBC director of radio Helen Boaden
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Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
North Carolina's new statewide newspaper, North State Journal, draws skepticism over business viability and wariness over political connections
Discussion: @cjr
Kelly Hinchcliffe / Poynter:
Interview with BuzzFeed data editor Jeremy Singer-Vine on his newsletter, Data Is Plural