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5:40 PM ET, March 1, 2017


 Top News: 
Brian Beutler / New Republic:
The response of political reporters and pundits to Trump's Congress speech was shameful, and proved that the press have very short memories  —  The media's reaction to his speech to Congress was shameful.  —  By the time Mitt Romney selected him to be his running mate in 2012, Paul Ryan …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Tribune Media's Q4 earnings miss estimates with $19M profit, up YoY from a loss of $380.9M, and revenue rising 11% to $529.6M
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Ruling finds NYPD may have violated 1st Amendment by revoking a press pass; experts say barring certain news orgs from briefings may also be unconstitutional  —  WASHINGTON — A ruling issued on Monday by a federal judge in Manhattan, in a case brought by a freelance journalist without a lawyer, may interest the White House.
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
ABC News president pledges to stand with colleagues if White House fails to act transparently, after 230+ ex-staffers ask for “public stand” against WH
Discussion: AP News
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
President Trump and his aides condemn anonymous leaks to reporters, unless the leaks come from themselves
Felix Gillette / Bloomberg:
A look at YouTube's strategy to entice young cordcutters to pay for TV with YouTube TV, which focuses on including live sports to make up for gaps in lineup  —  The millennial cordcutter singularity is nigh.  —  by  —  Subscribe Reprints  —  For years, YouTube has served up almost every imaginable kind of video.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark donates $1M to ProPublica; the non-profit newsroom will use some of the money to hire extra staff  —  Craig Newmark, the entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded Craigslist, announced on Wednesday a $1 million gift to ProPublica.
John Williams / New York Times:
Kurt Andersen, a founding editor of Spy magazine, and Saturday Night Live's Alec Baldwin to write satirical book about Trump  —  A little more than a month into Donald J. Trump's presidency, it's safe to say that the satire business in America is booming.  Penguin Press announced today …
Dennis Romero / LA Weekly:
Sources: the 6+ staff laid off at Los Angeles Magazine were all women, including Editor-in-Chief Mary Melton  —  New owners took over Los Angeles Magazine today and quickly laid off more than a half-dozen staffers — all of them women, according to information obtained by the Weekly.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Emmis sells Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and Orange Coast magazines to Hour Media Group; LA mag's EIC and editor-at-large to leave but Orange Coast will keep staff
Tatiana Siegel / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney CEO Bob Iger is considering running for President in 2020 as a Democrat  —  Iger told THR in June that “a lot of people have urged me to seek political office,” and now he's considering the prodding for him to lead the Democratic ticket.  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger already runs the world's most successful media company.
David Pierce / Wired:
Medium debuts Series feature for its mobile app, similar to Snapchat Stories, but Series don't expire and users can subscribe to updates  —  At some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff.  Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier …
Discussion: 3 min read, The Verge and VentureBeat
PBS NewsHour:
PBS Newshour and the Washington Press Club Foundation announce the The Gwen Ifill/PBS NewsHour Journalism Fellowship for students  —  The Fellowship will be Announced Tonight at the Washington Press Club Foundation's 73rd Annual Congressional Dinner  —  Washington, DC (March 1, 2017) …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Discovery Communications and its Eurosport unit want to sell the mobile TV rights to the Olympic Games to cell phone companies  —  Partners could set up branded channel to stream highlights, news from Games  —  Discovery Communications and its Eurosport unit, which have the European rights …
Discussion: Adweek
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Number of Facebook Live videos created by media firms in UK has remained at about 900/month for the last six months
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Inside Norway's largest media firm Amedia and how it boosted subs to 25% of the nation's adult population with a log-in system that offers access to all 62 pubs
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice announces deals with eight mobile partners, including Verizon, and the launch of Vice+, a subscription video on demand service
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Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Penguin Random House to publish books by Barack and Michelle Obama, at a price sources say likely stretches to “tens of millions”
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
AWS says it has fixed cloud storage issues affecting northern Virginia data centers, which affected some media sites