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3:40 PM ET, March 2, 2017


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Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Even in an age of nearly-real-time news, big stories still often break in the evening because of newspaper print deadlines  —  It's usually around 8 p.m. when the push notifications start rolling in.  On Wednesday night, The New York Times kicked things off at 7:56 p.m. with a major story …
Source: Trump has sworn off Morning Joe as he cuts back on MSNBC and CNN; he remains an avid Fox viewer and watches CNBC for business news  —  President said to binge more on Fox News, avoid CNN, MSNBC  —  Lobbyist discusses buying ads on Trump's favorite TV shows
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Interview with CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who is emerging as a champion of aggressive journalism as Trump attacks and snubs his network  —  Attacked on national TV for supposedly serving up “fake news.”  Shut out of a White House press briefing in retribution.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Committee to Protect Journalists, Freedom of the Press Foundation, and other organizations team up to launch a site tracking press freedom violations in the US  —  In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has called journalists the “enemy of the American people” (twice) …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Snap starts trading at $24 per share, valuing the company at around $33B, 41% above $17 original price  —  Snap, the company that runs Snapchat, opened on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at $24 per share.  At that price, the company had a valuation of $33.6 billion, Investors Business Daily reported.
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
The New York Times redesigns its front pages to give readers a more comprehensive overview of what the paper is doing both in print and digital  —  The New York Times today introduced a reimagined design of the front two pages of its newspaper (known as pages A2 and A3), modeled on the “front of book” pages of magazine layouts.
Ed Meza / Variety:
Reed Hastings says Netflix has invested $1.75B+ into European productions and currently has 90+ original shows in development across Europe  —  BERLIN - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said Wednesday that the company had invested more than $1.75 billion in European productions, including licensed programming …
Discussion: Forbes, @variety and @juanpmoraless
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
In the two years since hiring its first chief digital officer, Condé Nast's digital audience has grown 76% while time spent on sites has increased 132%  —  Last June, Vanity Fair launched The Hive, its first vertical outside the storied magazine, with a roster of star writers and social-first strategy.
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed over dossier moves from local Florida court to federal court, which might be more current on constitutional issues  —  WASHINGTON  —  A defamation suit brought against online news site BuzzFeed for its publishing of an intelligence dossier that alleges Kremlin ties …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
To avoid perceived conflicts of interest, NPR issues new guidelines requiring its line editors to include funding disclosures in stories  —  Beginning today, rank-and-file journalists at NPR are responsible for making sure appropriate financial disclosures are made in their stories — and they have the information to make that happen.
Mike Ives / New York Times:
Cambodian government threatens Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, other foreign outlets, citing Trump's barring of certain outlets from White House gaggle  —  HONG KONG — In a sign that President Trump's criticism of the news media may be having a ripple effect overseas …
Naomi Darom / Nieman Reports:
Israeli media, which has dealt with a hostile administration for years, offers tips to US press: don't rely on briefings, find good sources  —  Having dealt for years with a hostile and obfuscating administration, Israeli journalists have a few tips for their American colleagues
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Kareem Shaheen / The Guardian:
German officials and others urge release of Deniz Yücel, a Turkish-German journalist for Die Welt jailed in Turkey on propaganda charges