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8:50 AM ET, March 6, 2017


 Top News: 
The Guardian:
The Associated Press removed Vice-President Mike Pence's wife's email address from a news story, following a letter and critical tweet from the VP  —  Vice-President Mike Pence has criticized the Associated Press for listing his wife's email address in a story about his frequent resistance …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
As Time Inc. mulls bids from buyers, a look at its current strategy under new Chief Exec Rich Battista and Chief Operating Officer Jen Wong  —  Onstage at a recent industry conference with the longtime leaders of the country's biggest magazine publishers, Rich Battista, the new chief executive of Time Inc., did not seem the outsider.
Discussion: @jimrutenberg and Media Wire Daily
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How an image of Chuck Schumer and Putin made it from Reddit to Trump's Twitter account in less than 24 hours  —  Twenty hours.  That's about how long it took for a picture to make its way from the depths of Reddit to the Twitter account of the president of the United States.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump's treatment of media echoes Putin's: disparagement, denial of access, and favoritism  —  Many Americans were appalled when President Trump called the news media “the enemy of the American people.”  —  And rightly so: It's a phrase out of the autocrats' handbook.
Discussion: @rickhasen and @patztense
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook has begun adding “disputed” labels to content yet took a full week to label one made-up story from a fake news site as “disputed”  —  Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories.  —  That bogus story about Donald Trump your uncle posted on Facebook?
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
NRKbeta, a Norwegian tech site, requires readers to pass a quiz before commenting on some stories, to prove they've read them  —  “If everyone can agree that this is what the article says, then they have a much better basis for commenting on it."  —  Two weeks ago, NRKbeta …
Columbia Journalism Review:
Study of 1.25M stories from April 2015 until the US election shows that a right-wing media network, anchored around Breitbart, altered the broader media agenda  —  The 2016 Presidential election shook the foundations of American politics.  Media reports immediately looked for external disruption …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:   Discussion among a Breitbart editor and other journalists shows the challenges and dangers for media covering Trump
Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Print zines have thrived in the internet age as an alternative source of expression, eschewing online vitriol and the homogeneity of social media platforms  —  As a lonely teenager growing up in Virginia, I fed off any pop culture that could show me different ways of being from what I saw on …
Discussion: @jennydeluxe and @natandrewson
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Sources: German publishers are not signing up for Facebook's fake news initiative and have been unimpressed with its rollout in the country  —  After Facebook announced the first phase of a fact-checking initiative last month with partner Correctiv, a startup with 20 editorial staff manually …
Discussion: @rasmus_kleis and @vivian
Liz Spayd / New York Times:
The New York Times added three women to the masthead recently yet there are fewer women leading big news departments since Jill Abramson left  —  The Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach, acclaimed for his study of inkblots, might have enjoyed doing some field work at the most recent newsroom-wide meeting of The New York Times.
Sources: Fox & Friends news anchor Heather Nauert has been hired as spokeswoman for the State Department  —  Nauert is second from Fox News for State public affairs post  —  Press briefings at State are set to resume next week  —  Fox News anchor Heather Nauert has been hired …
Discussion: @daniellarison and The Hill
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Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Food writing has replaced rock criticism in prestige as chefs and restaurants have risen in status
Discussion: Longreads
Michael Judge / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Floyd Abrams, the attorney who represented NYT in Pentagon Papers case, on Trump's assault on the press, anonymous sources, and free speech
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
A slew of new digital tools like PolitEcho, FlipFeed, and Read Across the Aisle aim to bring online audiences outside their political bubbles
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with newly appointed Wired editor Nicholas Thompson on returning to the magazine's radical roots
Discussion: @nbj914, Thanks:@gfififi
 Earlier Picks: 
Max Willens / Digiday:
Contributor networks are fading away from sites like Bleacher Report, HuffPo, and Forbes, as publishers pursue quality over scale
Discussion: @harrymccracken
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Editor of Barron's Ed Finn is leaving after 24 years; Jack Otter, head of Barron's Digital, to take over as interim editor
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
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