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11:50 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
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: @patztense and @rickhasen
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 …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Shortform video producer NowThis is expanding into longform programming, original shows, and investigative journalism, adds Andy Carvin and Nico Pitney to team  —  Short-form news video giant NowThis is getting into long-form programming, original shows and investigative journalism.
Discussion: @jinnovationcity
Rowena Mason / The Guardian:
In light of phone-hacking scandal, UK Shadow Culture Sec Tom Watson, co-author of book on phone hacking, wants Murdoch's Sky bid to be investigated by Ofcom  —  Labour MP to ask Karen Bradley to tell regulator to consider corporate governance failures at Murdoch's media empire
Washington Post:
Barbara Vobejda named deputy managing editor of the Washington Post  —  Announcement from Marty Baron, executive editor, Cameron Barr and Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editors:  —  We are delighted to announce that Barbara Vobejda has been named deputy managing editor.
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
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
UK broadcaster ITV wins court battle with streaming service, which was retransmitting its broadcasts without permission  —  ITV shows include ‘Broadchurch,’ starring David Tennant  —  British broadcaster ITV has won a court battle with streaming service …
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.
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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
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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: Observer
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”