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1:15 PM 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 …
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.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
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.
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
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 …
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.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Comcast NBCUniversal is launching a Techstars-powered accelerator called LIFT Labs, to target startups in media, entertainment, and connectivity  —  Comcast NBCUniversal is getting into the startup accelerator game with a program called LIFT Labs for Entrepreneurs.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Sidewire, a social network that vets users, giving access to experts only; around one-third of its 800 members are journalists  —  The closed discussion platform shuts out the noise of Twitter's eggs and trolls and is betting on — gasp! — the value of government and media elites talking to one another.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN targets cordcutters by adding free original programming to its streaming service, CNNgo, available to those without a cable or satellite TV subscription  —  Tech docu-series ‘Mostly Human’ set to premiere March 12  —  CNN three years ago launched CNNgo as a digital-streaming extension …
Discussion: CNN and TechCrunch
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
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Washington Post:
Barbara Vobejda named deputy managing editor of the Washington Post
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
UK broadcaster ITV wins court battle with streaming service, which was retransmitting its broadcasts without permission
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Food writing has replaced rock criticism in prestige as chefs and restaurants have risen in status
 Earlier Picks: 
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: Observer