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6:45 AM ET, March 7, 2017


 Top News: 
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Spielberg will direct The Post, a drama about the Washington Post's role in exposing the Pentagon Papers, starring Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Streep as Kay Graham  —  EXCLUSIVE: A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast.
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 …
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: Tubefilter and @jinnovationcity
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.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Dow Jones launches Moneyish, a finance site aimed at millennials that grew out of a MarketWatch experiment, with plans for video, comics, and illustrations  —  “It's not personal finance,” Raakhee Mirchandani said.  “It's personality finance.”  —  This is the argument Mirchandani …
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.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter says move from chronological to algorithmic timeline has upped engagement in key metrics including retweets and likes, but doesn't say by how much  —  Inside the Changes That Could Save Twitter's Business—and Reshape Civil Discourse  —  FBI Director Called on Justice Department to Refute Trump's Wiretapping Claims
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
How the NYT, WaPo, and Politico have adapted to the exhausting process of covering Trump, whose unpredictable weekend tweets have upended the news cycle  —  President Trump has attempted to undercut the U.S. media in a number of ways — by calling them the “enemy”; by denying coverage credentials …
Kiera Butler / Mother Jones:
Interview with Teen Vogue columnist Lauren Duca on why the magazine's political coverage reaches beyond its target demographic  —  Over the last few months, Teen Vogue's clear-eyed, accessible coverage of the Trump administration has caught the collective attention of the internet.
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.
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
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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
Discussion: Marketing Week
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
UK broadcaster ITV wins court battle with streaming service, which was retransmitting its broadcasts without permission
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump's treatment of media echoes Putin's: disparagement, denial of access, and favoritism
Discussion: East Bay Times
Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
Google's featured snippets, presented as the “one true answer” in search and by Google Home, sometimes give false information from untrustworthy sources