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4:09 AM ET, March 12, 2017


 Top News: 
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook will stream at least 22 live MLS matches in 2017 in English, through deal with MLS and Univision Deportes  —  As competition in the live streaming space heats up, Facebook has scored a significant deal that will allow it to stream at least 22 live Major League Soccer matches on its social network.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Fox News Radio reporter Jon Decker, a member of WHCA board, confronts Gateway Pundit staffer Lucian Wintrich in WH press room; Wintrich claims he was assaulted  —  A Fox News Radio correspondent confronted in the White House briefing room the White House reporter for a website that traffics …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
Profile of Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of Trump who has emerged over the past few weeks as one of the president's most prominent unofficial spokesmen  —  Chris Ruddy is the Zelig of the Trump administration.  —  He's on CNN, blasting the White House chief of staff.
Penelope Green / New York Times:
Profile of Amy Astley, the new editor of Architectural Digest, which has been redesigned for its April issue and is now called AD  —  One windy morning in February, Amy Astley, the new editor of Architectural Digest, was showing off her magazine's renovation: a near-gut job, as they say in the trade.
Discussion: @nytrealestate and Ad Age
Los Angeles Times:
The $1B deal to sell Dick Clark Productions, producers of Golden Globes and more, to China's Dalian Wanda Group falls through  —  Ryan Seacrest hosts “Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2016.”  (Ida Mae Astute / ABC)  —  The highly publicized $1-billion deal …
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
WikiLeaks' CIA document cache, which focuses on compromising devices and not apps, underscores the strength of Signal's and WhatsApp's encryption  —  On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released an enormous cache of documents that it claimed detailed “C.I.A. hacking tools.”
Alleen Brown / The Intercept:
Hard-to-verify “alt” government social media accounts let dissenting federal employees share truth, but necessary anonymity can fuel profiteering by scammers  —  In early November, shortly after Donald Trump was elected president, a career scientist working for the federal Interior …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Following buyouts, Postmedia to lay off 54 staffers at Vancouver Sun and Province around April 8, according to memo to staff  —  Canada's Postmedia company is laying off more than 50 employees at The Vancouver Sun and Province after a months-long buyout process aimed at cutting the company's payroll.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A look at the Arctic Times Project, a nonprofit covering global warming in the Arctic, publishing stories in existing outlets instead of launching its own  —  “To get momentum and let people know who we are, we needed to go and do a story so they could see what we were talking about," said Oneal.
Ross Benes / Digiday:
BI UK will test an anti-ad blocker prompting readers to either whitelist BI, pay for an ad-free subscription, or pay a few pennies to see an article without ads  —  As its staff sized nearly doubled over the last year to 45 employees, Business Insider U.K. moved shop in January …
Discussion: @digiday and @larakiara
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: SoundCloud has been trying to raise $100M since last summer, without success  —  In 2014, the streaming music service thought it was worth $700 million.  It could sell for much less.  —  SoundCloud needs more money, or it needs a buyer.  —  Sources say the streaming music service …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
TheStreet misses estimates, reporting Q4 loss of $11.6M, with revenue of $15.9M, down from $17M the prior year  —  Financial news company reported a fourth-quarter loss that was worse than analyst expectations.  —  The New York-based company reported a loss of $11.6 million, or 33 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
CTA study finds video viewership has increased by 30% in the last five years, but TV accounts for only about half of all video viewership, down from 62% in 2013
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who have sold a book on 2016 election to Penguin, to be published in 2018; HBO plans a miniseries based on book
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The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, BBC, and more protest US secretary of state's plan for no media on his trip to Asia