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2:25 AM ET, March 21, 2017


 Top News: 
Stephen Battaglio / Los Angeles Times:
Sources: Fox News analyst Napolitano suspended indefinitely after his unverified claims that British spies wiretapped Trump at behest of Obama  —  Judge Andrew Napolitano, the senior judicial analyst for Fox News, is being kept off the air indefinitely.  (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images)
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Robert B. Silvers, the editor and founder of The New York Review of Books, has died at 87  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Robert B. Silvers, the longtime head of The New York Review of Books, has died.  He was 87.  —  Silvers died Monday morning at his home in Manhattan after a brief illness …
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
FBI's Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites  —  WASHINGTON  —  Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
The Blaze confirms that Tomi Lahren's show will be off air for a week, after Lahren called anti-abortion conservatives hypocrites  —  Glenn Beck in 100 Seconds  —  Tomi Lahren's ascent to conservative media stardom has been propelled by a contentious spirit that is on full display whenever she takes aim at her political adversaries.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Association of Independents in Radio study: how 16 producers embedded with 15 public media orgs covered underserved communities via Localore's Finding America  —  New reports look at the impact of AIR's Localore Finding America project, which embedded independent producers at public media stations around the country.
Discussion: MediaShift
Niraj Chokshi / New York Times:
YouTube investigating complaints that parental controls on site are filtering out content from LGBT creators  —  YouTube said on Sunday that it was investigating the simmering complaints by some users that its family-friendly “restricted mode” wrongly filters out some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender videos.
Rob Davies / The Guardian:
Google's European chief Matt Brittin apologizes for ads placed over extremist content  —  Matt Brittin says company ‘needs to do more’ but declines to say whether it will actively seek out inappropriate material  —  Google's European chief has publicly apologised to consumers and advertisers …
Source: American Media Inc. to layoff about 100 people from US Weekly early next week after its acquisition of the publication  —  The bulk of Us Weekly's layoffs are expected to occur next week, following the glossy's sale to AMI.  —  The Feb. 6 cover of Us Weekly .
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Politico rolls out a second Playbook, an afternoon newsletter called Playbook Power Briefing, as it adapts to a speedier DC news cycle  —  The rhythm of Washington, D.C. has been thrown off in recent months as President Trump has refined his ability to create entire news cycles with a series of tweets dashed off before breakfast.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Studio Propagate partners with Cheddar to tailor its content to overseas audience, starting with a 45-minute weekly show called Cheddar World  —  Propagate, the independent studio run by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, has cut a deal with digital network Cheddar to reformat …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Time and People magazine cancel their WHCD party; Time will still attend dinner, while People will make a donation to the WHCA in lieu of tables  —  Time and People magazine will not hold their glitzy, celebrity-filled party the night before the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the magazines confirmed.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast names Dave Watson president and CEO of its cable division, promotes Neil Smit to newly-created position of vice chairman of Comcast Corp
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
The NYT's Public Editor Liz Spayd publicly rebuked culture writer Sopan Deb, after receiving complaints about him generated by a targeted alt-right campaign
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