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1:50 PM ET, March 29, 2017


 Top News: 
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
House passes resolution that lets ISPs sell customers' browsing history without user permission, 215 to 205 along party lines  —  As most had expected, the House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers.
Jack Williams / New York Times:
NBC says it will broadcast the 2018 Winter Games live across all time zones for the first time after delayed broadcasts of past Games were subject to criticism  —  When the Olympics are held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018, NBC will be broadcasting the Winter Games live across all time zones …
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton criticizes Press Sec Spicer for cutting reporter April Ryan off during press conference, Bill O'Reilly for comment about politician's hair  —  Only a few hours apart on Tuesday, two black women were confronted by white, male public figures in exchanges that many viewed as demeaning and disparaging.
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sources: BuzzFeed is preparing to go public in 2018  —  With a blinding spotlight on Snap's IPO, viral powerhouse BuzzFeed is quietly making preparations to go public in 2018, industry sources tell me.  OMG!  —  The widely (and poorly) copied BuzzFeed , which began as a " great cat site …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Facebook opens 360-degree streaming to all users with compatible devices  —  Facebook just made live streaming 360-degree video relatively easy, provided you have the equipment to capture the content.  Users of devices like the new 2017 model Gear 360 just announced at the S8 smartphone launch …
The Daily Beast:
Sources: ex-Breitbart writer filed a complaint to the DoJ, claiming the site was acting as a de-facto foreign agent for its DC landlord, an Egyptian politician  —  A former Breitbart News writer alleged the site was acting as an illegal influence operation for its Washington DC landlord …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brings two pool reporters from Reuters and Fox News on his trip to Turkey and Belgium  —  Two pool reporters are traveling with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his current trip to Turkey and Belgium after blocking pool reporters from his first trip to Asia earlier this month.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Jane Martinson / The Guardian:
Ofcom sets network quotas for BBC, forcing it to spend a fixed minimum amount of its programming budget on its regional newsrooms outside London  —  Regulator to set minimum programming quota for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland based on population size
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Guardian's US operation has struggled due to a lack of business strategy, huge costs incurred by ambitious stories, and reluctance to erect a paywall
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Roy Greenslade / The Guardian:
Telegraph hires Coulson Chappell, the PR firm owned by ex-NOTW editor Andy Coulson who was jailed for phone hacking, to improve standing of its publications
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Steve Cavendish / Nashville Scene:
A year after buying Commercial Appeal and News-Sentinel, Gannett cuts 17 newsroom jobs in Memphis, 11 in Knoxville, 2 in Nashville, and 1 in Murfreesboro
danah boyd / Backchannel:
Focusing on tech to fix fake news only distracts while allowing underlying issues with a long, complicated history to flourish