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9:20 PM ET, February 28, 2018

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Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
White House Communications Director Hope Hicks says she's resigning in coming weeks; sources say she has been considering leaving for several months  —  Hope Hicks, the White House communications director and one of President Trump's longest-serving advisers, said Wednesday that she was resigning.
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Sources: White House Communications Director Hope Hicks told House investigators that her role sometimes required her to tell white lies on behalf of Trump  —  WASHINGTON — Hope Hicks, the White House communications director, told House investigators on Tuesday that her work for President Trump …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Spotify files with SEC for $1B direct listing, will use SPOT as stock symbol; reports 71M paid subs, up 46% YoY, $4.09B revenue in 2017, up from $2.95B in 2016  —  Music streaming giant Spotify today filed for a $1 billion IPO.  Axios had previously reported on the company's confidential filing, but the new paperwork is public.
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sony Music owns 5.7% of Spotify's shares, which is more than other music labels and potentially worth $1.1B based on a $20B valuation  —  Now it has to figure out how to divide that money with Beyonce and its other artists.  —  Spotify's coming IPO is validation for CEO Daniel Ek, who has built a giant music streaming business.
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
How Spotify shareholders TPG and Dragoneer used convertible debt notes, which entitled them to more shares if listing was delayed, to force listing by July 2
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
The Oshry sisters, a family of Instagram stars, concealed the fact that their mother is Pamela Geller, an alt-right troll who was banned from entering the UK  —  Claudia, Jackie, Olivia, and Margo Oshry are a group of sisters in New York living the millennial dream, running viral Instagram accounts …
Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
NBCUniversal to decrease ads by 10% in original primetime programming on all of its television networks and reduce the number of commercials per break by 20%  —  New pods will feature just two commercials  —  NBCUniversal said it plans to decrease advertising time by 10% in original primetime programming …
Discussion: Variety, Adweek, FierceCable and @markdavis
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Associated Press:
Father of Florida shooting survivor admits altering an email from CNN that was sent to other news outlets amid controversy but says it wasn't on purpose
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter begins rolling out its Bookmarks feature, which lets users privately save tweets and has been in testing since October 2017, to all mobile users  —  Twitter today is publicly launching its “Bookmarks” feature, which has been in testing since late last year, following the company's HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater.
Associated Press:
Two officials close to Slovak PM Robert Fico, who were named in slain journalist Jan Kuciak's last story, have resigned until investigation into murder is over  —  https://apnews.com/0b2e032629694f85bf95 086832ea7641  —  BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An investigative journalist shot dead …
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Paris Martineau / The Outline:
After removing some conspiracy and pro-gun videos and channels, YouTube says it will reinstate videos, which may have been removed in error by moderators  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.  —  The Future  —  Looks like that whole “content moderation” thing wasn't a joke after all.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
How a chat between two reporters who covered Pulse and Sutherland Springs mass shootings led to creation of a Facebook group for journalists covering trauma  —  The Orlando Sentinel reporter reached out to the San Antonio Express-News reporter on the night of Nov. 15, 2017.
Washington Post:
Analysis of posts on anonymous forums shows how extremists tried to undermine news reports and push conspiracy theories to broader media after Parkland shooting  —  Forty-seven minutes after news broke of a high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., the posters on the anonymous chat board 8chan …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Vogue and Vice put on hold their collaboration, Project Vs, due to launch today; source says sexual harassment allegations at Vice caused loss of sponsorships  —  The project was put on hold after multiple sponsors got cold feet, according to sources.  —  Vice chief executive officer Shane Smith …
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of The Disconnect, an online magazine featuring essays, fiction, and poetry that only reveals its content to readers when they disconnect from the web  —  At first glance, it seems like the ultimate paradox: A magazine that exists only on the internet, filled with content …
 
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Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Daily Star editor Dawn Neesom has resigned and Daily Express editor Hugh Whittow is expected to resign Thursday following Trinity Mirror takeover
New Media Investment Group:
New Media Investment Group reports Q4 revenue of $394.4M, plans to close $14.25M purchase of Eugene Register-Guard in Q1, and spent $120M on Morris Publishing
Discussion: Poynter
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish says the company plans to launch a streaming service later this year, making use of its archive content
Discussion: /Film and TV Tattle
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Three Dutch publications are suing the European Union over an EU project which classified them as “disinforming outlets”
Jessica DiNapoli / Reuters:
Sources: Weinstein Co's creditors want to lend it $25M to finance its movie and TV operations during upcoming bankruptcy and help protect their collateral
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Behind-the-scenes of this week's Time magazine, which took two years to produce, has no advertising, and covers the American opioid epidemic cover-to-cover
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Alex Ritman / Hollywood Reporter:
London police are investigating a complaint of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein from a 10th alleged victim; the incident reportedly happened in mid-1990s
John Shinal / CNBC:
Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth shares chart that shows the Trump campaign paid slightly higher CPM prices compared to Clinton in 2016 election, disputing reports
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Inside the 10-month partnership between NYT and Times-Picayune covering coastal erosion and sea-level rise, NYT's first collaboration with a local news outlet
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Little Things, a publisher with 12M Facebook followers that focused on feel-good news and videos, is shutting down, says algorithm changes cut traffic by 75%+