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8:55 AM ET, February 28, 2018

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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  —  Last week's televised town hall on guns and school safety has led to finger-pointing by the father of a Florida school shooting survivor and CNN.
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
After devoting two nights of coverage to CNN scripted question debacle, Tucker Carlson tells viewers there's no evidence the network behaved improperly  —  An about-face from Fox News host Tucker Carlson tonight.  —  Carlson devoted coverage over two nights of his show last week to the accusation …
Discussion: Mediaite
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%+  —  - The digital publisher LittleThings is shutting down.  — The company, like some other media companies, had quickly amassed a big following on Facebook.
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Infowars says YouTube gave it a second strike for Florida shooting videos, says it can't post new content for 2 weeks; 3 strikes in 3 months would close account  —  Conspiracy theory outlet Infowars is one strike away from being banned from YouTube.  —  The channel said it received an alert …
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  —  Just before the 2016 presidential election, Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, gave an interview that touched …
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  —  - Facebook executive Andrew Bosworth shared a tweet showing that President Trump paid more than Hillary Clinton did to reach users on the platform during the 2016 election.
Heidi N. Moore / Columbia Journalism Review:
The public's crisis of trust in journalism is mirrored in newsrooms where a toxic culture has created a rift between reporters and executives  —  A rally on November 6, 2017, to fight for the unionized editorial employees at DNAinfo and Gothamist.  Image: Iryna Yafimchyk for Working Families/flickr.
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  —  London's Scotland Yard now has 15 accusations of sexual assault lodged against the disgraced producer dating back to the early '80s.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
India-based music streaming service Gaana raises $115M led by Tencent for creating more personalized services and features for listeners using AI  —  Chinese internet giant Tencent is continuing to put its money in India and in music streaming services after it agreed to lead a $115 million investment in India's Gaana.
The Wrap:
Roku rejects protesters' demand that it drop NRAtv, says it does not “curate or censor based on viewpoint”  —  A groundswell of online supporters are pushing several major tech companies, including Apple and Google, to sever ties with the National Rifle Association's TV channel …
Quinn Norton / The Atlantic:
How social media created and attacked a version of myself that lacked context after The New York Times hired, and then fired, me for its editorial board  —  The day before Valentine's Day, social media created a bizarro-world version of me.  I have seen strange ideas about me online before …
Natasha Bertrand / The Atlantic:
Twitter DMs show Trump confidant Roger Stone and WikiLeaks communicated directly in October and November 2016, contrary to their denials in 2017  —  On March 17, 2017, WikiLeaks tweeted that it had never communicated with Roger Stone, a longtime confidante and informal adviser to President Donald Trump.
Sonam Rai / Reuters:
Discovery Communications had a net loss of $1.14B in Q4, says it expects to close $14.6B acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive by end of Q1 2018  —  (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc's (DISCA.O) revenue topped analysts' forecasts in the fourth quarter as the owner of Discovery Channel …
Discussion: NASDAQ.com and PR Newswire
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:   Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said the company has added nearly 500K subscribers in Europe to its streaming services during the Winter Olympics
 
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Cliff Kuang / Co.Design:
Knight study of 45M tweets examines how Asian Americans, African Americans, and feminists interact with media, with “hate-tweeting” often fueling sharing
Brittany Shammas / Miami New Times:
Internal email: Howard Saltz, editor and publisher of Tronc's The Sun Sentinel in Broward County, is leaving effective Wednesday
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Premium cable network Epix plans to launch a standalone video subscription service, its Executive Vice President and GM Monty Sahran says
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Vanity Fair Editor Radhika Jones has made a series of new hires, naming Claire Howorth as deputy editor and Caryn Prime as director of editorial operations
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Jackie Strause / Hollywood Reporter:
Transparent creator Jill Soloway is launching a book imprint called Topple Books with Amazon Publishing
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Publishers are pivoting to subscriptions, as they did to video, but industry execs warn that reader revenue is a difficult business model to implement
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Comcast offers about £22B for Sky, a 16% premium on the offer from Murdoch's 21st Century Fox