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4:40 PM ET, March 2, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
The Weinstein Company avoids bankruptcy through a $500M takeover led by Maria Contreras-Sweet; deal includes up to $90M in compensation for Weinstein accusers  —  Weinstein empire unravels amid scandal  —  The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy talk has been replaced by deal talk.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources detail what some describe as an unhappy work environment at Snap, where CEO Evan Spiegel retains tight control but has been empowering some executives  —  Employees won't get cash bonuses after missing internal goals  —  Spiegel said to be working to spread decision-making authority
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
With Smarticles, The Guardian tests a format where algorithms provide new information based on the reader's last visit and the importance of new developments  —  Like Circa before it, The Guardian aims to atomize a big breaking story into its individual parts — and then be smart about showing you the right ones at the right time.
Discussion: @bmorrissey
Tim Johnson / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Spokesman for FL Senator Bill Nelson says Twitter representatives will provide briefing Monday on how Twitter was used to share hoaxes after Parkland shooting  —  WASHINGTON  —  Officials from Twitter Inc. are going to Capitol Hill to explain how impostors could carry off a hoax to undermine …
American Press Institute:
Survey of 4,113 subscribers to 90 local newspapers: subscriptions are triggered by promotions, quality and accuracy matter, print and digital subscribers differ  —  This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
CNNMoney:
Longtime Fox News executive John Moody, who wrote an inflammatory column about the Olympics that was later taken down, has retired  —  Fox News exec slams Olympic committee's focus on diversity  —  John Moody, the longtime Fox News executive who wrote a controversial column …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Some sites change domain names, a practice known as domain hopping, to avoid ad agency blacklists and losing traffic as a result of Facebook's algorithm changes  —  Domain hopping is one way publishers are combatting declining traffic from Facebook while also staying one step ahead of advertising blacklists.
Politico:
Ken Kurson, former editor of NY Observer, says he's working with blogger David Wildstein, who was involved in Bridgegate, to relaunch a news site on NJ politics  —  Ken Kurson, the former editor of Jared Kushner's Observer who helped draft Donald Trump's 2016 AIPAC speech …
 
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The Daily Beast:
Oath cancels online talk show The Morning Breath starring the Oshry sisters, a family of Instagram stars and daughters of Islamophobe Pamela Geller
David Uberti / Splinter:
As a NY police union fights to keep body camera footage secret, a coalition of 13 media outlets joins RCFP in an effort to intervene in the case
Eric Johnson / Recode:
Interview with Katie Couric on her time at Yahoo: though it spent money on big-name reporters, it didn't know how to distribute and scale its quality content
Discussion: Fox News and Beyond Search
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Hasan Minhaj, a Daily Show correspondent, gets his own Netflix talk show, with 32 episodes, becoming the first Indian-American to host a weekly comedy show
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook says it's ending test in six countries that moved Pages' posts from News Feed to secondary Explore Feed, is also ending Explore Feed bookmark globally