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9:30 PM ET, March 7, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Sources: local TV anchors at Sinclair stations are concerned about mandatory corporate promotion language that claims national media outlets publish fake news  —  “This is so manipulative.”  —  That's an anchor at a local TV station owned by Sinclair, describing the company's latest mandate …
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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
NYT journalist Farhad Manjoo spent nearly two months relying solely on print for his news and concluded that digital has broken how we process information  —  I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch.  Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In an interview, Peter Thiel says he is pursuing Gawker through the courts because Terry Bollea is owed money and does not plan to destroy site's archives  —  Peter Thiel is Silicon Valley's homegrown Cassandra.  He warned for years that the big tech companies were arrogant and clueless and less good for mankind than they believed.
Wall Street Journal:
Newsweek Media Group says it fired two engineers connected with code that inflated ad metrics, says it removed code; some ad tech firms cut ties with company  —  Newsweek's international sites ran code that allegedly generated invalid traffic; Newsweek Media Group says it has removed the code, fired two employees linked to issues
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Craig Silverman / @craigsilverman:   Staff at Newsweek-owned International Business Times UK have been informed of layoffs; source says most employees are being let go
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
NYT editor using “Millennials to Snake People” Chrome extension swapped “Great Recession” for “Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks” in post, had to write correction  —  Text-altering browser extensions are all fun and games until you forget to turn them off in the most awkward situations possible.
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap plans layoffs to its engineering department, the largest layoffs to date; source says about 100 people, less than 10% of the unit, are affected  —  Snap Inc. is preparing its largest round of layoffs to date, Cheddar has learned.  —  The Snapchat-maker plans to announce …
Dan Seiffert / Boston Business Journal:
The Boston Globe is increasing the price of its print subscription by up to 80%, meaning daily delivery will cost some customers $1,347 a year  —  The priciest regional daily newspaper in the U.S. is about to get pricier, with as much as an 80 percent increase possible for some home delivery subscribers.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Weekly music mag NME, the UK's equivalent of Rolling Stone, is ending its print edition but will continue to operate digitally  —  Publisher of music magazine consulting about redundancies, while title will continue online … The NME is to cease publication in print after 66 years …
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS COO says its CBS All Access streaming service will air six to seven original series within the next year, to drive subscriptions and compete with Netflix  —  At an investors conference, Joseph Ianniello also talked ‘The Twilight Zone’ reboot, Showtime and international expansion.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube is rolling out YouTube Studio for all creators, adding a dashboard and new metrics, including impressions when a viewer sees a video thumbnail
Alexander Osipovich / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify has chosen Citadel Securities to handle its direct listing on NYSE and be its market maker
Marc Bennetts / The Guardian:
BBC journalist Farida Rustamova has accused senior Russian politician Leonid Slutsky of sexually harassing her during an interview in his parliamentary office
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Netflix's Chief Product Officer Greg Peters says the platform's 117M members streamed to 450M devices in February
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Examining “community information districts”, in which residents would agree to fees to support local journalism, similar to service districts for fire safety
Shonda Novak / Austin American-Statesman:
The Austin American-Statesman is being sold to GateHouse Media for $47.5M, ending 41+ years of ownership by Cox Enterprises; deal expected to close April 2