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11:45 AM ET, March 12, 2018


 Top News: 
New York Times:
60 Minutes moves forward in preparing segment with Stephanie Clifford, who says she had affair with Trump; source: show has not received notice of legal action  —  The CBS News program “60 Minutes” was moving forward with plans to show an interview it conducted last week with the pornographic film actress …
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
Discussion: The Rural Blog and @jayrosen_nyu
The New York Times Company:
New York Times is launching its first non-fiction narrative podcast, “Caliphate”, with reporter Rukmini Callimachi  —  “Caliphate,” A Documentary Mini-Series Debuting This Spring, Is The Times's Most Ambitious Form of Audio Storytelling To Date  —  The New York Times today announced …
Discussion: New York Times
Julia Manchester / The Hill:
Ex-GOP lawmaker Joe Walsh criticizes Trump over his attack on “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd after the President called the reporter a “son of a bitch”  —  Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) defended “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Sunday after President Trump
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires digital newsstand Texture, which gives its readers access to ~200 magazines for $10/month, as it doubles down on content “from trusted sources”  —  As the debate continues over fake news and the role that aggregators like Facebook have played in spreading it …
Discussion: Recode
Kathleen Chaykowski / Forbes:
A deep dive into Facebook's big bet on expertise in AR; CTO Mike Schroepfer says the company needs it to remain relevant in 10 or 20 years  —  Mark Zuckerberg got his first taste of the Oculus Rift, the pioneering virtual reality headset, in January 2014.  Standing in one of the few Facebook …
New York Daily News:
Business Insider video journalist Trevor Cadigan was one of those killed in the East River helicopter crash in New York on Sunday evening  —  Two tourists, a journalist and two helicopter employees died aboard a sightseeing chopper that crashed into the East River, police sources said Sunday.
John Ziegler / Mediaite:
Fox broadcast a 2006 interview with O.J Simpson, by book publisher Judith Regan, on Sunday night but omitted the fact that Regan worked on a book with Simpson  —  Last night, Fox aired a two-hour special called O.J. Simpson: The Lost Confession?  The “television event” …
Discussion: Law & Crime
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat to launch a new true crime series from Condé Nast Entertainment, “True Crime/Uncovered,” with six five-minute episodes  —  Snapchat is putting a millennial spin on true crime — its first stab at the genre — in an original nonfiction series from Condé Nast Entertainment.
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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Matthew Keys, the ex-Reuters social media editor who was jailed for two years after being convicted of hacking, hopes to return to journalism
Arun Kakar / Press Gazette:
London's The Times had to correct a front-page headline which incorrectly stated Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal had died, before paper hit newsstands
Discussion: RT
Zach Schonfeld / Newsweek:
Interview with Bob Woodward on teaching investigative journalism, Janet Cooke, Nixon, Harvey Weinstein, and Trump
Robert Booth / The Guardian:
BBC again urges UN to help protect journalists and their families from harassment by Iranian authorities, following an urgent appeal to UN rapporteurs last Oct
Discussion: Middle East Eye
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Behind Forbidden Facts, a website that is trying to educate people about fake news by publishing false news stories on Facebook with clickbait headlines
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April Glaser / Slate:
Investigations reveal discussion groups, online communities, and user-made games on Steam that glorify school shooters and mass shootings
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Inside The Globe and Mail's Lab 351, an in-house incubator that allows employees to pitch and build out new ideas for solving the organization's problems
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with YouTube's chief business officer, Robert Kyncl, on managing the Logan Paul controversy, accusations that YouTube is politically biased, and more
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed:
Twitter has suspended several accounts, some with millions of followers, that allegedly engaged in tweet stealing and “tweetdecking”, mass-retweeting each other