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4:05 PM 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 …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Eddy Cue Q&A on the line between free speech and open platforms, plans to integrate Texture content into Apple News, why Apple likely won't buy Disney, Netflix  —  We're on the ground at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas where Apple's Eddy Cue is about to take the stage to discuss media curation with CNN's Dylan Byers.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Sources: A&E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over as CEO at Vice Media from co-founder Shane Smith; Abbe Raven to serve as interim CEO  —  UPDATED: In a surprise move, A+E Networks CEO Nancy Dubuc is in advanced talks to take over the chief executive role at Vice Media …
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.
Washington Post:
The helicopter that crashed into the East River had been commissioned for a photoshoot; Trevor Cadigan's family are unsure if his trip was related to his work
Discussion: CBS News, CNN and The Daily Caller
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
YouTube could be one of the most powerful radicalizing tools of this century, given its billion users and algorithms that recommend ever more extreme videos  —  At one point during the 2016 presidential election campaign, I watched a bunch of videos of Donald Trump rallies on YouTube.
Ryan J. Foley / Associated Press:
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: Nieman Lab
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed: blocks some search terms related to self-harm and eating disorders after criticism; tags still appear on users' posts  —  The homepage on the app  —  —, the lip-synching app that is wildly popular with younger users, is struggling to catch …
Discussion: Engadget
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
To broadcast stories that would likely be censored in countries like China, Reporters Without Borders Germany uploaded them as songs to streaming services  —  Reporters Without Borders Germany teamed up with creative agency DDB Berlin to help journalists get their stories heard in countries with strict press controls.
Bertrand Pecquerie / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with president of Mediapart, a 10-year-old French media organization primarily funded by subscriptions; the site had $17M in revenue in 2017 and ~140K subs  —  An interview with Mediapart's president and co-founder Edwy Plenel, while the publisher will soon be a decade-old.
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.
Discussion: The A.V. Club
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Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
Inside Reddit as it rolled out the October 2017 policy update that resulted in the ban of numerous subreddits, including ones for Nazis and bestiality
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
Discussion: Law & Crime
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
Discussion: BuzzFeed
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
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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
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
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