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10:20 AM ET, March 13, 2018

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Sources: Facebook is aiming to launch a news section for its Watch platform this summer and is testing different video partnerships with roughly ten publishers  —  Facebook is getting ready to launch a news section for its Watch platform and it's testing different video partnerships with roughly 10 publishers, Axios has learned.
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
After BuzzFeed missed its growth target last year, CEO Jonah Peretti talks about struggles with advertisers, says a partial paywall for the site “is possible”  —  This article is a free preview of the new issue of Digiday magazine, our quarterly print publication that's distributed to Digiday+ members.
Susan Goldberg / National Geographic:
National Geographic asked a historian to audit its archives, admits to “appalling stories” filled with racism in its past, vows to examine and confront racism  —  We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad.  Here's what he found.
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 …
Tom Miles / Reuters:
U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar say that Facebook has played a role in spreading hate speech in the country  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights experts investigating a possible genocide in Myanmar said on Monday that Facebook had played a role in spreading hate speech there.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos and co-founder of SBNation, announces he is launching Civiqs, a public opinion research group  —  Nearly a million respondents are a deep new data source for Democrats.  One early finding: Don't talk about impeachment.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief
Discussion: @markos, @markos and Daily Kos
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.
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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”
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  —  How do we fix life online without limiting free speech?  —  Which Web sites get the most traffic?  According to the ranking service Alexa …
Press Gazette:
Following nerve agent attack on ex-Russian spy in England, UK MPs call for RT's broadcasting license to be reviewed and for the network to be banned  —  Kremlin-funded TV station RT (formerly Russia Today) has hit back at MPs' calls to ban it from broadcasting in the UK after the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Salisbury.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing Facebook Camera AR experiences via tracking markers on posters of two films, will add tracker-based AR capabilities to AR Studio in April  —  Facebook's augmented reality camera is evolving beyond selfie masks and randomly placed 3D objects to using location markers …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
YouTube TV is raising its price to $40/month starting Tuesday, plans to add more channels; current subscribers will keep $35/month pricing  —  YouTube TV has grown quite a bit since its launch in April of last year.  The service now has more than 300,000 users, according to a report, and is available in nearly 100 markets.
 
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Ted Bridis / Associated Press:
Analysis: federal government censored, withheld, or couldn't find records in 78% of requests in the past year; it spent $40.6M defending decisions in FOIA cases
Discussion: RTDNA Recent Articles
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
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Musical.ly blocks some search terms related to self-harm and eating disorders after criticism; tags still appear on users' posts
Discussion: Engadget
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
 Earlier Picks: 
The New York Times Company:
New York Times is launching its first non-fiction narrative podcast, “Caliphate”, with reporter Rukmini Callimachi
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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”
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