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1:47 PM ET, March 13, 2018


 Top News: 
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
A&E Networks Chief Executive Nancy Dubuc becomes CEO of VICE, while co-founder Shane Smith moves to executive chairman role  —  News comes a day after Dubuc made official her plans to leave a longtime role at A+E Networks.  —  Nancy Dubuc is officially taking the reins at Vice.
Russia's Foreign Ministry says it will expel British media from Russia if the UK revokes RT's broadcasting license  —  Not a single British media outlet will be working in Russia if London decides to shut down RT broadcasting in the UK, Maria Zakharova, Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said.
Catherine Neilan / City A.M.:
UK broadcast regulator Ofcom says RT's broadcasting license may be revoked if UK finds Russia was behind attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal  —  Ofcom has told Russia Today that if the UK government confirms Moscow was behind the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia it may prompt the watchdog to consider its licence.
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.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti discusses the company's missed 2017 targets, struggles with advertisers, and potential for a partial paywall on the site  —  This article is a free preview of the new issue of Digiday magazine, our quarterly print publication that's distributed to Digiday+ members.
Debra Kamin / Variety:
CBS News President David Rhodes says Stormy Daniels interview has not been delayed because of legal action from Trump and dismissed talk of an injunction  —  JERUSALEM — CBS News boss David Rhodes hasn't seen Stormy Daniels' “60 Minutes” interview with Anderson Cooper, but he promises that it's coming soon.
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
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.
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
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Brennan Gilmore, who filmed terror incident at Charlottesville, has sued Infowars, Alex Jones, Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, and others for defamation  —  Brennan Gilmore alleges Alex Jones' broadcasts and others led to him receiving real world death threats.  —  A man who filmed the violence sparked …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Hill
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.
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”
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Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
In China, new proposals could see current regulatory body overseeing media abolished and replaced by a new organization under closer control of ruling party
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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
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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
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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
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”