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9:35 AM ET, March 15, 2018


 Top News: 
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
BuzzFeed uses Cohen libel suit over Russia dossier to demand Stormy Daniels keep Trump and Cohen records; move may lead to her testimony about Trump despite NDA  —  BuzzFeed may have found a legal opening to allow the porn actress Stormy Daniels to discuss her alleged relationship …
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
NBC News planning online streaming service this year to attract younger viewers; company says it has no plans to bring any of its content back to Facebook  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp's NBC News plans to launch an online streaming service this year as part of its effort …
Denver Business Journal:
Digital First Media's Denver Post plans to cut its newsroom staff of ~90 by ~30%, after cutting 10 positions in December and more earlier  —  The Denver Post is cutting its newsroom staff by approximately 30 percent.  —  Jon Murray, the Denver Post's city hall reporter, tweeted the news …
Wall Street Journal:
iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy after reaching an agreement in principle with investors for restructuring more than $10B of its outstanding debt of over $20B  —  Filing, agreement with investors pave way for radio giant to shed most of the debt taken on in 2008 buyout …
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Wikimedia says it was unaware of YouTube's plans to use Wikipedia content next to conspiracy videos, amid concerns it could increase article vandalism  —  Well, this is awkward  —  At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information …
Sam Jones / The Guardian:
Amnesty International says increased prosecutions under Spanish anti-terror law restrict freedom of expression, cites lyrics, satire, jokes on social media  —  Charity urges repeal of article 578, which they say has restricted freedom of expression … Amnesty International has warned that an …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Twitter is working on a camera-first feature to rival Snap that combines location-based photos and videos with Twitter Moments around notable events  —  - Twitter is working on a camera-first feature to rival a Snap service that has been popular with advertisers.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter tests algorithmically curated timelines for big news events, promoting them at the top of users' timelines, similar to its News tab tested in 2015
Jeffrey Dastin / Reuters:
Leaked docs: by early 2017, Amazon's US audience for all Prime Video programming was ~26M, its top TV shows drew 5M+ people worldwide to Prime membership  —  (Reuters) - Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017 …
Siddhartha Deb / Columbia Journalism Review:
Police in India charge 37-year-old man for involvement in last year's fatal shooting of Gauri Lankesh, the editor and publisher of a Bangalore-based weekly  —  Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times via Getty Images  —  On March 3, almost six months after Gauri Lankesh, the editor and publisher …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times ends MyAlerts, email alerts that users could customize via keywords, after it found less than half a percent of readers used the service  —  The New York Times has sunset those custom email alerts to Times stories, that users could tailor based on keywords of their interests.
Radoslav Tomek / Bloomberg:
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico offers to resign after the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak sparked the biggest protests since the fall of communism  —  Fico conditions his departure on Smer choosing his successor  —  Decision goes to president, who has right to name premiers
Discussion: DW.COM, Bloomberg, BBC, DW.COM, NPR and The Guardian
Laura Snapes / The Guardian:
British music magazine NME printed its last edition 3/9 after 66 years due to increasing production costs, a tough print ad market, and declining circulation  —  Ex-staffers, publishers and musicians tell the inside story of how a once-mighty media brand lost its cool
Discussion: @laurasnapes and Boing Boing
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Sources: Chinese app Qu Toutiao, which aggregates news and video and is a rival of ByteDance's Jinri Toutiao, weighs US IPO, seeking as much as $3B valuation
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
CNN moves Chris Cuomo, a co-host of morning show New Day, to its 9pm news slot, competing with Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Sean Hannity of Fox News
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PR Newswire:
South China Morning Post launches Abacus, an English-language news brand covering China's tech industry, led by Ravi Hiranand, formerly of CNN
Stuart Winchester / Viacom:
All Viacom networks and platforms suspended scheduled programming for 17 minutes early Wednesday to coincide with the National School Walkout