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8:45 AM ET, March 19, 2018

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New York Times:
Sources and documents reveal how Cambridge Analytica used harvested personal information from 50M Facebook profiles to build psychological profiles of US voters  —  LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.
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Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
Profile of Christopher Wylie, the former Cambridge Analytica employee who is now blowing the whistle on his ex-employer's data harvesting practices  —  Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in order to target the US electorate
Washington Post:
Two former FTC officials say Facebook may have violated 2011 privacy consent decree as US and UK politicians demand more information from Zuckerberg personally  —  Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company …
Paul Grewal / Facebook:
Facebook suspends Trump- and Brexit-affiliated data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica after reports it and affiliated psychologist lied about data retention  —  We are suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), including their political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, from Facebook.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
How Facebook's old terms of service allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data on 50M people from just 270K users of an app that used Facebook Login  —  Facebook says it isn't at fault.  —  Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected president …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Meredith to lay off 200-300 staffers as soon as this week, primarily affecting Time Inc.'s New York employees, to reduce duplicative corporate staffing  —  Layoffs at Meredith expected to mostly affect Time Inc. corporate employees  —  Meredith Corp. MDP -0.46% …
Discussion: The Hill and Forbes
David Roberts / Vox:
New York Times editorials are meant to challenge liberal views with conservative writers but don't reflect the conservative politics that elected Trump  —  It wants to challenge its readers, but not with the ugly truth.  —  The New York Times editorial page has come in for a great deal …
Discussion: SPLICETODAY.com and bookforum.com
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Avi Asher-Schapiro / Committee to Protect Journalists:
As demand for coverage of white supremacists rises, young journalists and freelancers are particularly unprepared for threats, some turn to self-censorship  —  Michael Edison Hayden was one of the first foreign journalists on the ground after the Nepalese earthquake in 2015— the “ground was still shaking” when he arrived, he said.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Study: VR news stories prompt higher empathetic response than photo or text stories and increases the likelihood of political or social action after viewing  —  Sure, virtual reality can help news organizations tell stories that their audiences wouldn't be able to imagine or relate to in other ways.
 
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The Wire:
Editor-in-chief of Indian newspaper The Tribune resigns just weeks after publishing government exposé; sources say paper's trustees are under govt. pressure
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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land:
Reddit to launch native promoted posts on iOS on March 19, on Android in coming weeks, and says mobile apps account for 41% of time spent across platforms
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Boris Kachka / Vulture:
Inside the Paris Review's search for an editor after sexual harassment allegations led to Lorin Stein's ousting; at least seven of eight candidates are women