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8:15 AM ET, March 23, 2018

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook Head of News Partnerships Campbell Brown says it was “not probably our wisest move” to threaten to sue The Guardian over Cambridge Analytica stories  —  Facebook was blindsided by the user-data scandal that has grabbed the headlines in the past week …
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CNN:
Highlights from CNN's interview of Mark Zuckerberg: “I'm really sorry that this has happened” and that he is “happy to” testify before Congress  —  Mark Zuckerberg is responding to the fallout following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed the personal data of 50 million Facebook users.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
In interview, Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook has made mistakes in building its platform, the fixes will not be easy and will cost “many millions of dollars”
Mark Zuckerberg:
Zuckerberg says Cambridge Analytica breached Facebook's trust, which caused Facebook to break users' trust, and vows to prevent it from happening again
Lara O'Reilly / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google wants publishers that use its ad tech to get users' consent on its behalf to comply with EU's General Data Protection Regulation  —  Tech company also is offering a tool to serve nonpersonalized ads to users who opt out of ad targeting  —  Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL -3.73% Google …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Producer and comedian Byron Allen's entertainment studio to acquire Weather Channel from Comcast, Blackstone, and Bain; source says deal valued around $300M  —  Comedian and producer Byron Allen acquired the Weather Channel TV network as he looks to expand his film and TV production company into a major media business.
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Firat Kozok / Bloomberg:   Turkey passes a law requiring video streaming companies and pay-TV services to apply for a license from radio and TV watchdog RTUK; stance on YouTube unclear
Jane Spencer / The Guardian:
Student journalists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas will guest edit the Guardian US for 48 hours starting today and oversee coverage of March for Our Lives  —  The Guardian has invited student journalists from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot dead to direct our coverage of March for Our Lives …
Discussion: @lenoretaylor
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Discussion: Online NewsHour, Axios, TVNewser and Current
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CNN's Jeff Zucker calls Fox News a “pure propaganda machine” with unquestioning coverage of the Trump administration: “Tass has nothing on them”  —  CNN chief Jeff Zucker didn't mince words Thursday in sizing up the state of Fox News, calling the rival all-news cabler …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ABC News will launch “Start Here”, a daily 20-minute podcast hosted by Brad Mielke on March 28; it will feature 4-6 stories and on-location reporting  —  ABC News is getting in on the parade of traditional media outlets launching daily news podcasts.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
New York Media, publisher of New York magazine, has acquired Splitsider from The Awl Network and will fold it into Vulture to boost Vulture's comedy coverage  —  The comedy site is one of the two remaining properties in the portfolio of The Awl Network  —  New York Media, the publisher …
Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
RIAA report: US retail revenue for music rose 17% in 2017 to $8.7B, with streaming accounting for two thirds of the revenue; paid subscriptions rose 63% to $4B+  —  Domestic retail revenue jumped 17% in 2017 to $8.7 billion, according to an annual report from the Recording Industry Association of America
Discussion: Rolling Stone
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Atlantic launches a family vertical, the first to have a Facebook group and newsletter, with coverage across its site, magazine, podcasts, videos, events  —  The Atlantic has launched a new family section, to which it's taking an expansive, multiplatform approach, reflecting the publisher's focus …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube rolls out a new feature that lets users “go live” directly from the desktop site without encoding software, currently only supported in Chrome
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Eli Sanders / The Stranger:
Facebook's disclosures on Seattle's 2017 municipal elections show how former city attorney candidate used misleading ads to target certain neighborhoods
Bloomberg:
Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected