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5:35 PM ET, March 1, 2019

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Turner Broadcasting President David Levy confirms he is leaving WarnerMedia in about two months  —  David Levy is getting ready for what is likely to be his last insider's view of the NCAA Final Four.  —  In 2010, Levy was one of the principals in a surprising sports deal that brought …
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Memo: HBO CEO and Chairman Richard Plepler tells staff he is leaving the company, nine months after AT&T's acquisition of HBO parent Time Warner  —  It's the end of an era.  —  One of the most storied runs in TV is coming to an end.  Richard Plepler is leaving HBO after 27 years with the cable giant …
Tom Jones / Poynter:
A look back at The Rocky Mountain News, the Pulitzer-winning paper that closed 10 years ago, and how Denver fell from having 500+ journalists to fewer than 80  —  Early in 2008, John Temple was excited about the 150th anniversary of his newspaper.  The publisher, president and editor …
James Walker / Press Gazette:
EU commissioners say Facebook's, Google's, and Twitter's reports on their fight against disinformation don't give enough information on their results  —  European Union commissioners have accused three tech giants of providing “too little information” in reports on their efforts …
Discussion: Reuters, Techdirt and 9to5Mac
Jeffrey Schweers / Tallahassee Democrat:
Judge throws out defamation suit against NYT by a professor known for defending genetically modified food, citing “fair report” privilege and public records law  —  A University of Florida horticulture professor known for his scientific defense of genetically modified foods lost …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources say Instagram is paying some IGTV creators, but some big influencers stay away due to obstacles like discoverability, monetization, and vertical format  —  Unlike the wildly popular Insta Stories, the social media juggernaut's new extended video service has struggled to capture the zeitgeist …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
LinkedIn will launch a weekly podcast, Hello Monday, on March 4, hosted by Jessi Hempel, formerly a senior writer at Wired  —  The show will be hosted by LinkedIn senior editor-at-large Jessi Hempel, and each episode will feature an interview with someone who has found success in their field.
Discussion: @jessiwrites and Talking Biz News, Thanks:@steverubel
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says in the coming months it will test a Hide Tweet feature that allows users to hide replies to their tweets that others can view through a menu option  —  Twitter today confirmed it's developing a new “Hide Tweet” feature, which it says will give users another option to protect their conversations.
Times Higher Education:
Times Higher Education has been sold to private equity firm Inflexion; partner publication Tes has been sold to private equity firm Providence Equity Partners  —  Inflexion acquires company from TPG Capital  —  Times Higher Education has been sold to private equity firm Inflexion, becoming a stand-alone business for the first time.
Discussion: @lizmorrish
Samantha Conti / WWD:
Holly Shackleton has been named editor-in-chief of Vogue International, replacing Justine Bellavita  —  Shackleton will join Vogue International in April from i-D magazine, where she is currently global editor in chief.
 
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Calum Muirhead / Proactiveinvestors United …:
Media group Future, owner of Tom's Hardware, Techradar, and others, acquires Mobile Nations, which owns Android Central, Windows Central, and others, for $120M
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK charities declare the Momo challenge a hoax after the media publishes hundreds of articles on it, causing a moral panic despite absence of evidence
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
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