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12:20 PM ET, March 2, 2019

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: CNN head Jeff Zucker expected to expand his portfolio to lead AT&T's Turner Sports as part of AT&T's restructuring of WarnerMedia  —  Jeff Zucker, the leader of cable-news outlet CNN, is about to add sports to his portfolio, giving him expanded oversight of more of the most valuable content …
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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
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Dennis Publishing, the UK-based owner of The Week, has acquired 99-year-old Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc.; Kiplinger's COO will become its CEO  —  Dennis Publishing, the U.K.-based owner of The Week, has acquired 99-year-old Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Discussion: Adweek and New York Post
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 …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Hulu's live online TV service has about 2M subscribers while YouTube TV has crossed 1M  —  - Analyst says their services shine versus Sling, DirecTV Now  — Slicker, modern-looking interfaces give upstarts a leg up  —  Hulu and YouTube together have signed about 3 million subscribers …
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
Profile of sports news site Deadspin, which claims 14M monthly visitors on average in 2018, up 18% YoY, as it has evolved into a progressive voice in sports  —  Megan Greenwell, editor in chief of the website Deadspin, stood in front of a giant projection screen one night late last year …
Discussion: @dcwoodruff and @robert_hiltz
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 …
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / Vanity Fair:
Inside Facebook's content policy team, which is made up of several dozen Facebook engineers, lawyers, and PR people who decide what users can post  —  The company blew it on privacy and fake news.  Can it do better against trolls and racists?  An exclusive embed with Facebook's shadow government.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Amazon removes at least three anti-vaccination documentaries from Prime Video hours after Rep. Schiff sent letter to Bezos regarding anti-vaccine misinformation  —  Amazon appears to have removed anti-vaccination documentaries from search results on Amazon Prime Video today …
 
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Report: New York Media, parent of New York Magazine, The Cut, Vulture, and more, has decided against seeking a buyer after reviewing its options
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
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
Discussion: Reuters and Techdirt
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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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Samantha Conti / WWD:
Holly Shackleton has been named editor-in-chief of Vogue International, replacing Justine Bellavita