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12:00 PM ET, March 15, 2019

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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
As social media platforms struggle to remove the NZ shooter's video, the Sun and Daily Mirror ran edited footage and Mail Online published the manifesto as well  —  Other British news outlets, The Sun and The Mirror, featured the attacker's first-person video, including in GIF form on the homepages of their websites.
Apple:
Apple responds to Spotify's complaint, says Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store “without making any contributions to that marketplace”  —  We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we infuse it with human creativity and ingenuity.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Reuters, FT, and others form One Free Press Coalition to spotlight journalists under attack and will publish ten most urgent cases on the first of each month  —  Eleven international news organisations have joined a coalition to use their collective reach of 1bn people to “stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth”.
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
The Today Show's investment in its online store led to an 80% rise in traffic in 2018; sources: Steals & Deals segment generated $60M in revenue in 2018  —  NBC's Today Show has long been a juggernaut in terms of influence and advertising, but even the most beloved television shows need to diversity their revenue stream.
Discussion: @jillmartin
Mahita Gajanan / TIME:
CPJ launches The Last Column, a project that attempts to immortalize the work of reporters around the world who are killed in the line of duty  —  The names of the dead trickle out slowly at first — Marie Colvin, Samir Kassir, James Foley — before more than 1,300 others pour together to form a thick black outline of a box.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube star Lilly Singh takes over Carson Daly's NBC's 1:30am timeslot, making her the only woman to host a late-night talk show on a broadcast network  —  The broadcast network announced in February that ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ would end after 17 years.  —  NBC has found its next late-night host.
Discussion: CNET and @billkuchman
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
The New Yorker wins four Ellies and New York magazine EIC Adam Moss is inducted into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame at the National Magazine Awards  —  It was a battle of the titans at the National Magazine Awards Thursday night, pitting Adam Moss, in his final contest at the helm of New York magazine …
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Axios and NBC confirm they have hired an editor to suggest changes to their Wikipedia entries; the editor has also worked for a Facebook PR firm and Nextdoor  —  Executives at the news company Axios were outwardly unperturbed when Jonathan Swan, one of the Politico-for-kids site's star reporters …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Digital entertainment company Cinedigm acquires Future Today, an ad-supported streaming service with more than 700 OTT channels and 5.2M MAUs, for $60M  —  - Facebook Apologizes for Outages, Says It Has Resolved ‘Server Configuration’ Error That Led to Access Problems
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
A look at Media Matters, which monitors conservative media, and its researcher Madeline Peltz, who dug up Tucker Carlson's chats on Bubba the Love Sponge's show  —  Madeline Peltz works the night shift at the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Luke DeCock / Raleigh News & Observer:
Charlotte's Raycom Sports is ending its 37-year run as ACC basketball broadcaster, to be replaced by ESPN as it launches its ACC Network in August  —  The pilot still sails, quietly, behind the scenes.  —  Before the first game of the ACC tournament in Charlotte, the Raycom television crew will listen …
 
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Lynn Elber / Associated Press:
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The public will suffer and dodgy politicians will thrive as the number of reporters from regional outlets covering Congress and federal issues dwindles in DC
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Orla McCaffrey / Ad Age:
Report: US esports ad revenue to reach $178M in 2019, up 25%, and $213M in 2020; 30.3M people in US will watch esports at least once a month in 2019, up 18% YoY