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9:40 AM ET, March 18, 2019


 Top News: 
Thom Geier / The Wrap:
Fox News did not air Jeanine Pirro's show on Saturday, a week after her remarks that Rep. Ilhan Omar may not support the US Constitution because she's a Muslim  —  Jeanine Pirro's weekly show on Fox News did not air on Saturday evening one week after the former federal judge suggested on air …
Facebook Journalism Project:
Facebook announces the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network to support projects aimed at building community through local news  —  Product Marketing Manager, Today In Local News Partnerships Lead  —  Over the last twenty-five years, news deserts - communities with little or no local reporting …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Associated Press:
Facebook is struggling with Today In, its feature curating local news, because 40% of Americans live in places that do not have enough local news coverage  —  About 1,800 newspapers have closed in the US in the last 15 years, partly as a result of internet-based companies like Facebook
Discussion: Poynter and The Guardian
Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it has removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.
New York Times:
American officials citing intel reports say Jamal Khashoggi's killing was part of a broad campaign to silence dissenters, authorized by MbS over a year before  —  WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence dissenters …
Kayleigh Barber / Folio:
Interview with Wired's EIC Nicholas Thompson and audience development director Indu Chandrasekhar on subscriptions, newsletters, Apple News, and more  —  A year after launching its paywall, Wired isn't done testing out new ways to capitalize on this and other consumer-based revenue models.
Sam Nussey / Reuters:
In Japan, three-year-old online streamer AbemaTV has ~25 ad-supported channels and ~8M viewers per week with a focus on low-budget reality-based programming  —  TOKYO (Reuters) - On a Friday night at a downtown Tokyo television studio, 12 teen models with cutesy nicknames like Ayamin and Kyokyo …
Discussion: @reuters
John Koblin / New York Times:
An overview of Apple's big spending plan to challenge streaming incumbents like Netflix, ahead of its March 25 “It's show time” event  —  Apple is coming to Hollywood.  —  Delete that.  —  Hollywood is going to Apple.  —  On March 25, a delegation of producers …
Yunghi Kim:
Ignoring past women photographers, Nat Geo's article on Women's Day creates a false narrative that the glass ceiling in photojournalism was only breached now  —  Revisionist history threatens to whitewash The Silent Generation—women who paved The Way.  —  “For a very long time …
A look at the National Enquirer's hedge fund owner, Chatham Asset Management, which sources say is being probed by the SEC's inspections division  —  - SEC has stepped up examinations of funds in opaque markets  — Firm has also been ensnared in uproar over National Enquirer
Discussion: @business
Dan Kane / Poynter:
How Sunshine Week, an annual emphasis on open public records, helped amplify reporting on a flawed NC law that hid government harm and waste, leading to reform  —  I suspect in a lot of newsrooms there's a good bit of groaning as Sunshine Week nears.  We know the message is important …
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