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1:00 PM ET, February 12, 2020

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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK proposes plans to put media regulator Ofcom in charge of regulating social media, with a focus on removing illegal content and minimizing “harmful” content  —  Ministers unveil plans to block harmful content, while guaranteeing free speech  —  Ofcom will be put in charge …
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Ofcom:
Ofcom appoints senior civil servant Melanie Dawes as chief executive, who will take up her new position in early March  —  The Ofcom Board has today announced the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as Chief Executive.  —  Dame Melanie has been Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2015.
Discussion: @marksweney and @benedictevans
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Profile of Dan Peres, who edited the men's magazine Details for 15 years and whose new memoir gives a first-person account of Condé Nast culture in the aughts  —  The memoirs of Dan Peres and other ex-employees of the magazine company reveal mess behind the gloss of the aughts.
Discussion: @pkafka and @pkafka
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Makan Delrahim, the DOJ antitrust chief and former movie producer who is shaping the content industry's future, critics say guided by politics  —  As Hollywood scales up to battle big tech, Makan Delrahim, the nation's top antitrust regulator (and a former movie producer) …
Keri Blakinger / The Marshall Project:
Faced with questions about the lasting impact of online mugshot galleries, media outlets including the Houston Chronicle are increasingly doing away with them  —  Some are red-eyed from crying, others visibly drunk.  Some sport black eyes or jarring face tattoos.  Occasionally, one offers an addled grin.
Andrew Morse / CNET:
Flipboard launches Flipboard TV, an in-app feature that offers professional short-form video, for $2.99/mo; will be a Galaxy S20 exclusive for first 3 months  —  Flipboard , the popular news aggregator app, is introducing a new subscription video service.  Called Flipboard TV …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News agree to merge under a charitable trust to keep both titles running amid financial challenges  —  The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News have agreed to merge into one news operation in a bid to keep both titles running amid financial challenges.
Elaine Low / Variety:
ABC Signature's SVP Tracy Underwood promoted to the newly created position of executive VP of creative affairs of ABC Studios  —  ABC Signature's senior vice president Tracy Underwood has been upped to the newly created position of executive vice president of creative affairs of ABC Studios …
Discussion: Deadline and Hollywood Reporter
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bonnier, which publishes magazines like Popular Science, is exploring options including sale of the unit that holds most of its magazines  —  Publisher of such magazines as Field & Stream, Saveur and Yachting, has been meeting with bankers to explore its options
 
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Sirius XM invests $75M in SoundCloud in exchange for a minority stake and two seats on the board