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2:40 AM ET, February 25, 2020


 Top News: 
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Harvey Weinstein is convicted on two of five charges: criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree; he will be sentenced on March 11  —  The former movie mogul has been convicted in his New York sexual assault trial.  —  A jury of 12 men and women …
Nick Turner / Bloomberg:
Netflix says it will launch top 10 lists to rank the most popular shows and movies, updated daily, after testing the feature in Mexico and the UK  —  - Top 10 lists will be rolled out after tests in U.K. and Mexico  — New feature will appear in the service and be updated daily
Dave Jamieson / HuffPost:
Sources: in a meeting, The Young Turks co-founder Cenk Uygur urged staff not to unionize, arguing a union doesn't belong at a small, struggling news network  —  In a tense meeting with employees, Cenk Uygur argued that a union doesn't belong at a small news network struggling to make profits.
Dino-Ray Ramos / Deadline:
MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologized on air to Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday after backlash for comments he made comparing Sanders' Nevada win to Nazi invasion  —  UPDATED, 4:14 PM: Hardball host Chris Matthews apologized for a remark he made during MSNBC's Nevada caucus coverage Saturday …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Source: MSNBC plans “to seek out more smart, pro-Sanders voices”, shifting coverage amid criticism, as Sen. Bernie Sanders has surged over the last couple weeks  —  With Bernie rally coverage, Bernie-friendly guests, and a mandate to “seek out more smart, pro-Sanders voices,” …
Sources: the US is debating how severely to respond to Beijing expelling three WSJ reporters, weighing whether to oust Chinese journalists and, if so, how many  —  - Options include expelling many of China's reporters in U.S.  —  The U.S. is weighing whether to expel Chinese journalists …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Nickelodeon and Time to launch “Kid of the Year” awards hosted by Trevor Noah, with honorees offered the chance to work as kid reporters for Time For Kids  —  Time Magazine created a franchise out of its annual “Person of the Year” issue.  Now it hopes to do something similar for the younger set.
Discussion: @benioff and Broadcasting & Cable
Kate Linthicum / Los Angeles Times:
How Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is strangling the country's oldest newspaper, La Prensa, using tactics like holding up newsprint and ink supplies  —  The board of directors of Nicaragua's oldest newspaper sat down in January to discuss the future.  It looked bleak.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: Shep Smith has held exploratory talks with CNN, ABC News, and MSNBC about future work; Smith's Fox News non-compete is said to expire in June or July  —  Shepard Smith hasn't greeted TV-news viewers since leaving Fox News Channel in October of last year.
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Margaret Chu, previously the EVP for corporate strategy and development at Horizon Media, will become the new CFO of Vox Media
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Filing: The Sun recorded a loss of £68M for the 12 months ending July 2019, after spending £54M on legal fees and damages related to the phone hacking scandal