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9:20 AM ET, February 25, 2020

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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
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,” …
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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 …
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.
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Bloomberg:
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 …
Dawn Chmielewski / Forbes:
Profile of Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins, who is trying to revitalize the channel by bringing in YouTubers like Annie LeBlanc and the 8 year-old Ryan Kaji  —  As the opening strains of the Ryan's Mystery Playdate theme song begin to play in this San Fernando Valley soundstage …
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.
Elidor Mehilli / The Conversation:
Albania passes new “anti-defamation package” laws against disinformation, targeting the websites of online media outlets but not social media platforms  —  A new set of laws in Albania empowers a government agency to review citizen complaints about online news websites.
 
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Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Report for America, which currently supports ten journalists covering Native American communities, says it plans to help fund nine more journalists this year
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
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Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Margaret Chu, previously the EVP for corporate strategy and development at Horizon Media, will become the new CFO of Vox Media