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4:25 PM ET, March 2, 2020


 Top News: 
Ben Smith / New York Times:
The success of the NYT may be bad news for journalism, as it crowds out rivals; sources: NYT in talks to acquire Serial Productions, likely for less than $75M  —  In his debut, our new media columnist says The Times has become like Facebook or Google — a digital behemoth crowding out the competition.
New York Times:
NYT reporters and editors including Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker discuss what they do in their personal lives to maintain political impartiality  —  Times reporters and editors take careful measures in their personal lives to remain objective in their work.
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Business Insider:
Sources: Bloomberg News' former editor Al Hunt continued in his position for years despite at least two settlements with women who complained about him  —  - Al Hunt, Bloomberg News' former Washington editor and one of the organization's most visible faces in politics until his 2018 exit …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Sports streaming service DAZN to expand to 200 countries, including the UK, on May 2, with an initial focus on boxing  —  Dazn's initial focus will be on boxing when it expands to 200 countries, including UK, in May  —  A streaming service that is aiming to become a “Netflix of sport” …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
AT&T TV launches across the US after rolling out in over a dozen markets last year, with prices that start at $49.99/month but go up dramatically after a year  —  AT&T's next big TV play has a problem: pricing  —  AT&T TV is launching nationwide today after initially rolling out to over a dozen markets last year.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump is attempting to minimize the dangers of coronavirus for political gain and the media has a responsibility to contextualize his claims, not amplify them  —  Among the many outlandish statements President Trump has made since taking office, one in particular stands out for me.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Axios:
US announces unprecedented restrictions on Chinese journalists operating in the US, affecting stay duration and more, to be put into place in the coming weeks  —  - The Trump administration wants to "inject reciprocity into visa procedures," said one senior administration official.
Tina Dyakon / Poynter:
Poynter Institute and Google News Initiative partner to launch VidSpark, helping three local US newsrooms create shareable videos for younger audiences  —  The Minneapolis Star Tribune, WGBH News in Boston and 10News WTSP in Tampa, Florida, will receive resources and guidance to create video content …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Jonathan Sposato, chairman of GeekWire and tech startup PicMonkey, buys the monthly Seattle magazine from Tiger Oak Media, which filed for bankruptcy in Oct.  —  Seattle tech veteran Jonathan Sposato is acquiring Seattle magazine, announcing plans Monday to reinvigorate the 54-year-old publication …
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Oliver Franklin-Wallis / British GQ:
Inside The Athletic's “The Depth Chart” effort last summer to poach UK's top sports journalists, offering six-figure salaries and five-figure signing bonuses
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Spotify is making a big push for artists and record labels to pay to promote their music in its app, complicating talks over long-term music rights
 Earlier Picks: 
Ted Macdonald / Media Matters for America:
Climate change coverage on broadcast news shows rose 68% from 2018 to 2019 but made up 0.7% of their overall content; much of this increase was driven by CBS
Dan Brooks / New York Times:
Given the length of Quibi's videos, its competitors aren't Netflix or other streamers, but YouTube and Facebook, which we use to occupy idle time
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Publisher cooperation under a single login system for paid news can improve ad targeting, but it should not come at the expense of a country's free public media
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Embattled MSNBC host Chris Matthews was absent from the network's live coverage of South Carolina primary results on Saturday
Bill Siemering / Current:
Fifty years after NPR's founding, 37M people listen weekly to its stations, 99M consume its content on some platform monthly, and its podcasts have 23.7M MAUs
International Journalism Festival:
The 2020 International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19; the next festival is still planned for April 2021