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9:15 AM ET, March 10, 2020


 Top News: 
Hollywood Reporter:
Filing: Quibi asks CA court to end harassment from interactive media company Eko, which claims IP theft and says Quibi's “Turnstyle” feature infringes on its IP  —  Quibi says an interactive video sales company called Eko has “embarked on a campaign of threats and harassment.”
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney+ executives are still struggling to define its brand identity, as several original series in development have been dropped in the past year  —  In his new role “getting everything right creatively,” the former CEO is likely to tackle the streaming service, which …
Discussion: @aaroncouch, Bleeding Cool and /Film
Ampere: ~55% of programming on Disney+ is 10+ years old, compared to 48% on Prime Video and 19% on Netflix; Disney has 54 series in production vs. Netflix's 287  —  - Getting the programming right has led to false starts  — Some shows prove more suited to Hulu's grownup audience
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Source: Trump told aides he's afraid journalists will try to purposefully contract coronavirus to give it to him on Air Force One  —  Publicly, he sees it as yet another ("Fake News") media war; privately, he worries about virus-carrying journalists on Air Force One.  But cancel his rallies?
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
As coronavirus affects how media tells and disseminates stories, its coverage decisions must avoid both scaremongering and complacency  —  On Friday, amid ever-rising fears about the spread of the coronavirus, President Trump traveled to Atlanta to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Discussion: @cjr
Tim Warsinskey / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland's The Plain Dealer says it is laying off another 22 newsroom employees, of which 18 are unionized, leaving 77 journalists covering Northeast Ohio  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — For more than a decade, the newspaper industry has faced a grueling uphill climb to remain financially viable in a digital age.
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Politico, WaPo, Daily Beast, and Mother Jones ask staff who covered CPAC to self-quarantine and work remotely, after an attendee tested positive for COVID-19  —  The measures are being taken out of an abundance of caution.  —  Politico, the Washington Post, the Daily Beast …
David Smith / The Guardian:
Interview with Chris Wallace on cable news' contribution to a divided US, why he was horrified by Acosta's retort to Trump, lessons for 2020 election, more  —  The anchor doesn't want to talk about Ingraham, Hannity and Carlson - but he does think Jim Acosta of CNN should not be lecturing the president
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
National Magazine Awards, which were scheduled for March 12, have been postponed due to coronavirus; a new date has yet to be decided  —  The National Magazine Awards scheduled for March 12 are being postponed due to the coronavirus.  —  For the first time in the 55-year history …
Discussion: WWD
Scott Nover / Adweek:
Reddit launches Trending Takeovers, a new ad product that lets brands buy 24 hours of placement on the site's Popular feed and within its search tab  —  Advertisers can get prime placement on the Popular feed and search tab  —  Key Insights:  —  The “front page of the internet” is about to get a little more corporate.
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
Twitter applied its “manipulated media” label for the first time, after a clipped video of Joe Biden was tweeted by a White House official, retweeted by Trump  —  It's the first time the social network has enforced a new policy to fight doctored videos and photos
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Dan Gillmor:
In a time of dwindling resources for journalism, the need for a major journalistic collaboration on issues like COVID-19 has never been more obvious
Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
Tom Brady launches 199 Productions, a multi-platform content company to develop original premium content including documentaries, feature films, and TV shows
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
A+E and AMC cancel live presentations scheduled for March as part of “upfront” ad-sales, following Fox News and Comcast's FreeWheel, due to COVID-19 concerns
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All 4:
Dorothy Byrne to step down as Channel 4's Head of News & Current Affairs and take on the specially created role of Editor at Large for a year beginning May 1
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
PGA Tour, which organizes the main men's golf tours in the US, signs a nine year deal with CBS, NBC, and ESPN; sources say the deal is worth $680M+, up 70%
Patricia Nilsson / Financial Times:
Study: only 38 among 162 large media outlets across 10 countries including UK, US, and Japan have a female EIC; in S. Africa, 47% of the top editors are women