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2:55 AM ET, March 12, 2020


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rupert Murdoch, who at 89 still exerts influence at Fox News, could save lives and viewers by ordering the network to emphasize the seriousness of COVID-19  —  The insidious feedback loop between President Trump and Fox News is no secret.  —  When Trump says “jump,” the network leaps into action.
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Never has conservative media's contempt for facts and science been more dangerous, as Fox News puts lives at risk by minimizing the danger from coronavirus
Source: Brian Lesser has resigned as chief executive of AT&T's advertising unit Xandr, which launched a TV ad-buying tool earlier Wednesday  —  (Reuters) - Brian Lesser, chief executive of AT&T Inc advertising unit Xandr, has resigned, according to a source familiar with the matter …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
AT&T's Xandr says AMC Networks, WarnerMedia, and Disney joined Xandr Invest, its self-serve ad-buying platform, which will be available for 2020 “upfronts”  —  Battle lines are being drawn in the ongoing quest to lure advertisers to new kinds of TV commercials.
A look at the unprecedented crisis that media conglomerates like Disney face because of COVID-19, as streaming companies face obstacles to producing content  —  The cancellation of SXSW on March 6 due to the coronavirus epidemic sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry.
Ben Collins / NBC News:
Investigation finds that books dominating Amazon's search results on COVID-19 are often plagiarized from news outlets, with authors lacking verifiable IDs  —  The listings highlight the challenge that Amazon has faced as consumers have turned to the company for a variety of goods and information.
Reporters Without Borders:
On the one-year anniversary of the last official, televised White House press briefing, RSF calls on the Trump administration to re-establish daily briefings  —  One year since the last official White House press briefing, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published on March 11 an analysis …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it will enable ads on a limited number of videos about coronavirus, including from some news partners and creators who accurately self-certify  —  Weeks after YouTube declared automatic demonetization  —  YouTube is reassessing its policies in an effort to let some creators monetize videos …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
How Google used anti-fragmentation agreements to prevent TV manufacturers from using Amazon's Fire TV OS in smart TVs  —  The search giant has pressured TV manufacturers not to use Amazon's Fire TV system.  —  Amazon has sold millions of Fire TV streaming devices in recent years …
Shayna Jacobs / Washington Post:
Harvey Weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women  —  NEW YORK — The once-powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting two women.  —  In its landmark verdict on Feb. 24 …
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Christopher Vourlias / Variety:
Purely Capital, which wants to automate, streamline, and standardize the process of financing film and TV production, launches with $150M in funding
UK says it will abolish its 20% tax on online newspapers, magazines, and journals along with e-books on December 1
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Doug Haddix / IRE:
An attendee of IRE's NICAR conference in New Orleans has tested presumptively positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms, and is self-quarantining for 14 days
Zach Montellaro / Politico:
Due to COVID-19, Sunday's debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders will be held without an in-person audience, and CNN won't host a press center or spin room