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7:30 PM ET, March 15, 2020

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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Fox Business says Trish Regan Primetime is “on hiatus until further notice” after Regan's on-air dismissal of coronavirus as “another attempt to impeach” Trump  —  The host of “Trish Regan Primetime” told viewers this week that concerns about the coronavirus were “yet another attempt to impeach the president.”
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
Publications dependent on revenue from event ads, like alt-weeklies, are hit hard by coronavirus; Seattle's The Stranger says it's lost ~90% of its income  —  In a memo to staff, The New York Times called the coronavirus “an enormous story, a once-in-a-generation crisis that inevitably touches everyone's lives.”
David Folkenflik / NPR:
How NYT reported on a months-long investigation into lawyers of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims guided by an unreliable source and ultimately exposing little  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  The intriguing tale began in mid-September with an invitation for two New York Times reporters …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Interview with John Paton, chairman of the UK's Independent Digital News and Media, on traffic and revenue growth at digital-only news outlet The Independent  —  Four years ago it seemed the death of The Independent's print edition was the sad end to a brave but ultimately futile journalism story.
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Disney is releasing Frozen 2 on Disney+ three months early starting Mar. 15 in the US, Mar. 17 in four other countries, citing “challenging period” for families  —  The Walt Disney Company is taking the edge off of “social distancing” from the coronavirus this weekend …
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix shuts down physical production, prep of scripted TV and film for two weeks in US and Canada as networks and studios also pause production on many shows  —  ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy,' Apple's ‘The Morning Show’ and CBS' ‘NCIS’ have taken a two-week hiatus; Disney TV Studios shut down 16 pilots …
Wall Street Journal:
Sports broadcasters face diminished ad revenue and questions over rights payments with the suspension of the NBA, NHL, and MLS and cancellation of March Madness
Allyson McCabe / NPR:
As music listening habits move away from radio, “sync placement” on TV ads and shows have become an important way for new artists to have their music heard  —  As listening habits have shifted away from radio, visual media have become more important for discovering new music.
Discussion: @nprmusic
Rachel Piper / Better News:
Q&A with Rachel Piper, digital news director at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on how the paper drove subscriptions by making journalists its brand ambassadors  —  Here's an idea to steal and adapt: Ask the journalists in your newsroom to tell readers about the value of their work …
Adele Peters / Fast Company:
Uncensored Library, a Reporters Without Borders project in Minecraft, lets people anywhere read articles from censored journalists and get info on press freedom  —  In countries where censorship is standard practice—such as China, where articles and social media posts about COVID-19 …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Broadcom sues Netflix for infringement of eight patents dealing with video playback and data transmission, claims cord-cutting reduced demand for Broadcom chips  —  Broadcom, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor chips for cable set-top boxes, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Netflix on Friday.
 
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Janna Brancolini / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Milan, a journalist reflects on how international reporting overuses the word “quarantine” to describe a complicated situation in constant flux
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