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10:10 AM ET, February 27, 2021

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CNBC:
Newly released CIA-led intelligence report concludes Mohammed bin Salman approved the 2018 slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi  —  - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to capture or kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, a U.S. intelligence report says.
BuzzFeed News:
NYT columnist David Brooks wrote a 900-word ode to Facebook Groups on Facebook's corporate website and appeared in a company video; NYT says it was not aware  —  On Tuesday, New York Times columnist David Brooks published a 900-word ode to Facebook Groups and how they foster online communities around the world.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Twitter's Super Follows could lead to chaos in newsrooms around the world as they change the economics of journalism, already brittle due to Substack, for good  —  Will Super Follows shake up the media industry?  —  16 hr ago  —  Today let's talk about Twitter's move into subscriptions …
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Twitter announces Super Follow feature to let users charge for tweets, and a Communities feature to let users create and join groups based on specific interests  —  It's also planning a groups feature  —  Twitter announced a pair of big upcoming features today: the ability for users to charge …
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix shares USC report on its onscreen and offscreen representation and commits to spending $100M over five years on underrepresented groups in film and TV  —  Netflix received broadly high marks for diversity and inclusion in its movies and TV shows when it came to gender and people of color …
John Ourand / Sports Business Journal:
Sources: Disney and the NFL reach a broad media rights agreement, with ESPN renewing Monday Night Football; the NFL already reached deals with CBS, Fox, and NBC  —  Disney and the NFL have reached a broad agreement on a new media rights deal that will see ESPN renew “MNF” …
Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast:
Shockingly real deepfakes of Tom Cruise are going viral on TikTok, with the account @deeptomcruise amassing 200K+ followers in a few days  —  FOR THE LOVE OF XENU  —  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  —  Three days ago, a TikTok account going by @deeptomcruise began posting video clips …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Sources: the White House Correspondents' Association has objected to a proposal to charge $170 per coronavirus test for journalists entering WH grounds  —  Reporters who cover the White House may soon be paying what amounts to an admission fee to do their jobs.
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard:
How platforms like Spotify and tools like Community, Audigent, and Unitea help artists find their superfans and target them for monetization opportunities  —  New tech that allows artists to interact with superfans — and turn their data into dollars — promises to open long-term revenue streams
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Seth Meyers renews his deal with NBC and will host Late Night with Seth Meyers through 2025  —  Seth Meyers has renewed his deal with NBC and will host “Late Night with Seth Meyers” through (at least) 2025.  —  Additionally, Meyers' and Mike Shoemaker's Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
As Fox News is immune to ad boycotts due to cable carriage fees, mandating a la carte cable where people only pay for channels they want may be more effective  —  Two Democratic members of Congress are asking giant cable providers like Verizon and Comcast some uncomfortable questions …
 
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