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9:30 AM ET, March 1, 2021

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Marc Tracy / New York Times:
How Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos remade The Washington Post from a paper “for Washingtonians” into a global publication with almost 3M digital subscribers  —  The celebrated editor is ending his tenure at the helm of a very different newspaper than the one he originally signed on to run.
Brian Welk / The Wrap:
At the Golden Globes, celebs including host Tina Fey point out that none of the ~90 journalists comprising the Hollywood Foreign Press Association are Black  —  It's not uncommon for awards winners to get political in their speeches, but this year a lot of presenters and winners took swipes …
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.
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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.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Profile of Discovery+, which has hit 12M paid subscriptions globally and offers a reality TV-focused catalog with 55K episodes, rivaling Netflix in sheer volume  —  Discovery's new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.
Anne Kadet / Wall Street Journal:
Looking to break through in podcasting, people are hiring podcasting consulting services, booking sessions at podcast studios, and hiring freelance editors  —  The pandemic has been a boon for services aimed at fledgling shows  —  Annette Perel knows that anyone with a laptop and a microphone can produce their own podcast at home.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Reach reports a 14.6% fall in revenue in 2020 to £600.2M with an operating profit of £133.8M, down 12.8% YoY, and says digital revenue grew 20.4% in Q4  —  Reach has grown its digital revenue by 20.4% so far in 2021 following a record year-on-year increase of 26% in the last quarter of 2020 …
Liat Kaplan / New York Times:
The person behind “Your Fave Is Problematic” Tumblr blog, which listed regrettable actions by celebrities, says she looks back on her blog with shame and regret  —  What was I trying to accomplish with my anonymous Tumblr?  —  If you were on Tumblr in the early 2010s …
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” …
Janko Roettgers / Protocol:
How PBS is adapting to streaming, including one-click donations on Amazon's Fire TV and plans to distribute programming via ad-supported video services  —  If there were a playbook for the streaming wars, it might read something like this: Take your most valuable assets …
 
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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
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
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
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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