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12:15 PM ET, March 2, 2021

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Jacob Lorinc / Toronto Star:
Major Canadian publisher Torstar is launching an online gambling site to fund its journalism, pending government approval  —  updateArticle was updated 19 hrs ago  —  Torstar is entering the online gaming market.  —  The corporation announced Monday it intends to launch an online casino betting brand …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Fox News allowed host Pete Hegseth and contributor Dan Bongino to address CPAC this week, after it banned its hosts from speaking at partisan events last year  —  The network's streaming service laid out $250,000 to sponsor CPAC and some of its personalities gave speeches in an unusual arrangement.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Altice USA CEO says cable TV providers shouldn't be held accountable for misinfo on networks like Fox News, and cable TV will die as OTT platforms get better  —  - Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei questions the future of cable providers providing bundles of video.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Sources: George Stephanopoulos and David Muir to split leading breaking news at ABC News, after tensions over “chief anchor” title, which will no longer be used  —  New York (CNN Business)Earlier this year tensions between ABC News anchors George Stephanopoulos and David Muir boiled …
Kate Kaye / Digiday:
As Google starts news partnership talks in the US, its VP of news says publishers don't want collective bargaining; USA Today and other publishers disagree  —  Media execs in the United States want to know what Google's publisher partnerships in Australia and other countries might mean for their own future negotiations.
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Fred Ryan / Washington Post:
Washington Post Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan calls on Biden to honor his campaign promise to hold MbS accountable and not give him a “one free murder” pass
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku says it's acquiring Nielsen's Advanced Video Advertising business, positioning itself to offer a fully addressable advertising solution for TV programmers  —  Under the agreement, announced Monday, Roku will obtain Nielsen's video automatic content recognition (ACR) technology and dynamic ad insertion …
Jemele Hill / The Atlantic:
Major sporting events experienced significant falls in ratings in 2020, with the NBA Finals down 51% YoY, the NHL Finals down 61% YoY, and US Open down 45% YoY  —  The public's emotional connection to big-money athletics has been grossly overestimated.  —  Contributing writer at The Atlantic
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Profile of Democracy, a 15-year-old quarterly with 500 subscribers that incubated many of Biden team's policy ideas, publishing essays by six Cabinet officials  —  Democracy, an unassuming policy journal with an office near the White House, is a place where members of the new administration …
Reuters:
A BBC reporter and two translators working with journalists from the FT and AFP have been detained in Ethiopia, according to their employers  —  NAIROBI (Reuters) - A BBC reporter and two translators working with journalists from the Financial Times and Agence France-Presse (AFP) …
 
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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Amazon Prime Video apologizes for its Indian original series Tandav, some parts of which offended Hindu nationalists, as India sets a strict content code
Archie Bland / The Guardian:
BBC says youth-oriented channel BBC Three will return as a broadcast channel in January 2022, five years after it was taken online-only
Charles Riley / CNN:
Axel Springer says it won't join Facebook News when it launches in Germany in May, due to “inappropriately low remuneration” offered for journalistic content
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Rhian Daly / NME:
Spotify confirms it has removed hundreds of K-pop releases worldwide as it tries to renew a global licensing agreement with distributor Kakao M
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches Live Rooms for live broadcasts with up to four creators, up from two, and says it will roll out new audio features in coming months
Donald G. McNeil Jr / Medium:
Donald McNeil writes a four-part rebuttal to the allegations against him, says what happened to him is “a series of misunderstandings and blunders”
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