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10:35 PM ET, March 8, 2022


 Top News: 
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
The New York Times temporarily removes its journalists from Russia in response to the law that effectively renders independent reporting in the country illegal  —  Other news organizations, like the BBC and Bloomberg, have suspended their operations in Russia in response to a new law that effectively criminalizes independent reporting.
Reuters:   The London Stock Exchange Group, which distributes Reuters content, suspends distribution of news and commentary in Russia due to the country's new media law
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Apple announces Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+, comprising two exclusive Major League Baseball games every week  —  Apple has snared rights to a Friday-night package of Major League Baseball games, extending Silicon Valley's reach into the world of sports.
European Federation of Journalists:
Russian forces in Ukraine separately shot at two Danish journalists on February 26, a UK Sky News team on February 28, and a Swiss journalist on March 6  —  Within just a few days, a UK Sky News crew, as well as a Swiss independent journalist, were attacked by Russian forces in Ukraine.
Patience Haggin / Wall Street Journal:
Researchers say Gannett gave ad buyers incorrect information about where ads appeared for nine months; Gannett says it regrets the error, which it fixed March 4  —  Publisher misrepresented where billions of ads were placed, researchers say, and Gannett corrected the issue in recent days
Reggie Ugwu / New York Times:
How podcast companies like Leon Neyfakh's Prologue Projects are funding their shows, such as by licensing to Hollywood and selling exclusive distribution rights  —  Independent companies like Prologue Projects, Campside Media and Rococo Punch try different strategies in a market roiled by Silicon Valley and Hollywood.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Amp, a mobile app that lets users host live “radio shows”, take calls, and play Amazon Music tracks; Amp is only available in a limited US beta  —  Amazon's Clubhouse competitor has arrived.  The retail giant on Tuesday launched a new mobile app called Amp …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram will down-rank Russian state media posts, label the posts to discourage sharing, and hide follower details for private Ukraine and Russia accounts  —  Instagram is joining Facebook in its attempt to bury Russian state media in its app.  The app will now down-rank posts …
Max Goldbart / Deadline:
The BBC resumes reporting in Russia, having “considered the implications of the new legislation alongside the urgent need to report from inside” the country  —  The BBC has resumed reporting in Russia after the passing of a censorship law late last week that could lead to up to 15 years …
Erin Overbey / @erinoverbey:
[Thread] The New Yorker Archive Editor Erin Overbey details the raises the magazine has given her and the pay discrepancy between her and her male predecessor  —  I've been following the pay discourse on this site for a while & think it's important for the movement toward salary transparency (particularly vis a vis gender & race) to continue to grow, so here's my account.. #internationalwomensday 1/
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Trinity Broadcasting Network, which calls itself the world's largest Christian TV broadcaster, is launching Centerpoint, a news show with Fox News alums  —  Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which calls itself the world's largest Christian television broadcaster, is launching a news show called “Centerpoint” with Fox News alums.
Discussion: @jeremymbarr
Josef Adalian / Vulture:
Q&A with NBCUniversal's Peacock president Kelly Campbell on the service's “record-breaking” February, the Olympics, original films, long-term business, and more  —  It has been a bumpy two years for Peacock, the NBCUniversal-owned streaming service that first poked its head …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
A judge rules Smartmatic's defamation suit against Fox News, Lou Dobbs, and Maria Bartiromo over 2020 election allegations can proceed; Fox says it will appeal  —  A New York judge rejected Fox News' efforts to dismiss a $2.7 billion lawsuit filed by Smartmatic, which sued over the network's amplification …
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Kelsey Ables / Washington Post:
Some international news outlets circumvent Russia's censorship by pointing readers to VPNs, the encrypted Tor browser, and in the BBC's case, shortwave radio

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Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
A profile of CrowdStrike, founded in 2011 and used by 300 companies in the Fortune 500; Gartner: CrowdStrike has ~15% of the global security software market

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

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