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Sources: Netflix is upping its "marketing partnership" efforts, which include licensing characters and doing product placements in its shows (@mishcastillo / Cheddar) http://medium.com/cheddar/netflix-is-ramping-up-its-ads-business-but-not-in-the-way-you-think-5e182add1fd2 htt p://mediagazer.com/190321/p12#a190321p12
The NZ shooting video was harder to block on Facebook than official terrorist propaganda videos because the latter aren't rebroadcast or reshared widely (@guyro / Facebook) http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/03/technical-update-on-new-zealand/ http://mediagazer.com/190321/p11#a190321p11
Four European Wikipedia sites are blocking access and directing users to contact their EU representatives on March 21 to protest the copyright directive (@jjvincent / The Verge) http://www.theverge.com/2019/3/21/18275462/eu-copyright-directive-protest-wikipedia-twitch-pornhub-final-vote http://mediagazer.com/190321/p10#a190321p10
Instagram, which has largely escaped scrutiny, is teeming with conspiracy theories, misinformation, and extremist memes, linked by its recommendation algorithm (@taylorlorenz / The Atlantic) http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/instagram-is-the-internets-new-home-for-hate/585382/ http://mediagazer.com/190321/p9#a190321p9
YouTube shut down Fantastic Adventures, a channel with 800K subscribers, as creator gets arrested for allegedly mistreating her kids who performed in the shows (@paigeleskin / Business Insider) http://www.businessinsider.com/youtube-terminates-fantastic-adventures-following-child-abuse-allegations-2019-3?op=1 http://mediagazer.com/190321/p8#a190321p8
With no spammy notifications, bots and troll mentions, email newsletters are becoming a more attractive medium than news feeds for writers (@MikeIsaac / New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/new-social-network-email-newsletter.html http://mediagazer.com/190321/p7#a190321p7
Interviews detail the ongoing battle on YouTube between children-focused channels making animated videos and those featuring humans (@carolineha_ / Motherboard) http://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbznpy/youtubers-are-fighting-algorithms-to-make-good-content-for-kids http://mediagazer.com/190321/p6#a190321p6
After Rep. Devin Nunes sued Twitter and the @DevinCow account claiming defamation, the parody account gained 465K+ followers, surpassing his own follower count (@lauramholson / New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/us/politics/nunes-devincow-twitter.html http://mediagazer.com/190321/p5#a190321p5
Forbes launches Forbes8, a streaming service aimed at entrepreneurs, featuring over 2,000 pieces of video content for $8.99 per month (@spguaglione / MediaPost) http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/333322/forbes-creates-streaming-video-network-for-entre.html http://mediagazer.com/190321/p4#a190321p4
A lawsuit in California about the employment misclassification of delivery truck drivers prompts some companies to stop working with freelance reporters (@sarahfeldberg / Columbia Journalism Review) http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/california-freelancer-dynamex.php http://mediagazer.com/190321/p3#a190321p3
By integrating Stadia into YouTube, Google plans to cement YouTube's dominance, as 200M users already watch gaming content there every day (@vladsavov / The Verge) http://www.theverge.com/2019/3/20/18274184/google-stadia-youtube-streaming-future-gaming-cloud http://mediagazer.com/190321/p2#a190321p2
After the events in New Zealand, journalists and tech companies should once again reflect on their roles in how extremist material enters the public square (@emilybell / Columbia Journalism Review) http://www.cjr.org/tow_center/facebook-twitter-christchurch-emily-bell-terrorism.php http://mediagazer.com/190321/p1#a190321p1
In its first quarter since going public, Tencent Music posts net loss of $127M on $785M revenue, mainly due to a one-off share-based charge to label partners (@ritacyliao / TechCrunch) http://techcrunch.com/2019/03/19/tencent-music-entertainment-q4-2018/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p28#a190320p28
The Reading Eagle Company in PA, with 236 full-time employees, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, plans to keep publishing its newspaper as it seeks a buyer (@readingeagle) http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/reading-eagle-company-files-for-bankruptcy-protection http://mediagazer.com/190320/p27#a190320p27
Despite a diverse Democratic field for president in 2020, national media outlets focus on three white men, depicting candidates as characters in a drama (@Sulliview / Washington Post) http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/beto-biden-and-bernie-the-b-boys-and-the-medias-dangerous-self-fulfilling-prophecy/2019/03/19/39411dd6-4a57-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html http://mediagazer.com/190320/p26#a190320p26
LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, says it will close all 170 of its brick-and-mortar bookstores in 2019 (@jamiemcgee_ / The Tennessean) http://www.tennessean.com/story/money/2019/03/20/lifeway-christian-publisher-closing-stores/3226052002/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p25#a190320p25
AP's VP for Standards, John Daniszewski, highlights attacks on journalists globally, at an International Press Institute event at the UN: "We need to get angry" (@laureneastonap / The Definitive Source) http://blog.ap.org/industry-insights/defending-journalism-defending-society http://mediagazer.com/190320/p24#a190320p24
Sources: WSJ plans to join the new paid tier of Apple News to be announced on Monday, expected to cost $10/month; NYT and Washington Post have opted out (@MikeIsaac / New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/technology/apple-news-wall-street-journal.html http://mediagazer.com/190320/p2 3#a190320p23
Interview with Donna Brazile on her job with Fox News, the role of the network and others in fomenting hate, and why she thinks reaching Fox viewers is valuable (@ichotiner / New Yorker) http://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/donna-brazile-explains-why-she-is-working-for-fox-news http://mediagazer.com/190320/p22#a190320p22
Britain's counter-terrorism chief criticizes newspapers for publishing "manifestos" of killers while they blast digital platforms for hosting extremist content (@jimwaterson / The Guardian) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/20/newspapers-help-radicalise-far-right-uk-anti-terror-chief-neil-basu http://mediagazer.com/190320/p21#a190320p21
Google launches two new fact-checking tools for journalists and says 50 partners are working with Subscribe With Google, including The Washington Post and FT (@technacity / 9to5Google) http://9to5google.com/2019/03/20/google-news-initiative-one-year/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p20#a190320p20
Sources: the NYT and Washington Post have not signed up to Apple's news subscription app, WSJ is still in talks; some publishers bound by Texture contract (@lmoses / Business Insider) http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-is-pitching-its-new-subscription-news-service-as-a-savior-to-the-news-business-2019-3?op=1 http://mediagazer.com/190320/p19#a190320p19
The CPJ and other press freedom groups are seeking a meeting with Sacramento police after three journalists were arrested while covering protests (Committee to Protect Journalists) http://cpj.org/2019/03/sacramento-police-journalists-arrest-protest.php http://mediagazer.com/190320/p18#a190320p18
A look at how journalists are preparing for the Mueller report, a swirling drama which has sold many newspaper subscriptions over the last two years (@joepompeo / Vanity Fair) http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/03/how-the-mueller-press-corps-is-bracing-for-the-big-one http://mediagazer.com/190320/p17#a190320p17
Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox closed just after midnight ET and analysts say the ripple effects of the deal may not become clear for years (@brooksbarnesnyt / New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/20/business/media/walt-disney-21st-century-fox-deal.html http://mediagazer.com/190320/p16#a190320p16
Comcast says it is launching a new service on Thursday but declined to specify what it will be, with some speculation that it's a smart-home hub for TVs (@joan_e / CNET) http://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-teases-mysterious-new-service-unveiling-thursday/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&linkId=650 49716 http://mediagazer.com/190320/p15#a190320p15
The BBC's Newsnight becomes one of its first current affairs shows to be presented and edited entirely by women, as Emily Maitlis is confirmed as lead presenter (@jimwaterson / The Guardian) http://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/mar/20/emily-maitlis-lead-all-woman-presenting-team-newsnight http://mediagazer.com/190320/p14#a190320p14
Refusing to broadcast footage of the New Zealand shootings amounts to censorship and is at odds with US news networks' decision to livestream footage of 9/11 (@jackshafer / Politico) http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/20/new-zealand-shooting-videos-225822 http://mediagazer.com/190320/p13#a190320p13
Memo: Bob Iger talks about Fox acquisition, says "challenging" work lies ahead and that some businesses will be "impacted more" than others by the deal (@variety_cynthia / Variety) http://variety.com/2019/biz/news/bob-iger-disney-memo-fox-acquisition-1203167823/ http://mediagazer.com/190320 /p12#a190320p12
Jimmy Leach, formerly head of digital communications for 10 Downing Street, has been named editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK; Jess Brammar named executive editor (@fjmayhew / Press Gazette) http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/digital-media-strategist-jimmy-leach-joins-huffpost-uk-as-new-editor-in-chief/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p11#a190320p11
The Economist deleted and apologized for a tweet that appeared to suggest that transgender people should be "sterilized" (@levinejonathan / The Wrap) http://www.thewrap.com/the-economist-apologizes-for-tweet-asking-whether-transgender-people-should-be-sterilized/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p10#a190320p10
Meet The Press host Chuck Todd said Trump teamed up with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro to attack the free press during their joint press conference (@feldmaniac / Mediaite) http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chuck-todd-trump-teamed-up-with-bolsonaro-today-to-attack-the-free-press/ http://m ediagazer.com/190320/p9#a190320p9
Around 33 newsrooms in California, including The LA Times and the Orange County Register, join forces to report on recently released police misconduct files (@norbertosantana / Voice of OC) http://voiceofoc.org/2019/03/santana-california-news-media-partnership-forms-to-publish-police-misconduct-records/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p8#a190320p8
Diamond & Silk, who host a weekly show on Fox News streaming platform Fox Nation, appeared in a recent Trump re-election campaign video (@jeremymbarr / Hollywood Reporter) http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fox-news-hosts-diamond-silk-appear-trump-campaign-video-1195781 http:// mediagazer.com/190320/p7#a190320p7
Nextar Media Group said on Wednesday it would sell 11 television stations to Tegna and eight to E.W. Scripps for about $1.32B in cash (@vibhutisharmas / Reuters) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nextar-divestiture/nextar-media-to-sell-19-tv-stations-to-tegna-e-w-scripps-idUSKCN1R1185 http://mediagazer.com/190320/p6#a190320p6
The European Commission has fined Google €1.49B for "abusive practices in online advertising" and breaching EU antitrust rules (EU Press Room) http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-1770_en.htm http://mediagazer.com/190320/p5#a190320p5
Anghami, a music streaming service in the MENA region with ~70M registered users, 2M+ artists, and 1B streams/month, announces it will begin offering podcasts (Jacca / RouteNote Blog) http://routenote.com/blog/anghami-are-bringing-podcasts-to-the-middle-east-and-north-africa/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p4#a190320p4
Deloitte Digital Media Trends: 47% US consumers are frustrated by subscriptions, 75% prefer pay TV with fewer ads, 82% say companies don't protect user data (@xpangler / Variety) http://variety.com/2019/digital/news/streaming-subscription-fatigue-us-consumers-deloitte-study-1203166046/ ht tp://mediagazer.com/190320/p3#a190320p3
Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty (@emmasandler / Digiday) http://digiday.com/retail/instagram-tests-app-shopping-kylie-cosmetics-nike-huda-beauty/ http://mediagazer.com /190320/p2#a190320p2
Snapchat has started brokering deals between influencers and brands, with a focus on those creating AR content, in a bid to retain creators using its platform (@garettsloane / Ad Age) http://adage.com/article/digital/snapchat-finally-starts-paying-creators/317012/ http://mediagazer.com/190320/p1#a 190320p1
Filings show Tim Armstrong, who left Oath in December, received $30M in 2018 and was given an additional $6.5M severance package and ~$23.6M in stock awards (@jackiewattles / CNN) http://www.cnn.com/2019/03/19/media/verizon-media-oath-tim-armstrong-compensation/ http://mediagazer.com/190319/p33#a190319p33
Disney and Fox announce the per-share value of 21st Century Fox will be $51.572626, hours before the deal becomes official at 12:02AM ET March 20 (@dadehayes / Deadline) http://deadline.com/2019/03/disney-fox-deal-per-share-value-set-bob-iger-hails-historic-moment-1202578625/ http://mediagazer.com/190319/p32#a190319p32
Facebook announces that it would stop allowing ad targeting to race, gender, and age groups in the housing, jobs, or credit categories by the end of the year (New York Times) http://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/facebook-discrimination-ads.html http://mediagazer.com/190319/p31#a190319p31
In Baltimore, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, ex-writers of alt-weeklies are starting publications, focusing on advocacy reporting and overlooked topics (@allisonbraden / Columbia Journalism Review) http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/alt-alt-weeklies.php http://mediagazer.com/190319/p30#a190319p30
Apple says it will support three media literacy programs in the US and Europe that aim to combat fake news and train young people to seek reliable news sources (@apollozac / 9to5Mac) http://9to5mac.com/2019/03/19/apple-combating-fake-news/ http://mediagazer.com/190319/p29#a190319p29
The BBC's Tony Hall is proposing to launch a charity, the Local Democracy Foundation, to fund local news reporting in conjunction with tech companies (@jimwaterson / The Guardian) http://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/mar/19/bbc-plans-charity-to-fund-local-news-reporting-in-britain http://mediagazer.com/190319/p28#a190319p28
Some music publishers sue fitness startup Peloton, seeking $150M+ in damages, saying Peloton has used music in workout videos since 2014 without proper licenses (@danideahl / The Verge) http://www.theverge.com/2019/3/19/18273063/peloton-music-lawsuit-licensing-video-fitness-classes-nmpa http://mediagazer.com/190319/p27#a190319p27
David Sirota, hired March 11 by the Bernie Sanders campaign, has informally advised Sanders for months while attacking opponents on Twitter and in The Guardian (@isaacdovere / The Atlantic) http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/sanders-promised-civility-hired-twitter-attack-dog/585259/ http://mediagazer.com/190319/p26#a190319p26
Q&A with Nancy Gauss, executive director of video at The New York Times, on the newspaper's video strategy, upcoming projects, and more (@simonowens / The Business of Content) http://medium.com/the-business-of-content/inside-the-new-york-timess-video-strategy-531c061c0375 http://mediagazer.com/190319/p25#a190319p25
Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator has backed Brew, a podcasting network which pays creators based on their number of unique listens (@kateclarktweets / TechCrunch) http://techcrunch.com/2019/03/18/y-combinator-bets-on-the-booming-podcast-industry/ http://mediagazer.com/190319/p24#a190319p24
 
 
 
 
 
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