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Your Media Morning: Streaming Live From Court, NY Times’ Trump Bump, Huffpost Targets Teens, Vice's Money Hunt...

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"Every time he tweets, it drives subscriptions wildly"
NY TIMES EXECUTIVE EDITOR DEAN BAQUET ON DONALD TRUMP

FAKE BYLINES LEADS TIME INC TO END PARTNERSHIP WITH CHAT SPORTS
In the wake of Daniel Roberts’ explosive Yahoo Finance story on how Chat Sports’ attempt to buy The Cauldron ended with ugly accusations of impersonating lawyers and forged term sheets, Time Inc. has ended their partnership with Chat Sports as Chat Sports has already removed their branding referencing Time Inc. and Sports Illustrated, too.

CNN PRESIDENT JEFF ZUCKER IS NOT BOTHERED BY TRUMP ATTACKS
He is a favorite target of President Trump’s ire, the leader of a television network that the White House routinely accuses of peddling “fake news,” and a contentious figure in his own right whose showcasing of Mr. Trump in the presidential campaign led to howls from the political establishment. But eating filet mignon in a private dining room atop Central Park, Jeffrey A. Zucker, the president of CNN, did not look like a man perturbed.

AFTER A FAILED SALE TO AMERICAN MEDIA INC, US WEEKLY ENDS ITS TRUMP COVER CAMPAIGN
After five consecutive covers featuring at least one of the Family Trump on its cover, Jann Wenner’s Us Weekly has finally gone Trump-less. The unprecedented run of five Trumped-up covers coincided with negotiations between magazine owner Wenner and American Media chief David Pecker to sell the celebrity weekly for a whispered $90 million.

THE NEW YORK TIMES CONTINUES TO BENEFIT FROM DONALD TRUMP'S TWEETS
President Trump's attacks on the media are the "best thing" to happen to New York Times subscriptions, the newspaper's editor says.
Times executive editor Dean Baquet was asked by CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources" on Sunday about how Trump has affected readership. "Every time he tweets, it drives subscriptions wildly," Baquet said.

HUFFPOST LOOKS TO WOO TEENS VIA THEIR INBOXES WITH 'THE TEA'
To introduce itself to its next generation of readers, the Huffington Post is going straight for their inboxes. On Monday, it will launch The Tea, a weekly newsletter targeted at female Generation Z readers (or, as they were once known, teenage girls), but unlike most newsletters, which just repackage content originally published on other platforms, The Tea’s content — an exclusive interview with a celebrity — will only live in an email. If you want it, you need to subscribe.
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VICE MEDIA CEO SHANE SMITH HITTING UP HEDGE FUNDS FOR $400 MILLION
Despite several investment rounds from the likes of Disney and its joint-venture partner, A&E Networks, the bearded Brooklyn-based boss of the millennial-focused media outlet spent the weekend trying to separate hedge funds from their cash piles, The Post has learned. Smith pitched hedgies and other deep-pocketed folks in New York last next week.

AMAZON AND NETFLIX WIN OSCARS
After upending television with acclaimed online series, Amazon and Netflix joined the ranks of the film industry’s elites with four gold statuettes between them. Amazon Studios, a unit of e-commerce giant Amazon.com, scored a best actor trophy for Casey Affleck’s portrayal of a grieving man in “Manchester by the Sea.” The movie also won best original screenplay.

FACEBOOK'S VIDEO APP IS NOW AVAILABLE ON SAMSUNG SMART TVs
The social networking giant first announced plans to launch a standalone TV app a couple of weeks back, kicking off with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung TVs. The exact date of availability has hitherto been unclear, but now anyone with a Samsung smart TV model from 2015 onwards can download the app from today. The dedicated app allows users to watch videos that are shared by their friends and brand Pages, as well as searching for videos from around the world.

VIACOM BOSS MEETING WITH CANDIDATES FOR PARAMOUNT CEO GIG
While some have wondered why anyone would covet the job when Paramount doesn’t have near the overall diversified ballast of majors like Fox, Universal and Disney, those in the mix say these jobs don’t grow on trees and if you were ever going to try coming in to rebuild up and make a mark, you’d want to do it coming off a $400-plus million loss under the previous regime in 2016.

YOUTUBE FACING HEAT OVER FAKE NEWS VIDEO
Twitter, Facebook and Reddit have been forced to undergo painful, often public reckonings with the role they play in spreading bad information.  And yet there is a mammoth social platform, which hosts and even pays for a fathomless stock of viral fake news, conspiracy theories and hate speech — and it’s been held up to virtually no scrutiny: YouTube.

NETFLIX'S CARRIER PARTNERSHIPS GIVES IT WORLDWIDE ACCESS TO NEW USERS
Netflix’s partnerships with cable and cellphone operators worldwide give it almost instantaneous access to potential new users without having to spend a fortune on advertising and distribution deals in markets where its brand and content are often still relatively unknown.

THRILLIST MEDIA GROUP'S JACK OF THREADS LAID OFF ALMOST EVERYBODY AND IS NOW FOR SALE
A little more than a year after being spun out of Ben Lerer's Thrillist Media Group, e-commerce startup JackThreads is preparing to cease operations as an independent company. The online menswear retailer has cut its staff down to a skeleton crew with mass layoffs over the past two weeks, and is in discussions to sell the company, a spokesperson for JackThreads has confirmed.


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