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Sarah Palin Plans ‘Rogue TV’ (Capital New York)
Fox News contributor and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will be launching her own digital video channel, tentatively called “Rogue TV,” a source familiar with the project said. Mediaite Rogue TV will be one of the first streaming channels on TAPP, a new service from former CNN president Jon Klein and former NBC entertainment chairman Jeff Gaspin. Adweek Subscriptions will cost $10 per month. The venture is an interesting one — Gaspin, former chairman of NBCUniversal and Klein, former president of CNN U.S., have both been out of the public eye for a few years, but the pair are teaming up on a streaming service not dissimilar to Netflix or Hulu and backed by “strong personalities.” Channels on the service are expected to go live in the next few weeks. Mashable Programming will reportedly be a mix of politics and current events as well as parts of the TLC reality show Sarah Palin’s AlaskaTVNewser Gaspin told Bloomberg TV TAPP would feature “personality-based” channels “with people who have super fans.”

LA Times Fires Reporter for Inappropriate Relationship And Big Error (LA Times)
The Los Angeles Times dismissed an investigative reporter Friday after discovering he had an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a source for a front-page story that the newspaper says contained an error. The editor’s note read, “A front-page article in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 7, 2013, was incorrect in reporting that Occidental College failed to disclose 27 alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 2012.” Separately, as they began looking into the complaint, Times editors learned from the author of the articles, staff writer Jason Felch, that he had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with someone who was a source for the Dec. 7 story and others. Poynter / MediaWire The college approached the paper for a correction and the Times reviewed documents showing the 27 cases did not fall under the disclosure requirement, the paper said. Some were sexual harassment cases or inappropriate text messages, which are not covered by the act. NYT Felch was dismissed Friday, March 14. Felch, 40, said by email on Sunday that Occidental had declined opportunities to comment on the initial article before publication, or to make officials available to be interviewed. The first article was published before the relationship with the source began, Felch said. He said he did not rely on the person, who was not named by him or the newspaper, as a source after that. He did not describe the nature of the relationship. He was fired, he said, “for creating the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

Fox Terminates Scott Brown’s Contract Ahead of Senate Announcement (Roll Call / At The Races)
Fox News has terminated its contract with former Sen. Scott Brown ahead of his expected move toward a Senate bid, the network announced Friday. TVNewser “Scott Brown’s contributor agreement was officially terminated [Friday] once he notified Fox News of his intention to form an exploratory committee to run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire,” EVP of programming for Fox News Bill Shine said in a statement. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media The decision came one day after The Associated Press reported that Brown, who recently relocated to his New Hampshire vacation home, has “spent much of the past two weeks calling key New Hampshire Republican officials and influential GOP activists, indicating that he was likely to run and seeking their support. At the same time, Brown’s camp has quietly begun offering paid positions to Republican operatives for a prospective New Hampshire campaign.” THR / The Live Feed Brown was hired in a contributor role in February 2013, several months after he lost his Massachusetts re-election bid to Democrat Elizabeth Warren. Brown is currently exploring a challenge to Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.