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11:05 AM ET, February 21, 2017


 Top News: 
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC over pedophilia remarks  —  Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will not be allowed to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  The decision comes while Yiannopoulos is roiled in controversy over a video, in which he is appears to defend pedofilia.
Joe DePaolo / Mediaite:
Simon & Schuster canceling publication of Milo Yiannopoulos's book Dangerous “after careful consideration”  —  According to a report by Publishers Weekly, Simon & Schuster is canceling publication of Milo Yiannopoulos's book “Dangerous.”
Fox Business:
Sources: Breitbart could dismiss Milo Yiannopoulos, with executives weighing up how his comments could damage the site's ad revenue
The Buttry Diary:
Journalist Steve Buttry dies of pancreatic cancer at age 62  —  Steve Buttry, a journalist for more than 45 years, died February 19 at age 62 of pancreatic cancer, his third major cancer.  —  A memorial service will be held in coming weeks in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook-owned WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone  —  WhatsApp could put the brakes on Snapchat's international growth with today's launch of WhatsApp Status, a new tab for sharing decorated photos, videos and GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
Verizon and Yahoo reduce price of acquisition deal by $350M, now valued at about $4.48B, and will evenly split cost of data breaches  —  Media contact(s) T. 908-559-6388 … NEW YORK, NY and SUNNYVALE, CA - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. …
Lyz Lenz / Columbia Journalism Review:
New Texas Monthly editor-in-chief, Tim Taliaferro, plans to scale back on politics and longform and focus instead on lifestyle coverage which “sells” better  —  The skyline of Austin, Texas, where Texas Monthly is headquartered.  —  The new editor in chief of Texas Monthly plans …
Swedish cops say they were misrepresented in a film featured on Fox News, which led to Trump's Sweden remarks, and described the filmmaker as “a madman”  —  Trump's comments about Sweden during his rally in Melbourne, Florida, spawned headlines in newspapers all around the world.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Silence from WH press office leaves journalists wondering if non-responses reflect mere indifference or strategy to discredit reporting flaws after publication  —  An eye-opening sentence has appeared in several important news stories about the Trump administration in recent days …
David Remnick / New Yorker:
When President Trump called media outlets “the enemy of the American People”, he echoed strategy of autocrats including Chávez, Erdoğan, Sisi, and Mugabe  —  When the leaders of the Bolshevik movement—Lenin, Stalin, and the rest—used the term vrag naroda, an …
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Rick Carew / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Baidu raises more than $1.5B for live-streaming site iQiyi by selling convertible notes to investors
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Pandora expected to launch its $10/month music service next month; Tim Westergren says country music listeners will likely become paying subscribers
Max Willens / Digiday:
Fusion Media moves into podcasting with conversational shows and an eight-part series called “Containers” hosted by Alexis Madrigal from a seaport in Oakland
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
As President Trump pushes ahead on his effort to delegitimize US journalism, he is lending credence to theories and phrases advanced by fast-growing Infowars
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Google and Microsoft's Bing agree to demote piracy search results in the UK by 1 June 2017, as part of a deal with the entertainment industry