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9:10 AM ET, February 22, 2017

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J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Milo Yiannopoulos announces he has resigned from Breitbart News effective immediately, citing a “poor choice of words”  —  After days of speculation, it is official: Milo Yiannopoulos is out at Breitbart, with news of his resignation reaching social media just minutes ago via Michael Grynbaum of The New York Times.
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Milo Yiannopoulos / Facebook:
Milo Yiannopoulos says he is a child abuse victim, still plans to release book this year, and will announce a new, independent media venture in coming weeks  —  STATEMENT DELIVERED AT PRESS CONFERENCE 2/21/07  —  I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.  —  Between the ages of 13 and 16 …
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Bill Maher continues to defend his decision to invite Milo Yiannopoulos' on his show, Real Time, saying it hastened his downfall  —  If you were disappointed that Bill Maher brought Milo Yiannopoulos onto his HBO show “Real Time” last week, Mr. Maher is not especially bothered.
Steven Waldman / New York Times:
Facebook, Google, Verizon, and Apple should step in with more philanthropy to help disrupted local journalism  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto about community, released last week on Facebook, wisely analyzed the state of journalism: He decried sensationalism …
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Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
Subscription model for news could be fixed if Google and Facebook allowed publishers to sell news on their platform and used user data to dynamically price news  —  By applying their technology to the publishers' antiquated subscription systems, the two Internet giants could help create a sustainable news ecosystem.
Discussion: blog.wan-ifra.org
Alex Gladu / Bustle:
The Washington Post rolls out new slogan, Democracy Dies in Darkness, underneath its logo and across its platforms  —  On a list of President Trump's friends, the mainstream media is not likely to be found — and that may be putting it lightly.  From the days of his campaign to what are now his days …
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Interview with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, a veteran business editor leading a three-person team reporting on President Trump's conflicts of interest  —  How have news organizations covered Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest?  Very creatively, so far.
Discussion: Sunlight Foundation and @bgpublic
Jennifer Calfas / The Hill:
Sweden's official Twitter account, which changes users weekly, counters Trump's remarks in tweetstorm  —  The person behind Sweden's national Twitter account this week used the platform on Monday to blast President Trump following his direction to “look at what's happening” …
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season  —  Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
A collection of tributes to Steve Buttry, from journalists including Dan Gillmor and Jim Brady  —  It was only fitting that Steve Buttry, 62, was the first to Twitter with news of his own death.  —  A journalist for more than four decades, Buttry was a tireless evangelist for digital transformation …
 
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
The Daily Beast hires Conservative journalist Lachlan Markay as its new White House reporter
Discussion: @rosiegray and @lachlan
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Fairfax Media triples its profits YoY to $84M for six months to December 2016, says it will continue printing newspapers
Discussion: Fairfax Media
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois
Discussion: @mjberens1
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Inside Europe's fight against online disinformation, as Dutch, German, and French elections approach
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Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Jimmy Kimmel Is Considering Retiring From Late-Night TV
Discussion: Mediaite and TVWeek.com
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MLB, Disney Tap Amazon's Michael Paull as CEO of BAMTech Streaming Venture
Discussion: Forbes and Broadcasting & Cable