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1:45 AM ET, February 13, 2018

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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: CNN to target savings on digital by eliminating up to ~50 jobs worldwide this week; cuts to affect CNN Money, video, product, tech, social publishing  —  A year ago, CNN was positioning itself as ready to take on Vice and BuzzFeed in the digital space.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
eMarketer says Facebook lost ~2.8M US users under 25 in 2017, predicts it will lose ~2.1M in 2018; Instagram's US users will grow 13%, Snapchat's by 9% in 2018  —  That's according to research firm eMarketer.  —  Facebook is losing young users even quicker than expected, according to new estimates by eMarketer.
Charles Riley / CNNMoney:
Unilever marketing boss Keith Weed threatens to pull advertising from Facebook, Google, and other digital platforms, citing fake news, among other concerns  —  Social media giants grilled on ‘fake news’  —  Unilever is threatening to pull its advertising from digital platforms that it says have become a …
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John Battelle / NewCo Shift:
Former IAB board member questions Unilever's boycott of Facebook and Google, says major advertisers have little influence on platforms  —  P&G, Unilever and others are throwing their weight around with Google and Facebook.  The platforms can afford to ignore them.
Discussion: CNNMoney, Business Insider and The Drum
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Profile of MSNBC host Joy Reid, whose Saturday show AM Joy averages nearly 1M weekly viewers and has found popularity on Twitter as a leader of the #resistance  —  The daughter of immigrants, she spars fiercely with supporters of President Trump, both on the air and in the Twitter ether.
Discussion: TVNewser and bookforum.com
Wired:
A behind-the-scenes look at two tumultuous years inside Facebook as it struggled with fake news, its impact on the 2016 election, and its battle with News Corp  —  ONE DAY IN late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook's employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks.
Jana Winter / Foreign Policy:
Former Senior FBI Official Is Leading BuzzFeed's Effort to Verify Trump Dossier  —  Anthony Ferrante coordinated the U.S. government's response to Russian election interference.  Now he's helping a news site defend itself from a Russian billionaire's lawsuit.
Avi Selk / Washington Post:
NBC apologizes to Koreans for remarks by Olympics commentator Joshua Ramo who said Koreans viewed Japanese occupation of the country as a positive thing  —  Friday's Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in South Korea were, by most accounts, spectacular.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Otter Media, the joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group, names Tony Goncalves as CEO  —  Tony Goncalves, previously head of AT&T's digital brands group and a former DirecTV exec, is joining Otter Media as CEO of the company, the digital-media joint venture of the Chernin Group and AT&T.
Mark Brown / The Guardian:
BBC iPlayer had an average 272M programs streamed per month in 2017, up 11% from 2016 with December the best month on record with 327M requests  —  Figures up 11% on 2016 with an average of 272m streaming requests a month … BBC iPlayer had its most successful year in 2017 …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
A week after Meredith takeover of Time Inc., sources speculate about potential buyers for some of the magazines, especially Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated  —  The sudden Midwesternizing of a Manhattan media empire.  —  It's been a little more than a week since Time Inc. ceased to exist …
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Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Fusion partners with Cheddar to air a weekly 30-min show, The Point with Jon Steinberg, premiering on February 15
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Thanks:@jonsteinberg
The Guardian:
Sweden wanted to drop its extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2013 but was dissuaded by the UK's prosecution service
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox proposes remedies for takeover to satisfy regulator concerns, including committing to Sky News for five years and establishing independent board
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Glendora Meikle / Columbia Journalism Review:
Lessons on journalism funding from the defunct International Reporting Project, which gave grants for international reporting as international bureaus shut down
Hollywood Reporter:
NY attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, and The Weinstein Company, claiming they failed to protect staff from pervasive sexual harassment