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8:25 AM ET, May 1, 2018

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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
WHCA discusses possibly changing format for future dinners, including inviting a liberal and a conservative comedian, booking a singer, or suspending the dinner  —  WHCA president discusses her ‘regret’ about dinner  —  The White House Correspondents Association is belatedly accepting …
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Sources: CBS News execs were so dismayed by WHCD this year that they considered withdrawing from future events, until WHCD said changes are being considered  —  As the power elite of Washington filed out of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday …
Christopher Robbins / Gothamist:
New York Times Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson resigns following an “investigation”, Susan Chira to step in as interim metro editor effective immediately  —  The Metro Editor for The New York Times has resigned following an investigation, according to an email sent to the newsroom on Monday.
Chris Ariens / Adweek:
At NewFronts, The New York Times announced an expansion into TV and film productions and says its podcast The Daily has been downloaded 280M times  —  At its NewFront, the paper of record talked TV, podcasts and more  —  First out of the gate at the 2018 Digital Content NewFronts this morning …
Wall Street Journal:
Tehran court orders Iranian telecoms to block Telegram saying the app gave Islamic State “safe ground” and also citing the app's role in recent protests  —  Tehran court ruling prohibits the messaging platform used to organize protesters  —  Iran moved to shut down the messaging app Telegram …
CNNMoney:
The court battle between the DOJ and AT&T, dubbed the “antitrust case of the century”, ended Monday, with the judge promising a ruling on or before June 12  —  Why the AT&T-Time Warner trial matters  —  The trial over the Justice Department's lawsuit to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner …
Roll Call:
CQ Roll Call's Executive Editor Steve Komarow has died aged 61, following a recent accident and long illness  —  Steve Komarow, a veteran foreign correspondent and newsroom leader who served as senior vice president and executive editor at CQ Roll Call, died Sunday after a recent accident and long illness.
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump answering questions at events allows him to dodge questions more than at a press conference, a format he's abandoned, but aides say doing so grants access  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential news conference, a time-honored tradition going back generations, appears to be no longer.
Reuters:
Danish citizen Salah Salem Saleh Sulaiman first to be convicted under Malaysia's fake news law after posting a YouTube video; Sulaiman to spend a month in jail  —  KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian court convicted a Danish citizen on Monday for inaccurate criticism of police on social media …
 
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Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Australia's ABC to restructure its eight capital-city newsrooms for digital and multi-platform journalism; about 20 jobs will be cut as new roles are created
Discussion: ABC
Christopher Trout / Engadget:
Engadget to cease publication of German- and Spanish-language sites as of Tuesday; sister sites in China, Japan, and the UK will continue
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google and NBC to make 10+ multi-episode VR productions to run alongside core programming of network's channels, including SNL, Vanderpump Rules, and Syfy Wire
Discussion: Engadget and Variety
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Mozilla to launch sponsored story recommendations from Pocket for new tabs with Firefox 60 in US
Discussion: CNET, Gizmodo and Engadget
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Sam Forsdick / Press Gazette:
Suicide bomber in Kabul, disguised as a reporter, detonated bomb while among press pack, killing up to nine journalists, including AFP photographer, and others