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10:25 AM ET, May 23, 2018

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Ben Schreckinger / Politico:
Sources: GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy subpoenaed the AP for info about the source of hacked emails that formed the basis of recent reports about him  —  The impasse comes at a time when political battles are increasingly being waged via leaks of hacked data.
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Politico:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the White House is investigating the EPA's ban of reporters from certain news outlets on Tuesday  —  The Environmental Protection Agency temporarily barred journalists and the public from a national summit Tuesday addressing toxic chemicals contamination …
Associated Press:
EPA bars the AP, CNN, and another outlet from national summit on harmful water contaminants; security guards at the event shoved female reporter out of building
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone:   CNN statement on network's reporter being “selectively” turned away, along with reporters from other outlets, from EPA event
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Comcast says it is in the advanced stages of preparing an all-cash offer for parts of 21st Century Fox that Rupert Murdoch's company agreed to sell to Disney  —  - Comcast said Wednesday it is in “advanced stages of preparing” an all-cash offer for parts of Twenty-First Century Fox …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Newspaper-owning hedge funds point to profits and hiring of experienced executives, but layoffs and other cost-cutting measures seem to belie good intentions  —  Coast to coast, financial firms are playing a bigger role at local papers struggling to adapt in digital age
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Source: Sinclair is laying the groundwork for a Fox News competitor, is in talks with current and former Fox News stars about joining the would-be network  —  Company execs are taking meetings with conservative stars as a prelude to launching a competitor to the Murdoch-led juggernaut.
Discussion: @lionelmedia
Dan Mangan / CNBC:
At Deadline Club dinner, Lesley Stahl said Trump told her he bashes the press “so that when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you”  —  - President Donald Trump said he bashes the press to “demean” and “discredit” reporters so that no one will believe negative stories …
Rick Maese / Washington Post:
Profile of PFT Commenter, the anonymous satirical sports podcaster behind Pardon My Take who began as a parody Twitter account  —  NEW YORK — Wearing dark sunglasses with an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder, the most unlikely sports media personality on the planet stepped through …
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
CBS amended its lawsuit against National Amusements on Wednesday, claiming bylaw changes imposed by Shari Redstone last week are invalid under Delaware law  —  CBS has amended its lawsuit against National Amusements on Wednesday, adding claims that the bylaw changes the parent company imposed last week are invalid under Delaware law.
Pete Vernon / Columbia Journalism Review:
New miniseries shows NYT is thriving despite its bleak outlook in the 2011 Page One documentary, but the struggles it faced still plague other outlets  —  Imagine the first year of the Trump administration without Maggie Haberman embedded in the West Wing.  Without Michael Schmidt breaking open the James Comey saga.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Pennsylvania's PBS39/WLVT to use some of its $82M from last year's spectrum sale to hire 10 reporters for a weekday newscast to complement commercial news  —  “Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Since noticing significant declines in its Facebook Live viewing figures this year, BuzzFeed has begun testing Amazon-owned platform Twitch  —  Since the start of the year, BuzzFeed noticed significant decreases in Facebook Live video views on its News channel, pushing the team to find …
 
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A.J. Katz / Adweek:
Nielsen expands its partnership with YouTube TV to include YouTube viewership in local TV audience measurements, likely a boon for local media ad buys
Discussion: Engadget and MediaPost
Tony Rehagen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Tommy Tomlinson, who lost most of his voice to cancer but has gone on to be a Pulitzer finalist and will launch an interview podcast this month
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Source: BuzzFeed Studios has signed a deal with agency WME as it looks to ramp up its film and television output
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Twitter announces it is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV on May 24
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Reese Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine partners with Amazon's Audible on book club initiative and original audio productions
Discussion: Publishers Weekly