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10:25 AM ET, May 23, 2018


 Top News: 
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.
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