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7:45 PM ET, November 7, 2018

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump called Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person”, as an aide tried to wrestle the mic from Acosta, and told April Ryan to “sit down” during press conference  —  “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump told Acosta during a post-election news conference on Wednesday.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Vice Media plans to shrink its staff by up to 15% and cut its number of digital verticals by at least half; company is on track to lose $50M+ this year  —  Workforce reduction will happen through hiring freeze and attrition  —  Vice Media plans to shrink its workforce …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Tanzanian authorities have detained two staffers of the Committee to Protect Journalists; CPJ executive director calls for their immediate release  —  Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists …
Erin Nyren / Variety:
Hollywood producer Jason Blum was booed off stage at Israel Film Festival for criticizing Trump, with one reality TV star attempting to remove him  —  With the midterm elections heavy on everyone's mind, Jason Blum was booed offstage at the Israel Film Festival, where he was being honored …
Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox's reports Q3 revenues of $7.18B, up 2% YoY, missing analyst estimates, and earnings of $1.29B, up 54% YoY  —  Earnings at 21st Century Fox were in line with expectations on Wednesday, even as the media conglomerate's revenues for its most recent financial quarter fell short of projections.
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Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Axios expects its annual revenue to double YoY to $20M+ in 2018 and still plans to launch a subscription product but likely not by the end of 2018  —  Axios remains in no rush to release the high-end subscription product that the news publisher publicly discussed months before the company's January 2017 launch.
Discussion: @digiday
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Q&A with Harvard's Yochai Benkler, on the political consequences of US media and why Fox News is five times more influential than Facebook for the right  —  Yochai Benkler, Rob Faris and Hal Robert, three scholars affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, have a new book …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast plans to debut an internet-connected home hub next year for broadband-only subs that will aggregate streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime  —  - Comcast is planning to debut a product to broadband-only customers that will allow them to aggregate certain streaming apps, such as Netflix and Amazon Video.
 
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Defy Media has ceased operations and let go of most employees, with a small team staying onboard to try and sell brands like Smosh
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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
UK trade body AOP and The Media Trust plan to launch a free tool that will let publishers see what cookies are dropped on their sites and by which vendors
Jim Wyss / miamiherald:
Profile of Venezuelan news site Armando.info, whose investigation forced four of its reporters into exile, ahead of its Knight International Journalism Award
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News said it does not condone Sean Hannity's appearance onstage at a Trump rally on Monday night and called it an “unfortunate distraction”