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3:55 AM ET, November 9, 2018

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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Press Secretary Sanders tweeted a video that experts say was altered and which made Jim Acosta's encounter with a White House intern appear more violent  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered …
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Amy B Wang / Washington Post:
White House suspends Jim Acosta's press pass after he and Trump had a tense exchange; Sarah Sanders claims Acosta “placed his hands” on woman at press event  —  The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN reporter Jim Acosta after President Trump took issue …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
CNN should sue the White House for taking away Jim Acosta's press pass under a false pretext, and press-rights groups and media outlets should join in  —  CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is a smart, tough reporter.  He can also be a grandstander who seems to thrive on conflict with President Trump …
Michelle Fields / The Atlantic:
Ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields, accused of falsely saying Lewandowski assaulted her, says accusers apparently were projecting, as they aim at Acosta now
@whca:
WHCA strongly objects to the White House pulling credentials to punish a reporter and urges White House “to immediately reverse this weak and misguided action”
Brent Lang / Variety:
Disney's Q4 beats with $2.3B net income on $14.3B revenue; cable/broadcast sales were nearly $6B, up 9% YoY, and its film studio earned $2.1B, up nearly 50% YoY  —  The box office success of “Incredibles 2” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” combined with the popularity of the Walt Disney Company's …
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Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Disney says its new streaming service will be called Disney+ and will launch in the US in late 2019  —  - Disney's new streaming service, Disney+, will be a home for its past titles and original series, including new content from the Marvel and Star Wars franchises.
David Wood / Houston Chronicle:
A review of 744 Houston Chronicle stories by Mike Ward could not find 44% of the 275 people quoted; The Chronicle will retract eight stories and correct others  —  Action follows external review of former staff reporter accused of fabricating sources  —  On July 31, the Houston Chronicle published …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
David Attenborough, the legendary BBC broadcaster, will provide the voiceover for Netflix's eight-part series Our Planet, to be released in April  —  Broadcaster synonymous with BBC documentaries will record voiceover for eight-part series  —  Sir David Attenborough will front …
Nielsen Newswire:
Nielsen estimates 36M people watched primetime coverage of the midterm elections, more than in the previous four midterms  —  An estimated 36.1 million people tuned in to watch coverage of the 2018 midterm elections during primetime on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Reuters:
Netflix announces plans to make 17 original productions in Asia including shows in Chinese and Thai as it looks abroad for growth  —  Jonathan Weber, Aradhana Aravindan  —  * Firm seeing quicker subscriber growth outside U.S.  —  * To make 17 more original productions in Asia
Dave McNary / Variety:
Lionsgate reports Q2 revenue of $901M, beating estimates, and a net loss of $144.1M due to shareholder litigation; Starz gained 1.3M subscribers in the quarter  —  Lionsgate revenue earnings topped projections, thanks to growth from its premium cable channel, Starz.
Discussion: The Wrap and Investors
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Committee to Protect Journalists staffers Quintal and Mumo have been released following their arrest in Tanzania and have left the country  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the release of Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo …
 
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Melynda Fuller / MediaPost:
Meredith announces Q1 revenue of $757M, up 90%+ YoY, with advertising-related revenues doubling YoY to $423M
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Li Tao / South China Morning Post:
China's Xinhua News Agency launches “composite anchors”, which combine images and voices of human anchors with text via AI tech from internet company Sogou
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders' monitoring and prodding