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1:20 PM 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 …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump says “it could be others also” when asked how long Acosta will be suspended  —  “It could be others also,” Trump said Friday when asked how long CNN's Jim Acosta will be suspended from the White House.  —  When asked during a pool spray on Friday morning how long CNN's Jim Acosta …
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
@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”
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
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
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Meredith sells Fortune magazine to Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon for $150M  —  The sale to Chatchaval Jiaravanon gives the business publication a new owner for the second time this year  —  Meredith Corp. MDP -4.70% said Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon has agreed …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Disney is taking a $157M writedown on its $400M investment in Vice Media; investment in December 2015 reportedly gave Disney 10%, at a valuation of $4B-$4.5B  —  - Disney wrote in its fourth-quarter earnings report that it plans to write down its investments in Vice Media for $157 million.
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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
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
Carmin Chappell / CNBC:
News Corp. reported mixed Q1 results with net income of $128M, up 47% YoY, on $2.52B in revenue, up 23% YoY but shy of estimates of $2.54B; ad revenue fell 7%  —  - News Corp. reported fiscal first-quarter earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations for earnings but missed on revenue.
Discussion: @npfandos and News Corp
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
The New York Times is digitizing its 5-7M photo archive using Google AI to recognize text describing the photos and will use Google's storage services  —  Google's computer brains are helping The New York Times turn a historic archive of more than 5 million photos into digital data that'll appear …
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Medium CEO Ev Williams says he will be raising more money; Medium has raised $132M, has 90M MAUs, and publishes 20K articles per day  —  - Ev Williams needs more money for Medium, which he says is still not profitable.  — Medium has received $132 million from investors so far.
Discussion: @duanekinsey and @rafat
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
YouTube office in Playa Vista's Spruce Goose hangar opens to house office space and productions as part of a plan to build a 450,000-square-foot complex  —  Google has moved a step closer to transforming the historic Spruce Goose hangar in Playa Vista into a state-of-the-art office and production facility …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: WarnerMedia has approached NBCU about a partnership that would include licensing films or TV shows as it prepares for its new streaming service  —  AT&T's WarnerMedia has approached Comcast's NBCUniversal to discuss ways of working together, including about licensing films or TV shows …
Discussion: Business Insider and @benmullin
Hollywood Reporter:
Tribune Media reports Q3 net income of $54.1M vs. loss of $18.7M in Q3 2017, revenue up 11% YoY to $498M thanks to growth in retransmission and carriage fees  —  The company, which this summer scrapped its planned $3.9 billion takeover by Sinclair Broadcast Group, posted a lower impairment charge …
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
A Saudi dissident was targeted by hackers attempting to access his email by impersonating Jamal Khashoggi and a BBC staffer, including a sham LinkedIn profile  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers impersonating journalists tried to intercept the communications of a prominent Saudi opposition figure in Washington …
 
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Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
E. W. Scripps reports Q3 revenue of $303M, up 51% YoY; political ad revenue reached $140M, up 86% from 2014 midterms
Discussion: MediaPost and PR Newswire
Nielsen Newswire:
Nielsen estimates 36M people watched primetime coverage of the midterm elections, more than in the previous four midterms
Reuters:
Netflix announces plans to make 17 original productions in Asia including shows in Chinese and Thai as it looks abroad for growth
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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
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