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9:15 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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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 …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump says “it could be others also” when asked how long Acosta will be suspended
Discussion: TVNewser, Variety and Mediaite
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 …
Ashley Feinberg / HuffPost:
Leaked audio and screenshots show Axios dismiss criticism after it used a clip of Trump saying he would end birthright citizenship as a promo for its HBO show  —  “They hate ya cause they ain't ya,” one employee wrote.  —  Their weekly staff meeting had become a crisis debriefing …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
The New York Times is digitizing its 5M-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 …
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  —  The E.W. Scripps Co. swung to a third quarter profit as revenues were boosted by local political ad sales revenue from Katz Broadcasting, acquired a year ago.
Discussion: MediaPost, MediaPost and PR Newswire
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: @benmullin, Business Insider and CNBC
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
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Giphy unveils its short-form video platform and showcases the 118 finalist videos from the first Giphy Film Fest, held earlier this week  —  Giphy is again moving beyond the traditional confines of everyone's favorite animated image format, the GIF.  The company is soft launching its video platform Friday …
 
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Jelter Meers / OCCRP:
Romania threatens to fine investigative non-profit RISE Project €650/day and up to €20M unless it reveals corruption investigation sources, citing GDPR
Discussion: OCCRP and Romania Insider
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
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
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Nielsen Newswire:
Nielsen estimates 36M people watched primetime coverage of the midterm elections, more than in the previous four midterms
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