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8:15 AM ET, February 12, 2019

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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Review into sustaining high-quality journalism in the UK culminates in a 157-page report with nine recommendations including an innovation fund and tax cuts  —  The Cairncross Review into the sustainability of the UK news industry in the digital age has issued nine recommendations that …
BBC:
A Trump supporter attacked BBC cameraman Ron Skeans and other news crews at a rally in El Paso, Texas, where Trump used anti-press rhetoric  —  A supporter of US President Donald Trump has attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas.  —  Sporting a Make America Great Again cap …
Matthew Dessem / Slate:
MGM-owned cable channel EPIX is adapting Slate magazine's podcast Slow Burn into a six-part television docuseries  —  The MGM-owned premium cable channel EPIX announced on Sunday that they have given a greenlight to Slow Burn, a television adaptation of the popular Slate podcast created by Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons.
Discussion: The Verge
Wall Street Journal:
Source: American Media sought advice from the DOJ over whether it should register as a foreign agent after working with Saudi Arabia  —  American Media inquired about having to register as foreign agent after publishing glossy magazine promoting Saudi Arabia and its new crown prince
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Thrillist has made its first content acquisition, buying “Send Foodz” from YouTube's food comedians Timothy DeLaGhetto and David So  —  - Thrillist Makes First Content Acquisition With Food Show From YouTube's Timothy DeLaGhetto, David So  —  Thrillist, the food …
Discussion: @groupninemedia
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
As Fox News' opinion programming comes under scrutiny, the network's pitch to advertisers is more focused on the popularity of its news anchors and their shows  —  Whether or not they watch Fox News Channel regularly, a lot of people talk about its primetime hosts: Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson.
Discussion: Politico, Ad Age and TVNewser
Mark Fainaru-Wada / ESPN:
Bob Costas, a sports broadcasting icon, on how his criticism of the NFL and its handling of the CTE scandal led to him leaving NBC  —  IN DECEMBER 2015, the movie “Concussion” was set for a Christmas Day release in nearly 3,000 theaters across America.  The film told the story of the NFL's attempts …
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
A group of French Twitter personalities, called LOL League, is accused of coordinating harassment campaigns against female and LGBTQ writers and people of color  —  A secret group of mainly male French journalists have been accused of coordinating a sprawling, yearslong campaign …
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
CICAE, a European trade body representing art house cinemas, has criticized the Berlin Film Festival for including a Netflix film in its competition line-up  —  In an open letter to Berlin festival director Dieter Kosslick and the German culture minister, cinema owners criticized the inclusion …
 
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CBC News:
Joe Schlesinger, former foreign correspondent for CBC and one of Canada's most beloved journalists, has died at age 90 after a lengthy illness
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom's VidCon, a conference for online video creators, is launching in London this week as part of an expansion into international markets
Business Wire:
Hearst Magazines President Troy Young has been named Vice Chairman of IAB's board for 2019, which a number of media execs have also joined
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Former Marketplace reporter Lewis Wallace, fired for refusing to take a post on journalistic objectivity down, is crowdfunding a podcast exploring the subject
 Earlier Picks: 
Travis Clark / Business Insider:
Steven Soderbergh's new film High Flying Birds, which premiered on Netflix on Friday and is a hit with critics, was shot on iPhone
Press Association:
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho to host a fortnightly show on football on RT, starting on March 7
Discussion: @justinmoorhouse
CNN:
Jill Abramson continues to defend her book against plagiarism charges, says she gave Vice early excerpts of the book and invited the company's response