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12:20 PM ET, February 13, 2019

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Aika Rey / RAPPLER:
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested by Philippines National Bureau of Investigation on cyber libel charges over story published four months before cyber law passed  —  The arrest is in connection with a story published by Rappler in May 2012 - or 4 months before the law that Maria Ressa …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's plan for a paid news service later this year runs into resistance from major publishers as Apple wants 50% of the revenue and not to share data  —  Apple plans to keep about 50% of subscription revenue from ‘Netflix for news’ service, likely won't share customer data with publishers
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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple plans to hold a subscription services-focused event on March 25 at its Apple Park campus to announce a subscription news service  —  The company is expected to show off a long-rumored news subscription service.  —  Reporting From San Francisco, CA
Shahien Nasiripour / Bloomberg:
Documents show National Enquirer publisher AMI and its parent have $1B+ in debt; CFO says “no direct investment in the company's debt or equity by the Saudis”  —  - AMI had negative net worth as of Sept. 30, documents show  — Losses spurred borrowing, leading to more than $1 billion debt
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Organizers at BuzzFeed News announce they plan to form a union, nearly a month after more than 40 people were laid off from newsrooms  —  Last month, BuzzFeed laid off more than 220 employees, or 15 percent of its work force.  On Tuesday, employees at the company's news division responded …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
“Yellow vest” activist James Goddard has been charged with assault after allegedly threatening photographer Joel Goodman in Manchester  —  “Yellow vest” activist James Goddard has been charged with assault after allegedly threatening a Manchester Evening News photographer.
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David Sharman / HoldtheFrontPage:   A pro-Brexit “yellow vest” protester was arrested after threatening a photographer working for the Manchester Evening News
Jon Sopel / BBC:
The attack on BBC's Ron Skeans at a Trump rally was no surprise, and hostility towards the media is growing without a presidential condemnation of violence  —  I would really love to be able to say when I heard about the attack on our cameraman Ron Skeans that I was surprised.  Or shocked even.
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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
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Slate launches Supporting Cast in beta, a new service that lets podcast creators set up paid subscription layers, says it is invite only for now  —  As the Swedish dust from last week's Spotify acquisition-palooza settles, there's little time to wait.  Slate, the veteran digital media company …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed News is partnering with The Toronto Star to report on misinformation during Canada's 2019 general election  —  2019 is a general election year in Canada (as it is in many countries around the world), and the Toronto Star wanted to be on top of the misinformation and disinformation efforts …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Network lost a record 381K satellite TV subs in the fourth quarter of 2018, as a result of the carriage standoffs with HBO and Univision  —  Dish Network lost a record 381,000 satellite TV subs in the fourth quarter of 2018, as the carriage standoffs with AT&T's HBO and Univision accelerated …
Washington Post:
How Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund behind Digital First Media, has used a real estate subsidiary to get profits out of newspaper companies like Gannett  —  When the building housing the downtown Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper sold last April, the name of the buyer — Twenty Lake Holdings LLC — seemed of little consequence.
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
A look at potential newspaper merger scenarios as sources say Gannett hired Goldman Sachs as advisers and as Gannett faces a new fight for board seats
Charlie Deitch / Pittsburgh Current:
Some Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff ask that the publisher be banned from the building or searched on entering, after a newsroom “tirade” from him late Saturday  —  Members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh have asked that Post-Gazette Publisher John Robinson Block be banned …
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Roger Stone requested Wednesday that a judge hold a hearing about his conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off about his arrest before it happened last month  —  Roger Stone requested Wednesday that a judge hold a hearing on the conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off about his arrest before it happened last month.
 
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Kali Hays / WWD:
Financial filing shows that Meredith's sale of Sports Illustrated and Money magazine may be delayed until mid-2019
The New York Times Company:
Binyamin Appelbaum, a New York Times reporter covering the economy from DC, is joining the paper's editorial board as lead writer on business and economics
Shoshana Wodinsky / The Verge:
YouTube creators say scammers are extorting channels using copyright strike threats; problems persist due to YouTube's focus on the accused, not the accuser
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC is streaming its Oscars red-carpet pre-show exclusively on Twitter this year, after two years of using Facebook as its official streaming partner
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Harriet Agnew / Financial Times:
Vincent Glad, creator of infamous French Facebook group “League of LOL”, and Libération's online editor Alexandre Hervaud have both been suspended by the paper
Max Willens / Digiday:
TechCrunch launches a $15/month membership tier, Extra Crunch, offering exclusive content and perks like access to a community of founders and vertical experts
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
More than 240K people donated to 154 newsrooms in November and December 2018 via the NewsMatch program, with donations in 2018 up 50% YoY to $116M
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