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1:55 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 …
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Lian Buan / RAPPLER:   Rappler's Executive Editor Maria Ressa is being detained in jail over night after a judge refused to process her bail
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 …
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Lucia Moses / Business Insider:   Sources: after 15% of BuzzFeed News overall headcount was cut last month, current and former staffers are questioning Jonah Peretti's vision
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
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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
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
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
Reveal:
Matt Thompson, executive editor of The Atlantic, is joining California's Center for Investigative Reporting as editor-in-chief  —  EMERYVILLE, Calif. - The Center for Investigative Reporting has appointed Matt Thompson as its new editor in chief.  —  Thompson will oversee CIR's award-winning newsroom …
Oliver Darcy / CNN's Reliable Sources:
The NYT says Glenn Thrush's byline appeared on stories related to Trump because he's subbing for a Capitol Hill reporter and reporting merged with WH coverage  —  Mass murders get national attention.  Daily murders usually don't.  But McClatchy and The Trace came up with a way to change that.
Discussion: Columbia Journalism Review and CNN
Kali Hays / WWD:
Financial filing shows that Meredith's sale of Sports Illustrated and Money magazine may be delayed until mid-2019  —  It's taken the publisher longer than planned to off-load the two former Time Inc. titles.  —  People magazine, a former Time title now owned by Meredith Corp.
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 …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Six women have now accused “Extra” host A.J. Calloway of sexual assault; one alleged victim had approached Warner Bros. in July but received no response  —  The show's 14-year veteran, now accused by six women of sexual assault and misconduct, is suspended by Warner Bros. Television …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
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 …
Discussion: @c_cauterucci
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 …
Ed Clowes / Gulf News:
Financier and prominent Trump backer Tom Barrack said that the US has committed worse atrocities than Saudi Arabia's killing of Jamal Khashoggi  —  Real estate developer said that kingdom was misunderstood by the West  —  Dubai: America is in no moral position to criticise Saudi Arabia …
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
 
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Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
“Since Parkland” goes live with profiles of ~1,200 children killed by gun violence, written by high school reporters who were trained and paid by The Trace
Nicole Dieker / The Billfold:
Personal finance site The Billfold is shutting down on February 20 and its archives will remain online
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
Discussion: Variety
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
Reuters:
Sources: Apollo Global Management may announce a deal to buy Cox Enterprises' 14 regional TV stations this week; Apollo is also bidding on some Nexstar stations
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
Discussion: @adambain
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