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11:15 AM ET, February 21, 2019

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Max Willens / Digiday:
Medium plans to offer four of its own subscription publications, starting with tech, business, health, and general interest, free to Medium subscribers  —  One of Medium's first big bets was paying to build magazines that lived on its platform.  Last week, the venture-backed publishing platform sent …
Sam Wolfson / The Guardian:
Dutch historian leaks un-aired video of Fox News host Tucker Carlson cursing and calling him names after accusations of hypocrisy and critique of Fox's agenda  —  In a heated exchange that was not aired, Rutger Bregman accused Carlson of being a pawn for the Murdochs and Kochs
Bloomberg:
Sources: Disney joins Nestle, Epic Games, and others in pulling ad spending from YouTube following details about a “pedophile ring” in YouTube comments  —  - YouTube faces criticism for recommending videos of minors  — Nestle, Epic Games also among companies stopping ad purchases
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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it has terminated 400+ channels and deleted tens of millions of comments in response to concerns about its videos being used to exploit children  —  And it's deleted tens of millions of comments  —  YouTube has terminated more than 400 channels and deleted tens of millions …
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation: YouTube is monetizing sexualized videos of minors, many with comments from predators; Epic Games pauses all pre-roll ads following inquiry
The New York Times Company:
New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger says Trump's use of the phrase “enemy of the people” is encouraging attacks on the press at home and abroad  —  America's founders believed that a free press was essential to democracy because it is the foundation of an informed, engaged citizenry.
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Maylan Studart / TheStreet:
Gannett missed Q4 earnings with revenue of $751M and a net loss of $14.2M, down from $13.6M in 2017; digital advertising represented 48% of total ad revenue  —  Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI) shares fell nearly 4% on Wednesday morning after the company missed fourth quarter earnings and revenues estimates …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Source: former executive producer of CBS This Morning, Ryan Kadro to join Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman's Quibi; Kadro expected to oversee news programming  —  Ryan Kadro left CBS News several weeks ago, but he isn't leaving the news business.  —  Kadro, the former executive producer of …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: CBS News is considering moving “CBS Evening News” from its longtime home in NYC to Washington DC and appointing Norah O'Donnell as lead anchor
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright in CA after refusing to appear before the UK committee investigating online disinformation  —  (CNN Business)Mark Zuckerberg is finally coming face to face with a top UK official who'd like to regulate Facebook.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
By hiring Sarah Isgur, CNN is aiming for a both-sides-are-equal type of coverage in a bid to boost its ratings, positioning it between MSNBC and Fox News  —  A few months before the 2016 presidential election, Sarah Isgur tweeted some advice to Donald Trump: “The only 3 words that should be coming …
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN employees raise ethics concerns over CNN's hire of Sarah Isgur, who is moving directly into a managerial role
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Memo: several of CNN's top politics editors, including Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist, say they're thrilled Sarah Isgur is joining the network
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Yahoo Sports to launch Queens Baseball Club on March 28 at $5-$6 a month, covering the Mets with three writers; Yahoo is working on deals with MLB and NBA teams  —  Yahoo Sports is creating a potential challenger to the The Athletic's subscription model, The Post has learned.
Chloe Bryan / Mashable:
A look at “Reply Guys”, a mostly harmless but annoying Twitter phenomenon where one or two men reply to every tweet from a woman  —  On Twitter, a place where a lot of bad things happen, there's a mostly harmless but decidedly annoying phenomenon.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Sean Spicer joins Extra as a special correspondent, starting with a series on the personal lives of DC insiders like Mike Pompeo and Sarah Sanders  —  “The idea is to give people a different angle on some of the people they see on the cable news channels every day," says the former Trump White House spokesperson.
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Charter Communications Newsroom:
Charter Communications to launch Spectrum TV Essentials, a $15 per month package of 60+ live TV channels, at the end of March without requiring a cable box  —  Priced at $14.99, Spectrum TV Essentials Will Feature More Than 60 Live Popular Channels Including Networks from Viacom, Discovery, A&E, AMC and Hallmark
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Nikki Usher / Columbia Journalism Review:
Before reporting on academic studies, journalists should check that they've been peer reviewed instead of relying on the brand names of grants or institutions
Katie Kilkenny / Hollywood Reporter:
Maya Cinemas, with six theaters and growing, aims to target Latinos with a mix of Hollywood films, US Latino-made films, and Latin American blockbusters
Michael Hiltzik / Los Angeles Times:
Federal agency sues former owners of the OC Register, claiming the company lost $9.4M by buying life insurance on employees days after company-wide layoffs
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James Walker / Press Gazette:
One year after the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, ten journalism groups sign an open letter demanding answers from authorities
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Analysis of data from social platforms: Democratic 2020 candidates are being targeted by a coordinated campaign of misinformation focused on sensitive issues
eMarketer:
eMarketer predicts that US digital ad spending will surpass traditional in 2019, growing 19% YoY to $129.34B, of which mobile will account for ~$87B
Keith Coffman / Reuters:
Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann sued the Washington Post for $250M, claiming it falsely accused him of racist acts and instigating a confrontation