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4:45 PM ET, February 27, 2019

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: Disney is in talks with AT&T to acquire WarnerMedia's 10% stake in Hulu to add to its existing 30% stake and the 30% Disney gains from 20th Century Fox  —  Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Arbitrator awards the team behind TV series Bones $179M after ruling that 21st Century Fox execs fraudulently hid profit info from stars and executive producer  —  In a long-running legal battle over profits from the David Boreanaz-Emily Deschanel hit, an arbitrator's stunning decision calls …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
FTC settles with TikTok's Musical.ly for $5.7M over the app's violation of US child privacy laws; TikTok's app updates today with a new UX for those under 13  —  A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children's privacy laws …
Washington Post:
White House excluded reporters from the AP, Reuters, and other outlets from covering Trump's dinner with Kim Jong-Un because they had shouted questions earlier  —  HANOI — The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump's dinner here Wednesday …
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Washington Post:
The US press corps were forced to leave the Melia hotel in Hanoi, where TV crews had spent weeks setting up cameras, after Kim Jong-Un arrived to stay
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC and UK broadcaster ITV have confirmed plans to launch a joint, paid streaming service called BritBox by the end of 2019  —  Streaming service to launch this year will feature archive shows and new commissions  —  The BBC and ITV have confirmed plans to join forces and launch a paid …
Cherie Hu / Bello Collective:
Investments in podcasts like Spotify's Gimlet acquisition will allow artists to share their own narratives directly with fans and avoid traditional music press  —  In sidestepping media middlemen, artists are creating their own DIY music-media economy  —  Over the past few decades …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:   Pandora launches Stories, a new marketing tool allowing artists to build music playlists combined with voice tracks, available for all users to stream
Gus Garcia-Roberts / USA Today:
Twitter has permanently suspended Jacob Wohl for creating and operating fake accounts, after he shared plans to make deceptive accounts before the 2020 election  —  Twitter announced that it is permanently suspending Jacob Wohl, a 21-year-old Internet hoaxer and supporter of President Donald Trump …
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Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Oscar winners behind Free Solo on why documentaries are hot now: sophisticated audiences, a “psychotic” news cycle, and big budgets from streaming companies  —  On a bustling post-Oscar Monday, “Free Solo” co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin arrive …
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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times has named Adam Nossiter as its Paris bureau chief, where he will be joined by veteran correspondent Nori Onishi  —  The International desk is excited to announce a new lineup in France: Adam Nossiter is becoming Paris bureau chief, and Nori Onishi is finishing his tour in South Africa to join him there.
 
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Tiffany Stevens / Columbia Journalism Review:
In the past year, more reporters are living among residents in US-Mexico border cities, helping national outlets like LAT and NYT improve immigration coverage
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
theSkimm plans to launch its first daily news podcast, Skimm This, on March 4, releasing it at 5pm weekdays and focusing on around four stories in 10 minutes
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East Bay Times:
After inadvertently releasing a list of thousands of cops with criminal convictions under public records law, CA's AG threatened two reporters with legal action
Hadas Gold / CNN:
DC appeals court rejects DOJ's bid to overturn the ruling that cleared the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner; DOJ says it will not seek further review
American Journalism Project:
The American Journalism Project, a venture philanthropy project aiming to reinvigorate local news, has launched with $42M in commitments
The Guardian:
UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook will only renew about one-third of existing Facebook Watch news shows; source says one show that was renewed had a 30% budget cut