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1:20 PM ET, May 8, 2019

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Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
The owner of The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing IRS approval to change the newspaper to a nonprofit, likely forcing an end to its endorsements of candidates  —  After years of heavy financial losses, The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing federal approval to become a nonprofit operation sustained by donations large and small.
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert Pear, longtime New York Times reporter who covered Washington with a focus on health care policy for 45 years, dies at 69  —  An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches its evidence-based Parenting vertical in beta as a mobile-optimized responsive site, building toward being a subscription product  —  Over about five years, The New York Times developed its Cooking product from a bunch of unmonetized recipes floating around its website …
Emily Nussbaum / New Yorker:
CBS censored a cartoon in CBS All Access' The Good Fight; writer said the network standards division was concerned the cartoon would endanger CBS execs in China  —  Last Thursday, fans of “The Good Fight”—the darkly funny Trump-era spinoff of “The Good Wife,” created by the married showrunners Robert …
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Court TV, dismantled by Time Warner in 2008, is reborn under Katz Networks; the channel will air trials virtually in their entirety and discuss all things legal  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court TV is ending its long recess.  —  The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes …
Discussion: TVNewser, Orlando Sentinel and @courttv
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Sinclair Broadcast Group reports Q1 revenue of $722M, up 8.5% compared to the prior year, but income was down 12.1% YoY to $93.6M  —  Revenue rises 8.5%, but tougher comps meant lower profits in period  —  Revenue increased 8.5% at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Q1, but tougher comparisons …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Times-Picayune's demise began when its owner adopted an abrupt digital-first strategy, reducing delivery to just 3 days per week, and slashing newsroom staff  —  The day of the New Orleans Saints home opener in 2013, fans arrived at the Superdome to find a special edition of the Advocate draped over every seat.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google says Android TV is used by 140+ pay TV operators worldwide, will launch redesigned Play Store on Android TV later this year with easier app discovery  —  Android TV didn't get any keynote stage time at Google's I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday …
Simon Lewis / Reuters:
Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been freed from prison after being jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days  —  Simon Lewis, Shoon Naing  —  YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free …
 
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