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11:55 AM ET, May 15, 2019

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Michael Barba / The San Francisco Examiner:
Two judges who OK'ed a police raid on Bryan Carmody knew of his media role, a city supervisor says, a key issue under a California law protecting media sources  —  Two judges authorized police raids on the home and office of a freelance journalist last week despite knowing that the search warrants …
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Audrey Cooper / San Francisco Chronicle:
The raid on Bryan Carmody once again shows how little respect many politicians, police, and officials have for independent media they cannot control  —  I've spent more time this week thinking about Bryan Carmody than I would like.  —  Carmody is a freelance video journalist who obtained …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Explaining the Hulu/Disney/Comcast breakup: as media companies get bigger to compete with tech, many shows will scatter from Netflix and Hulu to rival services  —  All the big media companies want their own streaming service.  Big question: Do you want to subscribe to lots of streaming services?
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CNBC:
Comcast agrees to sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years at a $27.5B valuation or appraisal amount; Comcast to relinquish voting rights immediately
Ryan Joe / AdExchanger:
AT&T's Xandr unveils Community, a video ad marketplace for WarnerMedia and other publishers to sell ads across all channels: mobile, desktop, OTT, and linear  —  AT&T's ad unit Xandr on Tuesday unveiled a publisher network called Community, which lets advertisers use Xandr data …
Discussion: Digiday, Adweek and Ad Age
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Condé Nast sells Brides magazine to IAC's Dotdash for an undisclosed amount; Dotdash plans to scrap the print version and redesign Brides.com  —  The courting of Brides magazine had none of the meet-cutes and grand gestures often described in its glossy pages.
Discussion: WWD, @lindysegal and Digital TV Europe
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
In SEC filing, Salon says it has reached a deal to be sold for $5M following CEO's departure last week; if the sale is not completed, it may file for bankruptcy  —  Salon Media Group, a one-time digital darling, has fallen on hard times.  It lost its CEO of the past three years last week …
Discussion: The Wrap
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
CEO Randall Stephenson says AT&T will pull popular Warner Bros. shows from streaming rivals as it launches its own streaming service later this year  —  “We'll be bringing a lot of these media rights, licensing rights, back to ourselves," Randall Stephenson told an industry conference as the studio stands to lose licensing dollars.
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Washington Post:
WH will not sign “Christchurch call to action”, a commitment by governments and social media companies to fight online extremism, citing free speech concerns  —  The White House will not sign an international call to combat online extremism brokered between French and New Zealand officials …
Discussion: NPR, more at Techmeme »
Joe Concha / The Hill:
New York Times previews its first TV series called The Weekly, launching on FX June 2, and on Hulu the day after  —  The New York Times is launching a new TV show called “The Weekly” that will include reporting from 1,600 journalists from 160 countries, according to the 167-year-old publication.
Discussion: @theweekly and New York Times
Max Willens / Digiday:
Forbes Media's content solutions now account for 40% of its direct revenue, since merging its content studio with its research arm late last year  —  Publishers that sought to diversify into new lines of business are now trying to figure out how to fit those operations back together to deepen their relationships with advertisers.
 
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Univision partners with Altice USA's seven hyperlocal New York stations to produce five-minute Spanish-language newscasts twice each weekday
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Stuart Millar, who joined BuzzFeed UK as head of news in 2015, has been named its new editor, replacing Janine Gibson who left the role in January
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Google says it will begin featuring ads on the homepage of its mobile website later this year, amid tough questions around growth
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
A 14-year-old girl with 800,000 YouTube followers is sharing far-right content, highlighting how the platform can push kids to extremism as they build audiences
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Ethan Zuckerman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: French media across the left/right divide is controlled by papers of record that often link to each other rather than to fringe sites, unlike in the US
Golnar Motevalli / Bloomberg:
US sanctions have caused paper and ink prices to rise in Iran; two government owned dailies have cut coverage and journalists fear layoffs
Jeremy Gordon / The Outline:
Writers like David Foster Wallace should be reevaluated given the approximations in their reporting: they were expert storytellers, not chroniclers of truth
News & Tech:
Survey: 88% of Canadians read print or digital newspaper at least once per week; 83% access at least some news content online
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren rejects an invitation to a Fox News town hall, calls the outlet a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists”