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7:05 PM ET, May 15, 2019

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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”
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
White House launches tool to solicit information from people who had social media accounts suspended or banned and who suspect political bias behind the actions  —  'If you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump'
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: MediaPost, Digiday, Adweek, Adweek and Ad Age
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Analysis shows that language in newspapers has remained fairly steady since 2000 while TV news has gotten more emotional, conversational, and argumentative  —  A deep linguistic analysis finds that newspapers today are a lot like newspapers 30 years ago.  But TV news — especially cable news …
Bob Fernandez / Philly.com:
As it seeks a buyer, bankrupt Reading Eagle newspaper in Reading, PA, warns it may have to lay off all 221 employees in June  —  With a bid deadline looming on Wednesday, the Reading Eagle has alerted more than 200 employees of the threat of massive layoffs.
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  —  Comcast has agreed to sell its stake in Hulu in five years to Disney and give up its voting rights immediately.
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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
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 and @rbpundit
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg expands paid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks for primary caregivers, double the average for US communications and finance companies  —  Bloomberg LP is expanding its parental leave policy from 18 weeks of fully-paid leave to 26 weeks, effective immediately.
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
 
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Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Layoffs begin at the combined Disney and Fox studios, a spokesperson confirms; source says cuts were specifically affecting film staff
Discussion: The Wrap and Hollywood Reporter
Washington Post:
White House won't sign Christchurch Call to Action, an effort by governments and social media companies to fight online extremism, citing free speech concerns
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
BBC:
ITV cancels production of The Jeremy Kyle Show after 14 years due to the “gravity of recent events”; a guest of the show was found dead May 9 soon after filming
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
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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
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
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