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4:50 AM ET, May 15, 2019

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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  —  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  —  Comcast has agreed to sell its stake in Hulu in five years to Disney and give up its voting rights immediately.
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”  —  Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a …
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 …
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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 …
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  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whether you are Googling on the couch, fiddling with Maps in the car or swiping through the Discover feed on the toilet …
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.
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  —  “Soph” has nearly a million followers on the giant video platform.  The site's executives only have themselves to blame.
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  —  During the 2016 US presidential election, Facebook became a battleground of persuasion and disinformation.
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  —  Stuart Millar has been appointed as the new editor of Buzzfeed UK, replacing Janine Gibson.  —  Millar joined Buzzfeed UK as head of news …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
A close examination of the Mueller report's media citations, and some lessons for media in the report  —  This is the first of two posts examining the media dimensions of the Mueller report.  —  More than three weeks after the release of the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III …
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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
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
YouTube creators threatened by EU's new copyright directive due to the difficulty of automatically allowing fair use of copyrighted material through filters
 Earlier Picks: 
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Research group identifies disinformation campaign that published 135 articles on sites impersonating media outlets or on sites where users can post content
CNBC:
Bleacher Report will start its gaming-related programming from Las Vegas this summer, says its sports betting category grew 3x faster than any other category
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple updates iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs with its new TV app with Apple TV Channels, which offers customers subscription access to premium networks like HBO
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook raises pay for content moderation contractors to $22/hr in SF, NYC, DC; $20/hr in Seattle; and $18/hr in other metros; says minimum wage is not enough