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2:40 PM ET, May 15, 2019

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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 …
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
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: Adweek, Digiday, 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 …
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
Tiffini Theisen / Orlando Sentinel:
After Trump promises hurricane relief, 3 Florida radio stations owned by Gulf Coast Media vow to air snippets of Trump speeches every hour until 2020 election  —  Two days after President Trump rallied his base in Florida's Panhandle, vowing hundreds of millions of dollars in aid …
Discussion: Mediaite, Newser and New York Post
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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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
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
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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
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
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”