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8:55 PM ET, February 9, 2016


 Top News: 
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Emails between Clinton aide Philippe Reines and ex-The Atlantic contributing editor detail specific conditions traded for an early copy of a speech  —  This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants  —  Hillary Clinton's supporters often argue that mainstream political reporters …
Daniel Roberts / Yahoo! Finance:
Sources: ESPN and DraftKings end exclusive deal committing DraftKings to $200M ad spend per year  —  ESPN ends exclusive advertising deal with DraftKings  —  ESPN has gotten out early from an exclusive advertising relationship with daily fantasy sports company DraftKings …
Curt Woodward /
SEC filing shows Fox marked down value of its $160M investment in DraftKings by about 60%  —  Fox cuts value of DraftKings stake by 60 percent  —  Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. said it marked down the value of its $160 million investment in DraftKings Inc. by about 60 percent …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Awful Announcing
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Viacom Q1 revenue dropped 6% to nearly $3.2B, 10% drop in profits overall
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom extends partnership with Snapchat, signs multi-year deal to sell advertising on Snapchat's behalf
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter Forms A “Trust & Safety Council” To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech  —  Twitter's latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handing a free pass to orchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it's formed a “Trust & Safety Council” …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter introduces First View, new video ads placed at the top of users' timelines  —  Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline  —  Twitter has been in the spotlight for the past several days over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plans to change the order of Tweets in your timeline.
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg Business:
Disney beats Q1 estimates with net income of $2.88B on $15.2B in revenue, up 14% YoY, driven by Star Wars; ESPN costs rose; stock falls over 6% after hours  —  Disney Tops Estimates on ‘Star Wars,’ ESPN Profit Declines  —  Programming costs, subcriber losses, dollar hit sports network
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Washington Post builds Bandito detection tool that monitors alternate versions of stories set by editors, then automatically serves the most popular  —  Washington Post's ‘Bandito’ Tool Optimizes Content For Clicks  —  System promotes version of a story with most popular headline, images
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Telemundo to Build New $250 Million Miami Headquarters  —  Telemundo is moving to a new headquarters within Florida's Miami-Dade County — and in a very big way.  —  The new 450,000 sq. ft. facility will exist on approximately 21 acres at NW 25th Street and the Florida Turnpike.
Discussion: TVNewser and Variety
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Politwoops returns to US to archive politicians' deleted tweets after Twitter blocked its API access last August  —  Politwoops returns to the US to archive politicians' deleted tweets  —  After relaunching internationally last month, Politwoops is back in the US to track and post deleted tweets from politicians.
Christopher Simpson / Bleacher Report:
Premier League in talks with cybersecurity firms on “virtual barriers” to block illegal streaming of matches  —  Premier League Reportedly in Cyber-Security Talks to Block Illegal Live Streams  —  The Premier League are reportedly holding talks with cyber-security companies …
Discussion: mirror,, Daily Mail and The Drum
Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Iran's Press TV suspends two executives after newscaster Sheena Shirani claims she faced sexual harassment, then flees country  —  Iranian News Channel Suspends 2 Executives in Sexual Harassment Case  —  TEHRAN — Press TV, Iran's state-run, English language news channel …
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Relativity Media to exit bankruptcy soon after judge approves reorganization plan
The Boston Globe:
Boston Courant, a twenty-year-old weekly newspaper, to shut down after losing wrongful termination lawsuit
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
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Kate Palmer / Telegraph:
Guardian Media Group and Apax owned Ascential prices shares at 200p, floats at about a £800M valuation
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Profile of the FCC's general counsel Jonathan Sallet, helping to create and defend rules shaping TV and the Internet