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12:22 PM ET, February 2, 2017


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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
The New York Times is launching on Snapchat Discover with a daily weekday edition based on its Morning Briefing for users in the US and Canada  —  The New York Times is the latest media company to fully embrace Snapchat, the rising social media app owned by Snap.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
NYT CEO Mark Thompson takes a jab at Donald Trump, a vociferous Times critic, in an earnings call announcing the paper's post-election subscriber rush  —  New York Times CEO Mark Thompson opened a conference call to discuss the company's latest financial results with a jab at President Donald Trump …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
The New York Times now has 3M subscribers, adding 276K digital subscribers in Q4 of 2016; total advertising revenue in 2016 still fell by 9%
Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Ed:
UC Berkeley cancels Brietbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos speech after protests turn violent on campus  —  California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests — reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus — over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur.
David Sharman / HoldTheFrontPage:
BBC to invest £8m-a-year in 138 new “local democracy reporters” across the UK, with BBC staff working alongside local journalists to produce local news  —  Scotland will get 20 local democracy reporters while Northern Ireland will get just three under the partnership between …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Reddit bans r/altright and r/alternativeright subreddits due to repeated violations of content policy  —  Over doxing  —  Reddit has decided to ban two high-profile communities of the alt-right over what appears to be the posting and dissemination of personal information, otherwise known as doxing.
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
White House thaws its relationship with CNN by making Dr. Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to the president for national security, available for an interview  —  President Donald Trump's White House ended its freeze-out of CNN Wednesday.  Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
How The Guardian grew from 15K to 200K paying readers in the past year, and how it plans to reach 1M subscribers by 2019  —  The Guardian has made big strides in growing its membership revenue, with the number of paying supporters jumping from 15,000 to just under 200,000 in the past year.
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Sony Pictures posts $913M loss as film division takes $962M write-down, but records higher subscription VOD licensing revenue  —  Net losses of $913 million at Sony's Pictures division held the electronics giant's profits to JPY19.6 billion in the three months to December, the third quarter of its financial year.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
American Public Media's firing of Lewis Wallace illustrates newsroom struggles over diversity and meaning of impartiality as some call media “the enemy”
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