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5:00 PM ET, February 2, 2017

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Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Ed:
UC Berkeley cancels Breitbart 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.
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.
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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%  —  Precipitous declines in print advertising rocked the newspaper industry last year.  And while The New York Times Company recorded significant growth …
Bob Fernandez / Philly.com:
Thousands of Comcast employees stop work in Philadelphia and other cities to protest Trump's immigration executive order  —  Thousands of Comcast employees in Philadelphia streamed out of the Comcast Center on Thursday afternoon to protest President Trump's recent executive order on Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven nations.
TechCrunch:
Sources: Spotify weighs plan to delay its IPO until 2018 in order to improve margins, renegotiate licensing deals, more  —  Feb 2, 2017, 10:40 amFeb 2, 2017, 11:19 am  —  Spotify — the music streaming company with over 100 million users (40 million of them paying) …
Cynthia Littleton / Chicago Tribune:
CBS unveils plan to merge its radio division with Philadelphia-based Entercom, creating a broadcast platform with 244 stations and national reach  —  WBBM-AM is one of Chicago's CBS Radio affiliates.  —  Variety  —  CBS Corp. has unveiled plans to merge its radio division …
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 …
Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
The Canadian government says it has pulled its advertising from Breitbart.com, after determining that the site did not align with its code of value and ethics  —  The federal government says it has pulled its advertising from Breitbart.com, the so-called alt-right website whose controversial former chairman …
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.
 
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
Sony Pictures posts $913M loss as film division takes $962M write-down, but records higher subscription VOD licensing revenue
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Reddit bans r/altright and r/alternativeright subreddits due to repeated violations of content policy
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