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6:35 AM ET, February 22, 2017


 Top News: 
J.D. Durkin / Mediaite:
Milo Yiannopoulos announces he has resigned from Breitbart News effective immediately, citing a “poor choice of words”  —  After days of speculation, it is official: Milo Yiannopoulos is out at Breitbart, with news of his resignation reaching social media just minutes ago via Michael Grynbaum of The New York Times.
Milo Yiannopoulos / Facebook:
Milo Yiannopoulos says he is a child abuse victim, still plans to release book this year, and will announce a new, independent media venture in coming weeks  —  STATEMENT DELIVERED AT PRESS CONFERENCE 2/21/07  —  I am a gay man, and a child abuse victim.  —  Between the ages of 13 and 16 …
Max Greenwood / The Hill:
Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos disinvited from CPAC over pedophilia remarks
Owen Jones / The Guardian:
Enablers of Yiannopoulos, from the media to Simon & Schuster, who saw his bigotry as a commercial opportunity, must be treated with contempt
Steven Waldman / New York Times:
Facebook, Google, Verizon, and Apple should step in with more philanthropy to help disrupted local journalism  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's manifesto about community, released last week on Facebook, wisely analyzed the state of journalism: He decried sensationalism …
Alex Gladu / Bustle:
The Washington Post rolls out new slogan, Democracy Dies in Darkness, underneath its logo and across its platforms  —  On a list of President Trump's friends, the mainstream media is not likely to be found — and that may be putting it lightly.  From the days of his campaign to what are now his days …
Melody Kramer / Poynter:
Interview with NPR's Marilyn Geewax, a veteran business editor leading a three-person team reporting on President Trump's conflicts of interest  —  How have news organizations covered Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest?  Very creatively, so far.
Discussion: @bgpublic
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season  —  Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
MobiTV raises $21M from Oak Investment Partners and Ally Bank to develop service that delivers IP-based TV without a set-top box  —  Will tap new round to accelerate, expand company's focus on MVPDs  —  MobiTV, a company that specializes in IP-based multiscreen video delivery …
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fox News acquires ten-episode series, OBJECTified, hosted by TMZ founder Harvey Levin, to debut in the Fall of 2017  —  Fox News has acquired a ten-episode series order of “OBJECTified,” hosted by TMZ founder Harvey Levin, which will debut in the Fall of 2017.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois … ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday.  —  Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPublica's first regional project from the Medill School …
Discussion: @mjberens1
Verizon and Yahoo reduce price of acquisition deal by $350M, now valued at about $4.48B, and will evenly split cost of data breaches  —  - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced that they have amended the existing terms of their agreement …
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Discussion: Nieman Lab and NewsWhip
Ramin Setoodeh / Variety:
Jimmy Kimmel Is Considering Retiring From Late-Night TV
Todd Spangler / Variety:
MLB, Disney Tap Amazon's Michael Paull as CEO of BAMTech Streaming Venture
Discussion: Forbes and Broadcasting & Cable
Rick Carew / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Baidu raises more than $1.5B for live-streaming site iQiyi by selling convertible notes to investors
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Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Pandora expected to launch its $10/month music service next month; Tim Westergren says country music listeners will likely become paying subscribers
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook-owned WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone
Max Willens / Digiday:
Fusion Media moves into podcasting with conversational shows and an eight-part series called “Containers” hosted by Alexis Madrigal from a seaport in Oakland