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10:40 PM ET, May 3, 2017


 Top News: 
Mark Zuckerberg:
Facebook to add 3,000 people to its community operations team to review reports of inappropriate content, after several videos of violent killings went viral  —  Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -\-\ either live or in video posted later.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
NFL strikes deal letting Verizon stream London Ravens-Jaguars game on AOL, go90, and Complex; source says price was $21M  —  The NFL has struck a deal with Verizon to stream one regular-season game in the coming season, in a bet that distributing the matchup free for consumers over the internet …
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Profile of The Sun and interview with editor Tony Gallagher on political coverage, Brexit, and the papers' relationship with readers  —  Despite their falling circulations and tarnished reputations, tabloids maintain a striking grip on power as Britain prepares to cut ties with the European Union.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
For nearly three years, Canadian government has pursued the notes of former Motherboard editor Ben Makuch in court, affecting his job by damaging sources' trust  —  For nearly three years, our colleague and friend Ben Makuch has had the full weight of Canada's intelligence agencies …
Joel Simon / Committee to Protect Journalists:
President Trump's lack of support for the essential role of a free press fuels deterioration of press freedom worldwide  —  By Joel Simon/CPJ Executive Director and Alexandra Ellerbeck/Senior US Research Associate  —  For decades if not longer, repressive leaders around the world …
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times adds 308K digital news subscriptions in Q1, with overall revenue up 5% and digital ad revenue up 19% YoY; operating profit rises to $29M  —  The New York Times Company announced today first-quarter 2017 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $.08 compared …
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
The New York Times print ad sales dropped 17.9% YoY in Q1
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu launches its live TV service, Hulu With Live TV, in beta; priced at $40 a month, ABC, CBS, Fox News, ESPN, and CNN are available on it  —  Streaming-video provider inks Scripps Networks deal for live, VOD  —  Hulu has officially unleashed its horse in the crowded virtual pay-TV race.
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
FBI Director James Comey tells Congressional committee that a huge part of WikiLeaks activities has nothing to do with “legitimate” newsgathering  —  James Comey's remarks follow reports the Justice Department may prosecute Julian Assange over classified leaks.
Greg Barbosa / 9to5Mac:
SoundCloud debuts The Upload, a Discover Weekly-style playlist that recommends new music, available now on iOS and Android  —  SoundCloud has unveiled a new feature today to help listeners discover even more new music.  The Upload is SoundCloud's answer to the music discovery playlists …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Philadelphia's Lenfest Institute for Journalism has raised $26.5M from foundations and individuals, with founder Gerry Lenfest pledging $40M in matching funds  —  The institute, which owns the two Philadelphia dailies, also plans to introduce a fellowship program and award grants to help sustain local journalism.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Pluto TV Inks Licensing Deals With Lionsgate, MGM, Warner Bros. for Library Titles  —  Pluto TV is bringing thousands of movies and TV shows — including “Silence of the Lambs” and “Mad Max” — to its free, ad-supported internet television service under pacts with Lionsgate, MGM and Warner Bros.
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A.J. Katz / TVNewser:
Despite O'Reilly scandal, Fox News remained No. 1 in audience ratings in April, with Hannity's viewing figures up 42% YoY
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Scripps Networks buys online food publication Spoon University, in a bid to gain foothold among younger audiences; a source says the deal values Spoon at $10M
Breanna Edwards / The Root:
Reporter April Ryan, who works for American Urban Radio Networks, named the National Association of Black Journalists' journalist of the year 2017
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Christian Shepherd / Reuters:
China's internet regulator, CAC, issues new rules, effective June 1, requiring online news services to be managed by party-sanctioned editorial staff