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10:45 AM ET, May 3, 2017


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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.
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  —  Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI.O) said it has agreed to buy online food publication Spoon University, a startup it hopes …
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.
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 …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Amazon Prime Video signs first look deal for documentaries from new nonprofit production company at UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program  —  In 2001, “Frontline” aired a documentary by investigative reporting legend Lowell Bergman.  The movie, which chronicled the new cowboys of …
Mark Zuckerberg:
With Facebook Live being used to broadcast murders, Facebook to add 3,000 people to its community operations team to review reports of inappropriate content  —  Over the last few weeks, we've seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook -\-\ either live or in video posted later.
Discussion: CNET, more at Techmeme »
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  —  It's been an interesting year to be veteran White House reporter April Ryan.  Between back and forths with President Donald Trump …
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  —  China on Tuesday issued tighter rules for online news portals and network providers, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's push to secure …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rupert Murdoch's 56-word memo on Bill Shine shows a continued focus on ratings and profits, without cleaning house of those who enabled Ailes  —  If ever there were an internal memo that said it all, a remarkably brief one from Rupert Murdoch to Fox News staff on Monday is it.
Meera Jagannathan / New York Daily News:
Suzanne Scott, Fox News new president of programming, was accused of prompting Fox News employees and contributors to publicly disparage Gretchen Carlson
Discussion: HuffPost
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American Press Institute:
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Thomas Vinciguerra / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ex-NYT staff involved in the Pentagon Papers story are outraged at Spielberg's film on the scandal; scriptwriter says movie is primarily about WaPo's Kay Graham