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12:05 AM ET, May 11, 2017


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Andrew Joseph / STAT:
HHS Secretary Tom Price praises WV police for “doing what they thought was appropriate” in arresting journalist, says “gentleman was not in a press conference”  —  CONCORD, N.H. — Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price on Wednesday commended police in West Virginia for …
Reporter released after being arrested in WV while he tried to ask questions of HHS Secretary Tom Price and Kellyanne Conway; police said he caused disturbance
Hadas Gold / Politico:
US media outlets were shut out of Trump meeting with Russia's Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak, while Russian state news agency TASS was allowed in  —  On Wednesday morning as controversy swirled over the president abruptly firing his FBI chief amid an investigation of possible ties between …
J.K. Trotter / Jezebel:
Sources: divorce affidavit of Bill O'Reilly's ex-wife details abuse incident after she caught him engaging in phone sex, a practice mentioned in Fox News cases  —  Bill O'Reilly's ex-wife swore in an affidavit that the disgraced Fox News host brutally assaulted her in their Long Island home …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
21st Century Fox reports mixed Q3 results with quarterly revenue up 5% to $7.56B, led by higher TV ad and affiliate revenue  —  21st Century Fox exceeded earnings expectations by reporting a quarterly profit of 54 cents on an adjusted basis even though revenue of $7.56 billion was a tad light.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will now rank sites with “disruptive, shocking or malicious ads” lower in News Feed  —  Facebook will bury links to low-quality websites and refuse to carry ads pointing to them in a News Feed algorithm changeannounced today.  Facebook defines a “low-quality site” …
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's anti-press approach could erode legal and cultural safeguards for state and local journalists, who already face harsh economic pressures  —  It's become clear in recent months that Donald Trump's growling at the national press has, in many ways, backfired.
Discussion: @nppalawyer and @petersterne
Time Inc.'s Q1: total revenue dips nearly 8% to $636M, net loss increases by $18M YoY to $28M; in earnings call, CEO blames media speculation around sale  —  Time Inc. on Wednesday slashed its dividend as the magazine publisher pushed ahead with a cost-cutting plan following its decision to not sell itself …
Discussion: Time Inc. and Axios
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Vice launches digital magazine, Vice News Issues, with long form articles and videos on its homepage, will integrate them with its HBO series  —  “We wanted to try to bring a little more energy back to our homepage and really act like a main magazine for a day."
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
New York court rejects CEN and Michael Leidig's summary judgment bid in $11M Buzzfeed “The King of Bulls**t News” libel suit, case will go to trial  —  A New York Court has rejected news agency owner Michael Leidig's bid to obtain summary judgment in his favour in his $11m defamation lawsuit against Buzzfeed.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV  —  PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids' TV.  The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video …
Discussion: SlashGear and Variety
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