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12:00 PM ET, May 12, 2017

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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
In a tweet, President Trump raised the possibility of canceling regular briefings with the White House press corps  —  In a mini-tweetstorm Friday that combined references to alleged unfair treatment of his spokespeople and the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump raised …
April Simpson / Current:
NPR will begin testing functions in its NPR One app this summer to help users donate through the app, including listeners in the UK  —  NPR will begin testing functions in its NPR One app this summer to help users donate through the app, including listeners in the U.K.
Ben Munson / Fierce Cable:
ComScore introduces Total Home Panel, a service to offer viewership data for OTT services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu  —  ComScore to offer viewership numbers for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu  —  Through what it's calling a “breakthrough,” ComScore says it will now be able to offer OTT activity statistics …
Mike James / I Programmer News:
Fraunhofer, the major contributor to MP3, shuts down its licensing program as MP3 patents have expired  —  Red Hat has announced that Fedora will include official MP3 decoding and encoding.  The reason is that MP3 is now patent free - as far as anyone can tell.
Discussion: NPR, Fraunhofer IIS, @avadiax and RAIN News
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
A 2015 Gawker post based on Michael Lynton's emails from Sony Pictures hack is deleted from Gawker archive; Denton says takedown was confidential by court order  —  The deleted article on Gawker, which is no longer in operation, published leaked emails from Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton.
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Daily Beast's newly unveiled redesign cuts the number of its homepage articles by a third to better appeal to advertisers  —  The Daily Beast has been looking for ways to build deeper relationships with its brand advertisers.  To do it, it had to take an axe to its most powerful traffic magnet …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: TPG Capital in talks to acquire 10% of Vice Media for just over $500M; other prospective bidders include CVC Capital Partners  —  A US private equity group which owns a stake in Airbnb is in talks about buying a shareholding in Vice Media, the millennials-focused news and entertainment group …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily, Deadline and Variety
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert H. Phelps, who missed the Watergate scandal as an editor at The New York Times, has died at 97  —  Robert H. Phelps had a distinguished career at The Boston Globe, shaping the modern paper, overseeing the coverage in major series that won Pulitzer Prizes, and serving as the newspaper's executive editor for 11 years.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV at WWDC; one source says the app may launch this summer  —  And Apple TV — which has been banned from Amazon since late 2015 — is returning to the retailer's virtual shelves.  —  Managing Editor, BuzzFeed San Francisco
 
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
The NYT will publish a print-only, stand-alone kids' section aimed at nine to 12-year-olds this Sunday, the latest installment in a new print initiative
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter announces a new deal for year-round NFL content that includes a 30-minute live digital show that will air five nights per week
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
IJR hires Shareblue's Tommy Christopher to diversify its political coverage; he starts in a a few weeks and will launch a new vertical called The Response
Rishi Iyengar / CNNMoney:
Indian newspaper circulation increased by more than 23M copies a day between 2006 and 2016, according to a new report from India's Audit Bureau of Circulation