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8:25 AM ET, February 6, 2018

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Gaby Del Valle / The Outline:
Memo: Newsweek fires EIC Bob Roe, news director Ken Li; reporters Katz, Saul, who were investigating parent company's finances, also fired, according to report  —  Editors and reporters are being fired, and current staffers speculate Newsweek's ties to a mysterious cult are to blame.
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Las Vegas Review-Journal killed story in 1998 about Steve Wynn sex misconduct claims and ordered its author to delete it from the newspaper's system  —  Cocktail waitresses at The Mirage sued over sexual discrimination in the 1990's.  Jim Laurie Las Vegas Review-Journal  —  A 1998 fax.
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
Sources: Facebook in talks with media buyers to expand Watch to more individual creators with a revenue split from ads, similar to YouTube  —  - Facebook has talked to media buyers about expanding Watch to more individual creators and creating an advertising system where everyone would get a split of revenue, similar to YouTube.
David Ingram / Reuters:
Seattle's Ethics and Elections Commission says Facebook violated election ad law, orders Facebook to disclose political ad spend info during 2017 city elections  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Seattle's election authority said on Monday that Facebook Inc is in violation of a city law …
Ricardo Lopez / Variety:
Sources: Viacom close to acquiring annual online video conference Vidcon, which will be an independent division of Viacom and retain leadership team, offices  —  Viacom is close to acquiring VidCon, Variety has learned from individuals with knowledge of the transaction.
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Steve Erickson / Los Angeles Magazine:
Jack Sommers / HuffPost UK:
Julian Assange could leave the Ecuadorian embassy today after five years, with a judge expected to rule on whether warrant for his arrest should be quashed  —  He's been there since June 2012.  —  Julian Assange's five-year standoff with police could end today when a court decides whether …
VICE:
Two far-right nationalists barged into Vice's Romania offices and filmed the encounter, the latest in a string of similar incidents by white supremacists  —  Our colleagues at VICE Romania had a visit from a couple of guys who were angry with us about... quoting them verbatim?
Felice J. Freyer / Association of Health Care …:
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services threatened to ban a reporter from the agency's phone news conferences after he refused to alter a story  —  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services threatened to ban a reporter from participating in the federal agency's telephone news conferences …
Jim Rutenberg / The Wilson Quarterly:
How attacks by candidate and President Trump gave the NYT a renewed excitement to show the worth of traditional journalism based in fact and without aggression  —  In the morning hours of his first Saturday as president-elect, and just days after saying his public posture would change because …
 
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Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Teen Vogue names Samhita Mukhopadhyay, previously of Mic, as its first executive editor, reporting to Chief Content Officer Phillip Picardi
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
New Jersey governor signs executive order requiring ISPs to follow neutrality rules if they sell internet services to state agencies, in effect on July 1
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Audible's new strategy: purchase audiobook rights from agents prior to the sale of other publishing rights and add bonus material to some titles
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Viacom strikes streaming deal with Telefonica to make MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and others available on the Movistar Play platform in Latin America
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Kali Hays / WWD:
National Magazine Awards replace Magazine of the Year and Multimedia awards with social media, digital innovation categories; no print-only categories remain
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
News organizations using WaPo's Arc publishing software highlight its major benefits as The Lenfest Institute prepares to document Philly.com's switch to Arc
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Inside South Africa's investigative non-profit amaBhungane, its role in the Gupta Leaks and in developing trustworthy investigative journalism in the region