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1:15 PM ET, February 9, 2018


 Top News: 
James Vincent / The Verge:
YouTube temporarily suspends ads on Logan Paul's channels citing “recent pattern of behavior”, after multiple controversial posts since the suicide victim video  —  It's only a temporary suspension though  —  Has controversial YouTuber Logan Paul changed?  It seems YouTube doesn't think so.
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Digital Content Next study: Google and Facebook account for less than 5% of publishers' digital revenue and about 30% of their total distributed content revenue  —  Google and Facebook are the biggest tech companies in terms of advertising and biggest traffic sources for publishers …
Discussion: Digital Content Next
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Facebook will award $10M in grants to people creating and leading communities, with up to $1M grants for 5 leaders and $50K for 100 more  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook (FB.O) launched a community leadership program on Friday that will award $10 million in total to more than 100 people …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook will count organic reach impressions only when a Page post actually appears on a person's screen starting next week  —  Facebook originally said it would switch to only counting viewable impressions in November 2016, but the new system took longer than expected to build.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
NBC adopts a new approach to Olympics advertising as TV audiences fall: ad sales are based on total viewership, both streaming and TV  —  Guarantee to sponsors says online, TV audiences are all alike  —  Two years ago in Rio, streaming soared while home viewing sank
Wall Street Journal:
Viacom to launch streaming service by September with content it has removed from Hulu, Netflix, is talking to US mobile carriers to distribute its TV channels  —  Viacom Inc. plans to launch an ad-supported streaming-video service by September that will offer shows and other content from across …
Discussion: @keachhagey
Christina Pazzanese / Harvard University Gazette:
Q&A with Margaret Sullivan on the state of the news media, why the Times erred in removing the public editor position, and advice for young journalists  —  In a time when a U.S. president has been known to call journalists the “enemy of the people,” the everyday work of reporting the news has rarely been more challenging.
Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Disney preview of 2019 streaming service: starts in US only, excludes R-rated films, keeps Marvel on Netflix, first-year goal is 4-5 new movies and 5 TV series  —  EXCLUSIVE: The Disney streaming service is beginning to crystallize, and Deadline can provide some details of the initial slate.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Getty Images signs an image licensing deal with Google, signaling a truce after filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the EU in April 2016  —  Almost two years after filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, Getty Images announced today that it has signed a licensing deal with the Silicon Valley giant.
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Twitch tightens community guidelines for hateful behavior, harassment, and sexually suggestive conduct, effective Feb. 19  —  New rules go into effect this month  —  Twitch is enacting stricter policies in the interest of curbing harassment and sexually suggestive behavior.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
Twitter left up hundreds of videos from two Vine accounts connected to the Russian Internet Research Agency until CNN asked about the accounts  —  Senate committee grills tech giants over online terrorism  —  Twitter left hundreds of Russian propaganda videos, with millions of views …
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John-Paul Ford Rojas / Sky News:
Trinity Mirror, publisher of UK's Daily Mirror, has agreed to pay £126.7M for several Northern & Shell titles including the Daily Express and Daily Star
UK MPs grill Facebook, Google, Twitter execs about misinformation during first committee visit to US, suggest issues stem from lack of laws, ad revenue reliance
The Daily Northwestern:
Northwestern journalism professor Alec Klein, director of the Medill Justice Project, takes leave of absence amid probe into allegations of harassment
 Earlier Picks: 
Steven Waldman / Report for America:
Report for America names 9 more news outlets that will host journalists, starting in June, including The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, and The Incline
Matthew Cooper / Politico:
A look inside the changes at Newsweek: changing owners, leaner budgets, and uneven standards in the last year as editors focused on traffic over accuracy
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Everipedia, a rival to Wikipedia that plans to use tokens to permit editing and reward users, raises $30M from investors including Galaxy Digital
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
New York Times overall subscription revenue, which now accounts for 60% of total revenue, rose to more than $1B for 2017; Q4 revenue rose 10% YoY to $484M
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
Twitter Q4: profit of $91.1M, its first ever, revenue of $731.6M, up 2% YoY, vs. $686.4M est.; MAUs up 4% YoY but flat QoQ at 330M vs. 333M est.; stock up 10%+