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9:25 PM ET, February 9, 2018


 Top News: 
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Leaked recording: in a meeting with editors Newsweek exec blamed journalists for magazine's turmoil, didn't answer whether company committed financial crimes  —  During a private meeting with editors this week, a top Newsweek executive blamed his own journalists for the magazine's recent turmoil …
Kelsey Sutton / Mic:
At least 14 Newsweek journalists and three International Business Times staffers have resigned since the firing of senior Newsweek staffers on Monday  —  At least 14 Newsweek journalists and three journalists at the International Business Times have resigned in the days following the abrupt firing …
Rossalyn Warren / BuzzFeed:
Newsweek Media Group's Dayan Candappa to remain chief content officer after investigation following a report of sexual harassment at his previous job  —  Dayan Candappa was recently placed on leave after BuzzFeed News reported he was accused of sexual harassment while at Reuters.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News removes column criticizing US Olympic team diversity by Executive VP and Executive Editor John Moody  —  Three gay rights organizations had criticized the piece.  —  Fox News has removed a column by executive vp and executive editor John Moody following intense criticism online …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
YouTube says creators posting videos harmful to users may lose their monetization options and eligibility to be recommended on the platform  —  After barring Logan Paul earlier today from serving ads on his video channel, YouTube has now announced a more formal and wider set of sanctions it's prepared …
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.
John Koblin / New York Times:
Amazon names NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke as new head of Amazon Studios; Salke succeeds Roy Price, who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations  —  The NBC Entertainment executive Jennifer Salke was named the new head of Amazon Studios on Friday, ending a nearly four-month search …
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Journalists mock Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz' new book, Media Madness: “the running joke is that the book was actually written by Kellyanne”  —  Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz's latest book—Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press and the War Over the Truth …
Jennifer Maas / The Wrap:
Gary Knell will replace Declan Moore as CEO of Nat Geo Partners, the joint venture between 21st Century Fox and Nat Geo Society, overseeing global media, trips  —  Gary E. Knell will replace Declan Moore as Nat Geo Partners CEO, the board announced Friday.  —  Knell, who has served …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms test of “downvote” button on some comments for users to give feedback to company, with options like “Offensive”, “Misleading”, “Off Topic”
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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
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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
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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
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%+