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2:50 PM ET, February 9, 2018

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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 …
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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
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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 …
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
Discussion: @business
Paul Kiernan / Wall Street Journal:
Brazil's biggest paper, Folha de S. Paulo, says it has quit posting on Facebook as referrals have fallen from 40% to 23% and algorithm changes boost fake news  —  Move follows the social-media company's decision to overhaul its news feed  —  RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil's largest newspaper …
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.
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.
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.
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.
 
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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
Bloomberg:
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
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Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Twitch tightens community guidelines for hateful behavior, harassment, and sexually suggestive conduct, effective Feb. 19
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
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%+