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2:50 PM ET, February 9, 2018


 Top News: 
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 …
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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
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
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%+