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6:00 PM ET, May 9, 2018


 Top News: 
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
After Trump's latest threat against the media, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the White House is accessible and “very committed to a free press”  —  On Wednesday morning, Trump suggested pulling the credentials of reporters who cover him.  —  White House press secretary …
Jon Street / Mediaite:
Conservative media icon Matt Drudge said he feared the President's “crusade on ‘fake news’” would lead to “all reporters” requiring licenses to work  —  Conservative firebrand Matt Drudge says he fears that President Donald Trump's frequent attacks …
Sources: Apple plans to let users buy subscriptions to some third-party video services in its TV app, rather than individual apps, starting next year  —  - Strategy in development looks a lot like rival's  —  Apple Inc.'s plan to reinvent cable TV is starting to look a lot like the strategy of its rival Inc.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: James Murdoch, mentioned as possibly taking a senior position at Disney after it buys 21st Century Fox, plans to strike out on his own if deal closes
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBCUniversal releases internal report on Matt Lauer probe, says “Today” managers had no prior knowledge of inappropriate conduct  —  NBCUniversal said managers at its venerable “Today” show and at NBC News had no knowledge of inappropriate behavior by star anchor Matt Lauer prior …
Kevin Merida / ESPN Front Row:
ESPN is discontinuing its Public Editor position, following a recommendation from the company's editorial board, citing the rise of social media  —  EDITOR'S NOTE: Kevin Merida, ESPN Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief for The Undefeated, also serves as Chair of ESPN's Editorial Board.
Janko Rottgers / Variety:
Roku reports Q1 revenue of $136.6M, beating expectations and up from $100M a year ago, as services outpace hardware revenue; active accounts up 47% YoY to 20.8M  —  Meet the new Roku: The company best known for its streaming devices made more money with ads and licensing fees than with hardware sales …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
The New York Times is partnering with FX and Hulu on a new TV show, “The Weekly”, based on its popular podcast The Daily  —  FX and Hulu will air a weekly television series by The New York Times.  —  The show's name, “The Weekly,” links it to the Times' popular podcast “The Daily.”
Linda Vester / Washington Post:
Ex-NBC reporter Linda Vester says she is not filing a lawsuit against NBC News or Tom Brokaw, and was shocked at letter of support from NBC's female employees  —  Linda Vester is a former NBC and Fox News journalist.  —  I am the woman who came forward last month to accuse NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw of sexual misconduct.
The Guardian:
Olivera Lakic, an investigative reporter in Montenegro, has been shot and injured in an attack, prompting calls for the EU and US to protect journalists  —  Olivera Laki wounded outside her home in the country's second attack on a journalist in a month  —  An investigative reporter …
Lonely Planet CEO Daniel Houghton is leaving for another role; source says parent company NC2 is pursuing a sale five years after purchasing it from the BBC  —  Lonely Planet has weathered the death of the guidebook better than any of its peers, and its new leader will need to figure …
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Michael Calderone / Politico:
Business Insider has named Matt Turner its new executive editor, replacing Mohammed Hadi, who is joining the New York Times
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Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Vodafone to buy some of cable giant Liberty Global's European assets, including operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Czech Republic, for €18.4B
Kurt Badenhausen / Forbes:
The NBA and Intel announce plans to jointly evaluate tech startups for investment and collaboration, seeking to “create a new immersive media world”
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