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10:35 AM ET, May 15, 2018


 Top News: 
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Betting-focused channels and fantasy sites expected to crowd the media field with the SCOTUS decision to allow states to offer sports betting  —  TVG, HRTV, WinView ready to pounce on opportunity  —  The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to offer sports gambling services …
Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
Salt Lake Tribune cuts 34 of its 90 newsroom staff, eliminates Utah news section several days a week, and will cut back on pages amid plunging revenues  —  In a radical restructuring of Utah's largest newspaper, owner Paul Huntsman proceeded Monday with cutting 34 Salt Lake Tribune employees …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says ~85% of new spending to go toward original content, plans to have about 1,000 originals total by the end of 2018  —  Netflix is sharply steering its new content spending toward original projects, with around 85% of new spending going to original TV shows …
Sources: Amazon tests display ad product letting merchants buy spots across other sites after it abruptly stopped buying Google Product Listing Ads last month  —  - New service lets merchants run Amazon ads on other sites, apps  — Amazon abruptly stopped buying Google shopping ads recently
Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the ten journalists killed in Afghanistan on April 30, nine of whom died in a suicide bomb blast, based on interviews with the people who knew them  —  The funeral of AFP photographer Shah Marai.  Photo courtesy Andrew Quilty.  —  It was the deadliest day for journalists in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime.
Discussion: @cjr and @malalibashir
The Guardian:
Facebook releases first content moderation report, closed 583M fake accounts in Q1 2018, took action on almost 1.5B accounts and 2.5M instances of hate speech  —  Firm's first quarterly moderation report also shows scale of spam, hate speech and violence  —  Facebook took moderation action …
Jason Schwartz / Politico:
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti threatened to sue conservative outlet The Daily Caller News Foundation after they published a report on him  —  Stormy Daniels's lawyer calls out Daily Caller News Foundation for alleged “hit pieces.”  —  On Sunday, a national news outlet published …
Discussion: The Wrap and Mediaite
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ urges Kenyan president to not sign a bill that would target journalists, bloggers, and others with jail and fines for publishing “false” information  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta not to sign into law a cybercrimes bill …
Discussion: Daily Nation
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
At least seven Palestinian reporters injured by Israeli gunfire while covering protests marking the 70th anniversary of what Israel says is its independence day
Thu-Huong Ha / Quartz:
Amazon's control of the self-published ebook industry means authors lose negotiating power and publishers can't compete on pricing or receive data on what sells
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR
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Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Journalists covering Trump are earning anything from $30K to $250K per year from on-air contributor roles, on top of securing lucrative book deals