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6:10 PM ET, November 7, 2018

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Trump called Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person”, as an aide tried to wrestle the mic from Acosta, and told April Ryan to “sit down” during press conference  —  “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump told Acosta during a post-election news conference on Wednesday.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
During a nearly 90-minute event, Trump repeatedly berated reporters for asking about his work, ending with, “It's called ‘earned media’ — it's worth billions”  —  President Trump struck a note of cheer after he arrived at the podium in the White House's East Room on Wednesday.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Tanzanian authorities have detained two staffers of the Committee to Protect Journalists; CPJ executive director calls for their immediate release  —  Authorities in Tanzania should immediately release Angela Quintal, Africa program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists …
New York Times:
Fox News, working with a different set of voter data to the other networks, was the first to tell viewers that Democrats would win the House  —  Get live election analysis and real-time results.  —  By 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Van Jones of CNN had called the midterm elections “heartbreaking” …
Discussion: The Wrap, MediaPost and TVNewser
Erin Nyren / Variety:
Hollywood producer Jason Blum was booed off stage at Israel Film Festival for criticizing Trump, with one reality TV star attempting to remove him  —  With the midterm elections heavy on everyone's mind, Jason Blum was booed offstage at the Israel Film Festival, where he was being honored …
Brent Lang / Variety:
21st Century Fox's reports Q3 revenues of $7.18B, up 2% YoY, missing analyst estimates, and earnings of $1.29B, up 54% YoY  —  Earnings at 21st Century Fox were in line with expectations on Wednesday, even as the media conglomerate's revenues for its most recent financial quarter fell short of projections.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Tim Peterson / Digiday:
Axios expects its annual revenue to double YoY to $20M+ in 2018 and still plans to launch a subscription product but likely not by the end of 2018  —  Axios remains in no rush to release the high-end subscription product that the news publisher publicly discussed months before the company's January 2017 launch.
Discussion: @digiday
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving …
Henry Farrell / Washington Post:
Q&A with Harvard's Yochai Benkler, on the political consequences of US media and why Fox News is five times more influential than Facebook for the right  —  Yochai Benkler, Rob Faris and Hal Robert, three scholars affiliated with Harvard's Berkman Klein Center, have a new book …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku reports Q3 revenue up 39% YoY to $173.4M, streaming hours up 63% YoY to 6.2B, device revenue up 9% after a cut in sales price; stock down 10%+ after hours  —  Roku continues its transition from a hardware company to a company that primarily makes money with advertising at a rapid pace.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Defy Media has ceased operations and let go of most employees, with a small team staying onboard to try and sell brands like Smosh  —  “Unfortunately, market conditions got in the way of us completing our mission," a company spokeswoman said in a statement.
 
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