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6:20 PM ET, February 23, 2019

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Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
NYT says that a reporter and a photographer were disinvited from covering Vanity Fair's Oscar party; on Thursday, NYT ran a story on the party's inner workings  —  After a story published on Thursday, the paper's staffers say a reporter for the Times was disinvited to the magazine's Oscar party on Sunday.
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
After reports of pedophiles using YouTube comments to sexualize videos of children, YouTube warns creators it may demonetize videos with inappropriate comments  —  A new controversy this week over the sexualized exploitation of children on YouTube has set off a wave of advertiser boycotts …
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Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube says it will remove ads on anti-vaccine videos, launches info panel below anti-vaccine videos that links to the Wikipedia page for “vaccine hesitancy”  —  YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising …
CNBC:
AT&T says it is pulling all advertising from YouTube after reports of pedophiles openly using the platform; Nestle and Epic Games have also pulled ads
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
Alex French and Maximillian Potter on the back story of their Atlantic article on Bryan Singer and alleged pedophilia in Hollywood, which was spiked by Esquire  —  On February 11, news broke that Millennium Films was delaying Bryan Singer's Red Sonja, which was to begin production this year.
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Profile of The Bulwark, an anti-Trump conservative website launched last month by former Weekly Standard staffers, which wants to call out Trump enablers  —  The Bulwark's writers are the new outlaws of conservative media.  —  Charlie sykes is sitting behind a desk in a sparse …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
European journalists say Article 11 would enrich publishers at their expense as it enables use of existing contracts and ownership laws to avoid sharing revenue  —  Promoters of the EU destructive copyright directive keep pushing the bogus line that it is necessary to give money to “artists and journalists.”
Discussion: @jeffjarvis and @glynmoody
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Twitter co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams is stepping down from the company's board  —  Twitter Co-founder and former CEO Ev Williams is stepping down from the company's board, according to a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  “It's been an incredible 13 years …
Brandi Griffin / Poynter:
Newsrooms need to educate journalists on diversity and inclusivity, as simply hiring journalists of color is not enough to mitigate severe underrepresentation  —  I grew up on the west side of Atlanta in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the city.  —  I attended predominantly black …
Anna Beahm / al.com:
The Democrat-Reporter, the Alabama newspaper that ran a KKK editorial, has named Elecia R. Dexter, an African-American woman, as its new publisher and editor  —  A new publisher and editor have been named at the Democrat-Reporter, the newspaper that gained national attention this week …
Discussion: Newser and @aldotcom
 
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
In France, ten media companies, which together reach ~80% of the population, are partnering and spending €5M to create a unified login system across their sites
Recode:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson discusses the rise of sports betting, being inspired by Bleacher Report's extreme a la carte offers, and nonexclusive content deals
Antonia Noori Farzan / Washington Post:
An Arizona cop threatened to arrest 12-year-old journalist Hilde Lysiak while she was reporting; Lysiak uploaded the exchange on YouTube and her own website
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Tim Ingham / Rolling Stone:
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Chuck Strouse / Miami New Times:
McClatchy CEO says ~225 employees have accepted buyout offers across the country with sources saying the Miami Herald is losing at least 10 employees