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4:10 AM ET, February 28, 2019

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Source: Disney is in talks with AT&T to acquire WarnerMedia's 10% stake in Hulu to add to its existing 30% stake and the 30% Disney gains from 20th Century Fox  —  Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake …
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Arbitrator awards the team behind TV series Bones $179M after ruling that 21st Century Fox execs fraudulently hid profit info from stars and executive producer  —  In a long-running legal battle over profits from the David Boreanaz-Emily Deschanel hit, an arbitrator's stunning decision calls …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Media advocacy group Free Press has proposed a tax on targeted advertising to fund noncommercial journalism and support new news distribution models  —  Facebook and Google aren't going to stop targeting ads to Internet users, and advertisers aren't likely to stop loving the data …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
FTC settles with Musical.ly, now TikTok, for $5.7M, over the app's violation of US child privacy laws; TikTok's app updates with a new UX for users under 13  —  A significant FTC ruling issued today will see video app TikTok fined $5.7 million for violating U.S. children's privacy laws …
Marguerite Clark / Radio World:
iHeartMedia, via its subsidiary RCS, has acquired Greece-based Radiojar, which offers tools to transition broadcast radio into digital stations and podcasts  —  iHeartMedia, through its subsidiary RCS, has purchased Athens, Greece-based online audio technology company, Radiojar Information Technology S.A. (Radiojar).
Siobhan O'Connor / OneZero:
Medium launches OneZero, a tech and science publication with analysis and commentary, as part of its plan for a portfolio on tech, business, health, and more  —  Introducing Medium's new tech and science publication  —  Today, Medium is launching a new forward-looking tech and science publication.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Study estimates Netflix could be losing $192M/month from people who freeload by account sharing, with Amazon losing $45M/month and Hulu losing $40M/month  —  As many as 1 in 5 people today are mooching off of someone else's account when streaming video from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new study from CordCutting.com.
Discussion: Fast Company
Thomson Reuters:
Reuters expands its video and photo sports offerings through partnerships with the Players' Tribune, AFLO, Panoramic, Sporting Images, and MB Media  —  Reuters, the world's largest international multimedia news provider, announced today that it is further expanding its sports content offering …
Washington Post:
White House excluded reporters from the AP, Reuters, and other outlets from covering Trump's dinner with Kim Jong Un because they had shouted questions earlier  —  HANOI — The White House abruptly banned four U.S. journalists from covering President Trump's dinner here Wednesday …
Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Oscar winners behind Free Solo on why documentaries are hot now: sophisticated audiences, a “psychotic” news cycle, and big budgets from streaming companies  —  On a bustling post-Oscar Monday, “Free Solo” co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin arrive …
Discussion: Multichannel News and MediaPost
 
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The New York Times Company:
The New York Times has named Adam Nossiter as its Paris bureau chief, where he will be joined by veteran correspondent Nori Onishi
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC and UK broadcaster ITV have confirmed plans to launch a joint, paid streaming service called BritBox by the end of 2019
Tiffany Stevens / Columbia Journalism Review:
In the past year, more reporters are living among residents in US-Mexico border cities, helping national outlets like LAT and NYT improve immigration coverage
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Financial Times:
Study estimates 1,000-1,500 US newspapers, many owned by private equity and hedge fund investors, are “ghost newspapers” mainly filled with wire copy and ads
Gus Garcia-Roberts / USA Today:
Twitter has permanently suspended Jacob Wohl for creating and operating fake accounts, after he shared plans to make deceptive accounts before the 2020 election
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook policy doc shows it wants up to a 30% cut of Fan Subscriptions, vs Patreon's 5%, and to reserve right to offer free trials with no creator compensation
East Bay Times:
After inadvertently releasing a list of thousands of cops with criminal convictions under public records law, CA's AG threatened two reporters with legal action