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4:55 PM ET, May 8, 2019


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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert Pear, longtime New York Times reporter who covered Washington with a focus on health care policy for 45 years, dies at 69  —  An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.
Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
The owner of The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing IRS approval to change the newspaper to a nonprofit, likely forcing an end to its endorsements of candidates  —  After years of heavy financial losses, The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing federal approval to become a nonprofit operation sustained by donations large and small.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
How Washington Post Fact Checker's tally of Trump falsehoods turned from a 100-day project into an invaluable resource recording 10K+ lies in less than 3 years  —  In early June, Glenn Kessler had documented 3,251 falsehoods from President Donald Trump.  He said the count might reach 10,000 by the end of his term in 2021.
Discussion: Strange Attractor
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches its evidence-based Parenting vertical in beta as a mobile-optimized responsive site, building toward being a subscription product  —  Over about five years, The New York Times developed its Cooking product from a bunch of unmonetized recipes floating around its website …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's paid music services, YouTube Music and Google Play Music, have passed 15M subscribers, far behind Apple's 50M+ and Spotify's 100M+  —  - Figure includes users of YouTube Music and Google Play Music  —  Google's paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers …
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Sinclair Broadcast Group reports Q1 revenue of $722M, up 8.5% compared to the prior year, but income was down 12.1% YoY to $93.6M  —  Revenue rises 8.5%, but tougher comps meant lower profits in period  —  Revenue increased 8.5% at Sinclair Broadcast Group in Q1, but tougher comparisons …
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Court TV, dismantled by Time Warner in 2008, is reborn under Katz Networks; the channel will air trials virtually in their entirety and discuss all things legal  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court TV is ending its long recess.  —  The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes …
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel, @courttv and TVNewser
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Times-Picayune's demise began when its owner adopted an abrupt digital-first strategy, reducing delivery to just 3 days per week, and slashing newsroom staff  —  The day of the New Orleans Saints home opener in 2013, fans arrived at the Superdome to find a special edition of the Advocate draped over every seat.
Kaya Yurieff / CNN:
Two months after Facebook said it would curb vaccine misinformation, anti-vaccination posts and a #vaccineskill tag still appear prominently in Instagram search  —  New York (CNN Business)Two months after Facebook pledged to fight vaccine misinformation on its platforms …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Disney beats Q2 estimates with $14.92B revenue, up 3% YoY, vs. $14.36B est.; revenue from media networks was $5.53B, down from $5.92B the previous quarter  —  - Disney has made strides in its direct-to-consumer business through its unveiling of Disney+ and a 60% stake in Hulu.
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