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10:05 AM ET, May 10, 2019


 Top News: 
Conan O'Brien / Variety:
Conan O'Brien, accused of stealing jokes from Robert Kaseberg's Twitter account and blog, says he stands by his writers but settled to avoid an expensive trial  —  “Conan” host Conan O'Brien was sued in July 2015 by Robert Alexander Kaseberg, who accused O'Brien and others on the TBS show …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Corporation COO says the company has no plans to launch direct-to-consumer services beyond FoxNation; Lachlan Murdoch says Fox won't reunite with News Corp  —  The company, slimmed down following the Murdochs' sale of large parts of 21st Century Fox to Disney, holds an investor day to share …
Rob Wijnberg / The Correspondent:
De Correspondent hires Eliza Anyangwe as managing editor of its English-language platform, The Correspondent, following the departure of Zainab Shah  —  As Managing Editor, Eliza will be vital in building our editorial team, helping correspondents determine and improve their journalistic agenda …
Discussion: The Correspondent
Mariam Cheik-Hussein / AdNews:
News Corp posts Q3 profit of $23M versus $1.1B net loss in Q3 2018; WSJ digital-only subscriptions rose 19% YoY to 1.8M with 68% of subscribers digital-only  —  News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson  —  News Corp says the success of its digital strategy and book publishing …
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Brazil's president signs decree allowing crime reporters, among other professions, to carry guns for protection  —  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree allowing certain journalists to carry guns for protection.  —  The move has been criticised by press freedom group …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
A look at The Prepared, a year-old site with reviews and advice for preppers, which makes money from affiliate links and has attracted some angel funding  —  A little over two years ago, The New Yorker ran a story about the survivalism craze sweeping Silicon Valley.
Estizer Smith / Democracy Fund:
Democracy Fund announces a new fund to support university legal clinics that focus on defending the First Amendment, media access, and transparency  —  Most of the coverage of struggles in local news has focused on their revenue and changing business model.
Greg Dool / Folio:
Penske Media confirms that Rolling Stone and Andrew Budkofsky, publisher and chief revenue officer, “have agreed on a mutual separation”  —  Publisher and chief revenue officer Andrew Budkofsky is out at Rolling Stone after just one year in the role, parent company Penske Media Corp. (PMC) has confirmed.
Discussion: Digital Music News
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram says it will begin hiding search results for hashtags that consistently return false vaccine information, plans a pop-up to link to high-quality info  —  The company says it will use machine learning to identify where misinformation shows up most  —  Instagram will begin hiding …
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Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
The Association of Online Publishers says the average UK publisher is losing nearly £950K per year in revenue due to ad blocking
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix acquires children's media brand StoryBots, its third-ever acquisition, from the founders of JibJab Media for an undisclosed sum
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Former government analyst Daniel Hale is charged with leaking info on drone warfare, apparently to The Intercept, the third Intercept source charged under Trump
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The White House has set a difficult-to-meet standard for media “hard pass” credentials but granted exceptions; it refused an exception for WaPo's Dana Milbank
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney discloses a $353M writedown on its ownership stake in Vice Media, following its $157M writedown in November