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6:25 PM ET, May 9, 2019

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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 …
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  —  A former government intelligence analyst has been charged in Alexandria federal court with leaking classified information on drone warfare to a reporter.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix acquires children's media brand StoryBots, its third-ever acquisition, from the founders of JibJab Media for an undisclosed sum  —  Netflix announced that it has acquired StoryBots, the children's media brand created by brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, the founders of JibJab Media.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
In earnings call, Bob Iger confirms that Disney has had talks with Comcast about buying the latter's 30% stake in Hulu  —  The executive says that Comcast-owned NBCUniversal would likely still continue to license programming to Hulu.  —  Disney has held talks with Comcast about buying …
Business Wire:
NYT Q1: net income up 37.6% YoY to $30.1M on revenue of $439M with 223K new digital-only subscriptions, for a total of 4.5M subscribers  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)— The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) announced today first-quarter 2019 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations …
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 …
Rani Molla / Vox:
Experts say apps like Nextdoor and Ring's Neighbors give people a false sense that the US crime rate is worsening even as violent crime reaches record lows  —  Why people are socializing more about crime even as it becomes rarer.  —  Violent crime in the US is at its lowest rate in decades.
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  —  U.K. publishers continue to hemorrhage revenue to ad blocking, despite the fact that ad blocking rate growth has steadied, according to a report …
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  —  For the past 21 years, I have had the high privilege of holding a White House press pass, a magical ticket that gives the bearer a front-row seat to history.
Greg Dool / Folio:
Penske Media confirms that Rolling Stone and Andrew Budkofsky, publisher and chief revenue officer, “have agreed on a mutual separation”  —  A rep for Penske Media calls it “a mutual separation.”  —  Publisher and chief revenue officer Andrew Budkofsky is out at Rolling Stone …
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Disney discloses a $353M writedown on its ownership stake in Vice Media, following its $157M writedown in November  —  The entertainment giant previously recorded a $157 million impairment charge on its Vice stake.  —  Disney has taken another write-down on its investment in Vice Media.
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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
 
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