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9:25 AM ET, May 15, 2019

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Peter Kafka / Vox:
Explaining the Hulu/Disney/Comcast breakup: as media companies get bigger to compete with tech, many shows will scatter from Netflix and Hulu to rival services  —  All the big media companies want their own streaming service.  Big question: Do you want to subscribe to lots of streaming services?
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CNBC:
Comcast agrees to sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years at a $27.5B valuation or appraisal amount; Comcast to relinquish voting rights immediately
Michael Barba / The San Francisco Examiner:
Two judges who OK'ed a police raid on Bryan Carmody knew of his media role, a city supervisor says, a key issue under a California law protecting media sources  —  Two judges authorized police raids on the home and office of a freelance journalist last week despite knowing that the search warrants …
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Audrey Cooper / San Francisco Chronicle:
The raid on Bryan Carmody once again shows how little respect many politicians, police, and officials have for independent media they cannot control  —  I've spent more time this week thinking about Bryan Carmody than I would like.  —  Carmody is a freelance video journalist who obtained …
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Elizabeth Warren rejects an invitation to a Fox News town hall, calls the outlet a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists”  —  Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a …
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
CEO Randall Stephenson says AT&T will pull popular Warner Bros. shows from streaming rivals as it launches its own streaming service later this year  —  “We'll be bringing a lot of these media rights, licensing rights, back to ourselves," Randall Stephenson told an industry conference as the studio stands to lose licensing dollars.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
In SEC filing, Salon says it has reached a deal to be sold for $5M following CEO's departure last week; if the sale is not completed, it may file for bankruptcy  —  Salon Media Group, a one-time digital darling, has fallen on hard times.  It lost its CEO of the past three years last week …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
Google says it will begin featuring ads on the homepage of its mobile website later this year, amid tough questions around growth  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Whether you are Googling on the couch, fiddling with Maps in the car or swiping through the Discover feed on the toilet …
BBC:
Wikimedia says all language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in China since late April; previously, China only blocked the Chinese language version  —  All language editions of Wikipedia have been blocked in mainland China since April, the Wikimedia foundation has confirmed.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Forbes Media's content solutions now account for 40% of its direct revenue, since merging its content studio with its research arm late last year  —  Publishers that sought to diversify into new lines of business are now trying to figure out how to fit those operations back together to deepen their relationships with advertisers.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Univision partners with Altice USA's seven hyperlocal New York stations to produce five-minute Spanish-language newscasts twice each weekday  —  Univision, one of the largest U.S. Spanish-language broadcasters, is partnering with regional cable company Altice USA to provide Spanish-language …
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Stuart Millar, who joined BuzzFeed UK as head of news in 2015, has been named its new editor, replacing Janine Gibson who left the role in January
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
A 14-year-old girl with 800,000 YouTube followers is sharing far-right content, highlighting how the platform can push kids to extremism as they build audiences
Ethan Zuckerman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: French media across the left/right divide is controlled by papers of record that often link to each other rather than to fringe sites, unlike in the US
Golnar Motevalli / Bloomberg:
US sanctions have caused paper and ink prices to rise in Iran; two government owned dailies have cut coverage and journalists fear layoffs
Jeremy Gordon / The Outline:
Writers like David Foster Wallace should be reevaluated given the approximations in their reporting: they were expert storytellers, not chroniclers of truth
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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
YouTube creators threatened by EU's new copyright directive due to the difficulty of automatically allowing fair use of copyrighted material through filters
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Research group identifies disinformation campaign that published 135 articles on sites impersonating media outlets or on sites where users can post content