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'Saturday Night Live' Announces Plan To Cut Ads In Favor Of Branded Content

Saturday Night Live and NBC announced they will cut nearly 30 percent of ads and replace them with branded content. The network says it hopes this change will result in more sustained live viewership.
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Editor Of Bangladesh's Only LGBT Magazine Is Hacked To Death

The killings of gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan and his friend are the latest in a recent string of grisly attacks in the country.
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For Journalists In Russia, 'No One Really Knows What Is Allowed'

Media companies in Russia aren't sure how far they can go without risking government reprisals. But even in such an uncertain climate, many independent news outlets have resisted censoring themselves.
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Charter's Merger With Time Warner Cable Nears Regulatory Approval

The Justice Department has approved the massive cable deal and the FCC chairman has recommended approval, with conditions.
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Gannett Co. Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing, Owner Of Storied Newspapers

Gannett Co., owner of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing in a deal valued at about $400 million. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and more.
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Gannett Makes A Bid For Tribune Publishing

Media giant Gannett, which owns USA Today and many local newspapers, announced Monday morning that it's trying to buy Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.
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Apple's Movies And Books Services Are Closed In China

The closure was reportedly ordered by censors last week. According to local media, it comes just as a controversial — and banned — film is being released on Apple's Hong Kong iTunes service.
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U.S. Ranks 41st In Press Freedom Index Thanks To 'War On Whistleblowers'

The report, created by Reporters Without Borders, also slams the treatment of journalists covering the 2016 presidential race and #BlackLivesMatter protests.
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Utah Declares Porn A Public Health Hazard

The state's governor signed a resolution saying pornography harms individuals and society, and calling for research and poverty change to "address the pornography epidemic."
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Peabody Awards Go To NPR, 'This American Life,' Among Others

The awards, which honor excellence in electronic media, are given to journalism as well as entertainment programs.

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