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10:05 AM ET, April 1, 2017

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say they don't sell customers' personal web browsing history, in response to cancellation of new FCC privacy rules  —  Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they've been receiving since Congress voted to revoke …
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Two journalists who believe they are on the so-called “kill list” of individuals targeted by the US for deadly drone strikes are suing Trump  —  Two journalists who believe they are on the so-called “kill list” of individuals targeted by the U.S. for deadly drone strikes …
Aaron Hicklin / Out Magazine:
Profile of Lydia Polgreen, the new Huffington Post editor whose background as a queer black woman of limited means makes her a refreshing presence in journalism  —  The last time Lydia Polgreen felt boredom — real boredom, the soul-crushing kind — she was 21 and working for a company …
Jason Alcorn / MediaShift:
Q&A with Tracy Clark on an experiment by Reynolds Journalism Institute and the Austin American-Statesman on personalized newsletters, filter bubbles, and more  —  The email newsletter in 2017 is a core product for national newspapers, digital media brands, platforms …
Stephen Hiltner / New York Times:
How New York Times letters editor Thomas Feyer picks 10 to 15 letters a day from roughly 1K submissions, which have seen a surge since the election  —  They pour in around the clock, roughly a thousand a day: from poets and bricklayers, from politicians and psychiatrists, from laypeople and Nobel Prize winners alike.
Associated Press:
Police raid offices of Belsat TV in Belarus and confiscate equipment after its coverage of protests  —  MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in authoritarian Belarus are searching the offices of a Polish satellite TV channel that has given extensive coverage to a recent wave of anti-government protests.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Turkish courts release at least 25 journalists, jailed after July 2016 coup attempt, pending trials  —  Courts in Istanbul and Antalya ordered the release pending trial of at least 25 journalists jailed in the aftermath of the July 2016 failed coup attempt in Turkey.
Discussion: PR Newswire, DW.COM and Financial Times
Rick Rojas / New York Times:
Behind the scenes at The Montclair Local, the new New Jersey weekly that sparked an old-fashioned newspaper war with The Montclair Times upon its launch  —  MONTCLAIR, N.J. — In a newsroom wedged into a storefront here, reporters worked on stories about the contentious issues driving …
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
NBC News and MSNBC confirm that they will host their annual after-party following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner  —  The White House Correspondents' Dinner, bruised by President Donald Trump's boycott, will at least have one good after-party this year: from NBC News and MSNBC.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and @media_ink
Mike Janssen / Current:
Virginia's Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp. will receive $181M for the sale of two TV stations in the FCC spectrum auction  —  Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp. in Richmond, Va., will receive $181 million for the sale of two Virginia TV stations in the FCC spectrum auction, the broadcaster announced Thursday.
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Q&A with Kirk Siegler, a reporter on NPR's national desk who covers America's “urban-rural divide,” a relatively new beat for the news organization  —  NOT LONG AFTER THE 2016 ELECTIONS, Kirk Siegler—a reporter on NPR's national desk—traveled from his home in Los Angeles to Orofino …
David Pierce / Wired:
After almost a year of broadcasting, business news startup Cheddar gets up to 1M live views per day across all platfroms including Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo  —  As a dozen members of the production team at Cheddar, a startup internet TV company, settle into their cramped control room …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Verizon plans to start selling a live online TV package with dozens of channels this summer, separate from go90  —  Verizon Communications Inc. has been securing streaming rights from television network owners in preparation for the nationwide launch of a live online TV service, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Catherine V. Moore / Columbia Journalism Review:
West Virginia governor Jim Justice's proposal to cut $4.6M from public TV threatens existence of WVPB, the only source of news that reaches all 55 counties
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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Independent is launching a five-person team dedicated to debunking fake news, with a heavy focus on politics
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Nuzzel starts including sponsored links in its email newsletter, selling it as an alternative to press release distribution services like PRNewswire
Elizabeth Spiers / Washington Post:
How Jared Kushner's tenure as owner of The New York Observer could predict his success leading the newly-created Office of American Innovation
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
The Believer magazine has been bought by the Black Mountain Institute at University of Nevada, and will be edited by the institute's director, Joshua Wolf Shenk