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12:40 PM ET, April 20, 2019

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The Irish News:
Lyra McKee, Mediagazer editor, freelance journalist, and writer who wrote about the legacy of Northern Ireland's Troubles, was killed amid violence in Derry, NI  —  A 29-year-old woman has died after shots were fired in Derry, with police treating the death as a “terrorist incident”.
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Mike Harris / CNN:
Lyra McKee freely gave time and energy to fight Northern Ireland's archaic libel laws, which she said are used to silence investigative journalists  —  Mike Harris was a friend of journalist Lyra McKee, killed in Northern Ireland on Thursday night.  Based in London, Harris is the CEO of 89up, a campaigns agency.
CNN:
Northern Ireland police say they have arrested two men, aged 18 and 19, under the Terrorism Act in connection with the killing of Lyra McKee  —  (CNN)Northern Ireland police have arrested two teenagers in the killing of 29-year-old investigative journalist Lyra McKee, authorities said Saturday.
Susan McKay / The Guardian:
Lyra McKee, a symbol of Irish freedom, worked to improve life for others: “It gets better for those of us who live long enough to see it get better”  —  How dare dissident republicans claim to ‘respect’ the writer.  They have silenced a woman who told the stories of their forgotten victims
Cormac Fitzgerald / TheJournal.ie:
Lyra McKee was dedicated to telling the stories of marginalized people and devoted to dragging Northern Ireland out of its dark past  —  LYRA MCKEE - WHO was shot dead last night during riots in Derry - was a Northern Ireland journalist dedicated to covering the topics and telling the stories …
The Guardian:
People mourned Lyra McKee at local vigils; leaders of Northern Ireland's six main political parties issued a rare joint statement condemning the murder
The Irish Times:
Writers pay tribute to Lyra McKee, the person and the writer: “the work she was doing is the opposite of silence”
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Mueller report not only validates reporting labeled “fake news” by Trump, it also shows that he and his aides misled or lied to the journalists and the public  —  If special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation makes one thing clear, it's that many of the news reports …
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
In the wake of the release of the Mueller report, BuzzFeed reexamines its disputed story that said Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress  —  This Jan. 18, a day after BuzzFeed News reported that Michael Cohen told prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie to Congress …
Variety:
Motion Picture Academy says it stands by its decision to expel Roman Polanski, after he sues the Academy claiming unfair treatment and demanding reinstatement  —  UPDATE: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to a lawsuit from director Roman Polanski that claimed …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
WarnerMedia pulls out of OpenAP, a media alliance for helping advertisers target TV viewers; alliance members include Viacom, Fox, Univision, and NBCUniversal  —  WarnerMedia is going its own way when it comes to helping advertisers find specific groups of TV-watchers.
Discussion: @rafat, MediaPost and Adweek
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
For the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, local journalism was the highlight, with local news winning several categories amid a year of layoffs and changing business models  —  Several local newsrooms have something new in common this week — a Pulitzer Prize.  —  This year, local newsrooms won …
 
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