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3:15 AM ET, April 21, 2018

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Nick Visser / HuffPost:
Comey memos detail Trump's idea of jailing reporters, first reported in 2017: “They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk”  —  The president wanted to stop leaks pouring from the White House.  —  President Donald Trump floated the idea …
CNNMoney:
At antitrust trial, AT&T CEO announced AT&T Watch, a $15/month streaming TV bundle without sports; service is free for cellular customers, will debut in weeks  —  Here's a different way to announce a new product — during your testimony in a federal court case.
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CNNMoney:
Investigation: 300+ organizations' ads ran on extremist YouTube channels despite many advertisers saying they use YouTube's sensitive subject exclusion filter  —  Advocates say YouTube is collecting kids' data  —  Ads from over 300 companies and organizations — including tech giants …
Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Profile of Martin Sorrell, who resigned as WPP CEO after an internal investigation and who grew WPP from a wire-basket maker into a giant marketing company  —  I once asked Cristiana Falcone, Martin Sorrell's wife, if she could imagine her husband retired.  —  “No!” she exclaimed …
Discussion: BBC
theGrio:
Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca and Editorial Projects Director Patrik Henry to leave the company, which has no plans to replace either  —  Where “Black women come first.”  —  It's the motto, tagline, credo and daily mantra that ESSENCE magazine has used ever since the magazine first premiered in 1970.
Discussion: Folio, Journal-isms and MediaPost
Shoon Naing / Reuters:
Witness says a Myanmar police chief ordered officers to “trap” Reuters reporter Wa Lone by giving him secret documents; Reuters EIC calls to end the case  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar police chief ordered officers to “trap” a Reuters reporter arrested in December …
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Analysis: 11 of 13 regional metro papers averaged fewer interactions per post following Facebook's pro-local algorithm change than in the two years prior  —  Interactions on some local publishers' Facebook posts are down by as much as 56 percent compared to the two years prior …
Pew Research Center:
Pew: 58% in US prefer to protect the freedom to publish rather than letting government restrict false info; 56% favor tech firms restricting false information  —  But 56% support steps from technology companies, even if it means some limits on publishing and accessing information
Reuters:
German Supreme Court rules that ad blockers are legal, in favor of Adblock Plus, and throws out a case brought by Axel Springer  —  KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a case brought by Axel Springer seeking to ban a popular application …
John Cook:
It's appealing to laugh at Hannity's connection to Cohen, but forcing it to be revealed in court should worry journalists because of the precedent it sets  —  A lot of journalists are still shuddering with glee at news that Sean Hannity was among Michael Cohen's legal clients.
Discussion: @anthony
Nieman Lab:
NYT executive director of retention says behind-the-scenes perspectives, early access, and exclusive content drive retention with content ideas led by editorial  —  “My team believes that by investing in the subscribers we have and making the subscription experience better and better …
 
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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
A look at Facebook's month-long rollout of its fact-checking tool and its partners in Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and Colombia
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Cheddar and Hulu make a deal to bring Cheddar's live linear content to Hulu Live TV, with daily news briefs and other content coming to Hulu on-demand
Discussion: Engadget and MediaPost
Douglas Busvine / Reuters:
Researchgate, which lets researchers share papers, reaches deal on copyright with Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press, Thieme; Elsevier, others hold out
Discussion: Plagiarism Today