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8:25 PM ET, April 6, 2020

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The Wrap:
THR editor Matt Belloni to resign; source: Belloni opposed Valence Media co-CEOs' direction not to publish stories that would negatively impact their interests  —  Hollywood Reporter Editorial Director Matt Belloni announced Monday he is abruptly stepping down after 14 years at the publication …
Hank Stuever / Washington Post:
Review of Quibi's launch shows: most are entertaining and the formats feel spot-on for casual smartphone viewing, but the selection needs work  —  Quibi?  Well, if you insist . . .  —  It's yet another subscription service, launching Monday with two dozen TV shows (to start) …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Quibi app review: works reliably, auto-flips between landscape and portrait, but no tablet-optimized mode, no family member profiles, and lacks a TV experience  —  A mobile-only video app was always going to be a hard sell  —  After months of publicity, Quibi — the mobile phone app that's centered …
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
Founder Jeffery Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman face challenges as Quibi short-video streaming service launches with $1.8B in funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Adam Epstein / Quartz:
To succeed, Quibi should lean into the unscripted content that works well on the platform, and not mimic prestige television
The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company partners with Verizon to offer all students and teachers in US high schools free access to nytimes.com from April 6 to July 6  —  The New York Times Company and Verizon today joined forces to offer all students and teachers in high schools within the U.S. free digital access to NYTimes.com.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC, ABC, and CBS to team up for a fundraiser curated by Lady Gaga on April 18, with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert hosting the broadcast  —  Lady Gaga will curate the fundraiser, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
In a tweet, Trump says ad revenue is down at NYT and Wapo and wonders if it is because they are “fake news” or “the Virus is just plain beating them up”  —  President Donald Trump took shots at The New York Times and the Washington Post on Twitter Monday …
Washington Post:
How Trump's obsession with TV news and focus on himself has fueled a chaotic COVID-19 response, with each day becoming an attempt to win the news cycle  —  President Trump began the seven-day stretch threatening — and then reneging on — a quarantine of the New York region.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal says it will reduce ad loads across its networks to make room for more programming and add more entertainment and news content during the lockdown  —  On news broadcasts and cable news channels, the company will reduce commercial loads to allow for more programming.
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK publisher Reach, which operates the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, and Daily Star, says it will furlough almost 1,000 employees and enact pay cuts  —  Reach, which also owns Daily Express and Daily Star, makes decision because of Covid-19  —  The publisher of the Daily Mirror …
Zaineb Mohammed / Borealis Philanthropy:
The Racial Equity in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy awards $2.3M in grants to 16 news organizations led by and serving US communities of color  —  The Racial Equity in Journalism (REJ) Fund at Borealis Philanthropy has awarded $2.3 million in grants to 16 news organizations serving communities of color across the country.
Variety:
Sources: AMI exec Dylan Howard, who was embroiled in scandals involving Weinstein and Trump, is out, after his March 31 contract was not renewed  —  American Media Inc. executive Dylan Howard is out after more than a decade at the publishing company, Variety has learned exclusively.
 
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
TEGNA announces pay cuts and companywide weeklong furloughs to be taken in the second quarter of this year, the first of the big TV owners to announce such cuts
Press Gazette:
A former soldier has been sentenced to 23 years in prison in Slovakia for the alleged contract killings of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee
Tim Dams / Variety:
ViacomCBS Networks International acquires Israel-based content producer and pay-TV channel provider Ananey
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