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6:50 PM ET, April 18, 2016


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The Pulitzer Prizes:
Full list of Pulitzer Prize winners for journalism  —  2016 Pulitzer Prizes  —  Public Service Associated Press For an investigation of severe labor abuses tied to the supply of seafood to American supermarkets and restaurants, reporting that freed 2,000 slaves, brought perpetrators to justice and inspired reforms.
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Associated Press wins Pulitzer Prize for public service; NYT wins in international reporting, New Yorker takes two prizes  —  2016 Pulitzer Prizes: A.P. Wins Public Service Award; ‘Hamilton’ Is Honored  —  The Associated Press won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday …
Andrew Beaujon / Washingtonian:
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery leaks details of paper's 2016 Pulitzer win at party, says the New York Times has won too  —  Wesley Lowery Breaches Pulitzer Etiquette-Good!  —  An item in Monday's Politico Playbook seemed scientifically designed to drive older journalists insane:
Lawrence Hurley / Reuters:
Supreme Court declines appeal by the Authors Guild to challenge Google Books, leaving in place the 2015 ruling in favor of Google, and ending the copyright suit  —  Supreme Court rejects challenge to Google book-scanning project  —  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge …
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Verizon and Hearst to jointly acquire Complex Media; Wall Street Journal reports the deal values Complex at $250M-$300M  —  Verizon and Hearst miss memo on doomed digital media, buy Complex Media  —  After a week of bad news, digital media scores a win.  —  Verizon and Hearst have joined forces …
John Herrman / New York Times:
Publishers confront treacherous online ad business and traffic plateau as audiences count on social feeds to find news  —  Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic  —  The business of online news has never been forgiving.  But in recent weeks, what had been a simmering worry among publishers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube debuts live 360 video, releases API for hardware makers to integrate into devices, also launches spatial audio for on-demand YouTube videos  —  YouTube rolls out support for 360-degree live streams and spatial audio  —  YouTube will today begin supporting 360-degree live streaming on its service …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to offer $9/month stand-alone streaming option in US in challenge to Netflix; Prime membership now offered monthly for first time for $10.99/month in US  —  Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video  —  New stand-alone option for its service is direct challenge to rival Netflix
Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Publishers say Facebook tells them it is considering testing ads within Facebook Live broadcasts; sources say any product could still be months away  —  Facebook is promising live-video publishers in-stream ad options  —  When BuzzFeed went live on Facebook with an exploding watermelon trick, 800,000 viewers watched at one point.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon tops pack of Yahoo bidders as deadline arrives; Time, AT&T, others drop out as Daily Mail remains in talks with private equity co-bidders  —  Verizon Tops Pack of Suitors Chasing Yahoo  —  Telecom giant looks to build online ad business; Time, other potential bidders won't make offers
Greg Gittrich / Mashable HQ:
In staff memo, Mashable's new Chief Content Officer Greg Gittrich outlines his plans and vision for the site  —  What's Ahead: A Memo from Mashable's Chief Content Officer  —  I've had a great first week at Mashable.  I've really enjoyed getting to know you all by spending time in editorial meetings …
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