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8:00 AM ET, April 3, 2017


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Investigation finds Fox News and Bill O'Reilly have paid about $13M over the years to address complaints from five women about Bill O'Reilly's behavior  —  About $13 million has been paid out over the years to address complaints from women about Mr. O'Reilly's behavior.  He denies the claims have merit.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
O'Reilly accuser Wendy Walsh to hold press conference today, as her attorney describes Fox News as “the Bill Cosby of corporate America”  —  Wendy Walsh to speak out Monday following revelations of settlements with five other women totaling about $13 million.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook, Craig Newmark, Mozilla, Betaworks, others help launch $14M global News Integrity Initiative administered by CUNY to improve online news literacy  —  A global coalition of tech leaders, academic institutions, nonprofits and funders, including Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark …
Tow Center's 25K word report details the issues with increasing social media platform influence on news publishers, suggests avenues to explore for remedies  —  Facebook and other platform companies publishing news are forces for bad journalism not good, despite some well-intended efforts lately to help media companies.
Bryan Logan / Business Insider:
News outlets teamed up to request, gather, and publish obfuscated financial disclosures of White House staff  —  The Trump administration on Friday made available the financial disclosures of some White House staff.  The documents show, among other things, that President Donald Trump's appointees are indeed quite wealthy.
Peter Orsi / AP News:
Norte, a newspaper in Juarez, Mexico, says it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to start letting outside firms like DoubleVerify and comScore audit its efforts to avoid controversial ad placements  —  In an interview with Recode, Philipp Schindler, Google's top business exec, walks a fine line.  —  A top Google executive says the company's YouTube ad controversy …
Amanda Hess / New York Times:
In S-Town, the new Serial podcast spinoff, journalist Brian Reed illuminates the reportorial experience of following through on tempting tips  —  In 2014, the true-crime podcast “Serial” began like this: A tipster asked a radio journalist to investigate a murder.
Discussion: New Yorker and The Guardian
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Mark Harris, whose experience in entertainment reporting and cultural criticism gives him valuable insight into Trump  —  Director William Wyler.  Photo courtesy of Netflix.  —  Eight years ago, Mark Harris began research on his second book.  It would tell the story …
Discussion: @bypetevernon, @coreyatad and /Film
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times' digital revenues have overtaken print, with digital subs up 14% in 2016 to 650K, boosted significantly by Brexit and the US election  —  The Financial Times has revealed that it now has a record 650,000 digital subscribers with gains fuelled by Brexit and the US presidential election.
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Barbara Bohn / New York Magazine:
The managing editor of Hotels Magazine, a global trade publication based in Chicago, reflects on her job, which includes staying at the world's best hotels
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Profile of the Refugee Journalism Project, an initiative that helps refugee journalists get internships, freelance work, and full-time jobs in the UK
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Responding to advertiser exodus, YouTube tinkers with its ad system, and YouTube stars make less money
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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
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
Discussion: @sulliview
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