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2:07 PM ET, April 6, 2017


 Top News: 
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook will roll out a new guide tomorrow at the top of its News Feed to help users spot “false news” in 14 countries, including US, UK, and Germany  —  What the new educational tool will look like in News Feed.  —  In its latest move to help blunt the flow of misinformation on its platform …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify is considering directly listing its shares on a public exchange in September, instead of a traditional IPO  —  Music-streaming service considers a direct listing, bypassing the typical public-offering script  —  Music-streaming service Spotify AB is readying an initial public offering that is expected by year-end.
Sami Main / Adweek:
Business Insider debuts The Bottom Line, a weekly business news show hosted by CEO Henry Blodget that will stream on Twitter and Facebook  —  Henry Blodget hosts The Bottom Line on Facebook and Twitter  —  Henry Blodget, the global editor in chief and CEO at Business Insider, is making the leap into market-driven business news TV.
Discussion: @adweek and @stevekovach
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed:
Baltnews, a network of Russian-language news sites in the Baltics, is secretly owned by the Kremlin-backed holding that runs RT and Sputnik, investigation finds  —  The investigation, by Latvia's Re:Baltica journalism center, found that via a number of vehicles registered in the Netherlands and Russia …
Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
How children's book publishers, which aren't used to weighing issues of partisan division and bias, are navigating the tricky landscape of writing about Trump  —  On Nov. 10, Beth Sutinis sat at her desk in Brooklyn with a big task looming.  As the executive editor for the children's division …
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Strategist, New York magazine's e-commerce brand, has seen affiliate revenue from product sales grow 450% over the past year, but won't say to how much  —  New York magazine has been giving its print subscribers shopping recommendations for five decades.
Discussion: Adweek and @digiday
Annie Karni / Politico:
Rush Limbaugh dined with Trump at the WH on March 23; source says Fox's Jeanine Pirro also had dinner at the WH a week before Trump endorsed her show on Twitter  —  President Donald Trump, who often spends weeknights alone cooped up in the White House, has recently wined and dined some of the biggest names in right-wing media.
The Nation:
The Nation launches a confidential tips resource, adopting encrypted tools like WhatsApp, Signal, and PGP for whistleblowers  —  If you see something, say something... more securely.  —  By ,  —  Long a home for adversarial accountability journalism in our 150-plus-years of publication …
Discussion: Talking New Media
Bureau of Labor Statistics:
From January 2001 to September 2016, US newspaper publishers lost over half their employment, from 412K to 174K jobs  —  The information industry consists of businesses that publish information through traditional forms of media such as newspapers, periodicals, and books, as well as electronically over the Internet.
Discussion: @sulliview and @evanasmith
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
How ProPublica responded to the White House press secretary's insult by defending its journalism and promoting its work in tweets, boosting followers 10%  —  Journalists often agonize over how to tweet, and rightly so.  For many of us, Twitter is the most personal point of contact with audiences.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube's $35/mo TV streaming service debuts in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Bay area, with 4 major networks, 40+ cable channels  —  Young people in the United States have already made the switch from traditional television to streaming services.
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