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6:45 PM ET, April 11, 2017


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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Critics denounce Louisville's Courier-Journal for story about the “troubled past” of United passenger violently dragged off plane  —  Man dragged off overbooked United flight  —  It only took 24 hours for online anger to shift from United Airlines to a Kentucky newspaper.
Jenna Johnson / Washington Post:
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tries to clarify comments about Hitler not using chemical weapons after backlash  —  In criticizing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that even Adolf Hitler did not sink …
James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A with Art Cullen, from the family-run, twice-weekly, 3,000-circulation Storm Lake Times, on his Pulitzer for editorials confronting big business in Iowa  —  If you know Art Cullen, it's not exactly a surprise to learn his initial words upon watching the livestream of the Pulitzer announcements …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold wins Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, marking the third year in a row the Post has won in national category
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku TV's new “More Ways to Watch” feature makes recommendations, by tracking what is viewed over inputs such as cable box and digital antenna  —  Roku today is rolling out a software updatethat's primarily filled with new features aimed at Roku TV owners - the portion of its business …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Forbes, The New York Times, and other publishers abandon or scale back use of Facebook's Instant Articles due to lack of monetization  —  Facebook's Instant Article push is in danger of fizzling.  —  Many publishers are deeply unhappy with the monetization on these pages …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: Fox News kept renewal of O'Reilly contract quiet as network knew NYT story was coming; contract includes tougher language if more allegations arise  —  Just as Fox News was moving forcefully into the post-Roger Ailes era with none other than Rupert Murdoch at the helm …
Lindsey Adler / Deadspin:
The NYT's Sports account sent a tweet critical of the paper's Public Editor Liz Spayd, in response to her column about sports coverage  —  New York Times public editor Liz Spayd wrote an exceptionally stupid column this weekend criticizing the newspaper's sports section.
Zoe Tillman / BuzzFeed:
Rolling Stone settles defamation case with UVA administrator Nicole Eramo, named in debunked rape story, after challenging earlier $3M jury award  —  The terms of the settlement are confidential, according to a lawyer for University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
comScore: 53% of over 49M US homes with WiFi use at least one OTT video service, with Netflix reaching 75% of those homes, YouTube reaching 53% and Amazon 33%  —  According to new data from comScore released this morning, more than half (53 percent) of Wi-Fi households in the U.S. are now using …
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Profile of Brian Stelter, who started TVNewser in his college freshman year and is now the anchor of CNN's Reliable Sources  —  On March 3, the day Brian Stelter was scheduled to take part in a Columbia Journalism School panel discussion on Trump and the media, he sent his first tweet at 6:04 a.m.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Time Warner-owned Turner and Warner Bros. launch ad-free streaming service for cartoons, Boomerang, priced at $5 per month  —  Service is exclusive home for new episodes of ‘Scooby-Doo,’ ‘Looney Tunes,’ ‘Tom & Jerry’  —  Time Warner's Turner and Warner Bros. will test the subscription VOD waters …
Discussion: Multichannel News and Polygon
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Fusion's Editor-at-Large Alexis Madrigal is rejoining The Atlantic where he will cover tech, science, business, and trade  —  Alexis Madrigal is rejoining the staff of The Atlantic, where he'll write about technology, science, business, and trade.  —  Madrigal was the technology editor …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vivendi's Dailymotion plans major June relaunch, sidelining user videos to focus on premium news, sports, music, and entertainment content
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Many of those tapped for the Skype seat at White House press conferences have not been reporters but conservative talk-show hosts
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed:
Sputnik correspondent Cassandra Fairbanks says she filed harassment complaint with FBI against conservative pundit Louise Mensch
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Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
News Corp to lay off majority of photographers and subeditors in Australia, will replace some with freelance and agency talent, in cost-cutting move
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David Ingram / Reuters:
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says company has 5M monthly advertisers, up from 3M in March 2016
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