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1:45 PM ET, April 8, 2018

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Al Jazeera English:
Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja dies after being shot by Israeli forces while wearing a jacket marked “PRESS”  —  Yaser Murtaja was shot in the stomach during Friday's mass protests, bringing death toll to 31 since March 30.  —  A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during …
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Dana Branham / Dallas Morning News:
At Southern Methodist University, independent student media company will dissolve in May due to lack of funds; SMU journalism department will oversee newspaper  —  Southern Methodist University's independent student media company will dissolve in May, forcing its student newspaper under …
Christina Anderson / New York Times:
Three Nobel Literature Prize judges resign from the Swedish Academy amid sexual assault allegations against a major figure with close ties to the institution  —  STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was hit this past week by one of its worst crises …
Discussion: @nytimesworld and Associated Press
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
The Sri Lankan government and civil society groups say that Facebook has failed for years to monitor and remove accounts inciting ethnic violence in Sri Lanka  —  DIGANA, Sri Lanka — When the Sri Lankan government temporarily blocked access to Facebook last month amid a wave of violence against Muslims …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: YouTube releasing new version of YouTube Kids within coming weeks with option to turn off algorithmic video suggestions and only show curated channels  —  YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Journalists at The Denver Post publish several online articles, which will also run in its Sunday opinion section, publicly rebuking owner Alden Global Capital  —  The Denver Post is in open revolt against its owner.  —  Angry and frustrated journalists at the 125-year-old newspaper took …
Elaine Diaz / Global Investigative Journalism Network:
An overview of 14 independent news sites in Cuba covering underreported issues and winning international awards despite lack of legal recognition by the state  —  Between 2001 and 2017, 14 media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already making an impact on and off the island.
Valeriya Safronova / New York Times:
How Conde Nast's brands are pivoting to video, experimenting with different formats, moving away from Facebook to YouTube, and creating content for clients  —  It took three men two hours to shoot a 63-second overhead instructional video of Laura Rege, a recipe developer …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
A look at Projeto Lupe!, a fact-checking Messenger bot for Brazil's upcoming election funded by ~$75K from Facebook and inspired by Le Monde's Les Decodeurs  —  Editor's note: This story has been updated with Facebook's latest monthly user numbers for Brazil.
Cary O'Reilly / Bloomberg Law:
Department of Homeland Security to compile database of journalists, bloggers, and influencers in an effort to track 290K global news sources in 100 languages  —  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile …
Facebook:
Facebook will only allow authorized advertisers to post ads on widely discussed issues like political topics, will require verification of admins of large Pages  —  We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from.
 
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