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9:50 PM ET, April 9, 2018


 Top News: 
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Gizmodo CEO Raju Narisetti out as parent company Univision becomes more involved and considers cuts  —  Gizmodo Media Group's top executive is exiting the company—a sign that parent Univision plans to get more directly involved with its flagship digital media property as it weighs deep cuts.
Donie O'Sullivan / CNNMoney:
Investigation: owner of Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page, now suspended, appears to be based in Australia and may have taken some of ~$100K donations  —  For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties …
Martin Pengelly / The Guardian:
Speaking on CNN's “Reliable Sources”, NYT Editor Dean Baquet said Trump's attacks on press are out of control and WHCA should rethink its annual dinner event  —  Donald Trump's attacks on the press are “out of control” and damaging “the civic life and debate of the country”, the editor of the New York Times said on Sunday.
Michael Warren / Weekly Standard:   How Trump's White House creates an anti-immigration feedback loop by distributing talking points to friendly journalists, pundits, and hosts via email
Pew Research Center:
Pew: the 500 most-active suspected bot Twitter accounts are responsible for 22% of links from prominent news and media sites that are shared on Twitter  —  An estimated two-thirds of tweeted links to popular websites are posted by automated accounts - not human beings
Mark Glaser / MediaShift:
MediaShift has laid off most of its staff and is exploring a sale of its site and newsletters, with publication suspended for the moment  —  Ch-ch-changes are coming to MediaShift, the publication I started more than 12 years ago as part of PBS.  Starting today, the business will focus exclusively …
Discussion: @jasonalcorn, Thanks:@steverubel
Sources: Viacom has asked CBS to increase its valuation of the company by $2.8B to $14.7B  —  (Reuters) - Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) has asked CBS Corp (CBS.N) to sweeten its merger bid by about $2.8 billion or almost a quarter more than CBS's offer, people familiar with the matter said …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony says Facebook dealt with several Russian threats, including from APT28, before the 2016 US election  —  The most interesting part of Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony for Congress that was released today shows that Facebook has been fighting Russian …
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
In its annual report on the health of the film business, MPAA finally includes home entertainment spending, which rose 11% YoY to $47.8B thanks to streaming  —  Breaking from tradition, the MPAA has decided to include home entertainment in its annual report, which confirms …
Discussion: The Guardian
Jacques Billeaud / Associated Press:
Unsealed indictment in case alleges site helped customers edit ads to stay within legal limits  —  PHOENIX (AP) — The classified advertising site ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children …
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John Byrne / Alternet:
Owners of Raw Story acquire AlterNet for an undisclosed amount
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Harper Collins is launching Veronica Roth's new book on Scribd; Scribd is not getting the book exclusively but will be the only subscription service to have it
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Source: WPP could publish the findings of its investigation into an allegation of misconduct against Chief Executive Martin Sorrell as early as next week
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Yardena Schwartz / Columbia Journalism Review:
Women who have spoken out about sexual harassment at news organizations discuss how they've been blacklisted by other orgs and face abuse on social media
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A guide to new initiatives that work to repair people's trust in media, including information on funders, participants, and partners