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5:10 PM ET, April 13, 2018


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Profile: new owner of Los Angeles Times, biotech mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong, who plans to move LAT to suburbs, and pursued Dean Baquet and Marty Baron for EIC  —  LOS ANGELES — As a son of Chinese immigrants growing up in apartheid South Africa, Patrick Soon-Shiong spent his afternoons racing through …
Andrea Chang / Los Angeles Times:
Tronc fires Lewis D'Vorkin, chief content officer of Tribune Interactive, and lays off several dozen others, including LA-based video and online content teams  —  Former Los Angeles Times Editor in Chief Lewis D'Vorkin was fired by Tronc Inc. on Thursday and several dozen other employees of the company were laid off.
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Univision laid off another 150 people on Thursday across the company, including at Fusion Media Group  —  The cutting at Univision continues.  The company laid off more than 150 people on Thursday, across the company, including at the beleaguered Fusion Media Group.
Madison Malone Kircher / New York Magazine:
Sources: Snapchat redesign has led to metrics volatility for Discover publishers; Snap has invited publishers to daylong summits for discussion  —  When Snapchat first rolled out its redesigned app to a select group in January — users in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom — it was met with an immediate backlash.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Digiday
Adam Thomas / European Journalism Centre:
The EJC, with €1.7M funding from the News Integrity Initiative and Civil, to offer grants to emerging EU media organizations in October 2018 and February 2019  —  It's time to get serious about new journalism models  —  The European Journalism Centre believes journalists have a key role …
Discussion: and Nieman Lab
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
In a leaked memo to employees, Apple says it has caught 29 leakers working for Apple, contractors, and supply chain partners in 2017, 12 of whom were arrested  —  Company memo says it found 29 ‘leakers’ last year, 12 arrested  —  CEO Tim Cook pledged to ‘double down’ on secrecy in 2012
The Guardian:
Josh Schwartz / Nieman Lab:
Chartbeat: Google Chrome Suggestions is driving 100M+ visits a month to news sites in US on Android, is fast approaching Twitter as a referrer to news  —  It's driving over 100 million visits a month to news sites in the United States — on Android alone.  And it's an even bigger factor in France, Argentina, Brazil, and elsewhere.
Discussion: Business Insider
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai declines to investigate Sinclair after a dozen senators requested a probe under “news distortion” standard of the public interest test  —  Pai springs into action—and much faster than when Trump wanted to punish NBC.  —  Democratic lawmakers yesterday followed …
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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
eMarketer: growth of native ad spending is slowing, will rise 31% in 2018 after growing about 50% in 2017; over 75% of 2018 mobile display ads will be native
Don Thompson / Associated Press:
Carl Ferrer, CEO, pleads guilty to state, US charges of conspiracy, money laundering; Texas AG says the company pleaded guilty to human trafficking
Michael Calderone / Politico:
AP acknowledges killing a story in August 2017 on National Enquirer squashing a rumor about a Trump “love child”; NYT and WSJ say they also pursued story
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Disney and Redbox battle in court over Disney movie download codes Redbox resells; Redbox claims its staffers were threatened when buying Disney DVD combo packs
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Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Crowdtangle data for Diamond and Silk's Facebook page shows steady numbers for total interactions; original video views decline was similar to Maddow's page
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
The UK's takeover regulator has ruled that Disney must make an offer to buy Sky in its entirety if its acquisition of 21st Century Fox succeeds
Discussion: Bloomberg and The Drum