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6:55 AM ET, April 25, 2018

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Justin Baragona / Contemptor:
Infosec expert for Joy Reid says significant evidence exists that her old blog was compromised and some recently circulated posts were not on site at any time  —  Earlier this week, Mediaite published a bombshell report on the discovery of a large number of homophobic posts that had been discovered …
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Chris Butler / Internet Archive Blogs:
Wayback Machine says it declined to take down “fraudulent” blog posts after Joy Reid's lawyers contacted archive; robots.txt later excluded blog from archives  —  Some recent press stories (1, 2) have discussed archived blog posts of a prominent journalist, Joy Ann Reid …
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
Twitter user shared screenshots of homophobic posts on Joy Reid's Reid Report, found via Wayback Machine; Reid claims content was manipulated by external party
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn  —  There is bestiality on YouTube, and it's surprisingly easy to find.  It's also surprisingly prevalent, but not in videos …
Mark Anderson / Sacramento Business Journal:
McClatchy's Sacramento Bee announces plans to lay off or buy out 14 editorial staffers and eight working on production and copy desk, effective in early May  —  The Sacramento Bee on Tuesday announced another round of layoffs in its newsroom.  The latest round of job cuts includes 14 journalists …
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
McClatchy partners with Google to roll out its new subscription tool, Subscribe with Google, across all 30 of its local news sites across 14 states
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches a redesigned mobile app for its free users that lets them listen on-demand to any song on one of 15 personalized discovery playlists  —  Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify's Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Sinclair revises plan for Tribune deal, would sell 23 TV stations, keep New York's WPIX, sell but operate Chicago's WGN, end up with 215 stations in 102 markets  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group has been forced to significantly revise its plan for station divestitures if its $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media is approved.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Online travel magazine Culture Trip raises $80M Series B; founder says the startup has 300 paid contributors and publishes 3,000 articles per month  —  While a lot of travel startups (Airbnb, Ctrip, Kayak, to name a few) have made waves by disrupting how people search for and buy accommodation …
Wall Street Journal:
Some ad tech firms worry EU's GDPR will just increase market share for Facebook and Google, but EU's Věra Jourová doubts that will be an effect of the law  —  Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union's GDPR, which takes effect in May.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Oath, which owns Yahoo and AOL, is changing its terms of service to force users to give up their class action lawsuit rights in the US  —  Verizon's Oath unit, which includes Yahoo, AOL and other media properties, is making a change that requires users to give up their right to be part of class action lawsuits.
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Sources: Bloomberg is planning to erect a paywall on its site, possibly as soon as next month  —  - Bloomberg is planning to start charging readers to access stories on Bloomberg.com, potentially starting next month, according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @yoda
Kellen / Droid Life:
Source: Google Play Music will be replaced by YouTube's upcoming music streaming service, with Play Music users forced to use the new service by the end of 2018  —  When Google finally launches its rumored YouTube Remix platform this year, one of its other services will be put to rest.
 
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Owen Jones:
Journalism is one of the most socially exclusive professions in Britain, concentrated in one of the world's most expensive cities, and it must change
Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review:
Charles Harder is continuing to pursue Gawker writers through the courts, as another case against a freelancer who wrote for Deadspin proceeds
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
UK-based digital publication The Debrief, which launched in 2014 and was aimed at young women, is shutting down, possibly due to changes to Facebook News Feed
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Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
A look at The Daily Beast's reinvention under Editor John Avlon, with a focus on pop culture and politics driving traffic of 16.5M monthly visits in 2017
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku adds news to its free channel, including the new streaming network ABC News Live
Discussion: Multichannel News
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Tech news site Techdirt sent FOIA requests to the CIA about a card game the agency created to train analysts, recreated it, and is launching it via Kickstarter
Discussion: Motherboard and @cfidd
Steve Pratt / Pacific Content:
As it prepares to launch a podcasts app, Google adds seamless podcast listening across devices, allowing users to listen on a phone and resume on Google Home