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10:25 AM ET, May 4, 2018


 Top News: 
Felix Salmon / Slate:
Bloomberg is already well funded by terminals; one reason Bloomberg is adding paywall is because it can, another may be to offset expenses of Bloomberg TV  —  In recent years, hundreds of publications have started putting up some version of an online paywall.
Parag Agrawa / Twitter:
Twitter urges all users to change passwords after it found a bug that stored unmasked user passwords in an internal log; no indication of breach or misuse found  —  When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it.
Voice of America:
Press freedom groups release report on threats to US media, citing whistleblower prosecutions, stigmatization by politicians, restrictions on public information  —  With the observation of World Press Freedom Day on Thursday, a group of press freedom organizations is calling attention …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Dozens of news organizations partner to promote high-quality journalism in an ad campaign that encourages consuming a variety of news outlets
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Snap has ended its licensing fee agreement with publishers who chose it in 2016; all publishers will rely on ad revenue from Snapchat Discover  —  Snap is no longer paying licensing fees to publishers for their Snapchat Discover channels, leaving those publishers instead to live off advertising.
Discussion: @rasmus_kleis
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Group Nine Media's NowThis to launch NowBreaking, a breaking news channel exclusively for Snapchat Discover, in June
Discussion: Tubefilter, Adweek and MediaPost
Dom Cosentino / Deadspin:
Senior writer Peter King is leaving Sports Illustrated after 29 years, signing an exclusive agreement with NBC that includes his Monday Morning NFL column  —  After 29 years at Sports Illustrated, Peter King is leaving to join NBC.  —  SI announced King's departure a few minutes ago …
Ashley Dean / Denverite:
Chuck Plunkett, the Denver Post editorial page editor who organized pieces rebuking Alden Global, resigns after execs reject a new editorial he wrote on Alden  —  Chuck Plunkett, the Denver Post editorial page editor behind the paper's unprecedented call-out of its hedge fund owners, has resigned.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Sources: Google plans to unveil new Google News design and app at I/O; new design has elements of the Newsstand app, YouTube, uses AMP tech on desktop, mobile  —  Google is revamping Google News with a new design that will incorporate elements of the Newsstand app and YouTube, according to people familiar with the plans.
Erin Griffith / Wired:
Pandora study finds that too many ads can push users to subscribe, but not enough to compensate for lost ad revenue from those listening less due to more ads  —  AT BEST, ADVERTISING is something people tolerate while consuming media.  At worst, it's a turnoff.
David McCabe / Axios:
Starting July 10, Google will require people buying ads related to candidates in US federal elections to be US citizens or lawful permanent residents  —  People buying Google ads related to candidates in U.S. federal elections will have to prove they are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents beginning July 10, the company says.
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
The Swedish Academy says it will announce the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018 in 2019, amid sexual assault allegations against husband of academy member  —  The Swedish Academy, which has become mired in controversy over its links to a man accused of sexual assault, announced on Friday morning …
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Press Association:
The BBC and unions agree to a 3-year pay deal, an increase in the minimum salary to £20K, enhanced parental leave and more, subject to vote of approval by staff
Discussion: @phwood1
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
GoDaddy takes down Richard Spencer's website, says it has “encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner”
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Fast Company
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
A look at BuzzFeed's Vidder, a video editing tool that lets anyone in the company build a video within minutes, no experience required
CBS beats with $3.76B in Q1 revenue, up 13% YoY, as retransmission revenues and fees rose 25%
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and CBS Corporation
 Earlier Picks: 
P. Kim Bui / Online Journalism Awards:
2018 Online Journalism Awards add new category for collaboration, a micro newsroom category, and criteria changes for explanatory, feature categories
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Podcasting app Pocket Casts has been acquired by a collective that includes NPR and This American Life and will continue to operate as a joint venture
Washington Post:
Charlie Rose accused by 27 more women of sexual harassment; CBS managers were warned of his conduct on three occasions over 30 years