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12:35 PM ET, February 24, 2019

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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
NYT looks to expand subscriber base in Texas and Florida with a new TV show called The Weekly debuting in June on Hulu and FX, and experiments with its paywall  —  - Cooking app shows that newspaper can reach rural customers  — Publisher needs to find new markets to hit 10 million target
Discussion: Nieman Lab and Nieman Lab
Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
NYT says that a reporter and a photographer were disinvited from covering Vanity Fair's Oscar party; on Thursday, NYT ran a story on the party's inner workings  —  After a story published on Thursday, the paper's staffers say a reporter for the Times was disinvited to the magazine's Oscar party on Sunday.
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Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube says it will remove ads on anti-vaccine videos, launches info panel below anti-vaccine videos that links to the Wikipedia page for “vaccine hesitancy”  —  YouTube on Friday said it would prevent channels that promote anti-vax content from running advertising …
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Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
After reports of pedophiles using YouTube comments to sexualize videos of children, YouTube warns creators it may demonetize videos with inappropriate comments
MediaPost:
Survey of 34 publishers: 79% say readers are more willing to pay for content, up from 70% in 2018 and 82% say paid content is an integral part of their strategy  —  Publishers say tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are less supportive of the industry than they were a year ago …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Florida inmate sues the Florida Department of Corrections after he was told he has to repurchase $569 of music he bought after the FDOC changed music vendors  —  Prisoners who paid $1.70 per song lost access when the prison changed vendors.  —  Florida inmate William Demler says that since 2012 …
Discussion: Slate and Fast Company
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Eleven news organizations, including Rappler, and three universities in the Philippines team up to launch Tsek.ph, a new collaborative fact-checking project  —  On a Monday, Maria Ressa celebrated the launch of a new collaborative fact-checking project.  Two days later, she was arrested on “cyber libel” charges.
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
Profile of The Bulwark, an anti-Trump conservative website launched last month by former Weekly Standard staffers, which wants to call out Trump enablers  —  The Bulwark's writers are the new outlaws of conservative media.  —  Charlie sykes is sitting behind a desk in a sparse …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Podcasts are booming, with plenty of excitement but little money; Hollywood and Silicon Valley aim to change that through on-screen adaptations and acquisitions  —  About a decade ago, Hank and John Green, fraternal YouTube stars, founded VidCon, an annual convention in Anaheim, Calif. …
Discussion: @gerryfsmith
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK-based non-profit website, Investigative Journal, launches with reports on wiretaps exposing Turkish terrorist support and silencing of Pakistani journalists  —  A new investigative news website has launched in an effort to “counteract fake news and produce revelatory public interest investigations”.
Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
Alex French and Maximillian Potter on the back story of their Atlantic article on Bryan Singer and alleged pedophilia in Hollywood, which was spiked by Esquire  —  On February 11, news broke that Millennium Films was delaying Bryan Singer's Red Sonja, which was to begin production this year.
 
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