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3:40 PM ET, March 13, 2019

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Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Spotify files an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission, claiming App Store rules limit choice and stifle competition  —  Spotify is filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, accusing the latter company of anticompetitive behaviour in the way it manages …
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's video service will feature mostly content from partners at launch, with the first slew of its own shows coming later in the year  —  - IPhone maker is said to push for HBO, Showtime and Starz deals  — Magazine bundle, Apple Pay upgrades are also coming this month
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple Music arrives on Amazon's Fire TV for US users, following its launch on Amazon's Echo smart speakers last year  —  Apple Music launched on Amazon Fire TVs in the United States on Wednesday.  It is the latest sign of Apple's continued push to get its services, including Apple Music, in front of as many people as possible.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Gimlet Media, the podcasting startup with 83 staff that Spotify acquired for a reported $230M in February, is unionizing with the Writers Guild of America  —  The 83-person staff of Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup acquired by music streaming service Spotify for $230 million in February …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Capitol News Illinois, an Illinois Press Foundation service, provides state newspapers with statehouse coverage, joining similar initiatives in OR, FL, and PA  —  Serving the thousand or so people of Roseville, Illinois, the Roseville Independent is an “occasional” newspaper with 143 subscribers …
Discussion: IllinoisPress
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Hearst UK to double its video team in the coming months to create more original content for YouTube, says its on-site pre-roll revenue grew 1000% in 2018  —  Hearst UK is investing more in its video team, nearly doubling the headcount from five to nine over the next few months after seeing viewer and revenue gains in 2018.
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Tribune Media's shareholders overwhelmingly approve its acquisition by Nexstar Media Group, a deal that will create the largest TV station group in the US  —  $6.4B purchase will create country's largest station group  —  Tribune Media said its shareholders overwhelmingly approved …
Discussion: Deadline
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
PBS launches video-on-demand platform PBS Living on Amazon's Prime Video Channels for $2.99/month with shows like Antiques Roadshow and No Passport Required  —  The $2.99-a-month offering, launching Thursday, will feature classic PBS series like ‘The French Chef,’ ‘This Old House’ and 'Antiques Roadshow …
Media Matters for America:
Media Matters study: nearly one-third of climate change coverage by the networks came from a single episode of Meet the Press on December 30  —  For this study, Media Matters examined 2018 news coverage of climate change on broadcast TV networks, counting and analyzing segments devoted …
 
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Luke Mullins / Washingtonian:
How lobbyists are using geofencing of ads on digital platforms and hiring TV pundits to send policy messages to the president and those who influence him
The Daily Beast:
Court documents: Nicholas Sandmann, a student who was part of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder, sues CNN; he sued The Washington Post earlier
Discussion: Mediaite
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Sources: Vice Media is seeking to raise up to $200M, possibly through a mix of debt and equity, and aims for profitability in the next 12 months
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Three Democratic lawmakers reintroduce the Journalist Protection Act, which would make it a federal crime to physically assault journalists
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter has launched its first ever podcast, “Character Count”, a series about its advertising business with interviews with companies like Dropbox
Discussion: Adweek
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Seven organizations are receiving $750K in funding for projects combining AI and news, including The Seattle Times
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook pulled ads from Sen. Warren's campaign calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, citing policy violations, but is now restoring them