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9:35 AM ET, March 14, 2019

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Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Internal emails: First Look Media plans to let go ~4% of staff; Laura Poitras said the move cuts the research team, which has overseen the Snowden archive  —  Laura Poitras—the Citizenfour director and award-winning filmmaker who helped start The Intercept's parent company First Look Media …
Tiffany Hsu / New York Times:
Amazon has delisted two books that claimed to hold cures for autism, following a letter from Rep. Schiff criticizing anti-vaccine misinformation on the platform  —  Amazon has removed the online listings for two books that claim to contain cures for autism, a move that follows recent efforts …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google says it removed 2.3B bad ads in 2018, down 28% from 2017 and terminated ~1M bad advertiser accounts, including ~734K publishers and app developers  —  Around this time of year, Google shares how many “bad ads” it killed the year before.  And every year, the number grows.  But not this time.
Lynette Rice / EW.com:
People magazine's editor in chief, Jess Cagle, is stepping down after five years at its helm and 32 years at Time Inc.  —  “I've decided it's time to do some other things while I'm still young — or at least alive," he wrote in a staff memo.  “It's also time for me to live in Los Angeles full …
Discussion: Poynter, WWD and Adweek
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: Poynter, @niemanlab and IllinoisPress
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment have formed new studio Spyglass Media Group, which will own and oversee Weinstein Company assets bought by Lantern in 2018  —  Former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Chief Executive Gary Barber has a new job.  —  The veteran South African-born executive …
Discussion: Bloomberg, Variety, Deadline and The Wrap
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rakuten TV, with 7M users, expands to 30 new countries in Europe, and signs deal with Samsung, LG, and others to add Rakuten TV button to their remotes  —  Rakuten TV, the Japanese e-commerce giant's effort to take on Netflix and Amazon in the world of video streaming, has been a minor player …
Gaurav Shukla / NDTV Gadgets 360:
YouTube Music, YouTube Music Premium, and YouTube Premium launch in India, joining Google Play Music and Google Play Movies as well as Spotify  —  YouTube Music (ad-supported), YouTube Music Premium (ad-free), YouTube Premium (ad-free) have been launched in India.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Disclosures of Trump staffers give a glimpse of opaque Fox News contributor salaries: for eight people, salaries averaged ~$141,000; John Bolton earned $569,423  —  At least 10 members of the Trump administration have served as on-air contributors for the network.
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 …
Nikhil Inamdar / Quartz:
How Narendra Modi, who did not address a single press conference in his first term, turned many of India's media outlets into nationalist propaganda  —  The long-simmering crisis of credibility in the Indian news media reached a boiling point in the weeks following the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir last month.
 
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Email: Amazon to cut royalty rates in the US for Prime Video Direct creators from 6-15 cents/hour viewed to 4-10 cents/hour viewed, beginning April
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook's data-sharing deals under federal criminal investigation; an NY grand jury subpoenaed at least two device-makers who partnered with Facebook
The Atlantic:
Adrienne LaFrance, top editor of TheAtlantic.com since 2017, is named executive editor of The Atlantic; Swati Sharma and Sarah Yager are named managing editors
Mary Pflum / NBC News:
After the AT&T/Time Warner merger, signs point to the end of the Turner media brand, even after AT&T executives told Ted Turner his legacy would live on
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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
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
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
Discussion: Deadline