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10:30 AM ET, March 21, 2019

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: WSJ plans to join the new paid tier of Apple News to be announced on Monday, expected to cost $10/month; NYT and The Washington Post have opted out  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Wall Street Journal plans to join a new paid subscription news service run by Apple, according to two people familiar …
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Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
YouTube shut down Fantastic Adventures, a channel with 800K subscribers, as creator gets arrested for allegedly mistreating her kids who performed in the shows  —  - YouTube creator Machelle Hackney, behind the popular channel “Fantastic Adventures,” has been arrested in connection …
Sarah Feldberg / Columbia Journalism Review:
A lawsuit in California about the employment misclassification of delivery truck drivers prompts some companies to stop working with freelance reporters  —  Carrie Bell likes being her own boss.  A full-time freelancer for nearly 18 years, she covers entertainment and travel for outlets like Yahoo and PopSugar.
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Interview with Donna Brazile on her job with Fox News, the role of the network and others in fomenting hate, and why she thinks reaching Fox viewers is valuable  —  Donna Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the most prominent political strategists of recent times.
Caroline Haskins / Motherboard:
Interviews detail the ongoing battle on YouTube between children-focused channels making animated videos and those featuring humans  —  Animated videos dominate the kids YouTube space.  Humans are fighting against YouTube's algorithm to try and compete.  —  Last month, news feeds were saturated with distressing headlines about Momo.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Despite a diverse Democratic field for president in 2020, national media outlets focus on three white men, depicting candidates as characters in a drama  —  As amorous embraces go, few could be more ardent than the one Beto O'Rourke got this month from Vanity Fair magazine.
Guy Rosen / Facebook:
The NZ shooting video was harder to block on Facebook than official terrorist propaganda videos because the latter aren't rebroadcast or reshared widely  —  We continue to keep the people, families and communities affected by the tragedy in New Zealand in our hearts.
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
After Rep. Devin Nunes sued Twitter and the @DevinCow account claiming defamation, the parody account gained 465K+ followers, surpassing his own follower count  —  Consider this: a parody account pretending to be an imaginary cow owned by Representative Devin Nunes, the California Republican …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Analysts say ripple effects of the Disney-21st Century Fox deal may not be clear for years: predictions include 3,000+ layoffs and more competition in streaming  —  LOS ANGELES — “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”  —  It's a line from Disney's “The Lion King,” spoken by Mufasa to young Simba as they sit atop Pride Rock.
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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
With no spammy notifications, bots and troll mentions, email newsletters are becoming a more attractive medium than news feeds for writers  —  SAN FRANCISCO — My favorite new social network doesn't incessantly spam me with notifications.  When I post, I'm not bombarded with @mentions from bots and trolls.
 
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Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
Forbes launches Forbes8, a streaming service aimed at entrepreneurs, featuring over 2,000 pieces of video content for $8.99 per month
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
By integrating Stadia into YouTube, Google plans to cement YouTube's dominance, as 200M users already watch gaming content there every day
Jamie McGee / The Tennessean:
LifeWay Christian Resources, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, says it will close all 170 of its brick-and-mortar bookstores in 2019
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Britain's counter-terrorism chief criticizes newspapers for publishing “manifestos” of killers while they blast digital platforms for hosting extremist content
Committee to Protect Journalists:
The CPJ and other press freedom groups are seeking a meeting with Sacramento police after three journalists were arrested while covering protests
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Comcast says it is launching a new service on Thursday but declined to specify what it will be, with some speculation that it's a smart-home hub for TVs
Norberto Santana Jr / Voice of OC:
Around 33 newsrooms in California, including The LA Times and the Orange County Register, join forces to report on recently released police misconduct files
EU Press Room:
The European Commission has fined Google €1.49B for “abusive practices in online advertising” and breaching EU antitrust rules
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Deloitte Digital Media Trends: 47% US consumers are frustrated by subscriptions, 75% prefer pay TV with fewer ads, 82% say companies don't protect user data
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
David Sirota, hired March 11 by Bernie Sanders, informally advised Sanders for months while attacking opponents on Twitter and in The Guardian through December