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10:05 PM ET, March 26, 2019


 Top News: 
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Pew Survey: 71% of Americans believe their local news outlets are doing “very or somewhat well financially”, only 14% have paid or given money to local news  —  Inside the news industry and Nieman Lab World, the fate of local news stands out as a particularly scary problem.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple News+ will surface WSJ stories of general interest; subscribers will have access to 3 days worth of business and financial news in WSJ's archives  —  Apple News+ was officially announced earlier today, allowing users to pay $9.99 per month for access to 300 magazines and select newspapers.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of some news outlets by decimating their revenue and disrupting publishers' relationships with readers  —  At the mercy of a new algorithm  —  Apple doesn't care about news, it cares about recurring revenue.  That's why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Profile of Peter Stern, who has led business operations for Apple's services division, which now includes Apple TV+ and Apple News+, for the past year  —  Peter Stern joined Apple at a moment when its relationships with entertainment companies and publishers were at a low point.
Discussion: Washington Post, Variety and @pkafka
Michael Schneider / Variety:
Apple is not submitting any entries to the Emmy Awards but will do so in 2020, with its first shot at awards season being the Golden Globes
Discussion: Quartz and 9to5Mac
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Apple launches Apple News+ in US and Canada, a subscription service with news pubs like WSJ and 300+ mags, for $9.99/month and free sharing with family accounts
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple News+ is a fine way to read magazines, but its UX's roots in Texture makes finding content from newspapers and digital news outlets difficult
Ernst Pfauth / The Correspondent:
De Correspondent has closed its US office and says it will not open a newsroom in the US, as it prepares to launch an English-language version  —  At the end of last year, 45,888 people from over 130 countries contributed $2.6 million to launch The Correspondent, the global expansion of our Dutch journalism platform.
James Vincent / The Verge:
European Parliament approves the Copyright Directive, a controversial law including Article 11, dubbed the “link tax” and Article 13, dubbed the “upload filter”  —  Article 11 and Article 13 both approved by European politicians  —  The European Union has given …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Google is launching the Local Experiments Project to fund dozens of new local news sites in the US, partners with McClatchy for three operations in three years  —  Google is launching the Local Experiments Project, an effort to fund dozens of new local news websites around the country and eventually around the world.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Interview with Karey Burke, ABC's entertainment president, on reviving the network's ratings and trying to retain Jimmy Kimmel as his contract nears end  —  The network's entertainment president, who replaced Channing Dungey in November, has a plan not just to stem ratings declines but actually …
Discussion: @richbtig
Angela Giuffrida / The Guardian:
The founder and all-female editorial team of the Vatican's women's mag have resigned, citing a campaign to discredit them over a story on sexual abuse of nuns  —  Editorial board says Vatican tried to discredit them after they denounced abuse of nuns  —  The founder and all-female editorial board …
John Glenday / The Drum:
Survey: 63% of people now prefer to share content over “dark” social channels like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and WhatsApp  —  A study on social sharing habits has highlighted the growing appeal of so-called ‘dark’ private messaging apps, with 63% of people now preferring …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Univision and Dish Network reach a carriage deal after a nine-month blackout, covering Univision-owned TV stations and niche Spanish-language cable channels  —  Univision and satcaster Dish Network have reached a carriage agreement after a nine-month blackout that marked one of the longest standoffs between …
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Publishers with subscription revenue are faring better than those without  —  Debates about the merits of subscription models continue, but publishers with reader revenue appear to be faring better in the current media environment than those without.
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Rishabh R. Jain / Associated Press:
Facebook says it is partnering with media orgs in India ahead of elections to flag false stories across multiple languages, limiting them in News Feed by ~80%
Lautaro Grinspan / Washingtonian:
Foreign correspondents covering the US for publications globally indicate that international news outlets are also experiencing the “Trump bump”
Jon Slattery / InPublishing:
A look at intimidation against journalists across Europe, with the UK's NUJ reporting an increase in threats from the far right against its members
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Viacom's shares soared ~10% amid speculation about its potential merger with CBS
Liezel Hill / Bloomberg:
Bloomberg's South African journalists are struggling to live and work amid the country's series of scheduled power blackouts
 Earlier Picks: 
Dennis Overbye / New York Times:
Sky & Telescope, a hobbyist magazine for astronomers that is profitable and has 500K pageviews a month online, is being sold by its parent company
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Spotify has acquired Parcast, a podcasting studio which focuses on stories about true crime, cults, and unsolved mysteries
James Cridland / Podnews podcasting news:
The BBC has pulled its podcasts from Google search, Assistant, and Podcasts, claiming Google must sign a license to link them and supply the BBC with user data
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The media's coverage of the Trump team's Russia connections has not been invalidated by the Mueller report, but news publishers may mistakenly soften coverage