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2:55 PM ET, March 27, 2019

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Motherboard:
Facebook says it will ban white nationalist and white separatist content, pointing users to nonprofits, after initially only banning white supremacist content  —  After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy …
The Daily Beast:
Mueller was a ratings booster for MSNBC but in the wake of the Barr report, Rachel Maddow's show was down near 500K viewers since the previous week  —  The Mueller report and its potential implications have driven the network's coverage—and monster ratings—for two years.
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Charles Bethea / New Yorker:
Since James Bruggers left his job at the Courier-Journal, Kentucky's coal country has been left without a newspaper reporter on the environment beat full-time  —  A year ago, the last Kentucky newspaper staffer dedicated to the environmental beat full-time left his job.  He was not replaced.
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
Adnan Virk discusses his firing from ESPN and his new role at streaming service DAZN, whose North American operation is headed by John Skipper  —  NEW YORK — On the afternoon of Feb. 1, Adnan Virk drove home from ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn. It was a familiar trip.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
The EU's Copyright Directive has the potential to further fracture the open web based on location and may lead to the closure of Google News in Europe  —  How the Copyright Directive reshapes the open web  —  It's strange to think about now, but until the 1920s, you didn't generally need a passport to travel.
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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”
Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Krista Smith, Vanity Fair's executive West Coast editor who started at the magazine as a fact-checker in 1989, is joining Netflix as a consultant  —  The publication's executive West Coast editor is joining the streaming giant as a consultant, but will stay on as a contributing editor at the magazine.
Discussion: The Wrap and @chrissgardner
James Walker / Press Gazette:
eMarketer: Google and Facebook will increase their share of the UK digital ad market to 63.3% in 2019 from 62.7% in 2018, increasing to 65% by 2021  —  Google and Facebook will increase their share of the UK digital advertising market again this year, according to a new forecast.
Discussion: eMarketer
The New York Times Company:
NYT Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018: 51% of staff are women and 30% are people of color but racial diversity in leadership has not increased since 2016  —  The New York Times is driven by a simple but powerful mission: to seek the truth and help people understand the world.
Huw Thomas / BBC:
Tom Sinclair, editor of The Herald newspaper in West Wales, has defied court orders to repay over £70,000 to creditors, including journalists and photographers  —  A newspaper editor who owes thousands of pounds to former staff has treated them “appallingly”, a union has said.
Discussion: HoldtheFrontPage
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Vice Media agrees to settle class action lawsuit over alleged gender pay inequality, brought by female employees, for $1.87M  —  The deal comes after Vice tapped new leadership, denied there was any centralized pay practices, and turned over salary data to a statistician to determine if there was a gender gap.
Discussion: Variety
Trey Yingst / Fox News:
Rocket fire landed near Fox News correspondent Trey Yingst and his TV crew as they reported on the exchange of fire between Israel and Hamas  —  ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER — Rockets from the Gaza Strip streamed through the sky above our crew.  —  And then, flashes of light.  —  Bang.  Bang.
Discussion: @treyyingst and Associated Press
 
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
John Cook, former executive editor of Gawker, is joining Business Insider as investigations editor where he will build a dedicated investigations unit
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%
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Top music labels, including Sony and Warner, sue Charter, alleging it profits from repeat copyright infringers motivated by its advertised high internet speeds
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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