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9:50 AM ET, March 27, 2019


 Top News: 
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of 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+.
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.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Report: a judge in New York state has thrown out a libel case brought against the Wall Street Journal by a prominent antiques dealer over a 2017 article  —  A state court judge in New York threw out a case in which a prominent antiquities dealer accused The Wall Street Journal's publisher of libel.
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.
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: @chrissgardner
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.
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.
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%  —  NEW DELHI (AP) — Facebook is taking steps to reduce the spread of false information on its platforms ahead of India's general election, company officials said Monday.
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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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
John Glenday / The Drum:
Survey: 63% of people now prefer to share content over “dark” social channels like Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and WhatsApp
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: 
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
Discussion: @richbtig
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
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
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”
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google denies report that YouTube has stopped accepting pitches for scripted shows, confirms it's debuting new ad-supported original programming in coming weeks