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8:10 PM ET, March 28, 2019

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Jay Rosen / PressThink:
Jay Rosen, who helped The Correspondent in its campaign to fund its English-language expansion, says mistakes were made in communications as plans evolved  —  A decision not to have its headquarters in New York or the US, and to base the English-language site in Amsterdam, has drawn criticism from supporters.
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
De Correspondent EIC Rob Wijnberg talks about messaging after the outlet said it would not open a US newsroom following its fundraiser for a version in English
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development files charges against Facebook, saying the company's ad targeting tools enable violations of Fair Housing Act  —  'Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,' says HUD secretary
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
It's possible for tech companies to find ways to support independent newsrooms, but direct patronage like Google's for McClatchy is not likely one of those ways  —  On Tuesday, Google announced it would partner with McClatchy to fund three, new local news entities in communities of less than 500,000 people.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Patrick Soon-Shiong details his long term plans for The LA Times including fixing editorial and updating the business model, at a short term cost of ~$50M  —  It's a few years behind its East Coast brethren in New York and Washington.  But tens of millions in new investment and ambitious digital plans …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sony Pictures TV sells Crackle to CSS Entertainment, which will launch a joint venture called Crackle Plus; Sony gets stock warrants, contributes backend tech  —  Sony Pictures Television has found of a new home for its Crackle ad-supported streaming service: The company struck a deal …
Lawrence Bartley / The Marshall Project:
The Marshall Project launches a print publication, News Inside, distributed in prisons and jails in 19 states so far, edited by a former inmate Lawrence Bartley  —  Help us connect our journalism with incarcerated readers.  —  I wanted to share our rich articles with my information-poor former community …
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
United Robots execs detail how their automation makes stories for Sweden's MittMedia, Aftonbladet, and others, including plans for texts to get coaches' quotes  —  Newsrooms across Northern Europe are building a loyal subscriber database thanks to automated content on sports, property and breaking news
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
MGM's Epix rolls out its Epix Now streaming service to Roku and Amazon Fire TV subscribers for $5.99/month  —  It has a decent library of shows and films  —  In February, MGM launched a streaming service for its premium channel Epix called Epix Now for iOS and Android users.
Luke Broadwater / Capital Gazette:
Maryland's General Assembly votes unanimously to name June 28 as Freedom of the Press Day to honor the five who died in the Capital Gazette shooting in 2018  —  The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis and the American Red Cross hosted the first Wendi Winters Memorial Blood Drive on Sept. 15 …
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Internal memo: GateHouse will partner with Google on a digital subscriptions experiment and expects to roll out its learnings across the GateHouse network  —  GateHouse Media will partner with Google News on a digital-subscriptions project, according to this internal email …
Discussion: @dankennedy_nu and Dan Kennedy
Todd Spangler / Variety:
FuboTV becomes the latest internet TV service to hike prices, increasing the subscription price for its base package from $44.99 per month to $54.99 per month  —  Cord-cutters who thought they were getting a price break from “virtual” internet pay-TV services may be in for some sticker shock.
Discussion: CordCutters, MacRumors and Fast Company
 
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC says it plans to expand its Sounds app, which had 1.7M downloads since its launch over four months ago, with third party podcasts and live radio shows
Discussion: About the BBC, The Drum and Mashable
Mike Allen / Axios:
ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl becomes the latest journalist to write a book about Trump, coming 2020
BBC:
BBC has apologized and agreed to pay damages to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko over story claiming $400K was paid to Michael Cohen to extend meeting
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Video Advertising Bureau report says addressable TV spending in the US is expected to rise 33% to $3.37B in 2020, as the audience has grown 27% to 162.2M
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Jack Neff / Ad Age:
MRC releases its draft version of cross-media audience measurement standards for video, opens a 60-day public comment period, expects final version by Q3 2019
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Bustle Digital Group, which owns Mic and Gawker, is buying The Outline, founded in 2016 by Josh Topolsky, who says he will continue to run the site
Motherboard:
Facebook says it will ban white nationalist and white separatist content, pointing users to nonprofits, after initially only banning white supremacist content