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9:45 AM ET, April 1, 2019


 Top News: 
Karen Rundlet / Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation announces funding for three groups that help news providers: $3.5M for Institute for Nonprofit News, $1M for LION, $1.5M for News Revenue Hub  —  On March 31, Knight announced a $6 million investment in three organizations helping create a strong support system for local newsrooms across the country.
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Q&A with Poynter president Neil Brown on coverage of the Mueller report and triteness of the idea that the report should prompt a reckoning in the media  —  The Russian investigation is over.  Robert Mueller's report has been turned in.  And now we begin another investigation: How did the media do in covering this story?
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times says it has reached 1M paying readers, with digital subscriptions accounting for 75%+ of its circulation  —  The Financial Times has reached a paying readership of 1m in a new record for the newsbrand that it says has come a year ahead of schedule and on the back of a “strong business performance”.
Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
By joining Apple News +, the US magazine industry could lose 50% of its revenue per reader, with ARPU dropping from $120 per year per reader to $59  —  Apple digital kiosk is a terrible deal for the news industry.  No wonder most newspaper publishers won't join. 1 . The math, from the industry perspective
Discussion: Media Nation, @sarahmarshall and @raju
Alexis Petridis / The Guardian:
Young musicians are racking up millions of streaming plays from teens who discover their songs in the background of YouTube influencer and tutorial videos  —  Instead of radio or the music press, today's teens are discovering songs in the background of YouTube videos - creating a new breed of superstars unknown to adults
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Fremantle's parent company RTL Group has named Thomas Rabe, chief executive of German media giant Bertelsmann, as its new CEO  —  Rabe, who heads up RTL parent company Bertelsmann, replaces Bert Habets, who resigned Monday, citing personal considerations.  —  Thomas Rabe, CEO …
Jenni Monet / Columbia Journalism Review:
The US' legacy press has no beat devoted to covering its 573 tribal nations, to which ~2.6M people belong; an Indigenous journalist should be assigned to one  —  When Senator Elizabeth Warren remarked during a recent campaign event that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” …
Joseph Lichterman / The Lenfest Institute …:
How an Illinois public radio station and high school students collaborate annually since 1993 to produce audio documentaries on topics of community interest  —  What was your high school journalism experience like?  If you were anything like me — I'll tell you the stories of how I got …
David Ng / Los Angeles Times:
Writers Guild of America overwhelmingly votes for a new code of conduct for talent agents, aimed at curbing increasing conflicts of interest  —  The divide between Hollywood writers and their agents deepened on Sunday when members of the Writers Guild of America voted overwhelmingly in favor …
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AMI denies that the National Enquirer used another source besides Michael Sanchez for its Bezos report: “no involvement by any other third party whatsoever”
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The Federalist fires its writer Denise McCallister after a series of homophobic tweets