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5:40 PM ET, April 1, 2019

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Irin Carmon / New York Magazine:
Months before The New Yorker published allegations of sexual harassment against CBS News' Jeff Fager, the Washington Post had the story but didn't publish it  —  The afternoon of March 7, 2018, was go time, or so we believed.  Inside a glass huddle room at the Washington Post …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
A year after his announcement that Facebook would feature less news, Zuckerberg says he wants to create a tab to surface quality news, could pay publishers  —  The Facebook CEO floated a “news tab to surface more high-quality news,” and said he's willing to write checks to support it.
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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
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Apple tried hard to sign up The New York Times and WaPo to Apple News+, was flexible on some terms but wanted the papers' entire content offerings  —  The Times and Post resisted Eddy Cue's hard sell ("We'll make you the most-read newspaper in the world.")
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”.
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?
Reuters:
Sources: as part of UAE's Project Raven, 9+ ex-NSA staffers helped hack phones of Al Jazeera's Chairman, a BBC Arabic host, and other journalists  —  A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Critics comparing Mueller coverage to that of the Iraq war have based their argument on cherry-picked examples and a false assumption about the Steele dossier  —  Barr gave Trump and media critics a fresh rallying cry.  And the Steele dossier is back in vogue.  Does anybody really know what's going on here?
 
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Zainab Sultan / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bill Keller reflects on his career, from foreign correspondent at The New York Times to Editor-in-Chief at The Marshall Project, as he prepares to retire
Erin Lee Carr / The Cut:
In her forthcoming memoir, documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr discusses the night her father, beloved New York Times media critic David Carr, passed away
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has filed a petition asking a US district judge to rule that grand jury material in Mueller report can be released
Discussion: New York Times and The Week
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Lesley McKenzie, deputy editor of C Magazine, has been named as managing editor of Variety, reporting to Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller
Maya Kosoff / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reporters covering the ongoing aftermath of the Parkland shooting face a difficult assignment, striking the balance between editors' demands and victims' trauma
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Willa Paskin / Slate:
While Sean Hannity promotes “deranged” factual interpretations on Fox News, Rachel Maddow's show also indulges in conspiracy theories around Mueller and Trump
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
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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
Ad Age:
ComScore's CEO Bryan Wiener and President Sarah Hofstetter step down after less than a year in those positions, citing differences with the company's board
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
Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap:
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro returned to air Saturday night without mentioning the reason for the two-week absence of her show
Discussion: Vanity Fair, Press Herald and Splinter
The Daily Beast:
AMI denies that the National Enquirer used another source besides Michael Sanchez for its Bezos report: “no involvement by any other third party whatsoever”