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12:20 PM ET, April 2, 2019

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube execs ignored internal warnings, concerns about the spread of toxic videos, and proposals to change recommendations, in favor of engagement  —  A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube.  Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online …
Tom Feran / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland daily paper The Plain Dealer has laid off 14 unionized newsroom staff, mostly reporters, as part of its December announcement to cut 29 jobs  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Plain Dealer on Monday laid off 14 newsroom employees as part of a staff reduction first announced in December.
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 …
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
YouTube is removing UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson's videos from search results and prohibiting him from live streaming, stopping short of an outright ban  —  The video platform is removing the far-right activist's videos from search results and stopping him live-streaming.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Janine Gibson, who left her role as editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News UK in January, has joined the Financial Times as special projects editor  —  Janine Gibson, who left her role as Buzzfeed UK editor-in-chief in January, has been appointed as an assistant editor at the Financial Times.
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times says it has reached 1M paying readers, with digital subscriptions accounting for 75%+ of its circulation
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Bianna Golodryga, who joined “CBS This Morning” as a co-anchor less than six months ago, has been cut from the show by Susan Zirinsky  —  The new boss at CBS News, Susan Zirinsky, reportedly thinks the morning news show's four anchors are too many.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott says 85% of viewers who sign up to a one-week free trial of Fox Nation end up subscribing to the streaming service  —  People who peek into Fox Nation end up wanting to move there.  —  Fox News' top executive says 85% of people who take a one-week free trial …
Discussion: @alexweprin
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the TV rights to journalist Susan Orlean's non-fiction bestseller “The Library Book”  —  Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, in association with Brillstein Entertainment, have acquired the TV rights to Susan Orlean's best-seller …
Ruth Eglash / Washington Post:
Israeli watchdog says it found a network of suspicious social media accounts meant to disrupt and influence elections on behalf of PM Netanyahu's campaign  —  JERUSALEM — When Ziv Knobler arrived at work Monday, he said, he was surprised to find an image of his Twitter account featured …
Michael Brice-Saddler / Washington Post:
Megachurch pastor Hope Carpenter issued a threat from the pulpit to South Carolina newspaper the Greenville News on Sunday, over its coverage of her church  —  Hope Carpenter was met with resounding applause before her monologue at Relentless Church in Greenville, S.C., on Sunday.
Discussion: Greenville News
Amy Hollyfield / Tampa Bay Times:
Tampa Bay Times promotes national politics correspondent Steve Contorno to political editor  —  Contorno has been with the Times since 2013.  —  Political editor is a storied role at the Tampa Bay Times and a pinnacle in Florida political reporting.  —  On Tuesday, the Times named Steve Contorno its new political editor.
Discussion: @markkatches and @mahoneysthename
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Charlotte Eyre / The Bookseller:
Publisher HarperCollins has acquired exclusive global rights to publish children's books based on Netflix series “Our Planet”, which is launching this weekend
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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
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
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
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