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2:55 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 …
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Ben Makuch / Motherboard:
In wake of Christchurch shooting, YouTube still hosts neo-Nazi propaganda and podcasts; after an inquiry, it demonetized several videos but did not delete them  —  Neo-Nazi propaganda, podcasts, and audiobooks continue to exist on YouTube.  Even when alerted to their existence …
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 …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Interview with Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on the network's new streaming service, controversies with hosts including Tucker Carlson, and more  —  Suzanne Scott sits atop the most watched operation in cable news, and easily the most controversial.  She has managed to keep out of the spotlight during …
Discussion: Mediaite
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.
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
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Skift, which covers the business of travel, promotes veteran business journalist Tom Lowry to editor-in-chief  —  Longtime business journalist Tom Lowry has been promoted to editor in chief of Skift, a website focused on the business of travel, restaurants and wellness.
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.
Lee C. Bollinger / Washington Post:
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, says the US could initiate a federal investigation and prosecution over Jamal Khashoggi's murder  —  Lee C. Bollinger is the 19th president of Columbia University and the Seth Low professor of the University.  He is the co-author, with Geoffrey R. Stone, of “The Free Speech Century.”
Hollywood Reporter:
SEC filing: AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron's pay rose to $9.5M in 2018, up from $7.4M in 2017  —  Aron made $7.4 million in 2017 after completing a series of acquisitions at the mega-movie chain.  —  AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron received compensation of $9.5 million in 2018 …
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.
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 …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
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