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10:35 AM ET, April 4, 2019


 Top News: 
New York Times:
iHeartMedia files for an IPO, whose sale proceeds it would use to pay its debts, as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy  —  Is there room for radio in the age of Spotify?  —  That is the question underlying a securities filing on Wednesday by the broadcast giant iHeartRadio for what it says could be an initial public offering.
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Court filing: Amazon says it ended Woody Allen deal because his reactions to sexual abuse allegations destroyed any benefit it would get from working with him  —  Amazon said in a new court filing Wednesday that it ended a deal to finance and distribute films by Woody Allen because his …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Researchers find that Facebook appears to deliver certain ads, despite neutral targeting parameters, in a way that aligns with race and gender stereotypes  —  How exactly Facebook decides who sees what is one of the great pieces of forbidden knowledge in the information age …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Post
The City:
THE CITY, a new independent nonprofit news outlet focused on New York City, goes live with funding from Craig Newmark, Knight Foundation, and others
BuzzFeed News:
Proto, Whatsapp's Indian partner, says the misinformation “tip line” announced on Tuesday is primarily for research, not to help users who come across misinfo  —  One day after WhatsApp launched a tip line to combat misinformation ahead of a general election in India …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Time EIC Edward Felsenthal says the magazine's staff has grown ~20% since the Benioff acquisition, part of an overall expansion including a Time 100 conference  —  New York (CNN Business)Time magazine's expansion plans — now that the publication is owned by Marc and Lynne Benioff — start with the Time 100 list.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC news director tells staff not to tweet strong political views, saying there's no distinction between personal and official social media accounts  —  Email from director of news comes after some staffers publicly complained about BBC coverage  —  The BBC has emailed all news staff warning …
Tom Roston / OneZero:
Current and former TiVo insiders on how the first DVR came to be, going up against cable companies, how IP licensing has kept the company relevant, and more  —  How the original DVR paved the way for Netflix and the cord-cutter movement  —  t's hard to believe, but a scant 20 years …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS News confirms that CBS This Morning co-host Bianna Golodryga has left the program, as speculation about other on-air staffing shifts at CBS continues  —  CBS News on Wednesday confirmed that “CBS This Morning” co-host Bianna Golodryga has left the program, a sign that the network has begun …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed's vice president of news and programming, is moving to the LA Times to become deputy managing editor for news  —  She is relocating to Los Angeles and will serve as deputy managing editor for news.  —  Shani Hilton, who has worked hand-in-hand with editor-in-chief Ben Smith …
Anna Orso /
Anti-press rhetoric has not deterred students from pursuing a career in journalism, with some J-Schools reporting an increase in enrollment numbers  —  Emily Erdos wanted to be a reporter so badly that she begged administrators at Princeton to allow her to study journalism — a major the Ivy League school didn't offer.
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
A look at The Marshall Project's News Inside, a low-frills, no charge print publication for jails and prisons that is curated to omit inflammatory material  —  Plenty of people have asked me about my favorite tool for journalism.  And plenty of times, I've lurched through an answer that I didn't truly believe.
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Ted Johnson / Variety:
US Rep. David Cicilline and Rep. Doug Collins introduce bill to protect news outlets from antitrust law when bargaining with platforms like Google and Facebook
Discussion: @todder4news
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National Journal says it has stopped offering advertising across all of its journalism properties, which are now completely supported by subscription revenue
Jennifer Green / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom International Studios is launching two new European production hubs in Madrid and Manchester
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Electronic Arts, the NFL, and ESPN are collaborating on a four-week documentary series that spotlights the world's best Madden NFL players
Discussion: Variety
James Salzer / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
GOP lawmakers in Georgia debut a bill to create a “canons of ethics” for journalists, after bias was perceived in reporter's questioning about legislation
Sean Illing / Vox:
Q&A with Matt Taibbi on the media's coverage of Russiagate, BuzzFeed's decision to publish the Steele dossier, and more
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
AMC Theatres has decided to go ahead with its expansion into Saudi Arabia, after reconsidering the move in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder
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Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Sources: the BBC is moving some of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands so it can keep broadcasting across the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
A series of hugely influential ad campaigns on Facebook urging for a no-deal Brexit are being co-ordinated by a single lobbying company
Todd Spangler / Variety:
T-Mobile signs Viacom to its mobile video streaming service, due to launch late 2019, with MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount, and other networks to be available
New York Times:
First of a three-part series on Rupert Murdoch and his empire, examining how it has influenced global events for decades and his family's internal divisions
Singapore introduces a bill that requires sites to take down fake news and intends to impose criminal sanctions against those who spread falsehoods