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1:30 PM ET, April 4, 2019

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Conde Nast names Roger Lynch its first global CEO; Lynch was president and CEO of Pandora prior to its acquisition by Sirius XM  —  Roger Lynch has been named Condé Nast's first global CEO, with the former Pandora and Dish Network exec stepping into the role April 22.
Associated Press:
Following criticism, Twitter has stopped blocking French government ads urging people to vote; Twitter banned French political ads after new law on ad funding  —  PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire …
Discussion: Press Gazette, BBC and Politico
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 …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
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 …
Jack Crosbie / Splinter:
The BuzzFeed union accuses the company of union-busting as recognition drags; the company only wants to recognize specific titles, not the newsroom as a whole  —  I don't know where he was today.  It's a Wednesday, so I'm assuming he was at work, or doing work somewhere.
Discussion: The Wrap and @daveyalba
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.
Discussion: @efelsenthal
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Discussion: Hit & Run and New York Post
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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
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 …
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 …
Anna Orso / Philly.com:
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.
 
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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
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
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
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Jessica Patterson / fipp.com:
National Journal says it has stopped offering advertising across all of its journalism properties, which are now completely supported by subscription revenue
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
Jennifer Green / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom International Studios is launching two new European production hubs in Madrid and Manchester
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
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