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6:20 PM ET, April 4, 2019


 Top News: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Modifying metadata to highlight publication dates, like the Guardian is doing, is one of several ways of better contextualizing articles shared on social media  —  This is a great idea: In order to reduce the number of its old stories that get recirculated as new, The Guardian is making …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Susan Smith Richardson, new CEO of the Center for Public Integrity, on increasing representation, using databases to connect trends, and more  —  Thirty years after it was founded, the D.C.-based investigative nonprofit Center for Public Integrity operates in a very different news environment …
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.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Snap emphasizes that its approach to privacy is different than others as it adds integrations like sharing buttons, with The Washington Post as a launch partner  —  Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wants to have it both ways: Keep Snapchat insulated from the darker sides of the internet, and also open it up to some of the rest of the web.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap announces plans for the Snap Audience Network, which would sell vertical video ads on others' ad inventory, taking a percentage of revenue  —  Here's one way for Snap to grow its business without adding new users.  —  Snap has a plan to grow its young business: It wants to sell ads that appear inside other companies' apps.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Snap announces 10 new original shows from Indigo Development, a joint venture of Snap and NBCUniversal, BuzzFeed, New Form, and others
Discussion: Adweek and Engadget
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announce a divorce settlement that will leave him with 75% of their Amazon stock and their full stake in The Washington Post  —  In a tweet Thursday, MacKenzie Bezos said that her divorce from Jeff Bezos was finalized and that she would give her ex-husband voting control of her Amazon shares.
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.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
SiriusXM and Pandora announce Pandora NOW, a station that streams on both services, spanning genres and letting users influence which songs get played  —  More changes are coming to Pandora, following the $3.5 billion acquisition by SiriusXM last year.  The company today launched …
Discussion: Variety and RAIN News
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 …
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
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bumble is launching a print magazine, Bumble Mag, in partnership with Hearst as Bumble works to extend its brand beyond dating
Discussion: The Drum and Adweek
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook is paying the UK's The Daily Telegraph for dozens of sponsored stories, produced by the newspaper's sponsored content unit, on topics like hate speech
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
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