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8:35 AM ET, April 11, 2019

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 Top News: 
Kate Lyons / The Guardian:
Julian Assange arrested for alleged breach of bail by the British police at the Ecuadorian embassy as Ecuador withdraws asylum after seven years  —  WikiLeaks founder arrested for alleged breach of bail at London embassy where he took refuge for seven years  —  Play Video
Washington Post:
Sources: American Media Inc. is seeking to sell National Enquirer; two sources said pressure to sell came from Anthony Melchiorre of Chatham Asset Management  —  American Media Inc. is actively seeking to sell off the National Enquirer, according to three people familiar with the process …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Charleston, SC's Post and Courier has avoided relentless layoffs and plans to add newsroom staff due to local owners and diverse revenue sources  —  This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news.  Want to be part of the conversation?
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube TV is raising its price to $50 per month for all customers, a 25% to 43% increase depending on their existing package  —  Thought you were getting a price break with an over-the-top TV package?  Maybe think again.  YouTube TV is the latest OTT television service to hike its fees …
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
Actor Geoffrey Rush wins defamation suit against News Corp's Daily Telegraph in Australia following publication of a story accusing him of sexual misconduct  —  Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case against the News Corp.-owned newspaper Daily Telegraph in his home country of Australia.
Discussion: Press Gazette, The Wrap and Reuters
New Republic:
The New Republic names Chris Lehmann, formerly editor in chief at The Baffler, as its editor following his role as a consulting editorial director  —  The New Republic announced Chris Lehmann as its full-time editor effective immediately, following his role as a consulting editorial director at the publication.
Wired:
Facebook rolls out multiple changes to combat the spread of disinformation: demoting untrustworthy sources in News Feed, changes to how Groups work, and more  —  FACEBOOK IS TRYING to redefine authoritativeness on the internet as part of its efforts to fight the spread of misinformation and abuse on its platforms.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
During a hearing, Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz continue to say big tech companies are stifling conservative speech even as experts say no evidence exists  —  Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pilloried Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations they censor conservative users …
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Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal:
Disney is expected to reveal details of its Disney+ streaming service, reportedly launching in November, in a presentation to investors on Thursday  —  The entertainment giant rose to the top of Hollywood on the strength of its ability to pack movie theaters and theme parks.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile announces TVision Home, a rebrand of Layer3 TV, offering home TV streaming with 150+ channels for $90+/month  —  T-Mobile today officially unveiled its forthcoming home TV service, which will now be known as TVision Home.  The service is the rebranding of Layer3 TV …
Max Willens / Digiday:
The Guardian, Gannett, and McClatchy are scaling back their virtual reality offerings and shifting their focus to augmented reality  —  Three years ago, The Guardian was convinced that virtual reality was about to enter the mainstream.  In Oct. 2016, the British news publisher announced …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Interview with NYT's ad VP Allison Murphy on Project Feels, a year-old premium ad product based on the emotions that articles evoke and how it was developed  —  A year ago, without ceremony, The New York Times piloted ad placements based on the emotions certain articles evoke.
Kim Gamel / Stars & Stripes:
Army and Air Force Exchange Service bans news channels on TVs in food courts and other common areas in military bases due to “their divisive political nature”  —  Soldiers hoping to catch up on the news while eating lunch on Wednesday were out of luck unless they had cell phones at hand.
Discussion: NPR
 
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Pew Research Center:
Study: the share of US adults who say they use social media is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Austrian Die Presse, which has lost money on video for years, says video now accounts for 10% of digital ad revenues, attributes rise to muted autoplay videos
The Jakarta Post:
Nine groups including press agencies and legal aid organizations in Indonesia unite in the face of rising violence to form the Journalist Safety Committee
Brian Welk / The Wrap:
Netflix launches a SiriusXM radio station to repurpose its massive library of stand-up comedy
Discussion: Variety, The Week and Engadget
Hillman Foundation:
The New Yorker's staff writer Jane Mayer wins April's Sidney award for her report “The Making of the Fox News White House”
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Picks: 
Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
Captain America star Chris Evans is launching a site to present Democratic and Republican takes on key issues but journalists say it's a ham-fisted effort
Curtis Franklin Jr / Dark Reading:
With a gift from Craig Newmark, the Global Cyber Alliance is developing cybersecurity toolkits for journalists and election officials ahead of the 2020 election
Discussion: GCA
Ben Quinn / The Guardian:
WikiLeaks says it has uncovered a surveillance operation at the Ecuadorian embassy, after images, documents, and videos were offered for sale
Discussion: Fox News
Andrew Ferguson / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic's Andrew Ferguson decided to conduct an experiment, subscribing to a daily newspaper, and discovered there's no substitute for print
Joanna Piacenza / Morning Consult:
Morning Consult/THR poll: amid attacks from Trump, the media's credibility among Republicans has dropped by 12%, while trust in Fox News has remained steady
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Former 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan will start a three-month assignment on May 1 as a special correspondent for Sinclair covering the US-Mexico border