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4:25 PM ET, April 10, 2019

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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
The (Charleston, SC) 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?
Discussion: Better News, @kristenhare and Poynter
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
No evidence exists of bias in platforms' content moderation, and the First Amendment and Section 230 apply whether or not moderation is “politically neutral”  —  In April 2018, House Republicans held a hearing on the “Filtering Practices of Social Media Platforms” …
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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  —  Fox News was the only outlet whose credibility among GOP remained steady  —  People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017.
Lisa DePaulo / Hollywood Reporter:
A look back at John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine by insiders and colleagues including Robert De Niro, Newt Gingrich, Dan Quayle, and Ann Coulter  —  Nearly two decades after his tragic death, stars, insiders and colleagues — including Cindy Crawford, Robert De Niro …
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  —  - Ex-NFL Star Trevor Pryce, Creator of ‘Kulipari,’ Pacts With Cinedigm to Launch OTT Network (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Thought you were getting a price break with an over-the-top TV package?
Max Willens / Digiday:
Profile of G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller, a digital media executive with two decades of experience, who sources think may struggle with G/O sites' culture  —  Jim Spanfeller has spent nearly two decades demanding that advertisers treat digital media with more respect.
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  —  Political polarization is a serious problem.  Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America, hopes to unify the nation with a new outlet …
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.
Michael Luo / New Yorker:
NewYorker.com Editor Michael Luo examines the need for “slow journalism”, as the current system for delivering news online leads to information overload  —  The current system for delivering news online is broken.  Readers and journalists will need to work together to find a new one.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: the next major version of macOS will include standalone Music, Podcasts, and TV apps alongside a redesigned Books app  —  During the “It's show time” event in late March, Apple announced that the TV app would be coming to the Mac soon.  This naturally sparked discussions …
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 …
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  —  Sometime this winter, I performed an experiment: I decided to subscribe to home delivery of a daily newspaper.
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  —  Logan's hiring adds to recent moves by Sinclair that hint at the company's national news ambitions outside of the journalism produced by its local TV stations.
Brian Welk / The Wrap:
Netflix Launches SiriusXM Radio Station to Repurpose Massive Library of Stand-Up Comedy  —  Netflix houses an enormous amount of stand-up comedy that's near impossible to keep up with, but not for much longer.  —  Netflix is launching a radio station on SiriusXM that will repurpose …
Discussion: Variety and Engadget
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  —  Journalists in Purwokerto, Central Java, stage a protest in response to the violence against their colleagues during a 212 Munajat prayer event …
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  —  The free tools will be developed by the Global Cyber Alliance to monitor election infrastructure and processes in the runup to the 2020 Presidential election.
Discussion: GCA
 
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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 and Raw Story
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
Henry Chu / Variety:
Warner Media CEO John Stankey has denied an FT report claiming AT&T is considering selling HBO Europe to pay down debt
Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
Tencent leads game streaming in China after Panda TV shuts down; China's streaming market, the world's biggest, is expected to reach $16.5B in revenues by 2022
Jon Seidel / Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago's historic Johnson Publishing Company, which started the magazines Ebony and Jet, files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy; it sold the magazines in 2016
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Joseph Kieta / @josephkieta:
[Thread] Fresno Bee and McClatchy say lawsuit by Nunes is an attack on local journalism and a “misuse of the judicial system”, claim CA is proper venue for suit
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Amazon is rolling out an Alexa feature in the US that provides radio-like long-form news from Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Newsy, and NPR
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
A study of 11 California newspapers and 46 municipalities shows that cities with sharp declines in newsroom staffing had reduced competition in mayoral races
Ted Johnson / Variety:
YouTube has disabled comments on a livestream of the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on hate crimes because it was generating too much hate speech