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3:25 PM ET, April 16, 2019

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Wired:
Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded  —  Scandals.  Backstabbing.  Resignations.  Record profits.  Time Bombs.  In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube showed a link and description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as part of its fact checking, underneath live streams of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire  —  A fire has broken out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral today, and, as you'd expect, many news networks are offering live coverage of the breaking situation.
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources say that Facebook Watch, like YouTube, will accept content from anyone; Facebook confirms it will convert Watch show pages into broader video pages  —  Facebook Watch's transformation from a video section reserved exclusively for professionally made, episodic shows to videos of all kinds …
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
A list of winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, the NYT, WSJ, and others  —  This post will be updated as the awards are announced.  —  The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday.
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Marina Fang / HuffPost:
The Capital Gazette received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee for its coverage of its own newsroom shooting in which five colleagues died
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
The Wall Street Journal wins a Pulitzer Prize in the national reporting category for stories on Trump's hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
In an open letter, Schibsted follows Spotify's lead, says Apple is abusing its position as the dominant player in the app market  —  Nordic publishing giant Schibsted is the latest publisher to back Spotify's allegations that Apple is abusing its stance as the most dominant player in the app market.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
Newspapers with subscription-based models need to stop trying to “lock” their customers into contracts, adopting best practices from Amazon and Netflix instead  —  The internet for news is closing.  In the wake of the global failure for digital advertising, publishers are putting their hopes in subscriptions.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
As The New York Times launches a 5G Journalism Lab to explore storytelling possibilities, a look at how speedier mobile networks could boost newsrooms  —  If there's one thing you can count on in modern life, one truism that will never let you down, it is this: You want more Gs.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Hulu has repurchased AT&T's 9.5% stake in the business for $1.43B, giving Hulu a valuation of $15B; Disney said in November that Hulu was worth $9.26B  —  - Hulu bought back AT&T's 9.5 percent stake in the entity for $1.43 billion, valuing the streaming company at $15 billion.
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Source: the Financial Times is no longer available on British Airways flights following critical coverage of the airline in the paper  —  British Airways has stopped offering the Financial Times to passengers in response to negative stories about it in the paper, a source at the business title has told Press Gazette.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Vice is canceling its nightly news show “Vice Live” just weeks after its debut  —  Vice canceled its flagship show, Vice Live, just weeks after its debut.  Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the millennial news company had canceled the new nightly show.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: James Murdoch wants to use some of his proceeds from the sale of 21st Century Fox to invest in comic book publisher Artists, Writers and Artisans  —  Former chief of 21st Century Fox is beginning to invest some of the $2.2 billion he made from the sale of the company's major entertainment properties
Discussion: @benmullin
Reuters:
Google has removed the popular video app TikTok from its Play Store in India to comply with a state court's directive  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court's directive to prohibit its downloads …
 
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Sources: CBS and Viacom have resumed their merger talks, delaying the naming of Les Moonves' replacement until the future of the company is more certain
Eric Johnson / Recode:
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger says the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the CPB would mainly impact PBS stations in rural areas
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap:
Alex Piper, Fox's vice president of alternative entertainment, is joining YouTube as head of unscripted programming for North and South America
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Apple names Molly Thompson, who led A&E Networks's documentaries unit and founded the feature film unit, as head of documentaries for its new streaming service
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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Twitter removed tweets criticizing Starz's dispute with TorrentFreak, including one from journalist Mathew Ingram, at the request of the company
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: nearly half of HQ Trivia's staff signed a petition seeking to depose CEO Rus Yusupov; the startup had ~$6M in the bank but is spending $1M per month
 

 
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Bloomberg:
Terraform Labs and co-founder Do Kwon agree to pay $4.47B to resolve a US SEC lawsuit, after a jury in April found them liable for fraud following a civil trial

Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion 3 Medium, intended to be a smaller yet capable model on consumer GPUs, with 2B parameters, compared to SD3 Large's 8B

Mariella Moon / Engadget:
X says Likes are now private for everyone, meaning users are no longer able to see who liked someone else's post

 
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