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5:55 PM ET, April 23, 2019

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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
The Markup's co-founder Julia Angwin is out as editor in chief of the new nonprofit tech watchdog site; Angwin says she was pushed out by co-founder Sue Gardner  —  For the past year, the investigative journalist Julia Angwin has been busy building The Markup, a nonprofit news site dedicated …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Firing of The Markup's editor in chief Julia Angwin triggers revolt, as all editorial staff sign a letter of “unequivocal support” and the majority resign  —  The Markup — the highly anticipated nonprofit news site that planned to explore the societal impacts of big tech and algorithms …
Motherboard:
Jack Dorsey had a closed-door meeting with Trump on Tuesday, which sources say was anticipated to be about “the health of the public conversation on Twitter”  —  The meeting will last 30 minutes, and touch on “the health of the public conversation on Twitter,” according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Blocking social networks after terrorist attacks can do more harm than good, especially in places like Sri Lanka where official sources are often unreliable  —  We should be suspicious when governments crack down on speech in the name of safety  —  Imagine for a moment that you run …
Connla Young / The Irish News:
Paramilitary group the New IRA admits responsibility for the murder of Lyra McKee, says she was killed during the course of “attacking the enemy”  —  THE paramilitary group blamed for shooting dead Lyra McKee in Derry last night apologised for the murder of the 29-year-old journalist.
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RTÉ:
Journalists and others remember Lyra McKee at a vigil in Dublin organized by the National Union of Journalists
Whitney Davis / Variety:
Former CBS executive describes the company's “white problem”, says the Moonves misconduct investigation failed to address the totality of discrimination issues  —  Last year, CBS hired two white-shoe law firms to conduct an independent investigation into alleged misconduct …
Reuters:
Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are sentenced to seven years in jail  —  Shoon Naing, Simon Lewis  —  NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years …
Columbia Journalism Review:
Civilization is accelerating toward disaster, but US media remains complacent in its coverage on climate change, letting politicians and companies avoid action  —  This article is being jointly published with The Nation, CJR's partner in a April 30 conference aimed at reframing the way journalists cover climate change.
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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Luminary, the subscription-based podcast app backed by $100M in venture capital, debuts Tuesday without The New York Times' The Daily or shows from Gimlet Media
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Seattle Times, working with the Seattle Foundation, is looking to crowdfund $500K from small donors to beef up its investigative team  —  Nonprofit news donorship has taken off, with more than 50,000 new donors giving in a 2018 end-of-year fundraising campaign alone.
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
CEO Brit Morin confirms Brit + Co is laying off a large portion of staff; the company had raised $50M+ from Lerer Hippeau, Verizon Ventures, and others  —  CEO Brit Morin told Recode that her company was not shutting down, but confirmed that it was laying off a large number of its staff.
Discussion: Brit Morin
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS announces it is suspending its search for a new CEO and that acting CEO Joseph Ianniello will remain in the role through the end of the year  —  CBS Corp. said it would extend the tenure of its acting CEO, Joseph Ianniello, through the end of the year and that it would suspend its search for a new leader for the company.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and CNBC
Sara Fischer / Axios:
theSkimm acquires the tech behind Purple, a text messaging platform that allows creators to charge subscribers directly for news and content updates via text  —  theSkimm, which started seven years ago as a morning newsletter catered towards female millennials, has acquired the technology behind …
 
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CNN:
Source: White House ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon partners with Google to resell YouTube TV to wireless and Fios broadband customers across the US later this year
David Robb / Deadline:
WGA says 7,000 members fired their agents en mass on Monday, as the guild ramps up campaign against talent agencies that refuse to sign its new Code of Conduct
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Saving journalism's soul amidst Trump's war on the press requires acknowledging that the press is indeed at war to protect truth and democracy itself