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2:05 AM ET, April 25, 2019

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CNN:
Julia Angwin says she's committed to building a news outlet with The Markup's mission; Craig Newmark says he and other Markup funders will reassess support  —  New York (CNN Business)One way or another, Julia Angwin is determined to remake The Markup, the publication she co-founded and planned …
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Jeff Larson:
The Markup fell behind its schedule, and trust broke down: “It is ... not true that we intend to be anything other than a rigorous, fact-checked news outlet”  —  On Monday, The Markup made the difficult decision to remove our co-Founder Julia Angwin as Editor in Chief.
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
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
BuzzFeed News:
Despite reporting that it expects a $3B-$5B fine from the FTC, Facebook's stock is up ~8% after hours, adding ~$40B to its market cap  —  Facebook will set aside $3 billion to cover expenses associated with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices.  All good here, say investors.
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg appears on Pod Save America, Deconstructed, and others, as podcast blitzing becomes a digital version of retail politics  —  “Podcasts are really hot right now, and I think underappreciated,” said Lis Smith, communications adviser to the buzzy Democratic …
Pew Research Center:
Survey of 2,791 adult US Twitter users shows they are younger, more likely to be Democrats, and have higher incomes than US adults overall  —  U.S. adult Twitter users are younger and more likely to be Democrats than the general public.  Most users rarely tweet, but the most prolific 10% create 80% of tweets from adult U.S. users
CNN:
Journalists at NYT, BuzzFeed, WSJ, AP, CNN, and CBS say they plan to continue to report on information from hacked material, deciding on publishing case by case  —  New York (CNN Business)It's the last week of the 2020 presidential campaign.  Donald Trump, running for his second term, is in a close race with his Democratic challenger.
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Child stars on Instagram and YouTube aren't being protected by child labor laws, which were designed to prevent exploitation by parents and employers  —  ‘Kidfluencers’ are earning millions on social media, but who owns that money?  —  They open boxes, play with toys, pull pranks and make slime.
Greg Dool / Folio:
The Economist Group names Lara Boro of B2B publisher Informa as its next CEO, succeeding Chris Stibbs  —  Boro will succeed outgoing CEO Chris Stibbs later this year.  —  Lara Boro has been named the next CEO of The Economist Group, ending a five-month search that began …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and PR Newswire
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sources: Spielberg doesn't want to kill Netflix, he wants to preserve the theater experience and is frustrated at resistance to compromise on exclusivity  —  LOS ANGELES — It has the makings of a great screenplay: As the future of an entire industry hangs in the balance …
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Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
In a win for streaming services like Netflix, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes not to change eligibility rules for the 92nd Oscars
Twitter:
Twitter is adding an option to report attempts to mislead election voters, which will be available in India from April 25 and the EU from April 29  —  Voting is a fundamental human right and the public conversation occurring on Twitter is never more important than during elections.
Reuters:
Sources: Airbnb has ambitions to develop a slate of original content including shows, films, and documentaries, to whet customers' appetite for travel  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley.  —  Airbnb Inc, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around …
Kerry Flynn / Digiday:
Snap recently added to its community guidelines that it prohibits “spam and deceptive practices, including content that imitates Snapchat ad formats”  —  A change to Snapchat's community guidelines indicates that the company is shutting down some types of sponsored content on the app.
 
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Bill Goodykoontz / Arizona Republic:
Prensa Arizona, a new Spanish-language newspaper, begins publication weeks after the similarly-staffed Prensa Hispana mysteriously ceased after 28 years
Religion News Service:
AP, Religion News Service, and The Conversation partner to create a joint global religion news desk, funded by an 18-month, $4.9M grant from Lilly Endowment
Andrew Blustein / The Drum:
IAB Tech Lab replaces VPAID, its old spec for delivering interactive video ads, which didn't work on mobile, with a new publisher-friendly, cross-platform spec
Discussion: MediaPost and Advanced Television
Steven Perlberg / Politico:
How the Intercept has aggressively moved to cover and challenge the divided Democratic Party since the 2016 election, often attacking from the left
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
TV in Turkey frequently airs misinformation and hoaxes without corrections, due to over-reliance on news agencies, lack of time, and lack of journalistic talent
Discussion: @poynter
Reuters:
Facebook supports 111 languages, but translates content rules to just 41, and its moderation staff speaks ~50; deficit leaves it struggling to monitor content
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary podcast platform, possibly signaling a broader cascade of withdrawals
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BBC:
Lyra McKee's funeral, which took place in Belfast on Wednesday, was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T Q1: WarnerMedia revenue rose 3.3% YoY to $8.38B, missing analyst estimates, as DirecTV and U-verse TV lost 544K net subscribers, and DirecTV Now lost 83K
Max Willens / Digiday:
Publishers struggle to cobble together a tech stack to facilitate the shift from advertising to consumer revenue streams
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Trump complained in a meeting with Jack Dorsey that Twitter had removed some of his followers; Dorsey stressed even he lost followers with new policies
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
Discussion: Reuters
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap reports Q1 revenue of $320M, vs. $307M est., up 39% YoY, DAUs of 190M, up 2% QoQ; Snapchat reaches 90% of 13-24 year-olds in US; stock up 8%+
Discussion: The Verge and Quartz
 

 
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is winding down Project Titan, its decade-long effort to make an electric car; Apple plans to move some impacted staff to generative AI projects

Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Filing: Nintendo sues the makers of Switch emulator Yuzu in US federal court, alleging it is designed to circumvent Nintendo's encryption and facilitates piracy

Jason Schreier / Bloomberg:
Sony says its PlayStation layoffs will also impact game makers Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Guerrilla, three of its most successful subsidiaries

 
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