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11:50 PM ET, April 28, 2019


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Seth J. Frantzman / Jerusalem Post:
NYT says it published a cartoon with antisemitic tropes in its international print edition on Thursday due to “an error of judgment”  —  New York Times admits cartoon had antisemitic tropes and says it was an error of judgement to publish.  —  The New York Times International Edition ran …
NYT apologizes, says it published the antisemitic cartoon because of a faulty process when an editor working without adequate oversight decided to include it  —  We apologize for the anti-Semitic cartoon we published. Here's our statement.
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Q&A with BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti on fake news, recent layoffs, employees forming a union, plans to make the company profitable, and more  —  “Utopia” is the name of the room that BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti uses as his L.A. office, but the last few months have been anything but that.
Zack Stanton / Politico:
Interview with Kate Ward, Bustle Digital Group's departing EIC, on growing a large media organization while keeping aspects of startup culture and more  —  Kate Ward, editor-in-chief of Bustle Digital Group, on what is worth keeping — and getting rid of — as a company grows.
Tim Alberta / Politico:
Profile of Des Moines Register, renowned for its Iowa caucuses coverage and editorial endorsements during primaries, as it has coped with a shrinking newsroom  —  The great media disruption comes for the Des Moines Register.  —  Tim Alberta is chief political correspondent at Politico Magazine.
Danielle Abril / Fortune:
Interview with the CEO of Verizon Media, which generated $1.8B in revenue in Q1, down 7.2% YoY, on integrating commerce, investing in its ad platform, and more  —  Guru Gowrappan has spent the seven months charting a new course for Verizon Media, the struggling digital media business owned by telecom giant Verizon.
Josh Wood / Nieman Lab:
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang's journalism ideas: federal government-funded journalists, a $1B Local Journalism Fund, and a Media Responsibility Task Force  —  If you haven't heard of Andrew Yang, you're not alone, but your crowd is thinning out.  The entrepreneur-turned-politician …
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the murder of the journalist Ján Kuciak, and the biggest protests in decades that followed it, helped elect Slovakia's liberal, pro-press president  —  In February 2018, Beata Balogová—the editor of SME, Slovakia's biggest independent daily—was in Hungary, just across the southern border.
Discussion: @jon_allsop
Roberto Torres / Philly:
DocumentCloud scaled up its servers five-fold for the Mueller report release, but it was barely enough; 100+ reporters were uploading the 448-page doc at once  —  One of the most crucial documents in modern political history— special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the 2016 presidential election …
Discussion: @andysherry
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
The National Press Club partners with restaurants for “Night Out for Austin Tice” on May 2, to raise the reward for information that helps free the journalist  —  U.S. journalist Austin Tice was kidnapped in Syria in 2012.  His fate remains mysterious — though recently …
Discussion: @jrezaian
Nathan McAlone / INSIDER:
MoviePass rival Sinemia files for bankruptcy, says it can't cover the legal costs of dealing with multiple pending lawsuits and FTC's investigation against it  —  - The MoviePass competitor Sinemia filed for bankruptcy in Delaware and said it was shutting down US operations.
Discussion: The Verge, Boxoffice and Gizmodo
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Study: YouTube recommended a video by RT on the Mueller report, which called journalists conspiracy theorists, 400,000+ times; YouTube disputes the numbers
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
A look at funding of nonprofit news sites: philanthropists are giving more, some larger sites like ProPublica build cushions, and many smaller sites scrounge
Rich Juzwiak / Jezebel:
Artists like Justin Bieber calling for positive coverage when faced with criticism evince a disregard for free speech while benefiting from massive platforms
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
CEO Jim Spanfeller says G/O Media, made up of Gizmodo and the Onion, has no layoff plans, isn't planning to close properties, and is seeking a 2nd office, in LA
Discussion: Variety
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Correspondent's first US hire, Zainab Shah, tells how messaging moved away from “building a US office” amid fundraising; she wasn't shown a current budget
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Trump called Rupert Murdoch to complain about Jeanine Pirro's suspension; one Fox source says execs are worried Fox & Friends may be next to lose ads
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Luminary says it removes all links from podcast show notes, which are often used for monetization, due to “security concerns associated with links”