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10:40 AM ET, April 30, 2019

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter announces live streaming content deals with Univision, WSJ, and Time and new initiatives with previous partners including Viacom, the NFL, and ESPN  —  - Twitter Expands Live-Streaming Video Lineup, Sets Content Deals With Viacom, ESPN, Live Nation, Univision, and More
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Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
YouTube gets exclusive rights to stream 13 MLB games in the 2nd half of the season in the US and Canada on MLB's YouTube channel and a new YouTube TV channel  —  - Package of 13 games will run through second half of MLB season  — YouTube TV has been World Series presenting sponsor since 2017
Discussion: Variety and Engadget
Sara Guaglione / MediaPost:
At NewFronts, The New York Times says The Daily podcast has reached 2M listeners per day, talks ad targets, smart speakers, and its upcoming food festival  —  The New York Times announced new ad target offerings and events, as well as an emphasis on its TV-film commitment at its NewFront this morning.
Discussion: WWD
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
New York Times ends relationship with CartoonArts, the cartoon syndication service that supplied the anti-Semitic cartoon  —  A ‘Times’ spokesperson told The Daily Beast exclusively about the paper's decision to stop using syndicated cartoons, including those from the syndicator of the offensive cartoon.
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Facebook to give 60+ academics around the world access to its data for projects on news polarization, disinformation, and more  —  Facebook knows it screwed up, is trying to do better, and is spending some of this year actually listening to critiques and suggestions (supposedly).
Roger Parloff / Yahoo Finance:
Profile of Chris Cox, who, despite being chief product officer for years, never drew the attention for Facebook's scandals that Zuckerberg and Sandberg did  —  In late 2003, during his senior year at Stanford, Chris Cox, the future Chief Product Officer at Facebook (
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Amazon doorbell company Ring searches for an editor to deliver breaking crime alerts; local TV has already led Americans to overestimate crime rates  —  When news organizations think about competition from tech companies, it's usually in terms of the audience's attention and advertisers' dollars.
Eben Novy-Williams / Bloomberg:
FanDuel to be the first sports betting operator in the US to offer live-sports broadcasts alongside betting odds on its website and mobile app  —  - Website, app to provide live soccer, tennis from Sportradar  — Operator bets games alongside odds will spur more gambling
Discussion: @thefixisintuohy
Ed O'Keefe / Shorenstein Center:
Legacy media and native streamers should focus on live news because now, as before, it will help attract and retain subscribers though it can be controversial  —  Searching for a way for streaming to save the news (and for the the news to save streaming)  —  Additional Research & Interviews: Andrew J. Zucker
Discussion: @aobaoill
 
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
The relationships between some political candidates and their supporters can resemble social media fandoms, making media vetting less relevant
Washington Post:
Inside Lou Dobbs' TV career and his unusual relationship with Donald Trump as he helps shape the President's border policy
Nico Lang / Columbia Journalism Review:
Samantha Allen, a national reporter for The Daily Beast, talks about her book Real Queer America, which profiles LGBTQ lives in red states
The Mozilla Blog:
Facebook's Ad Archive API is criticized for lacking info on ad targeting criteria and being limited to keyword searches, preventing a comprehensive look at ads
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Bloomberg:
With PR workers now outnumbering journalists six to one, journalists are bombarded by PR pitches looking to control corporate narratives
Spotify:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue of €1.5B, up 33% YoY, reduces net loss to €142M, says it has 217M MAUs, up 26% YoY, with 100M premium subscribers, up 32% YoY