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12:20 PM ET, May 2, 2019

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Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
Profile of Katie McHugh, a writer with white nationalist ties who was fired in 2017 from Breitbart News and who now warns against the alt-right  —  If you remember Katie McHugh, it's probably because of the tweets.  —  A short selection: “British settlers built the USA.
@nytimespr:
James Bennet, NYT editorial page editor, will recuse himself from any work related to the 2020 election for the duration of his brother's presidential run  —  .@nytimes editorial page editor James Bennet has recused himself from 2020 election coverage following the announcement that his brother Senator Michael Bennet intends to run for president. Full statement follows. pic.twitter.com/w7UiX85gDQ
Discussion: CNN, The Wrap, @mattyglesias and Bloomberg
Jason Lynch / Adweek:
Hulu is rolling out ads aimed at binge watching; advertisers can offer later episodes ad-free or nod to viewing time by pitching a service like food delivery  —  Streaming service orders Nicole Kidman series based on book from Big Little Lies author  —  As Hulu's subscriber base expands yet again …
Discussion: Variety and @bfsesq
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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Hulu says it has 26.8M paying subscribers in the US, up from 23M at the end of 2018, not including the 1.3M users signed up through promotions like free trials
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery meets expectations with net income of $384M in Q1, up from a net loss of $8M in Q1 2018, with $2.7B in revenue, up 17% YoY  —  The cable networks company, which is led by CEO David Zaslav and last year closed its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, swung to a profit.
Discussion: Variety, Deadline, The Wrap and Deadline
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Gannett posts Q1 net loss of $11.9M on revenue of $663M, down 8% YoY; digital subscriptions rose 39% YoY to 538K with digital comprising ~37% of company revenue  —  Gannett reported declining revenue but an increase in paid digital subscriptions in the first quarter as the owner of USA TODAY …
Discussion: Yahoo Finance
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches voice-enabled ads, which encourage the listener to say a command to take action on the ad's content, in a limited test in the US  —  Spotify is increasing its investment in voice technology, as hinted at earlier this week on the company's earnings call with investors.
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
The winners of Hillman Prizes in recognition of outstanding public-interest journalism, to be awarded May 7, attest to the ability of journalism to spur reform  —  “In a time when this country's highest powers have taken it as their business to demean the work of journalists," …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Guardian posts £800K profit for FY 2018-2019, its first since 1998, with 655K monthly supporters and £223M in revenue, of which 55% comes from digital  —  Record online traffic and financial contributions from readers play key part in putting GNM on sustainable path
 
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Carl O'Donnell / Reuters:
Sources: Meredith is exploring a sale of its 17 local TV stations and has received interest from Apollo Global Management; deal could value the stations at $2B+
Discussion: @jyarow and FTVLive
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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian media group Times Internet reports 450M+ monthly users across its ~36 news, video, and music properties, says its biggest challenge is increasing revenue
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
Vice to consolidate its 12+ digital brands under Vice.com with some, like Broadly, folded into the site and others, like Motherboard, with dedicated verticals
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Recode officially joins Vox, which purchased it in 2015, with Samantha Oltman, formerly of BuzzFeed News, as editor in chief
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
WaPo's Fact Checker says Trump has made 10K+ false or misleading claims since inauguration and the pace is accelerating, yet news orgs still avoid saying “lie”