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10:00 PM ET, May 3, 2019


 Top News: 
Teresa Mioli / Journalism in the Americas:
Journalists and press freedom advocates are highlighting a theme of media for democracy in times of disinformation for the 26th World Press Freedom Day  —  Each May 3 is a global celebration of press freedom and its importance to society.  For this year's World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Reporters Without Borders to launch an all-party parliamentary group in the UK in July to promote press freedom worldwide
Discussion: BBC and Reporters Without Borders
Anabel Pasarow / Refinery29:
Twitter launching a monthly original video series on May 3 spotlighting women in journalism, using the hashtag #HerStory in honor of World Press Freedom Day
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Media Matters study of 2,000 tweets by major news outlets shows they amplified false or misleading Trump claims 19 times/day on average, without disputing them  —  When a president speaks, what he says is, by journalistic norms, inherently newsworthy.  But when a president lies—on social media …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, others from Facebook and Instagram, citing dangerous individuals and orgs policy  —  Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan have been banned as well  —  Facebook today removed Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sources: the Financial Times has begun searching for a new editor in chief to replace Lionel Barber, who has held the position since 2005  —  Barber, the UK's longest serving national newspaper editor, has held the post since 2005  —  The Financial Times has begun its search for a new editor …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: Fox to cut one commercial break from each quarter during the 2020 Super Bowl to counter complaints about interruptions and retain viewer attention  —  Fox has an intriguing new offer for Super Bowl advertisers: a complete reworking of the gridiron for the game's glitzy commercials.
Dish Network reports Q1 revenue of $3.19B, down 8% YoY, net income of $340M, says it lost 259K subs after HBO and Univision blackouts and added 7K Sling TV subs  —  (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp fell short of estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, as the U.S. satellite TV service provider lost …
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Andy Bechtel / The Editor's Desk:
Q&A with Megan Cassella, a Politico reporter covering trade and a 2015 j-school graduate, on typical editing at Politico, essential job skills, and adaptation
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Publishers and ad tech vendors are broadly content with second version of IAB Europe's framework for GDPR compliance, which will be open for comment for 30 days
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Kali Hays / WWD:
Interview with InStyle's third publisher in three years, Agnes Chapski, on plans to grow digital channels like social and video, where she sees potential
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube says it will make all of its original content free this fall in a strategy that its CBO says is in opposition to what other media companies are doing
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon is seeking a buyer for Tumblr as it tries to steady Verizon Media Group, which has struggled to meet revenue targets