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1:04 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) …
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  —  In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, Twitter is spotlighting female voices in journalism around the world with the launch …
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
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 …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook shared info about extremist ban with some news outlets before the ban was in place, letting Alex Jones and others redirect followers to other platforms
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  —  - YouTube Renews Kevin Hart Comedy Series, Sets Maluma and Paris Hilton Documentaries, Lollapalooza Live-Streaming Deal
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  —  Wireless giant seeks buyer for social-media service that has lost ground to Facebook  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is seeking a buyer for blogging website Tumblr …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: @charliebeckett
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.
NBC News:
Subscription-based sports news startup The Athletic will launch original video content on May 8, says CEO Alex Mather  —  Moving the Market: Mark Zuckerberg has banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and other controversial public figures from Facebook services for promoting violence and hate.
Discussion: @armenketeyian
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
UK's Evening Standard editor announces job cuts as the free paper merges its print and online teams following a £10M loss in 2018
Discussion: The Drum
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
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
Barrett Golding / Poynter:
International Fact-Checking Network builds an index of untrustworthy news sites compiled from five databases curated by established journalists and academics
Discussion: FTVLive
 Earlier Picks: 
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Walmart announces the Vudu Audience Extension network, which will allow advertisers to buy campaigns through Vudu that will also run on other streaming services
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechCrunch
The Advocate:
New Orleans Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges buy The Times-Picayune and from Advance Local, will merge websites and publish one daily newspaper
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Analysis of 317 articles in Dutch on De Correspondent shows features and analysis dominate, 43% of posts focus on Netherlands, and diversity is severely lacking