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1:50 PM ET, June 3, 2019


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Researchers find YouTube's recommendation algorithm is curating home movies of unwitting families into a catalog sexualizing children  —  Christiane C. didn't think anything of it when her 10-year-old daughter and a friend uploaded a video of themselves playing in a backyard pool.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Many of the top shows and movies on Netflix, produced by upcoming streaming competitors like AT&T and Disney, have licensing rights locked in for years to come  —  Streaming service has many programs locked up for years to come  —  Hollywood studios say they're breaking up with Netflix.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, which uses machine learning to help detect the spread of misinformation online, to join Twitter's team of AI researchers  —  Twitter has acquired Fabula AI, a London-based startup that uses machine learning (ML) to help detect the spread of misinformation online.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: studio partners will be able to license Vudu originals in international markets and put content on Vudu, non-exclusively, for free  —  Walmart might have scuttled its plans to build a subscription video streaming service catering to the “heartland,” but the company still has streaming video ambitions.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Profile of HitRecord, a GitHub-like collaborative media platform cofounded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt that has paid out $3M+ to content contributors since 2010  —  HitRecord is a production company transitioning into a tech platform.  We caught up with cofounders Jared Geller and Joseph Gordon-Levitt …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN to test an NBA game stream aimed just at teens, the latest in a number of alternate viewing experiences the network has been testing for several months  —  Senior TV Editor @ FOLLOW  —  When Katie Nolan hosts an ESPN telecast of Game 2 of the NBA Finals this Sunday …
Danya Henninger / Billy Penn:
As part of a major rebranding, Philadelphia Media Network drops domain and now redirects its readers to  —  On the eve of its 190th birthday, the region's largest newspaper is making a huge online change.  —  After more than two decades, the era ends this weekend.
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Interview with CBS News president Susan Zirinsky on her start at CBS, how the position of women has evolved, and how fear makes her a better executive  —  Network's first female news president talks MeToo, Deep Throat and her time on the frontlines  —  Despite being on the frontlines …
Discussion: @jpoggi
Nicolas Kristen / Global Editors Network:
Interview with Jeff Kofman, CEO of automated transcription service company Trint and an Emmy award-winning journalist, on how AI can empower newsrooms and more  —  The voice economy has found its way into newsrooms, changing the workflow of journalists and liberating time to focus on their reporting.
Discussion: Strange Attractor
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
Nielsen expands its Digital Ad Ratings measurement capabilities on YouTube's mobile app to 26 new markets including Hong Kong, India, Israel, and Puerto Rico  —  Its Digital Ad Ratings will expand to 26 more markets  —  Nielsen's arsenal of measuring tools for YouTube is going global—and mobile.
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Cristina Tardáguila / Poynter:
Africa Check gets a $50K grant to expand “What's Crap on WhatsApp?”, a voice note show fighting misinformation, developed uniquely for distribution on WhatsApp
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
Sportswriting in UK revolves around embargoes, even for comments made by players after games, a phenomenon some say is based on extreme lack of access
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
In “orphan counties” like Colorado's La Plata, residents don't receive news coverage, sports, or political ads for their own states due to Nielsen designations
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