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2:55 PM ET, April 1, 2020

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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
JPI Media to put 350 employees on furlough with those remaining at work getting a temporary pay cut of up to 15% for three months from April to June  —  JPI Media, owner of the Yorkshire Post and Scotsman titles, is putting 350 employees on furlough and cutting the salaries of those who continue working by up to 15 per cent.
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:   City AM furloughs most of staff, suspends the digital replica of its newspaper, will keep publishing on CityAM.com; staffers that remain will get 80% of salary
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK newspaper publishers call on advertisers to rethink the addition of coronavirus-related words to ad blacklists, as they face a digital revenue loss of £50M
Sara Fischer / Axios:
McClatchy says it will put its paywall back up around some coronavirus news to balance its duty to keep people informed with its need to increase subscriptions  —  McClatchy will put its paywall back up around some coronavirus news as it aims to balance its duty keep people informed with its need …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Former Hulu chief Jason Kilar is named CEO of WarnerMedia, giving him oversight of Warner Bros., HBO, the Turner cable assets, and HBO Max  —  Former Hulu chief Jason Kilar has been named CEO of WarnerMedia.  —  Kilar succeeds John Stankey, who was upped earlier this year to AT&T president and chief operating officer.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
CNN and MSNBC refused to air the full Trump briefing Tuesday as it became a confounding mishmash of misinformation, scientific advice, and chest-beating bravado  —  It was 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday night when President Trump lost MSNBC.  He was responding to a question about whether he'd gotten more serious about the coronavirus.
Discussion: Breitbart and @zekejmiller
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
WaPo, NYT, CNBC, and others have stopped sending reporters to Trump's daily COVID-19 briefings, concerned about health risks and the lack of new information  —  There have been a lot more empty seats at President Trump's daily press briefings — but no, news organizations aren't boycotting …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts says the company has set aside $500M for pay and benefits of employees whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic  —  - Comcast CEO Brian Roberts announced he has set aside $500 million for employees whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus.
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
How Kara Swisher's mom, a Fox News fan, believed the network's misinformation about COVID-19, and how she eventually listened to others as the pandemic worsened  —  The network spent too long spraying its viewers with false information about the coronavirus pandemic.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Advance, owner of Conde Nast, to buy The Ironman sports group for $730M  —  The family behind storied magazines like The New Yorker and Vogue has agreed to buy The Ironman sports group, known for its intense races.  —  As part of its diversification effort away from ad-supported media …
Discussion: Bloomberg and PR Newswire
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
News Corp says it will suspend printing 60 community newspapers across Australia starting next week due to ad revenue declines amid the coronavirus pandemic  —  Manly Daily, Wentworth Courier, Brisbane News and Mornington Peninsula Leader among titles to move online amid coronavirus fallout
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ expresses concern over reports that Iran banned printing and distribution of newspapers; Yemen, Oman, Jordan, and Morocco have imposed similar bans  —  Washington, D.C., March 31, 2020 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over Iranian authorities' decision …
Jessica Toonkel / The Information:
Sources: Amazon, Walmart suspend commerce marketing deals with digital media such as BuzzFeed and Vox Media; ~20% of BuzzFeed 2019 revenue came from such deals  —  Publishers are bracing for a pullback in advertising amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  And one big shoe has already dropped …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC says the license fee could eventually be replaced by a monthly tax on broadband connections in response to proposals to decriminalize nonpayment of the fee  —  Corporation responds to government plan to decriminalise non-payment of licence fee  —  The BBC has said the television licence fee …
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Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Sources: crypto exchange Binance is in the final stages of talks to acquire crypto data aggregator CoinMarketCap for as much as $400M
Discussion: @alex
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Comcast and Fox Corp. agree a broad new carriage deal covering all of Fox's cable channels, including Fox News, and its local TV stations
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Rebutting Ben Smith's idea of abandoning local papers in favor of mostly nonprofit and all-digital newsrooms: supporting local journalism needs multiple tactics
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Samantha Conti / WWD:
Conde Nast Britain to offer free digital access to May issues of its magazines; Conde Nast Italy offering free access to its magazines for the next three months
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
COVID-19 has gravely accelerated the need for newsrooms to confront issues like need for talent, appropriate staff size, and cutting print days, among others
Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN's Chris Cuomo has been diagnosed with COVID-19, but he says he is feeling well and will continue anchoring his show from his home