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6:00 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
The Information:
Sources: YouTube is planning to release Shorts, a rival to TikTok inside YouTube's main app, by the end of the year  —  YouTube is planning to release a rival to TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app, by the end of the year, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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.
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 …
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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 …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Amazon Prime Video now allows in-app purchases on Apple devices, after previously sending users to browsers to avoid Apple's 30% cut on in-app buys  —  A huge change to how Amazon handles its streaming video platform on iOS devices  —  Amazon's Prime Video iOS and Apple TV apps now let customers …
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.
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Boston.com, the free news site owned by The Boston Globe, launches Boston Helps, connecting people in need during the pandemic with those able to help  —  “We love our city and these are our neighbors.  It's a difficult time and if we can make a difference, we will."
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 …
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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  —  Comcast and Fox Corp. have come to terms on a broad carriage agreement covering all of Fox's cable channels, including Fox News, and its O&O local TV stations.
 
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Dean Sterling Jones / BuzzFeed News:
UK's Daily Telegraph continues to sell space to China in a section called People's Daily Online, an ad feature that fails to disclose info about its sponsor
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
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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
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
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