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8:50 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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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
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
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.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple now lets some video streaming apps, like Amazon Prime Video, use their own payment methods for in-app purchases on Apple devices, avoiding Apple's 30% cut  —  Apple Inc. has relaxed a controversial policy that took a 30% cut of payments when video apps on its platform sold TV shows and movies.
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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 …
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 …
Los Angeles Times:
After a seven-year stalemate, the LA Dodgers' TV home, SportsNet LA, will now air on AT&T platforms including DirecTV, AT&T TV, U-Verse TV, and AT&T Now  —  If there's a baseball season in 2020, many more Dodgers fans across the region will finally be able to watch their team from home.
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."
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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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