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11:20 AM ET, April 10, 2020


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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Gupta Media: Facebook's worldwide CPM hit an all-time low of $1.95 on Tuesday; the average US CPM has remained below $3 since March 22, its lowest in two years  —  It's been assumed by most media analysts, media buyer and ad executive surveys, and a variety of pundits that the Big Digital platforms …
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Kathryn Hopkins / WWD:
Vox Media asks for donations for Vox and Recode; CEO Jim Bankoff has told staff that Vox is gauging the pandemic's impact and he'll update staff in a week or so  —  The money is for Vox and Recode, which don't have paywalls unlike New York Magazine and The Cut.  —  Vox Media wants your money.
Barbara Allen / Poynter:
Tribune Publishing CEO announces 2%-10% permanent pay cuts for non-union employees making $67,000/year or more, will pursue cost savings among unionized workers  —  Tribune Publishing today announced a series of permanent pay cuts for non-union staffers that will range from 2% to 10% off their current salaries.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Study shows that despite efforts by Facebook and Google, true sources of funding behind political ads are hard to track  —  The ads began appearing on Facebook in English and Spanish in the run-up to Super Tuesday.  “Bernie Sanders pushed for nuclear waste dumps at Sierra Blanca that threatened Latino communities.
Elizabeth Grieco / Pew Research Center:
Pew: between 2008 and 2018, the number of newsroom employees aged 35-54 fell 42%, from 52.9K to 30.8K, as share of those aged 55+ rose 31% from 16.4K to 21.4K  —  Newsroom employment dropped by a quarter between 2008 and 2018, but the job cuts were not shouldered equally by journalists of all ages.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon opens up Watch Parties to its top US Twitch creators with Prime memberships who can now livestream and comment on a selection of Prime Video content  —  Rihanna, Jack Dorsey Donate $4.2 Million to Help Domestic Violence Victims Affected by COVID-19 Quarantine
Kerry Flynn / CNN:
Memo: McClatchy will furlough 4.4% of employees, lay off 4 executives, and reduce some executive pay; CEO Craig Forman will take a 50% cut to total compensation  —  New York (CNN Business)McClatchy (MNIQQ), owner of 30 US newspapers, announced on Thursday it will furlough 4.4% of its employees …
Mairead McArdle / National Review:
Nature apologizes for COVID-19 coverage “erroneously...associating the virus with Wuhan and with China” because linkage led to stigma  —  The leading British scientific journal Nature apologized in an article published on Tuesday for “associating” the coronavirus with its origin place …
Gaspard Sebag / Bloomberg:
France orders Google to pay publishers to display article snippets, starting from October of 2019, and gives three months to come to terms with publishers  —  - Watchdog says Google may have caused ‘serious’ harm to press  — Antitrust agency issues interim measures after press complaint
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Pence's office says it won't let public health officials appear on CNN unless the outlet airs the part of the briefing with the VP and other task force members  —  New York (CNN Business)Vice President Mike Pence's office has declined to allow the nation's top health officials to appear …
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Zacc Ritter / Gallup:
Gallup: general US attitudes toward media are unchanged since 2018 with 34% having a favorable or somewhat favorable view thereof, largely correlated with party
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Justin Wise / The Hill:
18 US senators ask leadership to include aid in any future COVID-19 stimulus plan for recipients “who make a long-term commitment to high quality local news”
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Disney says Disney+ has 50M+ paid subscribers globally, and that its April 3 launch in India accounts for 8M Disney+ subscribers