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2:50 PM ET, April 26, 2020

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Kevin Lerner / Nieman Lab:
As information about the coronavirus pandemic is evolving so rapidly, journalists should get used to conveying uncertainty in long-developing, ongoing stories  —  On April 4, a Los Angeles Times story about the varying effects of the novel coronavirus contained a remarkable paragraph:
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
WH unsuccessfully tried to force CNN's Kaitlan Collins to move to the back row at Friday's briefing; Acosta: an official threatened to involve Secret Service  —  The White House attempted to force CNN's Kaitlan Collins to give up her assigned seat and move to the back row of the briefing room on Friday …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says users are watching a lot more how-to content due to the lockdown and that YouTube updated COVID-19 policy numerous times  —  New York (CNN Business)In between all the music performances and prank videos that are staples of YouTube's trending video section …
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Brian Stelter / CNN:
In letter to the Trump administration, 74 senators urge increased federal spending on ads in local newspapers and broadcast stations to help struggling outlets  —  New York (CNN Business)United States Senators have a new idea to boost struggling local news outlets in their home states: Ads from the federal government.
emptywheel:
NYT, WaPo, NBC have once again opted for a both sides approach in their coverage of Trump's suggestion of ingesting disinfectant as coronavirus treatment  —  Last night, an increasingly desperate President went on live TV and advised that people might try ingesting disinfectant to cure COVID-19.
CNN:
Obituary desks at newspapers are expanding all across the US in an effort to convert somber death toll statistics of COVID-19 into deeply personal human stories  —  New York (CNN Business)A few weeks ago, The Chicago Tribune had four reporters and a single editor working on obituaries.
Bloomberg:
Profile of AT&T's new CEO John Stankey, who started as a customer service rep at the company and has overseen an exodus of executives as the head of WarnerMedia  —  - John Stankey is famous for tackling sensitive issues head-on  — ‘Incredibly complex company’ may be hard for anyone to manage
Discussion: @newsynick and @felixsalmon
Jem Aswad / Variety:
A look at how three artists have adapted their performances, from charging for livestreaming using services like Maestro and Veeps to creating AR concerts  —  Three-Day Virtual Festival With Classic Sets by Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert and More, Starts Friday
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Most local daily newspapers didn't qualify for PPP loans, and very few news orgs made the cut: Tampa Bay Times got $8.5M and The Poynter Institute got $737K  —  The Payroll Protection Plan benefitted a small number of news organizations.  Most chain-owned newspapers and broadcast stations didn't qualify.
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Conor Humphries / Reuters:
Ireland's prime minister says the government should consider copying Australia's plan to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue with local media