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10:55 AM ET, May 5, 2020


 Top News: 
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
List of winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes, including The Courier-Journal in Kentucky, The Baltimore Sun, NYT, WaPo, Reuters, Anchorage Daily News, and others  —  The winners of the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes are being announced in atypical fashion Monday afternoon.
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica were awarded the Pulitzer for public service, at a time when local journalism is in crisis, and NYT won three prizes
Hollywood Reporter:
Telemundo chief Cesar Conde to oversee NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC as chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, succeeding Andy Lack, who will be leaving the company  —  NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell is reorganizing his senior leadership team at the company, marking the first major executive restructuring …
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Andy Lack was blindsided by the NBC News restructuring announcement, that also put Noah Oppenheim, who was expected to succeed Lack, on shaky ground  —  Now that Andy Lack is leaving NBC sooner than expected, embattled news exec Noah Oppenheim is “the big loser” and is likely on the outs, sources told The Daily Beast.
Tim Baysinger / The Wrap:
Mark Lazarus to oversee all of NBCUniversal's entertainment TV operations, including the Peacock streaming service, as part of a massive company-wide reorg
Sources: YouTube is developing a tool for news publishers to sell subscriptions to their digital properties via their YouTube channels  —  YouTube's latest olive branch to news publishers extends to publishers' own subscription businesses.  —  YouTube is developing a tool for news publishers …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: investor group aligned with Donald Trump Jr. and the Dallas-based Hicks family is buying a ~$200M stake in One America News Network to rival Fox News  —  Possibly hedging against a 2020 loss, the Trump family builds ties to a network that's much more loyal than Fox.
Amanda Meade / The Guardian:
Google responds to Australia's plan to force online platforms pay for news content, arguing search results are like publishers' posters in a newsagent's window  —  Google Australia responds to government's move to force it to pay for content by arguing it provides publishers with free advertising
Brian Stelter / CNN:
CNN parent company WarnerMedia sends a cease-and-desist letter to the Trump campaign over new ad that WarnerMedia claims deceptively misuses CNN news coverage  —  New York (CNN Business)A lawyer for CNN's parent company WarnerMedia has written a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump's …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Profile of Rich Jackson, who led Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana until being let go on Wed. and is now living in a Motel 6, blogging as The Homeless Editor  —  A 54-year-old journalist lost his job running an Indiana newspaper, as well as the apartment that went with it.  He moved to a Motel 6.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Tensions grow between pay-TV providers, TV networks, and sports leagues over refunds, as live sports remain sidelined and customers continue footing the bill  —  As sports leagues weigh when to restart their seasons, they are talking to health officials, players, talent agents, TV networks, local governments and hotel workers.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Quibi's lackluster launch is a cautionary tale: investors poured $2B into a mediocre platform with weak content that fosters no sense of community  —  As you may have heard (and may still being bombarded by ads for) recently, a new video streaming service called Quibi launched to much fanfare.
Discussion: @mmasnick
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Thomson Reuters Q1: profit of $290M, up 6% YoY, on rev of $1.52B; Reuters News posts $155M revenue, $19M earnings, expects $25M loss from Q2 canceled events
Discussion: Reuters
Ted Sarandos / Los Angeles Times:
Ted Sarandos on what Netflix has learned about film and TV production during the pandemic, as the company continues filming in South Korea, Japan, and Iceland
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
FuboTV says it had 315K paid subscribers, up 37% YoY, at the end of 2019 and revenue of $146.5M, up 75% YoY
Discussion: MediaPost and Variety
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Source: Pluto TV and Verizon signed a streaming distribution deal spanning pay TV, connected TV, and mobile
Discussion: The Streamable and TechCrunch
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
A reflection on the diminished power of local newspapers, 50 years after Kent State's Akron Beacon Journal chronicled the death of four Vietnam protestors
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Deborah Netburn / Los Angeles Times:
The EIC of Santa Barbara News-Press leaves after the newspaper published an editorial by owner Wendy McCaw that compared stay-at-home orders to Nazi Germany
Todd Spangler / Variety:
PewDiePie signs an exclusive livestreaming deal with YouTube, following similar deals between YouTube and other stars in recent months
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Poynter Institute launches a COVID-19 chatbot on WhatsApp that uses information from 100+ independent fact-checkers in 70+ countries to debunk falsehoods