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5:05 PM ET, May 4, 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  —  The Pulitzer board makes The Times a winner in three categories.  The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica take a major prize at a time when local journalism is in crisis.
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 …
News Corp:
Almar Latour, Barron's Group publisher and EVP at Dow Jones, appointed by News Corp to be Dow Jones' CEO and The Wall Street Journal's publisher starting May 15  —  News Corp announced today the appointment of Almar Latour as the new Chief Executive Officer of Dow Jones and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal.
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  —  You can now debunk thousands of coronavirus-related hoaxes with a few texts on WhatsApp .  —  Poynter Institute …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
How Politico, NYT, NBC's Nightly News, and a freelance journalist in SF are producing projects that inform kids about the pandemic without scaring them  —  “Grownups, we have our various coping mechanisms and ways of processing this strange new reality.  We have our Zoom calls and our alcohol and our memes.
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  —  As part of their first shareholders letter, after margining with FaceBank Group last month, fuboTV disclosed subscriber metrics for the first time since October 2018 when they shared …
Discussion: Variety and Broadcasting & Cable
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  —  Robert Giles, the second-in-command at the Akron Beacon Journal during a fateful moment 50 years ago, recalls what his boss said as he left …
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  —  UPDATED 4 PM  —  The Santa Barbara News-Press lost its editor in chief this weekend after the newspaper published an editorial …
The economic fallout of the pandemic on news orgs worldwide makes global efforts like the $1B/year International Fund for Public Interest Media even more vital  —  It's hard to think of a time in recent history when access to trustworthy information has been more important.
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Source: Pluto TV and Verizon signed a streaming distribution deal spanning pay TV, connected TV, and mobile
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 Earlier Picks: 
Meggie Gates / Consequence of Sound:
Pop artists are embracing a future where TikTok, Twitter, and Twitch dictate what's memeable and successful, with Lil Nas X, Drake, and Lizzo leading the pack
Carl Miller / BBC:
Investigation by BBC and ISD think tank into the COVID-19 “infodemic” on Facebook finds right-wing misinformation had far more interactions than the WHO and CDC
Catherine Sweeney / Poynter:
Reporters covering the COVID-19 crisis may be more exposed to “anticipatory grief” that comes with unpredictable and prolonged stories with mounting losses
Ben Smith / New York Times:
A look at the growing role of news unions, now with more diverse leaders and class consciousness, and their potential to shape publisher-platform relationships
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Elliott Management is financing a patent lawsuit by interactive-video company Eko, which it will take an equity stake in, against Quibi