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7:35 AM ET, May 13, 2020

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook will pay $52M in a settlement covering 11,250 content moderators as compensation for mental health issues developed on the job  —  Current and former moderators will all be paid a minimum of $1,000  —  In a landmark acknowledgment of the toll that content moderation takes on its workforce …
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Paul Kiel / ProPublica:
ProPublica, WaPo, Bloomberg, NYT, and Dow Jones have sued the Small Business Administration over its refusal to release details about who received PPP loans  —  The Small Business Administration, which is administering the lending program, has said it will disclose the names of companies that got loans — just not yet.
Tim Warsinskey / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland.com will now produce all content for The Plain Dealer, 4 remaining Plain Dealer reporters have job offers at cleveland.com; union to be dissolved  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio — The reality and challenge of being a journalist these days is covering change while being part of change.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: advertisers like GM are looking to exercise an option, available since May 1, to cancel up to 50% of their Q3 TV ad spend, an estimated $1B-$1.5B loss  —  Companies are seeking to take advantage of options that became available May 1 to cancel up to 50% of third-quarter spending
Reed Richardson / Mediaite:
NBC's Chuck Todd apologizes for airing a truncated clip of a CBS News interview with AG Bill Barr but says it was “not our edit,” after blowback from Trump  —  Meet the Press host Chuck Todd addressed the blowback his show ignited this past Sunday when he called out Bill Barr's explanation …
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Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Hulu faces class action lawsuit, claiming it forces customers to use its app by deliberately throttling its service via browsers, all to collect more data  —  Hulu has been hit with a class action lawsuit that claims it deliberately throttles its service on web browsers.
Discussion: The Wrap
Alan Rosenberg / Providence Journal:
Providence Journal to halt editorials because of hyper-partisanship and because readers think reporters will try to reflect the paper's views in their coverage  —  Alan Rosenberg Journal Executive Editor alanrosenbergpj  —  Our opinion pages will instead feature more viewpoints from readers …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Disney has raised $11B in debt, according to a Tuesday filing with the SEC  —  Disney has raised $11 billion dollars in new debt, according to a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  —  “The company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Luminary Media raised $30M+ at a level below last year's $200M valuation, bringing its total raised to $160M, and is seeking more funding  —  - Startup raises more than $30 million in round, looks for more  —  Luminary Media, the money-losing podcasting startup …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: Apple is asking the publishers participating in Apple News+ for permission to produce audio versions of stories, with Apple handling production costs  —  Apple News+ is pivoting to audio.  —  Over the past several months, Apple has been asking the publishers participating …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify Kids now allows parents to view kids' listening history and block individual tracks and expands to Germany and Japan
Des Moines Register:
Meredith delays its quarterly earnings report to Thursday, citing an “extremely challenging business environment”
Discussion: @dmregister
Frank Pallotta / CNN:
Interview with SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt about leading ESPN's flagship show at a time when there are no sports
Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
With Hollywood productions on hold, documentary filmmakers, who don't need film sets, have managed to keep going while adapting to the new reality
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Alex Bhattacharji / Los Angeles Magazine:
As Valence Media seeks to soften and kill coverage of controversial subjects, THR is fighting to maintain its reputation for independence and propriety
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Interview with MSNBC's Chris Hayes on how his life and show have changed during the pandemic, covering the Tara Reade allegations, and more
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Twitter says it will add labels and warning messages to tweets about COVID-19 with misleading or disputed content and plans to expand the labels to other topics