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2:35 PM ET, April 7, 2021

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Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Teen Vogue names Danielle Kwateng as its new executive editor, in its first tweet since McCammond's exit last month  —  Danielle Kwateng was announced as Teen Vogue's new executive editor Wednesday.  The announcement came in the form of a tweet from the publication's account …
Maria Armental / Wall Street Journal:
Patreon raises $155M Series F led by Tiger Global Management at a $4B valuation, up from $1.2B in September, bringing its total raised to $411M  —  Online company raises $155 million in latest round, led by new investor Tiger Global Management  —  Patreon Inc., an online platform …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
UK launches the Digital Markets Unit, tasked with halting anticompetitive acts by Big Tech, starting with platform relationships with publishers and advertisers  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new regulator for tech giants Facebook and Google launches on Wednesday with an initial remit …
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
WarnerMedia revives the Hanna-Barbera name for its London animation studio, previously Cartoon Network Studios Europe, as it concentrates on original animation  —  Vanessa Brookman will head up the London-based Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe, named after the cartoon studio behind such classics as ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Flintstones.’
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Former NYT editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal will be interim EIC of controversial Swedish news startup Bulletin, working remotely from New Jersey  —  Andrew Rosenthal, the former editorial page editor of the New York Times, is taking the reins of Bulletin, a news operation that's already …
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Camille Bromley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Over 38 episodes, the Diversity Hire podcast has chronicled culture shifts in journalism through interviews with guests building careers in a hostile industry  —  The ‘Diversity Hire’ podcast talks about racism in media  —  American media is not, and never has been, diverse.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Gimlet Media and The Ringer agree a three-year union employment contract with Spotify, covering diversity, salary bases, annual raises, and titles  —  The contract specifics are out today  —  Gimlet Media and The Ringer agreed on a three-year union employment contract with Spotify …
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
Twitch expands its misconduct policy to ban users who harass members of its community, even when that harassment takes place off Twitch  —  It's a major expansion of the platform's misconduct policy  —  Twitch will now ban users who harass members of its community — even when that harassment takes place off Twitch.
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
Jon Stewart's forthcoming current affairs series, set to debut this fall on Apple TV+, will be titled The Problem With Jon Stewart  —  The current affairs series, which Stewart will host and executive produce, will carry the name ‘The Problem With Jon Stewart.’  —  Jon Stewart has settled on a name.
 
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Thomas Moore / The Hill:
Scripps says its streaming channel Newsy will offer over-the-air broadcasts starting October 1 and Newsy's HQ will move from Columbia, MO to Atlanta
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
India quietly scraps the censorship appeals body Film Certification Appellate Tribunal; aggrieved filmmakers will now have to go to court
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Bloomberg:
Sources: Meredith is working with a financial adviser on a potential sale of its 17 TV stations, which would let the conglomerate focus on its magazine division
Discussion: The Desk
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
YouTube says that 18 out of every 10K views in Q4 2020 were of videos that violate its policies, down from 72 out of every 10K views in Q4 2017
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Steven Goldstein / Amplifi Media:
Apple podcast data indicates that there are 2M podcasts, but of those, 26% only have one episode, 44% have three or fewer, and only 36% have 10+ episodes
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Up until this point, White House reporters have faced a lack of leaks from the Biden administration, a sharp contrast to Trump's tenure
Poynter:
Report for America says its partners raised ~$5M in local support in 2020, mostly from new donors, and 61% more per reporter than the year before
Katie Roof / Bloomberg:
Sources: Clubhouse is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business at about $4B, following its reported valuation of ~$1B in January
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
English is the most spoken language in the EU, so UK-centric outlets dominate how the EU is represented; more English-language analysis by EU writers is needed
Committee to Protect Journalists:
At least 3 journalists, including CNN correspondent Matthew Chance, were briefly detained while covering the jailing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny