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7:40 PM ET, April 7, 2021

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Twitter discussed acquiring Clubhouse for around $4B but the talks fell apart; Clubhouse is now looking to raise funding at a $4B valuation  —  - Talks no longer active between Twitter, social media startup  — Clubhouse is seeking to raise funding at a similar valuation
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Internal email: CBS has ousted Peter Dunn, president of the TV Stations group, and David Friend, SVP of news, after allegations of racist and abusive behavior  —  CBS Entertainment has ousted two powerful TV station executives following allegations of racist and abusive behavior.
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 …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: some TV networks believe Nielsen ratings could be as much as 10% below actual viewership for many shows and streaming activity, due to pandemic issues  —  Sometimes, the simple act of counting can result in something much more complex.  —  Nielsen and the TV networks whose audiences …
Discussion: @bristei and @dylanbyers
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Pew: YouTube usage grew from 73% of US adults in 2019 to 81% in 2021, with 95% of 18- to 29-year-olds using the service; 21% use TikTok  —  - YouTube saw the most significant growth of any social media app among American users during the pandemic, according to the Pew Research Center.
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Outgoing CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin criticizes the network for its gender pay disparity, saying the highest-paid anchors are men but “it's getting better”  —  Outgoing CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin opened up this week about gender pay disparity at the network, but said “it's getting better.”
The Atlantic:
Atlantic Media, former parent of The Atlantic, says a hack, identified March 1, might have exposed names and SSNs of current and former staff and contractors  —  A forensic investigation found no evidence that any subscribers', customers', or clients' financial or sensitive information was involved.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Max Schrems' non-profit Noyb files a complaint with the French privacy watchdog, claims Google's Android Advertising Identifier violates EU's ePrivacy Directive  —  Our mission to make business better is fueled by readers like you.  To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.
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 …
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Trump's grip on public attention has collapsed, with Google search interest in March lower than at any point since June 2015, as has his cable TV time  —  For about half an hour Tuesday, a former president of the United States appeared on television to offer his unfiltered assessment …
Discussion: HillReporter.com and Raw Story
Quint Forgey / Politico:
Twitter says it won't let the US National Archives make @realDonaldTrump's old tweets available publicly via Twitter's platform, citing his permanent suspension  —  The social media company says its permanent suspension of the former president's personal account means a federally preserved version will also be blocked.
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.’
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple details two ad measurements technologies that advertisers can use without tracking users, ahead of imminent rollout of App Tracking Transparency feature  —  Starting with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5, Apple will be requiring apps to receive a user's permission to track …
 
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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
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Gimlet Media and The Ringer agree to a three-year union employment contract with Spotify, covering diversity, salary bases, annual raises, and titles
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
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
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
India quietly scraps the censorship appeals body Film Certification Appellate Tribunal; aggrieved filmmakers will now have to go to court
Discussion: Forbes
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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
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
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
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
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