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9:25 AM ET, April 7, 2021

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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  —  Clubhouse, the buzzy audio-based social network, is in talks to raise funding from investors in a round valuing the business …
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  —  We've written often about the sense of dislocation brought about by the switch from local, analog news sources to national, digital ones.
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  —  After two and a half months of Joe Biden's presidency, something is missing from the news coverage of his administration: Leaks.
Dow Jones:
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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  —  ‘Violative View Rate’ fell steeply after 2017  —  YouTube wants the world to know that it's doing a better job than ever of enforcing its own moderation rules.
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 …
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  —  Meredith Corp. is considering selling its television stations, according to people familiar with the matter …
Discussion: The Desk
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK's Telegraph is creating 60 jobs in the first half of 2021 as it surpasses 600K subscribers and aims for 1M subscribers by 2023  —  The Telegraph is investing millions of pounds in its newsroom, creating 60 jobs in the first half of 2021.  —  The investment comes after The Telegraph's …
Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
India quietly scraps the censorship appeals body Film Certification Appellate Tribunal; aggrieved filmmakers will now have to go to court  —  The Indian federal government has passed an order that scraps the Information and Broadcasting ministry's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) …
Discussion: Forbes
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  —  “Detaining journalists who try to cover Alexei Navalny's imprisonment is a blunt effort to censor coverage of Putin's leading critic …
 
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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
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
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
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
Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams / Press Gazette:
Reuters diversity report shows its global news organization is 56% male, 48% white, 37% Asian, and 88% heterosexual; 66% of newsroom leaders are male
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Taylor Moore / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at Empowerment Avenue, a program started in June 2020 to let incarcerated writers report on issues inside jails by pairing them with journalists outside
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
As the pandemic drags on, new shows are harder to come by for streaming services; report: the number of originals Netflix released so far in '21 is down 12% YoY