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11:40 AM ET, April 13, 2021

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Reuters:
Reuters News names Alessandra Galloni as its next EIC, starting April 19; she will be the first woman to lead the news agency  —  (Reuters) -Reuters News is set to name one of its top editors, Alessandra Galloni, as its next editor-in-chief, the first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history.
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
In a letter, Lachlan Murdoch dismisses ADL complaint and claims a review of Tucker Carlson's comments found Carlson “decried and rejected replacement theory”  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch dismissed the Anti-Defamation League's demand …
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Facebook Oversight Board will now accept appeals to remove content from Facebook and Instagram; previously, users were only able to appeal to restore content  —  From today, users will be able to appeal content to the Oversight Board which they want removed from Facebook and Instagram.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: CBS News President Susan Zirinsky is nearing a deal to step down from the role and sign a wide-ranging production partnership with ViacomCBS  —  Longtime CBS News producer expected to sign production partnership with parent ViacomCBS  —  CBS News President Susan Zirinsky is nearing …
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Casey Newton, 7 other writers covering tech, media, and culture to launch Sidechannel, a “virtual newsroom” on Discord open to subscribers of their publications  —  On Sunday night, Ben Smith at the New York Times got the scoop on a project I've been working on with some fellow independent reporters.
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
More than 650 tech workers at the NYT announce they have formed a union to be represented by the NewsGuild of New York  —  Tech workers at The New York Times announced on Tuesday that they had formed a union and would ask the company to recognize it.  —  The group of more than 650 employees …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
DraftKings hires Brian Angiolet as its first chief media officer: sources: he'll lead a team that will evaluate potential media acquisitions and content efforts  —  DraftKings has hired Brian Angiolet, former senior vice president and chief business officer officer at Verizon, as the company's first-ever chief media officer.
Jeff Dunn / Ars Technica:
Roku announces new devices Express 4K Plus streaming device, rechargeable Voice Remote Pro, and Streambar Pro, and an OS update that includes Instant Resume  —  Plus new Roku OS updates and a revised two-in-one streaming soundbar.  —  Roku on Tuesday announced its latest 4K media streamer, the Roku Express 4K+.
Alice Speri / The Intercept:
Campus Reform, a conservative news site for higher education that uses students as reporters, has targeted professors, leading to harassment, doxxing, and more  —  When Pete Hatemi, a political science professor at Pennsylvania State University, got an email from a student he didn't know asking …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Spotify announces Car Thing, a Spotify-only, voice-controlled device for the car, launching today for free for select US users  —  It's free, but users have to pay for shipping  —  Spotify's first gadget has landed.  Car Thing, a Spotify-only, voice-controlled device for the car …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Through her version of Fearless, Taylor Swift is showing artists how to use the power of the internet to ascribe value to work they own and devalue the rest  —  In July 2014 Taylor Swift wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal entitled, For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story:
 
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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
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Mike Fleming Jr / Deadline:
Will Smith says his film Emancipation will not shoot in Georgia due to the state's new voting law; Apple bought the film last June for a reported $130M
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Ben Smith / New York Times:
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Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
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