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7:30 PM ET, April 16, 2021

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The New York Times Company:
NYT's Choire Sicha is stepping down as Styles editor to become a senior editor working on expanding the paper's newsletter portfolio  —  After a great run leading the Styles section, Choire is taking on a new challenge to help expand our newsletter portfolio.  Read more in this note from Dean Baquet, Joe Kahn and Sam Sifton.
Jeff Benson / Decrypt:
An NFT combining Edward Snowden's image and pages of a court ruling on surveillance sold for $5.45M in Ethereum; proceeds go to Freedom of the Press Foundation  —  “Stay Free” is a piece of art that combines Snowden's image and a court ruling.  —   NFT RevolutionEthereum  —  In brief
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Anne Steele / Wall Street Journal:
In a letter to artists, Apple says it pays a penny per stream, roughly double Spotify, which pays an average of about one-third to half a penny per stream  —  Streaming services open up about artist payouts, seeking to win credibility and subscribers  —  Apple Music told artists it pays …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Firefox and major Chromium browsers like Edge, Opera, Brave, and Vivaldi are not joining FLoC, Google's proposed ad technology to replace third-party cookies  —  Brave, Vivaldi, Edge, and Mozilla are all out  —  Google is going it alone with its proposed advertising technology to replace third-party cookies.
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company:
Simon & Schuster says it won't distribute the book written by one of the police officers who shot Breonna Taylor; Post Hill Press says it will still publish it  —  Publishing giant Simon & Schuster has announced it will not distribute the book written by one of the police officers …
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Reuters is introducing a paywall: after registration and a free preview period, subscriptions will cost $34.99/month; it also plans to launch newsletters  —  Reuters will begin charging for access to its website as it tries to capture a slice of the digital subscription business.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Crypto-focused media startup The Block says it has bought out all non-employee shareholders as it wants “to be disentangled” from VCs to cover them without bias  —  The Block, a cryptocurrency-focused media startup, tells Axios that it has bought out its non-employee shareholders …
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
As news outlets grapple with whether to show the video of Adam Toledo's shooting, Block Club Chicago chose to run one version of the story with and one without  —  Body camera footage showing a Chicago police officer fatally shooting 13-year-old Adam Toledo was released on Thursday.
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:
Interview with journalism professor Nikki Usher on the return of partisan news outlets, how big news organizations are increasingly by and for elites, and more  —  In this episode of our podcast, we look at challenges around equity, diversity and sustainability with the help of Nikki Usher
 
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Adweek:
Google adds brand safety feature intended for small advertising teams to create dynamic exclusion lists that automatically add new web pages and domains
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Twitter permanently suspends James O'Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, for violating rules on platform manipulation and spam
Aye Min Thant / New Naratif:
Clarissa Ward's reporting in Myanmar for CNN endangered those who spoke to her and provided little information that local reporting hadn't already uncovered
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ViacomCBS combines CBS News and local stations in a single unit to be led by former ABC stations chief Wendy McMahon and former Hearst exec Neeraj Khemlani
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Study: of the five values espoused by journalists, including oversight, transparency, and factuality, only factuality has the support of a majority of Americans
Megan Greenwell / @megreenwell:
[Thread] Megan Greenwell, editor of Wired.com and former EIC of Deadspin, announces she is leaving Wired next week, saying she's drained and needs a break
Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
A look at theguardian.org, The Guardian's US-based philanthropic arm, which raised $9M in the last year and seeks out subject-specific funding
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Ziff Davis union is staging a 24-hour walkout after failing to reach a contract establishing a $65K salary floor with Ziff Davis, owner of PC Mag and others
Hamish McKenzie / Substack Blog:
Substack announces Substack Local, a $1M initiative to help up to 30 independent writers build local subscription news outlets via a cash advance, advice, more