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Victoria Lewis / WPTV:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has barred local media from attending the signing of a voting restriction bill; the event is a “Fox News exclusive”  —  (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
ViacomCBS Q1: 36M streaming subscribers, up 6M since Q4; streaming revenue grew 65% YoY to $816M; net earnings up 79% YoY to $899M, affiliate revenue of $2.08B  —  The entertainment giant, led by CEO Bob Bakish, reported higher first-quarter advertising revenue as its latest financials exceeded Wall Street expectations.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Oversight Board's decision on Trump's Facebook ban failed to send a clear message that a powerful public official can't use Facebook to endanger the public  —  In more than 1,400 posts from Jan. 1, 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, Donald Trump used Facebook to spread false information with devastating consequences for the country.
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Oversight Board:
Facebook Oversight Board upholds Trump's suspension, but asks Facebook to review the decision within six months to determine a penalty consistent with its rules  —  The Board has upheld Facebook's decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump's access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account.
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Politico:
After teasing a new social media platform, Trump debuts a new section on his website that's effectively a blog
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Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Fox Corporation beats analyst estimates with Q3 revenue of $3.22B, down about 6.5% YoY; ad sales for the unit including Fox News fell almost 7% to $283M  —  - Company hosted the Super Bowl last year, hurting comparisons  — Ad sales fell at cable unit, with fewer Fox News viewers
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Billboard says it will publish a ranking of the most popular songs in the US based on Twitter conversations; the chart will be updated daily  —  The ranking will be one of Billboard's first that doesn't measure how much people listen to music  —  Billboard, the king of music charts …
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
In a pitch to advertisers, Twitter unveils a slate of new video programming, working with partners including Refinery29, MLB, NBCUniversal News, NHL, and WNBA
Discussion: The Streamable and Variety
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Larry McShane / New York Daily News:
A New York Daily News reporter asks for a committed New York City owner to rescue the newspaper from “visiting vulture” Alden Global Capital
Jessica M. Goldstein / Washingtonian:
Profile of White House Press Sec Jen Psaki, whose measured, warm approach is winning over a press corps used to Trump-era anarchy and Obama-era fratty cruelty  —  Half of America is smitten with Jen Psaki, while a swath of the White House press corps sounds quite taken with how polite she is.
Neal Rothschild / Axios:
NewsWhip: daily social media interactions on stories about Trump fell from ~49M in early Jan. to ~2M by March, largely due to no Trump tweets for media to cover  —  Social media interactions about former President Trump have fallen 91% since January, according to exclusive data from NewsWhip.
Veronica Villafañe / Forbes:
ViacomCBS' Pluto TV Latino expands to 45+ channels in the US, adding more news programming and rebranding as Pluto TV En Español  —  I'm an expert in the Hispanic media industry.  —  PLUTO TV  —  Pluto TV picked Cinco de Mayo to unveil an expanded and rebranded category …
Katharine Viner / The Guardian:
On the Guardian's 200th anniversary, its EIC lays out her vision for the newspaper in its third century and what role media can play in a post-pandemic world  —  On the Guardian's 200th anniversary, our editor-in-chief sets out how media can help rebuild a better world beyond Covid
Mark Stenberg / Medialyte:
Q&A with The Daily Beast's Maxwell Tani about independent and regional media, newsroom drama, and Insider's memo labeling his retweets as insignificant  —  The Daily Beast media reporter talks impact points and newsroom drama.  —  A song to read by: “Cheers,” by Faye Webster
Discussion: @markstenberg3
 
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Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo:
Signal says Facebook shut down its ad account over an Instagram ad campaign that showed the user data Facebook used in targeting the ads
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Twitter buys Scroll, the $5/month service that removes ads from partner news sites; Scroll's Nuzzel email service will shut down on May 6