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1:20 PM ET, April 29, 2022


 Top News: 
Sources: Elon Musk has told banks about ideas for monetizing tweets like charging third-parties a fee for quoting or embedding tweets on their sites  —  Elon Musk told banks that agreed to help fund his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) that he could crack down on executive …
Natalie Oganesyan / The Wrap:
Source: Netflix lays off writers and editors from fan site Tudum, launched in December 2021, in a marketing reorganization that globally laid off 25 out of 500+  —  Netflix's companion fan website Tudum — the streaming service's hub for news about its original content and additional marketing arm …
Max Tani / Politico:
White House correspondents complain that the storylines under the Biden Administration, while important, are “boring” and don't create star journalists  —  Washington reporters have long considered the role of White House correspondent to be the crown jewel of American political journalism.
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Report finds Amazon and third parties collect data from interactions with Alexa through Echo speakers and share it with as many as 41 advertising partners  —  Amazon and third parties use data from smart speakers to sell you stuff, says report  —  A report released last week contends …
Amaris Castillo / Poynter:
A look at the American Mosaic Prize, which annually awards $100K each to two freelance journalists reporting on underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups  —  The idea is, 'These are amazing leaders.  These are people with incredible talent.  Give them resources and let them decide what to do with them.'
Washington Post:
Some US officials, including the LA County sheriff, are normalizing using power to attack or threaten journalists, sending an intimidating message to all media  —  A California sheriff's targeting of a reporter is the latest instance of authorities misusing power.
Nikki Usher / @nikkiusher:
[Thread] Study: nonprofit media and philanthropic support of accountability journalism appear to help curb public corruption by increasing prosecutions  —  Ok, I've never done this before, but here we go. I'm sharing a preprints like all the big kids super confident in their findings and convinced that there is something actually immediately useful for the world (w/ @SKimLeffingwell)
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Epic Games, which acquired Bandcamp in March, asks a court to bar the app's removal from the Play Store if it doesn't implement Google Play Billing by June  —  Epic opens a new line of assault against Google payments  —  Epic Games has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop Google …
Wall Street Journal:
Netflix's quest to grow in Asia faces formidable challenges, including a crowded field of foreign and local services, preferences for local content, and more  —  The competition is cutthroat across Asia, the world's key streaming battleground, with a crowded field of foreign and local services
Discussion: @wsj
Natalia Antelava / Coda Story:
Dozens of local newsrooms in Ukraine are experiencing drops in revenue and audience on Facebook and Instagram, as Meta broadly applies its disinformation rules  —  Valerii Garmash, a 42-year-old Ukrainian coder and entrepreneur, remembers the devastation Russians left behind in Slovyansk …
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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon reports Q1 advertising services revenue grew 23% YoY to $7.88B vs $8.17B est., and subscription services grew 11% to $8.4B
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: HBO Max had a 21% US download market share in Q1 2022, ahead of Disney+'s 17% and Netflix's 15%; Peacock, Hulu, and Prime Video had 10%+ each
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Twitter reports Q1 revenue of $1.2B, up 16% YoY, vs. $1.23B est., net income of $513M, and 229M mDAUs; Twitter says it won't offer guidance pending Musk's deal