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2:45 PM ET, April 3, 2017


 Top News: 
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook, Craig Newmark, Mozilla, Betaworks, others help launch $14M global News Integrity Initiative administered by CUNY to improve online news literacy  —  A global coalition of tech leaders, academic institutions, nonprofits and funders, including Facebook, Mozilla and Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to start letting outside firms like DoubleVerify and comScore audit its efforts to avoid controversial ad placements  —  In an interview with Recode, Philipp Schindler, Google's top business exec, walks a fine line.  —  A top Google executive says the company's YouTube ad controversy …
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Reuters appeared to retract a story about Jared Kushner being in Iraq, issued a tweet saying the story was wrong then deleted it  —  Jared Kushner has a lot on his plate right now.  As a senior advisor (and son-in-law) to President Trump, Kushner is heading the new White House Office of American Innovation …
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky files sexual harassment suit against the network, Roger Ailes, and its current co-president Bill Shine  —  Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and current co-president Bill Shine.
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: claims against O'Reilly were considered in his recent contract renewal talks; to settle claims, one source says O'Reilly paid $10M and company paid $3M  —  The host of 'The O'Reilly Factor' denied the merits of claims that he had sexually harassed employees, according to 21st Century Fox
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Gizmodo Media Group's Executive Managing Editor Katie Drummond is joining Joshua Topolsky's The Outline as its first executive editor  —  She's reuniting with Outline CEO Josh Topolsky  —  The Outline, a startup that promises to take a novel approach to digital publishing, has a new editorial boss …
Peter Orsi / AP News:
Norte, a newspaper in Juarez, Mexico, says it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity and impunity for killings of journalists  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — A newspaper in the Mexican border city of Juarez announced Sunday that it is shutting down due to the climate of insecurity …
Denise Petski / Deadline:
DailyMailTV, a syndicated newsmagazine series from the team behind Dr. Phil, to launch across the US this fall, picked up by Sinclair, Tribune, Gray Television  —  DailyMailTV, a new daily syndicated series from the team behind Dr. Phil, will launch across the U.S. this fall.
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable:
Roku introduces audience guarantees for TV advertisers that are based on Nielsen ratings, about 2 years after Roku and Nielsen partnered to measure demographics  —  Roku to base guarantees on Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings, tap into currency used for traditional TV advertising
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Playbook: April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, joins CNN as a political analyst
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times' digital revenues have overtaken print, with digital subs up 14% in 2016 to 650K, boosted significantly by Brexit and the US election
 Earlier Picks: 
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Profile of the Refugee Journalism Project, an initiative that helps refugee journalists get internships, freelance work, and full-time jobs in the UK
Saurabh Sharma / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Rocket Post Live, a subscription-based local news alert service in rural India, and how it grew to 8K paying subscribers in one year using WhatsApp
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Responding to advertiser exodus, YouTube tinkers with its ad system, and YouTube stars make less money