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2:55 PM ET, April 11, 2018

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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Viacom-CBS merger is overshadowed by a dispute between Les Moonves and Shari Redstone over who should be Moonves' No. 2 at new company  —  Leslie Moonves is open to merging CBS and Viacom — on his terms — but Shari Redstone, eager for power, may be ready to sacrifice Hollywood's most celebrated exec to chart her own path.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Amid privacy questions, multiple Republican lawmakers have alleged Facebook has an anti-conservative bias, asking about two “censored” pro-Trump vloggers  —  Mark Zuckerberg is facing a lot of questions about Facebook's policies, most of which involve handling user data.
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Avi Selk / Washington Post:
Sen. Ted Cruz cited Diamond and Silk, two Trump fans with 1.4M followers whose videos were deemed unsafe, as an example of Facebook's anti-conservative bias  —  Two sisters famous for praising President Trump say Facebook has deemed their videos dangerous.  —  Lynette Hardaway …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify and Hulu launch a combined subscription bundle for $12.99 per month for Spotify Premium users, available to all users later this summer  —  Last fall, Hulu and Spotify teamed up to offer students a bundle including both of their services for a discounted price, compared with paying for each subscription separately.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
In historic move, staff at The Chicago Tribune, a paper with a decades-old tradition of taking a labor-skeptic stance, inform bosses of their plan to unionize  —  One of the nation's oldest and most prestigious regional newspapers, The Chicago Tribune, could soon have a unionized staff.
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TV stations bought by Sinclair reduce local political coverage, increase national political coverage, and shift rightward, according to Emory researchers  —  In recent weeks, news anchors at local TV stations across the country have warned Americans about the “sharing of biased and false news” …
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Sinclair uses banner ads on affiliates' websites to point to a YouTube video criticizing Brian Stelter and CNN for a “hypocritical attack on Sinclair”
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
Apple is developing a TV series based on Isaac Asimov's “Foundation” book trilogy; HBO previously attempted to adapt it for screen with Westworld's co-creator  —  Apple is developing a drama series based on the “Foundation” book trilogy by Isaac Asimov, Variety has confirmed.
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN announces six new original series, slated for 2019, including one, American Style, produced by Vox Media's programming division Vox Entertainment  —  Vox Entertainment is producing a four-part show on fashion called ‘American Style.’  —  On Wednesday, CNN announced plans for six …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Washington Post to test subscriber-only features, including cleaner article pages with infinite scroll, midterm elections newsletter, and an audio series  —  With help from Jeff Bezos' money, The Washington Post has shown the ability to hit big audience gains and grow digital subscriptions …
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Jeff Beer / Fast Company:
Ad companies team up to create the Advertising Protection Bureau to have more leverage in demanding accountability from media platforms for ad placement  —  IPG Mediabrands' UM appoints its first chief brand safety officer and teams with others in the industry to launch the Advertiser Protection Bureau.
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Matt Cooke / The Keyword:
Google's Digital News Initiative partners with the European Journalism Centre to launch the News Impact Network, a mentorship program for future media leaders
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Trinity Mirror's proposed £200M takeover of Express and Star newspapers is being investigated by UK's competition regulator, referred to Culture Secretary
Todd Spangler / Variety:
European Commission investigators raid London offices of 21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group in broad probe of anti-competitive practices around sports rights
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Bloomberg's TicToc, its Twitter video news service, will launch a podcast, audio news digest, and a newsletter next month
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter endorses the Honest Ads Act, a bill introduced last year to promote political ad transparency, following Facebook's endorsement of it last week