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8:05 PM ET, April 18, 2018

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Erin Somers / Publishers Lunch:
Harper's Magazine Editor James Marcus says he was fired after “opposing the publication of Katie Roiphe's cover story in the March issue”  —  Subsequent to our brief note from Monday that Harper's Magazine editor James Marcus has left the publication, Marcus tells PL that he was fired …
Facebook:
Ahead of GDPR, Facebook debuts enhanced privacy controls for all users globally, starting in EU, with more choices about ads, allowing face recognition, more  —  In recent weeks we've announced several steps to give people more control over their privacy and explain how we use data.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Model Karen McDougal settles lawsuit against American Media, giving her right to discuss alleged affair with Trump and allowing AMI to avoid pretrial discovery  —  The tabloid news company American Media Inc. agreed to let a former Playboy model out of a contract that had kept her from talking freely …
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Jeff Bezos says Prime has 100M+ members worldwide, sharing for the first time Prime membership numbers via his annual shareholder letter  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.  —  In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having higher standards in running a business.
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
After nearly 15 years, The Hill is ending its annual 50 Most Beautiful List that generated controversy and was even featured on HBO's “Veep”  —  After nearly 15 years, The Hill is bidding a beautiful bye-bye to its annual 50 Most Beautiful list.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sports-focused streaming service fuboTV raises $75M Series D with AMC Networks as a new investor and 21st Century Fox, Sky, and more participating  —  Days after Disney-owned ESPN launched its new streaming service, ESPN+, a three-year old streaming TV service for sports fans, fuboTV …
Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
A look at The Denver Post's gilded age of sports coverage in the 1980s, as longtime columnists and reporters mourn its decline and some defect to The Athletic  —  How a hedge fund slowly unraveled one of the best sports pages in the country  —  On the sports page of The Denver Post, Jason Blevins was an oddity.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Ad-blocking browser Brave and Dow Jones partner to give free access to Barrons.com or a premium newsletter and to test blockchain-based tech to pay publishers  —  It looks like at least one major news publisher is on-board with Brave, the ad-blocking web browser founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.
Discussion: Basic Attention Token and CNET
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Analysis of ~87K articles about Facebook from USA Today, NYT, Guardian, and BuzzFeed from 2006-2018 shows coverage turned mostly negative after 2016 election  —  Mark Zuckerberg waits for a joint hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, April 10, 2018.
Claire L. Evans / New York Magazine:
Profile of Jaime Levy, the cyber punk publishing pioneer who created two of the most popular magazines of the 1990s, Cyber Rag and Electronic Hollywood  —  How a punk kid from L.A. created the coolest publications of the 1990s.  —  In the early '90s, Jaime Levy, a punk-rock hacker chick from Los Angeles …
Discussion: bookforum.com
 
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