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9:30 PM ET, May 1, 2018

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Zuckerberg says Facebook won't pay annual fees to publishers, an idea floated by Murdoch, and emphasizes interest in helping news outlets sell subscriptions  —  Sorry, Rupert Murdoch: Facebook isn't a pay TV company.  —  Quick memo to Rupert Murdoch, Jonah Peretti and other media executives …
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook announces Clear History feature, letting users stop Facebook-collected browsing history from being associated with their account  —  It's arguably the company's biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  —  Facebook users will soon be able to opt …
Variety:
Sources: NBC News told reporters to mention letter of support for Tom Brokaw in their reporting, raising concerns among some staffers who had issues with letter  —  On Monday, NBC News staffers received a memo with guidance from the network's standards and practices on how to handle reporting …
PR Newswire:
Letter from The Hill's Chairman James Finkelstein to WHCA's Exec Director, explaining its decision to withdraw from future events over Michelle Wolf's comments  —  WASHINGTON, May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Hill, the news source of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington …
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Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Sources: CBS News execs were so dismayed by WHCD this year that they considered withdrawing from future events, until WHCD said changes are being considered
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump answering questions at events allows him to dodge questions more than at a press conference, a format he's abandoned, but aides say doing so grants access
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
NYT Executive Editor Den Baquet tells staff that the resignation of Metro Editor Wendell Jamieson was within the #metoo realm and not about journalism  —  The paper of record talks the talk on sexual misconduct—but in yet another case, it doesn't fully walk the walk.
Discussion: @petersterne
BBC:
BBC Afghan service reporter Ahmad Shah was shot dead by armed men on Monday, becoming the fifth BBC journalist to die in Afghanistan since the 1990s  —  A BBC reporter has been killed in the east Afghan province of Khost, on a day of attacks which left nearly 40 people dead, other journalists among them.
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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism:
Flipboard's Managing Editor Gabriella Schwarz and The Lens' Editor Steve Myers are among 2019's Nieman fellows  —  The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, home to internationally recognized journalism fellowships, programs and publications, has selected 27 Nieman Fellows for the class of 2019.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Viacom launches new Digital Studios unit for original internet programming available on services including Facebook Watch, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube  —  Viacom has come a long, long way from the days when online video was seemingly its mortal enemy.  The media giant has formally …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
In 2017, Digital First Media recorded a 17% operating margin and nearly $160M in profit, meaning parent company Alden Global may be reluctant to sell it  —  Digital First Media's financials — revealed here — show how the company has ridden its deep cuts to nearly $160 million in profits and the highest margins in the business.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Disney Digital to launch an over-the-top video app for millennials, as it woos advertisers burned by YouTube  —  Ahead of the 2019 launch of Disney's Netflix competitor, the company's digital arm will launch a free, over-the-top video app aimed at millennials sometime this summer.
 
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Jem Aswad / Variety:
Filing: Sony Music has sold about half of its shares of Spotify and pledges to share proceeds with artists and distribution labels
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Pew Research Center:
62% of US adults who think the internet has had a good impact on society cite access, speed of info, while 16% who think impact has been bad cite fake news
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Overview of Twitter's video ad business, which brought in $287M+ in Q1 and over half of the company's total revenue since Q4 2017
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter announces 30 new or renewed video content deals, details live programming from ESPN, NBCUniversal, Live Nation, Vice News, MLB, and more