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3:50 PM ET, May 3, 2018


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Dozens of news organizations partner to promote high-quality journalism in an ad campaign that encourages consuming a variety of news outlets  —  Why press freedom is your freedom  —  On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, dozens of news organizations are joining forces to promote high-quality journalism.
Terry Glavin / National Post:
World Press Freedom Day: 32 journalists have lost their lives this year, with ten Afghan journalists deliberately targeted and murdered this week  —  On World Press Freedom Day, remember that without a free press, there is no democracy, no liberty.  Thirty-two journalists gave their lives this year
Alan C. Miller / The News Literacy Project:
News Literacy Project refused to remove mentions of Turkey's press restrictions in presentation for UN Alliance of Civilizations; alliance then postpones event
Washington Post:
Charlie Rose accused by 27 more women of sexual harassment; CBS managers were warned of his conduct on three occasions over 30 years  —  Incidents of sexual misconduct by Charlie Rose were far more numerous than previously known, according to a new investigation by The Washington Post …
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
In Q1, NYT digital-only subscribers rose 25.5% YoY to 2.8M, total revenue went up 3.8% YoY to $414M; digital ad revenue fell 6% while print ad revenue fell 2%  —  The New York Times Company added 139,000 digital-only subscribers in the first quarter of 2018, a 25.5 percent increase …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Civil, the blockchain-based media startup, announces formation of Civil Studios, a separate, for-profit company to fund and pilot ambitious journalism projects  —  The wildly ambitious media startup, Civil, just got a little more ambitious.  On Wednesday, the New York-based blockchain company …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Former Fox News host Eric Bolling gets a show on the conservative subscription-based CRTV, despite earlier allegations he sent inappropriate texts to colleagues  —  “Eric is not only one of the most talented conservative media figures, but one of the most authentic individuals I have met," chief of digital network says
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Podcasting app Pocket Casts has been acquired by a collective that includes NPR and This American Life and will continue to operate as a joint venture  —  One of the best podcast apps just got bought by some of the biggest podcast producers  —  Pocket Casts, widely considered …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Refinery29 plans to launch Channel29, an ad-supported streaming channel, in Q4, and to expand events to Chicago and San Francisco  —  Refinery29, the media and entertainment player that targets millennial females, is the latest content company to plot an over-the-top video push.
Gary Dinges / Austin American-Statesman:
New Media Investment Group, parent of GateHouse, reported a Q1 net loss of $700K, revenue of $340.8M, up 10.8% YoY, and now owns 144 daily newspapers  —  New Media Investment Group, parent company of the American-Statesman's new owner GateHouse Media, reported a “strong” first quarter Thursday.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Group Nine Media's NowThis to launch NowBreaking, a breaking news channel exclusively for Snapchat Discover, in June  —  NowThis, the millennial social video media outlet that's part of Group Nine Media, will announce today the launch of NowBreaking, a breaking news channel produced exclusively for Snapchat Discover.
P. Kim Bui / Online Journalism Awards:
2018 Online Journalism Awards add new category for collaboration, a micro newsroom category, and criteria changes for explanatory, feature categories  —  Submissions for the 2018 Online Journalism Awards will open on May 8!  This year's awards feature 37 categories and more than $50,000 in prize money …
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
ESPN is extending its SportsCenter brand to other platforms after success on Snapchat, with a new daily version for its ESPN app and a new live Twitter show
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Video streaming service Philo offers three free months of Pandora Premium for new and existing customers, limited to the first 200K to sign up
New York Times:
Filing shows executives at Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group, along with the Mercer family, have moved to create a new firm, Emerdata, possibly for “rebranding”
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Verizon's Oath signs distribution deal to place four of its apps, Newsroom, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, and Go90, on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ devices in the US
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Media exec Merrill Brown launches The News Project, a platform for news publishers, built by 10up, that includes AP wire access and uses Piano subscription tech