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10:50 AM ET, February 4, 2019

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Sanjana Karanth / HuffPost:
The Washington Post's spend on its Super Bowl ad, reportedly $5.2M, has provoked anger in some quarters, including the Washington-Baltimore News Guild  —  Many are having issues with how much it cost, saying that money could go toward paying journalists.  —  The Washington Post aired …
New York Times:
The Instagram egg account, with 10M+ followers, was started by an advertising professional; a Hulu ad based on the egg debuted Sunday promoting mental health  —  He works in advertising.  —  When Chris Godfrey learned in early January that the record for “likes” on an Instagram post was held …
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Sources: ESPN fired sportscaster Adnan Virk after an internal investigation determined he was leaking confidential company info to the press  —  ESPN rising star Adnan Virk has been fired by the network, sources told The Post.  —  Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information …
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
The Economist's redesign, its podcasting and documentary efforts, and Open Future initiative are part of a drive to make the magazine seem less inaccessible  —  The Economist is taking a series of steps to bring more emotion to its brand after research revealed that it was seen as lacking in humanity and accessibility.
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Washington Post:
A detailed account of Newseum's financial woes, stemming from large debt, management upheaval, and a lofty vision, despite notable rental and catering revenue  —  A bald eagle named Challenger shot into the sky on that day in April 2008 as the Newseum celebrated the unveiling of its sumptuous building …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Beth Rigby has been appointed as political editor at Sky News, replacing Faisal Islam who is leaving to join the BBC as economics editor  —  Beth Rigby has been appointed Sky News political editor, replacing Faisal Islam who is moving to the BBC to become its economics editor.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Two parents of Parkland shooting victims have written to Pulitzer judges urging them to award the South Florida Sun Sentinel for coverage of the shooting  —  PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two parents who lost daughters in last year's Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for their local newspaper …
Ian Parker / New Yorker:
A profile of Dan Mallory, a bestselling novelist and former senior publishing executive who told numerous lies to advance in the book industry  —  Dan Mallory, who writes under the name A. J. Finn, went to No. 1 with his début thriller, “The Woman in the Window.”  His life contains even stranger twists.
Tiffany Stevens / Poynter:
A look at independent journalistic endeavors like Southerly pushing for deeper coverage of the South and Appalachia, occupying roles once played by alt-weeklies  —  Two years before the 2016 election, freelance reporter Matt Stroud became fascinated by an area that soon would be labeled Trump country.
 
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