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1:30 AM ET, February 13, 2019

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's plan for a paid news service later this year runs into resistance from major publishers as Apple wants 50% of the revenue and not to share data  —  Apple plans to keep about 50% of subscription revenue from ‘Netflix for news’ service, likely won't share customer data with publishers
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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources say Apple plans to hold a special “services focused” event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus  —  The company is expected to show off a long-rumored news subscription service.  —  Reporting From San Francisco, CA
Jaclyn Peiser / New York Times:
Organizers at BuzzFeed News announce they plan to form a union, nearly a month after more than 40 people were laid off from newsrooms  —  Last month, BuzzFeed laid off more than 220 employees, or 15 percent of its work force.  On Tuesday, employees at the company's news division responded …
BBC:
A Trump supporter attacked BBC cameraman Ron Skeans and other news crews at a rally in El Paso, Texas, where Trump used anti-press rhetoric  —  A supporter of US President Donald Trump has attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas.  —  Sporting a Make America Great Again cap …
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Washington Post:
How Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund behind Digital First Media, has used a real estate subsidiary to get profits out of newspaper companies like Gannett  —  When the building housing the downtown Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper sold last April, the name of the buyer — Twenty Lake Holdings LLC — seemed of little consequence.
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Charlie Deitch / Pittsburgh Current:
Some Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff ask that the publisher be banned from the building or searched on entering, after a newsroom “tirade” from him late Saturday  —  Pittsburgh Current Editor  —  charlie@pittsburghcurrent.com  —  Members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Review into sustaining high-quality journalism in the UK culminates in a 157-page report with nine recommendations including an innovation fund and tax cuts  —  The Cairncross Review into the sustainability of the UK news industry in the digital age has issued nine recommendations that …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
More than 240K people donated to 154 newsrooms in November and December 2018 via the NewsMatch program, with donations in 2018 up 50% YoY to $116M  —  In journalism's long and treacherous move away from ad dependency, the growing nonprofit news sector is trying to build a culture of philanthropy.
Reuters:
Sources: Apollo Global Management may announce a deal to buy Cox Enterprises' 14 regional TV stations this week; Apollo is also bidding on some Nexstar stations  —  Apollo Global Management LLC is nearing a roughly $3 billion agreement to acquire Cox's TV stations, the biggest in a series …
Max Willens / Digiday:
TechCrunch launches a $15/month membership tier, Extra Crunch, offering exclusive content and perks like access to a community of founders and vertical experts  —  TechCrunch has spent nearly 15 years covering the technology and startup worlds.  This week it will try to forge a new kind of relationship with those communities.
Matthew Dessem / Slate:
MGM-owned cable channel EPIX is adapting Slate magazine's podcast Slow Burn into a six-part television docuseries  —  The MGM-owned premium cable channel EPIX announced on Sunday that they have given a greenlight to Slow Burn, a television adaptation of the popular Slate podcast created by Leon Neyfakh and Andrew Parsons.
Discussion: Nieman Lab, Slate, @kcmyway and Hot Pod News
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ABC is streaming its Oscars red-carpet pre-show exclusively on Twitter this year, after two years of using Facebook as its official streaming partner
Discussion: @adambain and Adweek
Harriet Agnew / Financial Times:
Vincent Glad, creator of infamous French Facebook group “League of LOL”, and Libération's online editor Alexandre Hervaud have both been suspended by the paper
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Leigh Gallagher, an assistant managing editor at Fortune, is joining Google as a director of external affairs
Washington Post:
Quartz's Global Chief Revenue Officer Joy Robins has joined the Washington Post as Chief Revenue Officer
Discussion: Adweek and MediaPost
Avie Schneider / NPR:
Journalists at Connecticut's Hartford Courant are petitioning to unionize the newsroom, the latest Tribune Publishing paper to do so
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USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism:
Emmanuel Martinez and Aaron Glantz of CIR's Reveal have won the 2019 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for their multi-part series “Kept Out”
Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
Journalists documenting the migrant caravans are subject to heightened scrutiny by US and Mexican law enforcement officials, interviews reveal
Wall Street Journal:
Source: American Media sought advice from the DOJ over whether it should register as a foreign agent after working with Saudi Arabia
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Local news network Patch is now profitable, with $20M in ad revenue a year, but wants to offer deeper coverage and is exploring AI, paid memberships, and more