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6:20 PM ET, February 12, 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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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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Quartz's Global Chief Revenue Officer Joy Robins has joined the Washington Post as Chief Revenue Officer  —  The Washington Post today announced the appointment of Joy Robins as Chief Revenue Officer.  Robins will oversee sales divisions that provide a range of innovative solutions …
Discussion: Adweek and MediaPost
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.
Ryan Devereaux / The Intercept:
Journalists documenting the migrant caravans are subject to heightened scrutiny by US and Mexican law enforcement officials, interviews reveal  —  Four photojournalists gathered on the southern side of the U.S.-Mexico border wall shortly after Christmas in Tijuana.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Medium has acquired 10-year-old online culture magazine The Bold Italic to boost the social publishing platform's premium content offering in California  —  Medium is seeking to juice up its premium subscription content in its home market with the acquisition of The Bold Italic.
Discussion: The Bold Italic and @quonky
Avie Schneider / NPR:
Journalists at Connecticut's Hartford Courant are petitioning to unionize the newsroom, the latest Tribune Publishing paper to do so  —  Members of the Hartford Courant newsroom are moving to form a union, NPR has learned.  It's the latest Tribune Publishing newspaper where journalists have been pushing to organize.
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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: 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
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”
Matthew Dessem / Slate:
MGM-owned cable channel EPIX is adapting Slate magazine's podcast Slow Burn into a six-part television docuseries
Discussion: Hot Pod News and @kcmyway
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Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Reddit raises $300M Series D at $3B valuation, with Tencent, Sequoia, a16z, Fidelity among investors, says it has 330M MAUs, half between the ages of 18 and 24
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
Mark Fainaru-Wada / ESPN:
Bob Costas, a sports broadcasting icon, on how his criticism of the NFL and its handling of the CTE scandal led to him leaving NBC