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4:30 PM ET, February 12, 2019

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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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
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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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.
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  —  - CEO Steve Huffman says the company will use the investment to improve Reddit's website and work to take digital ad market share away from Facebook and Google.
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  —  - Thrillist Makes First Content Acquisition With Food Show From YouTube's Timothy DeLaGhetto, David So  —  ABC is moving its Oscars red …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Leigh Gallagher, an assistant managing editor at Fortune, is joining Google as a director of external affairs  —  Leigh Gallagher, an assistant managing editor at Fortune, has been hired by Google to be a director of external affairs.  —  She will be based in New York.
 
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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
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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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