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7:40 AM ET, February 14, 2019

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Apple has signed many publishers to its upcoming news service with a 50% revenue split, sources say, but that split likely won't satisfy major newspapers  —  Magazine publishers are on board with Apple's new subscription news service.  Newspapers aren't.  —  Apple says it wants to help save journalism.
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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Apple plans an April or May launch date for its video streaming service, but Netflix won't participate and HBO hasn't committed  —  - Apple is targeting April to debut a new streaming product that will include original content free for Apple device owners and a platform to subscribe to other digital media services.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will unveil both its video and news subscription offerings at a March 25 event  —  - Company also plans to unveil news service at March 25 event  — New subscription offerings may boost revenue of key segment  —  Apple Inc. is planning to unveil video …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple plans to hold a subscription services-focused event on March 25 at its Apple Park campus to announce a subscription news service
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
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Aika Rey / RAPPLER:
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested by Philippines National Bureau of Investigation on cyber libel charges over story published four months before cyber law passed
The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh:
The Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh releases accounts of Publisher John Robinson Block's newsroom visit, where he berated staff and frightened his young daughter  —  After much careful consideration, the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh has decided to release some of the eyewitness accounts …
L.A. Times Guild:
The Los Angeles Times Guild pushes back against a proposal that potentially broadens management's control over employees' book or movie deals  —  Journalists at the Los Angeles Times are pushing back against a sweeping company proposal on intellectual property rights that would mark an unprecedented low for the media industry.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook has a new funding program for Facebook Watch shows and is seeking influencers to work with production partners, wants limited exclusive rights  —  Facebook has created a new funding program where it would work with publishers and influencers on new shows for Facebook Watch.
Discussion: Tubefilter
Reveal:
Matt Thompson, executive editor of The Atlantic, is joining California's Center for Investigative Reporting as editor-in-chief  —  EMERYVILLE, Calif. - The Center for Investigative Reporting has appointed Matt Thompson as its new editor in chief.  —  Thompson will oversee CIR's award-winning newsroom …
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Sources: after 15% of BuzzFeed News overall headcount was cut last month, current and former staffers are questioning Jonah Peretti's vision  —  - BuzzFeed just laid off 15% of its staff, including its first big cuts in its news division, BuzzFeed News.  — The cuts were a reckoning …
Discussion: @rafat
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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
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
The Chicago Cubs partners with Sinclair to launch a sports network that will become its exclusive TV home in 2020, ending more than 70 years of free broadcasts  —  A WGN-TV camera operator works a game between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets at Wrigley Field in 2014.  (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune)
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU negotiations on Copyright Directive overhaul come to a close, with Article 11 and 13 largely intact; legislation now heads to EU Parliament for approval  —  The hated Articles 11 and 13 remain intact after final efforts to remove them failed  —  Last-minute negotiations over the wording …
Washington Post:
Trump backer Tom Barrack apologizes for not making it clear that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi was inexcusable in recent comments he made in the UAE  —  Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a billionaire real estate investor who is one of President Trump's closest confidants, apologized Wednesday …
Discussion: Mediaite
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Ed Clowes / Gulf News:
Financier and prominent Trump backer Tom Barrack said that the US has committed worse atrocities than Saudi Arabia's killing of Jamal Khashoggi
 
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Amanda Darrach / Columbia Journalism Review:
“Since Parkland” goes live with profiles of ~1,200 children killed by gun violence, written by high school reporters who were trained and paid by The Trace
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Roger Stone requested Wednesday that a judge hold a hearing about his conspiracy theory that CNN was tipped off about his arrest before it happened last month
Discussion: CNN and Variety
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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
“Yellow vest” activist James Goddard has been charged with assault after allegedly threatening photographer Joel Goodman in Manchester
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed News is partnering with The Toronto Star to report on misinformation during Canada's 2019 general election
Kali Hays / WWD:
Financial filing shows that Meredith's sale of Sports Illustrated and Money magazine may be delayed until mid-2019