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3:50 AM ET, February 25, 2019

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Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
How NYT plans to avoid the Trump slump and sign up 10M paying subscribers by 2025 through global expansion, attracting a younger audience via podcasts, and more  —  Mark Thompson's nautical and military metaphors have generated some ribbing from others at The New York Times.
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
NYT looks to expand subscriber base in Texas and Florida with a new TV show called The Weekly debuting in June on Hulu and FX, and experiments with its paywall  —  - Cooking app shows that newspaper can reach rural customers  — Publisher needs to find new markets to hit 10 million target
Discussion: @michaelluo
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Interview with The New York Times' CEO Mark Thompson on the importance of NYT's brand in growing the subscriber numbers, how he'd run a local paper, more  —  “I believe that if you're producing journalism of value, there is no reason to expect that consumers wouldn't be prepared, in some way …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
At the Oscars, Netflix's Roma wins Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Film, but not Best Picture  —  “Roma” took home three Academy Awards tonight — though not Best Picture, which went to “Green Book.”  —  Alfonso Cuarón did win an Oscar for directing the film.
Peter M. Stevenson / Los Angeles Times:
Profile of Vanity Fair Editor Radhika Jones that looks at her past and efforts at more diversity in the magazine, ahead of her second Oscar party  —  It was a Sunday afternoon in West Hollywood, the host-less Academy Awards were one week away, and Vanity Fair editor Radhika Jones had arrived …
Discussion: @choire
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Chris Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
NYT says that a reporter and a photographer were disinvited from covering Vanity Fair's Oscar party; on Thursday, NYT ran a story on the party's inner workings
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Q&A with WSJ EIC Matt Murray on Murdoch's hands-off approach to the paper's Trump coverage, how tech has impacted the news business, and the ongoing China story  —  “Rupert Murdoch has never given me one instruction about how to cover Trump.”  —  Matt Murray was named editor-in-chief …
Discussion: @raju
Elon Green / Columbia Journalism Review:
Alex French and Maximillian Potter on the back story of their Atlantic article on Bryan Singer and alleged pedophilia in Hollywood, which was spiked by Esquire  —  On February 11, news broke that Millennium Films was delaying Bryan Singer's Red Sonja, which was to begin production this year.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Eleven news organizations, including Rappler, and three universities in the Philippines team up to launch Tsek.ph, a new collaborative fact-checking project  —  On a Monday, Maria Ressa celebrated the launch of a new collaborative fact-checking project.  Two days later, she was arrested on “cyber libel” charges.
Discussion: @dpfunke
MediaPost:
Survey of 34 publishers: 79% say readers are more willing to pay for content, up from 70% in 2018 and 82% say paid content is an integral part of their strategy  —  Publishers say tech companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are less supportive of the industry than they were a year ago …
 
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Florida inmate sues the Florida Department of Corrections after he was told he has to repurchase $569 of music he bought after the FDOC changed music vendors
Discussion: Slate
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK-based non-profit website, Investigative Journal, launches with reports on wiretaps exposing Turkish terrorist support and silencing of Pakistani journalists
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Brandi Griffin / Poynter:
Newsrooms need to educate journalists on diversity and inclusivity, as simply hiring journalists of color is not enough to mitigate severe underrepresentation