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8:40 PM ET, February 24, 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.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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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
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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:
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Focusing on subscribers, Netflix has different incentives than polarizing ad-based platforms, highlighting what its viewers in 190 countries may have in common  —  Instead of trying to sell American ideas to a foreign audience, it's aiming to sell international ideas to a global audience.
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 …
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
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.
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  —  Prisoners who paid $1.70 per song lost access when the prison changed vendors.  —  Florida inmate William Demler says that since 2012 …
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  —  A new investigative news website has launched in an effort to “counteract fake news and produce revelatory public interest investigations”.
 
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Newsrooms need to educate journalists on diversity and inclusivity, as simply hiring journalists of color is not enough to mitigate severe underrepresentation
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