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8:40 AM ET, February 25, 2019

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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.
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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.
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Sultan Mohamed Abuljadayel has been named as the mysterious off-shore purchaser of a stake in London's Evening Standard newspaper  —  Mohamed Abuljadayel's £25m stake is yet another Middle Eastern interest in UK media  —  The mysterious off-shore purchaser of a stake …
Discussion: Financial Times
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Interviews with current and former Facebook content moderators in US show they make $28K/year, are routinely high at work, and can develop PTSD-like symptoms  —  The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America  —  She spent the past three and a half weeks in training …
Alex Wong / New York Times:
How TV sports anchors like SportsCenter's Scott Van Pelt are finding new ways to connect with viewers in an age of instant sports highlights on social media  —  Scott Van Pelt closed an episode of “SportsCenter” last month with a two-minute monologue about the 31st anniversary of his father's death.
Discussion: @theginamiller
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
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
 
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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
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
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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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