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1:00 PM ET, February 25, 2019

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Interviews with current and former Facebook content moderators in US show they make $28K/year, some develop PTSD, and a few are radicalized by fringe content  —  The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America  —  She spent the past three and a half weeks in training …
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.
John Williams / New York Times:
Five months after Editor Ian Buruma departed, the New York Review of Books has named Emily Greenhouse and Gabriel Winslow-Yost as co-editors  —  The New York Review of Books has installed two editors to lead the magazine after being without a top editor since the sudden departure of Ian Buruma last September.
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Evening Standard's parent company says the newspaper's editorial integrity was formally protected in an agreement with Saudi shareholder  —  A formal agreement has been undertaken to protect the Evening Standard's editorial independence after a Saudi investor took on a large stake in its parent company.
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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 …
Washington Post:
The Washington Post announces the Jamal Khashoggi Fellowship, a new global opinions program established to honor the late Post columnist, Jamal Khashoggi  —  Award-winning Saudi scholar and activist Hala Al-Dosari named inaugural fellow  —  The Washington Post today announced the launch …
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Mark Chandler / The Bookseller:   A new book on Khashoggi's murder, written by an anonymous ex-FT reporter, claims the journalist had intelligence on Trump which was a threat to Saudi Arabia
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 …
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Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Podcasts are booming, with plenty of excitement but little money; Hollywood and Silicon Valley aim to change that through on-screen adaptations and acquisitions
 
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Lisa O'Carroll / The Guardian:
Trailblazing feminist mag Spare Rib may be axed from the British Library's digital archive if there is no Brexit deal as it will lose EU copyright protections
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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
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