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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: in 2018, BuzzFeed generated $200M from business lines that didn't exist in 2017; Facebook video platform revenue grew from $500K in Q1 to $3M in Q4 2018  —  - BuzzFeed CEO Says Company Is Generating Over $200 Million Annually From Businesses That Didn't Exist Two Years Ago
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says streaming service Disney+ will include the entire Disney film library soon after launch this year, essentially ending Disney's “vault”  —  Exclusivity and availability is a tremendous advantage  —  Disney+, the company's upcoming streaming service …
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's shift to more private sharing will make misinformation harder to track and raises questions about the company's liability for its diffusion  —  On Wednesday, in what seemed like a major shift, Mark Zuckerberg wrote that he wants to reorient Facebook around private, encrypted …
BuzzFeed News:
DHS' inspector general is probing whether officials violated policies by creating a list of journalists and activists to be questioned at the southern border  —  WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general is investigating whether immigration officials violated policies …
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NBC 7 San Diego:
Leaked documents show the US government is closely monitoring journalists and immigration advocates tied to the 2018 migrant caravan
Variety:
Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon have filed to appeal a copyright ruling that increases payouts to songwriters by 44%; sources: Apple not planning to appeal  —  Amazon is filing a separate appeal against the ruling, which would increase writer rates by nearly 50%.
Sydney Johnson / EdSurge:
Turnitin, a developer of AI software that checks for plagiarism, will be acquired by media conglomerate Advance Publications, reportedly for nearly $1.75B  —  A company best known (and sometimes rebuked) for its plagiarism checker has just received one of the biggest checks in the education technology industry.
The Conversation:
Australian court case puts media outlets on notice that they could face large compensation claims, after The Age was found liable for a reporter's PTSD  —  A landmark ruling by an Australian court is expected to have international consequences for newsrooms, with media companies on notice …
Discussion: Nieman Lab and NEWS.com.au
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
McClatchy reports a $27.5M loss for Q4 on $213M revenue; print ad revenue fell 22% YoY, and digital-only subscribers rose 51% YoY  —  McClatchy recorded sharp declines in print advertising and circulation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, the company reported Thursday.
Discussion: McClatchy Co
 
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Foreign Policy:
Sources: Finnish journalist Jessikka Aro's International Women of Courage Award was rescinded by the State Department because she frequently criticized Trump