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4:00 PM ET, March 20, 2019

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EU Press Room:
The European Commission has fined Google €1.49B for “abusive practices in online advertising” and breaching EU antitrust rules  —  The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules.  Google has abused its market dominance by imposing …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox closed just after midnight ET and analysts say the ripple effects of the deal may not become clear for years  —  LOS ANGELES — “Everything the light touches is our kingdom.”  —  It's a line from Disney's “The Lion King,” spoken by Mufasa to young Simba as they sit atop Pride Rock.
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Memo: Bob Iger talks about Fox acquisition, says “challenging” work lies ahead and that some businesses will be “impacted more” than others by the deal  —  Bob Iger marked the historic occasion of Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox with a lengthy memo to staffers …
Discussion: Business Insider and The Week
Emma Sandler / Digiday:
Instagram adds in-app shopping to let users buy from 20 beauty and fashion brands including Kylie Cosmetics, Nike, and Huda Beauty  —  Shopping on Instagram is about to change forever.  —  On March 19, the social platform announced in a blog post it was launching a beta shopping program …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Deloitte Digital Media Trends: 47% US consumers are frustrated by subscriptions, 75% prefer pay TV with fewer ads, 82% say companies don't protect user data  —  - ‘Subscription Fatigue’: Nearly Half of U.S. Consumers Frustrated by Streaming Explosion, Study Finds
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
Interview with Donna Brazile on her job with Fox News, the role of the network and others in fomenting hate, and why she thinks reaching Fox viewers is valuable  —  Donna Brazile, who has twice served as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, is one of the most prominent political strategists of recent times.
New York Times:
Facebook announces that it will stop allowing ad targeting of race, gender, and age groups in the housing, jobs, or credit categories by the end of the year  —  After years of criticism, Facebook announced on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their messages …
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook settles with ACLU over allegedly discriminatory ads for employment, housing, and credit, paying ~$5M and making changes to prevent discrimination
Norberto Santana Jr / Voice of OC:
Around 33 newsrooms in California, including The LA Times and the Orange County Register, join forces to report on recently released police misconduct files  —  Voice of OC today joins nearly three dozen newsrooms across California - including outlets like the Los Angeles Times …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
Jimmy Leach, formerly head of digital communications for 10 Downing Street, has been named editor-in-chief of HuffPost UK; Jess Brammar named executive editor  —  Former Number Ten digital communications boss Jimmy Leach has been named as the next Huffpost UK editor-in-chief …
Vibhuti Sharma / Reuters:
Nexstar Media Group said it will sell 11 television stations to Tegna and eight to E.W. Scripps for about $1.32B in cash  —  (Reuters) - Nextar Media Group said on Wednesday it would sell 11 television stations to Tegna Inc and eight to E.W. Scripps Co for about $1.32 billion in cash.
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap and Variety
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Sources: the NYT and Washington Post have not signed up to Apple's news subscription app, WSJ is still in talks; some publishers bound by Texture contract  —  - Apple is expected to unveil a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week.
Discussion: MacRumors and 9to5Mac
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Disney and Fox announce the per-share value of 21st Century Fox at the merger is $51.572626 as the deal becomes official  —  UPDATE: At 12:02AM ET, one of the most consequential mergers in Hollywood history became official.  The Walt Disney Co. has acquired about two-thirds of 21st Century Fox …
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Variety:
21st Century Fox and “New” Fox are now standalone entities, with Fox adding four new board members including Chase Carey and former House Speaker Paul Ryan
 
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Comcast says it is launching a new service on Thursday but declined to specify what it will be, with some speculation that it's a smart-home hub for TVs
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
The Economist deleted and apologized for a tweet that appeared to suggest that transgender people should be “sterilized”
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
Meet The Press host Chuck Todd said Trump teamed up with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro to attack the free press during their joint press conference
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snapchat has started brokering deals between influencers and brands, with a focus on those creating AR content, in a bid to retain creators using its platform
Discussion: Digiday
 Earlier Picks: 
Allison Braden / Columbia Journalism Review:
In Baltimore, Charlotte, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh, ex-writers of alt-weeklies are starting publications, focusing on advocacy reporting and overlooked topics
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will support three media literacy programs in the US and Europe that aim to combat fake news and train young people to seek reliable news sources
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The BBC's Tony Hall is proposing to launch a charity, the Local Democracy Foundation, to fund local news reporting in conjunction with tech companies
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Some music publishers sue fitness startup Peloton, seeking $150M+ in damages, saying Peloton has used music in workout videos since 2014 without proper licenses
Edward-Isaac Dovere / The Atlantic:
David Sirota, hired March 11 by Bernie Sanders, informally advised Sanders for months while attacking opponents on Twitter and in The Guardian through December
Charlie Warzel / New York Times:
Instead of focusing only on moderation, the debate around New Zealand massacre should look at how platforms incentivize and provide infrastructure for extremism
Media Matters for America:
Despite Alex Jones' YouTube ban, an account posting only InfoWars content, called Resistance News, had millions of views, before YouTube took it down today