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2:40 PM ET, March 28, 2019

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
De Correspondent EIC Rob Wijnberg talks about messaging after the outlet said it would not open a US newsroom following its fundraiser for a version in English  —  “Keep in mind that, especially in a campaign like this, tons of people talk about what we're trying to do.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US Department of Housing and Urban Development files charges against Facebook, saying the company's ad targeting tools enable violations of Fair Housing Act  —  'Facebook is discriminating against people based upon who they are and where they live,' says HUD secretary
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Bustle Digital Group, which owns Mic and Gawker, is buying The Outline, founded in 2016 by Josh Topolsky, who says he will continue to run the site  —  More digital media mergers: Josh Topolsky is going to work for Bryan Goldberg.  —  In the past year, Bustle Digital Group bought Gawker …
Lawrence Bartley / The Marshall Project:
The Marshall Project launches a print publication, News Inside, distributed in prisons and jails in 19 states so far, edited by a former inmate Lawrence Bartley  —  Help us connect our journalism with incarcerated readers.  —  I wanted to share our rich articles with my information-poor former community …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Patrick Soon-Shiong details his long term plans for The LA Times including fixing editorial and updating the business model, at a short term cost of ~$50M  —  It's a few years behind its East Coast brethren in New York and Washington.  But tens of millions in new investment and ambitious digital plans …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC says it plans to expand its Sounds app, which had 1.7M downloads since its launch over four months ago, with third party podcasts and live radio shows  —  Earlier this week, the BBC pulled its podcasts from Google's Podcast app and Assistant platform after determining that it wasn't getting enough …
Barrett Brown:
Leaked emails show The Intercept shut down the Snowden Archive without consulting board members or others, including Barrett Brown and Laura Poitras  —  A tale in five leaked documents … Document Two: Poorly-composed corporate email from First Look Media CEO Michael Bloom, 3/13
Discussion: @barrettbrown_
Todd Spangler / Variety:
FuboTV becomes the latest internet TV service to hike prices, increasing the subscription price for its base package from $44.99 per month to $54.99 per month  —  Cord-cutters who thought they were getting a price break from “virtual” internet pay-TV services may be in for some sticker shock.
Discussion: Fast Company, MacRumors and CordCutters
Mike Allen / Axios:
ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl becomes the latest journalist to write a book about Trump, coming 2020  —  Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, is packing a quarter of a century with Trump into his first book, “Front Row at the Trump Show,” to be published by Dutton in 2020.
Scientific American:
Research shows that as local newspapers disappear and people rely more on national, conflict-focused sources of political news, split-ticket voting goes down  —  Study finds newspaper closures are linked to partisanship  —  Last month, staffers at The Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado …
Jack Neff / Ad Age:
MRC releases its draft version of cross-media audience measurement standards for video, opens a 60-day public comment period, expects final version by Q3 2019  —  Ratings for individual commercials and duration-adjusted views part of MRC draft  —  The Media Rating Council has issued …
Discussion: Media Rating Council
BBC:
BBC has apologized and agreed to pay damages to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko over story claiming $400K was paid to Michael Cohen to extend meeting  —  The BBC has apologised and agreed to pay damages to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko.  —  The apology relates to an incorrect report claiming …
 
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Wayne Friedman / MediaPost:
Video Advertising Bureau report says addressable TV spending in the US is expected to rise 33% to $3.37B in 2020, as the audience has grown 27% to 162.2M
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Website goes offline for women's magazine The Pool almost two months after staffers were told it would close; the company has yet to file for administration
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spotify says it will begin to personalize some of its human-curated playlists
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Judge dismisses lawsuit against BuzzFeed from Michael Leidig of Central European News, saying Leidig failed to show anything in an article about him was false
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
A look back at the intense Trump-Russia beat as some critics call media overzealous: the best reporters fix errors and check biases, and the story's not over
Motherboard:
Facebook says it will ban white nationalist and white separatist content, pointing users to nonprofits, after initially only banning white supremacist content