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9:05 AM ET, April 1, 2019

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Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The Financial Times says it has reached 1M paying readers, with digital subscriptions accounting for 75%+ of its circulation  —  The Financial Times has reached a paying readership of 1m in a new record for the newsbrand that it says has come a year ahead of schedule and on the back of a “strong business performance”.
Discussion: @lionelbarber
Karen Rundlet / Knight Foundation:
Knight Foundation announces funding for three groups that help news providers: $3.5M for Institute for Nonprofit News, $1M for LION, $1.5M for News Revenue Hub  —  On March 31, Knight announced a $6 million investment in three organizations helping create a strong support system for local newsrooms across the country.
Tom Jones / Poynter:
Q&A with Poynter president Neil Brown on coverage of the Mueller report and triteness of the idea that the report should prompt a reckoning in the media  —  The Russian investigation is over.  Robert Mueller's report has been turned in.  And now we begin another investigation: How did the media do in covering this story?
Ad Age:
ComScore's CEO Bryan Wiener and President Sarah Hofstetter step down after less than a year in those positions, citing differences with the company's board  —  CEO Bryan Wiener and President Sarah Hofstetter will depart  —  ComScore's top two executives have abruptly left the company …
Alexis Petridis / The Guardian:
Young musicians are racking up millions of streaming plays from teens who discover their songs in the background of YouTube influencer and tutorial videos  —  Instead of radio or the music press, today's teens are discovering songs in the background of YouTube videos - creating a new breed of superstars unknown to adults
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Fremantle's parent company RTL Group has named Thomas Rabe, chief executive of German media giant Bertelsmann, as its new CEO  —  Rabe, who heads up RTL parent company Bertelsmann, replaces Bert Habets, who resigned Monday, citing personal considerations.  —  Thomas Rabe, CEO …
Jenni Monet / Columbia Journalism Review:
The US' legacy press has no beat devoted to covering its 573 tribal nations, to which ~2.6M people belong; an Indigenous journalist should be assigned to one  —  When Senator Elizabeth Warren remarked during a recent campaign event that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” …
Joseph Lichterman / The Lenfest Institute …:
How an Illinois public radio station and high school students collaborate annually since 1993 to produce audio documentaries on topics of community interest  —  What was your high school journalism experience like?  If you were anything like me — I'll tell you the stories of how I got …
Rosemary Rossi / The Wrap:
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro returned to air Saturday night without mentioning the reason for the two-week absence of her show  —  Fox News host Jeanine Pirro returned to air Saturday night without mentioning the reason for the two-week absence of her show, “Justice With Judge Jeanine.”
 
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The Daily Beast:
AMI denies that the National Enquirer used another source besides Michael Sanchez for its Bezos report: “no involvement by any other third party whatsoever”
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
The Federalist fires its writer Denise McCallister after a series of homophobic tweets
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
BBC says it wants to improve public perception around its news impartiality and will make fact-checking service Reality Check a more visible part of news output
Discussion: The Guardian
Laura Wagner / Deadspin:
Current and former MLB Advanced Media employees say the company has fostered a toxic and overly demanding work environment for years under poor leadership
Blake Droesch / eMarketer:
eMarketer expects Amazon Music will pass 35M MAUs in the US this year, up 17.7% YoY, growing faster than any other digital audio service in its forecast
MediaPowerMonitor:
Google gives a €50K grant to media company running Origo, a Hungarian pro-government news portal, baffling free expression activists and independent journalists
Discussion: Media1