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12:40 PM ET, April 1, 2019

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
A year after his announcement that Facebook would feature less news, Zuckerberg says he wants to create a tab to surface quality news, could pay publishers  —  The Facebook CEO floated a “news tab to surface more high-quality news,” and said he's willing to write checks to support it.
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Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
By joining Apple News +, the US magazine industry could lose 50% of its revenue per reader, with ARPU dropping from $120 per year per reader to $59  —  Apple digital kiosk is a terrible deal for the news industry.  No wonder most newspaper publishers won't join. 1 . The math, from the industry perspective
Discussion: Media Nation, @raju and @sarahmarshall
Nick Statt / The Verge:
One week with Apple News+: it is great value for those who enjoy reading magazines but its design and news delivery mechanisms are messy and inconsistent  —  There's a lot to evaluate about Apple's new News Plus subscription service, including if it's a good deal for the media business …
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 …
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?
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.
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”.
Willa Paskin / Slate:
Maya Kosoff / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reporters covering the ongoing aftermath of the Parkland shooting face a difficult assignment, striking the balance between editors' demands and victims' trauma  —  Last week, more than a year after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida …
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Reuters:
People.cn, an arm of China's “People's Daily” paper, expands its AI-powered content scrubbing business for apps like Toutiao, hiring more human censors  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - People.cn, the online unit of China's influential People's Daily, is boosting its numbers …
Discussion: @schuldensuehner
 
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Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Critics comparing Mueller coverage to that of the Iraq war have based their argument on cherry-picked examples and a false assumption about the Steele dossier
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
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
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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