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12:35 AM ET, April 3, 2019

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Ted Johnson / Variety:
DOJ warns the group behind the Oscars that potential rule changes limiting the eligibility of Netflix and other streaming services could raise antitrust issues  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has warned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that its proposed rule changes limiting …
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources: more than 200,000 people subscribed to Apple News+ in its first 48 hours, more than Texture had at its peak  —  Executives have been burned by their previous dealings with big tech companies.  But Apple's promise of a billion devices worldwide was too good to pass up.  Even for Rupert Murdoch.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube execs ignored internal warnings, concerns about the spread of toxic videos, and proposals to change recommendations, in favor of engagement  —  A year ago, Susan Wojcicki was on stage to defend YouTube.  Her company, hammered for months for fueling falsehoods online …
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Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook says it removed over 800 Indian and Pakistani Pages, accounts, and Groups for spreading misinformation and propaganda, ahead of India's election  —  NEW DELHI — Facebook and Instagram removed more than 800 political pages, accounts, and groups in India and Pakistan for spreading misinformation …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott says 85% of viewers who sign up to a one-week free trial of Fox Nation end up subscribing to the streaming service  —  People who peek into Fox Nation end up wanting to move there.  —  Fox News' top executive says 85% of people who take a one-week free trial …
Discussion: TVNewser and @alexweprin
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Interview with Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott on the network's new streaming service, controversies with hosts including Tucker Carlson, and more
Discussion: Mediaite
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
Sources: Jamal Khashoggi's children have received homes worth millions in Saudi Arabia and pay of $10,000+/month as compensation for their father's death  —  The children of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have received million-dollar houses in the kingdom and monthly five-figure payments …
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Lee C. Bollinger / Washington Post:
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, says the US could initiate a federal investigation and prosecution over Jamal Khashoggi's murder
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
IFPI Global Music Report 2019: streaming music revenue grew 34% YoY to 47%, driven by paid streaming, which now accounts for 37% of total global music revenue  —  Sales of CDs continue to fall as fans turn to Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music  —  Global music revenues grew at the fastest rate …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott:
Microsoft closes the Microsoft Store's book category, offering full refunds on ebook purchases and a $25 credit to those who annotated their ebooks  —  I guess the only surprise here is when this would happen.  But Microsoft is indeed shutting down the ebook functionality in its Edge web browser and in the Microsoft Store.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Interviews and documents indicate WorldNetDaily, a right-wing conspiracy site and book publisher, faces unpaid bills, falling revenue, and shrinking readership  —  In the feverish heyday of the “birther movement,” conspiracy-hungry readers swarmed to a website called WorldNetDaily for the latest …
Discussion: Raw Story
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”.
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Janine Gibson, who left her role as editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed News UK in January, has joined the Financial Times as special projects editor
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Julie Mcmahon / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Lorraine Branham, dean of Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications and former newspaper journalist for 25 years, dies after cancer battle  —  Syracuse University journalism school dean Lorraine Branham died this morning after a battle with cancer.  She was 66.
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK Government launches a parliamentary sub-committee to investigate “ongoing threats” to democracy posed by fake news  —  A new parliamentary sub-committee on disinformation has been launched that will “continue probing on-going threats” to democracies posed by so-called “fake news”.
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
WhatsApp debuts a fact-checking tip line in India to combat fake news, will work with startup Proto to help review text, photos, links, and video sent by users  —  WhatsApp has launched its next weapon in the fight against misinformation on its platform in India: a tip line to which you can send forwards …
 
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Hollywood Reporter:
SEC filing: AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron's pay rose to $9.5M in 2018, up from $7.4M in 2017
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Skift, which covers the business of travel, promotes veteran business journalist Tom Lowry to editor-in-chief
Joe Otterson / Variety:
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have acquired the TV rights to journalist Susan Orlean's non-fiction bestseller “The Library Book”
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Bianna Golodryga, who joined “CBS This Morning” as a co-anchor less than six months ago, has been cut from the show by Susan Zirinsky
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Caleb Ecarma / Mediaite:
Former The Federalist senior contributors Bethany Mandel and Rebecca Cusey say they left the conservative online magazine over DC McAllister's toxic behavior
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Damon Beres / OneZero:
Q&A with Taylor Lorenz, “internet whisperer” of The Atlantic, on “artisanal” apps, not feeling bad about being on her phone 24/7, and muting notifications
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
YouTube is removing UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson's videos from search results and prohibiting him from live streaming, stopping short of an outright ban
Tom Feran / Plain Dealer:
Cleveland daily paper The Plain Dealer has laid off 14 unionized newsroom staff, mostly reporters, as part of its December announcement to cut 29 jobs
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