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4:40 PM ET, April 3, 2019

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New York Times:
First of a three-part series on Rupert Murdoch and his empire, examining how it has influenced global events for decades and his family's internal divisions  —  1. ‘I LOVE ALL OF MY CHILDREN’  —  Rupert Murdoch was lying on the floor of his cabin, unable to move.
Bloomberg:
Singapore introduces a bill that requires sites to take down fake news and intends to impose criminal sanctions against those who spread falsehoods  —  - Breaches risk fines of up to S$1 million, 10 years in jail  — Falsehoods undermine democracy, institutions, minister says
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Shani Hilton, BuzzFeed's vice president of news and programming, is moving to the LA Times to become deputy managing editor for news  —  She is relocating to Los Angeles and will serve as deputy managing editor for news.  —  Shani Hilton, who has worked hand-in-hand with editor-in-chief Ben Smith …
BuzzFeed News:
Proto, Whatsapp's Indian partner, says the misinformation “tip line” announced on Tuesday is primarily for research, not to help users who come across misinfo  —  One day after WhatsApp launched a tip line to combat misinformation ahead of a general election in India …
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Dave Lee / BBC:   Sources: Facebook put a monthly payment cap in place in 2019 for agencies working on its fact-checking initiative typically for 40 articles per month per agency
The City:
THE CITY, a new independent nonprofit news outlet focused on New York City, goes live with funding from Craig Newmark, Knight Foundation, and others  —  Welcome to THE CITY!  —  We're an independent, nonprofit news outlet dedicated to hard-hitting reporting that serves the people of New York.
James Salzer / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
GOP lawmakers in Georgia debut a bill to create a “canons of ethics” for journalists, after bias was perceived in reporter's questioning about legislation  —  A group of House Republican lawmakers filed legislation this week to create a state Journalism Ethics Board to develop “canons of ethics” for journalists in Georgia.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
T-Mobile signs Viacom to its mobile video streaming service, due to launch late 2019, with MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount, and other networks to be available  —  - Walmart-Backed Eko to Launch FBE's Interactive Series ‘Epic Night,’ Starring Jacob Latimore, Sasha Pieterse, Karan Brar, Jessica Sula (EXCLUSIVE)
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:   CBS News refuses to confirm reports that Bianna Golodryga, the co-host of “CBS This Morning” has left, after she didn't appear on the show for two days
Yashar Ali / HuffPost:
Sources: Bianna Golodryga, who joined “CBS This Morning” as a co-anchor less than six months ago, has been removed by new CBS News president Susan Zirinsky
Sean Illing / Vox:
Q&A with Matt Taibbi on the media's coverage of Russiagate, BuzzFeed's decision to publish the Steele dossier, and more  —  “In purely journalistic terms, this is an epic disaster.”  —  “In purely journalistic terms, this is an epic disaster.”  —  That's how Rolling Stone columnist …
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
AMC Theatres has decided to go ahead with its expansion into Saudi Arabia, after reconsidering the move in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Theater operator AMC Entertainment Holdings is forging ahead with its expansion in Saudi Arabia, Chief Executive Adam Aron told Reuters …
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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
Jennifer Green / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom International Studios is launching two new European production hubs in Madrid and Manchester  —  The new centers are part of an international expansion to create Spanish- and English-language content.  —  Madrid looks set to get its second international production hub in a week …
Jessica Patterson / fipp.com:
National Journal says it has stopped offering advertising across all of its journalism properties, which are now completely supported by subscription revenue  —  It's been five years in the making, but National Journal has successfully pulled away from advertising, as a revenue stream.
Ren LaForme / Poynter:
A look at The Marshall Project's News Inside, a low-frills, no charge print publication for jails and prisons that is curated to omit inflammatory material  —  Plenty of people have asked me about my favorite tool for journalism.  And plenty of times, I've lurched through an answer that I didn't truly believe.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Electronic Arts, the NFL, and ESPN are collaborating on a four-week documentary series that spotlights the world's best Madden NFL players  —  Electronic Arts, the NFL, and ESPN are collaborating on a four-week documentary series that spotlights the world's best Madden NFL players.
Discussion: Variety
Ted Johnson / Variety:
US Rep. David Cicilline and Rep. Doug Collins introduce bill to protect news outlets from antitrust law when bargaining with platforms like Google and Facebook  —  - Justice Department Warns Academy Over Potential Oscar Rule Changes Threatening Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)
Discussion: @todder4news
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Two female Walt Disney Studios employees are suing Disney over alleged gender pay discrmination and unlawful employment policies  —  LOS ANGELES — A law firm that has battled companies like Intel and Farmers Insurance over unequal pay for female employees is now taking on the Walt Disney Company.
Discussion: Fast Company and @brooksbarnesnyt
Wall Street Journal:
A look at the five different streaming races within TV: streaming TV hubs and hardware, free/ad-supported, and more  —  In the U.S., Silicon Valley and media titans are competing in categories from subscription entertainment to hardware to online-TV bundles  —  Apple Inc. has entered the streaming-television arena.
 
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Joe Mayes / Bloomberg:
Sources: the BBC is moving some of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands so it can keep broadcasting across the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
A series of hugely influential ad campaigns on Facebook urging for a no-deal Brexit are being co-ordinated by a single lobbying company
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Scribd launches Scribd Originals, a new long-form program with original content featuring notable authors such as Roxane Gay and Garrett Graff
Discussion: Publishers Weekly and TechCrunch
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
CNN will broadcast the second 2020 Democratic primary debate that will be held in Detroit on July 30 and July 31
Mark Fallon / New York Times:
Former NCIS agent says law that requires federal employees to submit their writings to the government for prepublication review violates First Amendment rights
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
eBay says it will shut down its third-party ad network, eBay Commerce Network, on May 1 as it shifts focus to other advertising efforts like affiliate marketing
Discussion: Marketing Land
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
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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
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
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
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
UK Government launches a parliamentary sub-committee to investigate “ongoing threats” to democracy posed by fake news
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
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: Digiday
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