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2:35 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 …
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
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.
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
Rebecca Morin / Politico:
CNN will broadcast the second 2020 Democratic primary debate that will be held in Detroit on July 30 and July 31  —  The second 2020 Democratic primary debate will be held in Detroit on July 30 and 31, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday.  —  The debate, which CNN will broadcast …
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  —  - No-deal threat said to inspire shift of EU broadcast licenses  — Channels affected transmit BBC Studios content across Europe
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.
 
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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