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3:30 AM ET, April 4, 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.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS News confirms that CBS This Morning co-host Bianna Golodryga has left the program, as speculation about other on-air staffing shifts at CBS continues  —  CBS News on Wednesday confirmed that “CBS This Morning” co-host Bianna Golodryga has left the program, a sign that the network has begun …
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Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Speculation abounds about lineup shuffling at CBS News, with sources saying CBS This Morning interim Executive Producer Diana Miller is being made permanent
Rob Price / Business Insider:
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 …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Discussion: New York Post
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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
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.
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 …
Anna Orso / Philly.com:
Anti-press rhetoric has not deterred students from pursuing a career in journalism, with some J-Schools reporting an increase in enrollment numbers  —  Emily Erdos wanted to be a reporter so badly that she begged administrators at Princeton to allow her to study journalism — a major the Ivy League school didn't offer.
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Researchers find that Facebook appears to deliver certain ads, despite neutral targeting parameters, in a way that aligns with race and gender stereotypes  —  How exactly Facebook decides who sees what is one of the great pieces of forbidden knowledge in the information age …
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.
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  —  Viacom is coming to T-Mobile's over-the-top wireless TV packages — which promise to let consumers to fully cut the cable cord — under a broad content-distribution agreement.
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.
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 …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at Louise Linton's Hollywood ties as Congressional Democrats probe potential conflicts of interest for her husband, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin  —  The U.S. Treasury Secretary's spouse is trying to remake her image as an entitled Washington wife and focus on her aspirations as an actress and producer.
Discussion: @adampasick and @yashar
Steve Beatty / Newspack:
WordPress has announced which 12 newsrooms it will work with on its business platform Newspack, including The Lens and The Hechinger Report  —  WordPress.com has chosen the 12 newsrooms that will help shape Newspack, the core business platform for small and medium-sized news organizations.
 
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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
Discussion: @todder4news
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
Discussion: Variety
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
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
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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
Bloomberg:
Singapore introduces a bill that requires sites to take down fake news and intends to impose criminal sanctions against those who spread falsehoods
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