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2:55 PM ET, April 4, 2019

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Susan Smith Richardson, new CEO of the Center for Public Integrity, on increasing representation, using databases to connect trends, and more  —  Thirty years after it was founded, the D.C.-based investigative nonprofit Center for Public Integrity operates in a very different news environment …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Conde Nast names Roger Lynch its first global CEO; Lynch was president and CEO of Pandora prior to its acquisition by Sirius XM  —  Roger Lynch has been named Condé Nast's first global CEO, with the former Pandora and Dish Network exec stepping into the role April 22.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
MacKenzie Bezos says Jeff Bezos, in their divorce settlement, will retain 75% of the couple's Amazon stock and his full stake in The Washington Post  —  In a tweet Thursday, MacKenzie Bezos said that her divorce from Jeff Bezos was finalized and that she would give her ex-husband voting control of her Amazon shares.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap announces plans for the Snap Audience Network, which would sell vertical video ads on others' ad inventory, taking a percentage of revenue  —  Here's one way for Snap to grow its business without adding new users.  —  Snap has a plan to grow its young business: It wants to sell ads that appear inside other companies' apps.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Snap announces 10 new original shows from Indigo Development, a joint venture of Snap and NBCUniversal, BuzzFeed, New Form, and others  —  Snapchat maker Snap is getting ready to unleash 10 new shows on its audience: The company used its first-ever Snap Partner Summit in Los Angeles Thursday …
Discussion: Engadget
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Time EIC Edward Felsenthal says the magazine's staff has grown ~20% since the Benioff acquisition, part of an overall expansion including a Time 100 conference  —  New York (CNN Business)Time magazine's expansion plans — now that the publication is owned by Marc and Lynne Benioff — start with the Time 100 list.
Discussion: @efelsenthal
Tom Roston / OneZero:
Current and former TiVo insiders on how the first DVR came to be, going up against cable companies, how IP licensing has kept the company relevant, and more  —  How the original DVR paved the way for Netflix and the cord-cutter movement  —  t's hard to believe, but a scant 20 years …
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Associated Press:
Following criticism, Twitter has stopped blocking French government ads urging people to vote; Twitter banned French political ads after new law on ad funding  —  PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Discussion: Hit & Run and 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
 
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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
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
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook is paying the UK's The Daily Telegraph for dozens of sponsored stories, produced by the newspaper's sponsored content unit, on topics like hate speech
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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
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
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
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
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