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9:50 AM ET, April 10, 2019

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Joanna Piacenza / Morning Consult:
Morning Consult/THR poll: amid attacks from Trump, the media's credibility among Republicans has dropped by 12%, while trust in Fox News has remained steady  —  Fox News was the only outlet whose credibility among GOP remained steady  —  People walk past the New York Times building on July 27, 2017.
Joseph Kieta / @josephkieta:
[Thread] Fresno Bee and McClatchy say lawsuit by Nunes is an attack on local journalism and a “misuse of the judicial system”, claim CA is proper venue for suit  —  Statement from @FresnoBee and @mcclatchy:We understand that @devinnunes filed a lawsuit yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia, claiming defamation against McClatchy, based on a story published by his hometown news source, The Fresno Bee. A thread ...
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Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
After suing Twitter, Rep. Devin Nunes is suing McClatchy and others for alleged defamation, referring to a McClatchy-owned Fresno Bee article, seeks $150M
Ted Johnson / Variety:
YouTube has disabled comments on a livestream of the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on hate crimes because it was generating too much hate speech  —  WASHINGTON — YouTube has disabled the commenting function on a livestream of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes …
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
Former 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan will start a three-month assignment on May 1 as a special correspondent for Sinclair covering the US-Mexico border  —  Logan's hiring adds to recent moves by Sinclair that hint at the company's national news ambitions outside of the journalism produced by its local TV stations.
Henry Chu / Variety:
Warner Media CEO John Stankey has denied an FT report claiming AT&T is considering selling HBO Europe to pay down debt  —  WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has denied a news report that says parent company AT&T is considering a sale of HBO Europe to help pay down debt.
Itay Hod / The Wrap:
Kate Ward, Bustle Digital Group's founding editor in chief, announces she's leaving the company after six years  —  Bustle founder and editor-in-chief Kate Ward is leaving the company after six years.  —  “In 2013, I joined a start-up in the hopes of creating a new digital publication …
Discussion: @katewardbustle
Lauren Easton / Associated Press:
AP announces it will expand its fact checking of false and misleading information that appears on Facebook, now also vetting video and Spanish-language content  —  The Associated Press announced today it will expand its robust efforts to debunk false and misleading information …
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Lisa DePaulo / Hollywood Reporter:
A look back at John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine by insiders and colleagues including Robert Di Niro, Newt Gingrich, Dan Quayle, and Ann Coulter  —  Nearly two decades after his tragic death, stars, insiders and colleagues — including Cindy Crawford, Robert De Niro …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Amazon is rolling out an Alexa feature in the US that provides radio-like long-form news from Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Newsy, and NPR  —  Hey, owners of an Amazon Echo!  (Or hell, owners of that voice-controlled Amazon microwave!)  Ever ask Alexa for some news?
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Luminary, a paid audio content app, plans to roll out on April 23, will cost $8/month with its exclusive shows being ad-free  —  Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts.  This is issue 203, published April 9, 2019.  —  Luminary to launch at the end of the month.
Discussion: Hot Pod News
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
YouTube says it will begin developing choose-your-own-adventure-style shows under a new unit, following the success of Netflix's “Bandersnatch” and others  —  - Video site is steering program dollars into new technology  — Company to announce new slate of shows next month in New York
 
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Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
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Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Sources: Netflix is in talks to buy the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, which would be its first brick and mortar theater acquisition
Aliya Iftikhar / Columbia Journalism Review:
Rising Kashmir editor Syed Shujaat Bukhari's murder remains unsolved after 10 months, perpetuating a climate of fear and censorship among Kashmiri journalists
Carolyn Giardina / Hollywood Reporter:
NAB CEO Gordon Smith has called on tech companies including Apple to embed broadcast chips in smartphones to enable broadcasting without a cell network
Louise Story / Nieman Lab:
The Wall Street Journal has redesigned its comments section, renaming it “Conversations”, in an attempt to engage readers who do not comment often
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Subscription-based sports site The Athletic is launching 20 ad-free podcasts across its app and website on Tuesday, produced by 12 new hires