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1:10 AM ET, April 11, 2019

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Washington Post:
Sources: American Media Inc. is seeking to sell National Enquirer; two sources said pressure to sell came from Anthony Melchiorre of Chatham Asset Management  —  American Media Inc. is actively seeking to sell off the National Enquirer, according to three people familiar with the process …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Charleston, SC's Post and Courier has avoided relentless layoffs and plans to add newsroom staff due to local owners and diverse revenue sources  —  This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news.  Want to be part of the conversation?
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube TV is raising its price to $50 per month for all customers, a 25% to 43% increase depending on their existing package  —  Thought you were getting a price break with an over-the-top TV package?  Maybe think again.  YouTube TV is the latest OTT television service to hike its fees …
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Wired:
Facebook rolls out multiple changes to combat the spread of disinformation: demoting untrustworthy sources in News Feed, changes to how Groups work, and more  —  FACEBOOK IS TRYING to redefine authoritativeness on the internet as part of its efforts to fight the spread of misinformation and abuse on its platforms.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
During a hearing, Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz continue to say big tech companies are stifling conservative speech even as experts say no evidence exists  —  Republicans led by Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pilloried Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations they censor conservative users …
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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
New Republic:
The New Republic names Chris Lehmann, formerly editor in chief at The Baffler, as its editor following his role as a consulting editorial director  —  The New Republic announced Chris Lehmann as its full-time editor effective immediately, following his role as a consulting editorial director at the publication.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile announces TVision Home, a rebrand of Layer3 TV, offering home TV streaming with 150+ channels for $90+/month  —  T-Mobile today officially unveiled its forthcoming home TV service, which will now be known as TVision Home.  The service is the rebranding of Layer3 TV …
Pew Research Center:
Study: the share of US adults who say they use social media is statistically unchanged from where it stood in early 2018 despite a long stretch of controversies  —  The share of U.S. adults who say they use certain online platforms or apps is statistically unchanged from where it stood …
Andrew Ferguson / The Atlantic:
The Atlantic's Andrew Ferguson decided to conduct an experiment, subscribing to a daily newspaper, and discovered there's no substitute for print  —  Sometime this winter, I performed an experiment: I decided to subscribe to home delivery of a daily newspaper.
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Michael Luo / New Yorker:
NewYorker.com Editor Michael Luo examines the need for “slow journalism”, as the current system for delivering news online leads to information overload
Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
Captain America star Chris Evans is launching a site to present Democratic and Republican takes on key issues but journalists say it's a ham-fisted effort  —  POLITICAL POLARIZATION IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.  Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America, hopes to unify the nation with a new outlet …
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Austrian Die Presse, which has lost money on video for years, says video now accounts for 10% of digital ad revenues, attributes rise to muted autoplay videos  —  After years running a loss from its video efforts, video now accounts for 10% of digital ad revenues of Styria One Digital …
Max Willens / Digiday:
Profile of G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller, a digital media executive with two decades of experience, who sources think may struggle with G/O sites' culture  —  Jim Spanfeller has spent nearly two decades demanding that advertisers treat digital media with more respect.
Discussion: @lmoses, @rafat and Axios
 
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The Jakarta Post:
Nine groups including press agencies and legal aid organizations in Indonesia unite in the face of rising violence to form the Journalist Safety Committee
Brian Welk / The Wrap:
Netflix launches a SiriusXM radio station to repurpose its massive library of stand-up comedy
Discussion: Variety, Engadget and The Week
Hillman Foundation:
The New Yorker's staff writer Jane Mayer wins April's Sidney award for her report “The Making of the Fox News White House”
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
Curtis Franklin Jr / Dark Reading:
With a gift from Craig Newmark, the Global Cyber Alliance is developing cybersecurity toolkits for journalists and election officials ahead of the 2020 election
Discussion: GCA
Ben Quinn / The Guardian:
WikiLeaks says it has uncovered a surveillance operation at the Ecuadorian embassy, after images, documents, and videos were offered for sale
Discussion: Fox News
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
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Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
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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
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