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9:00 PM ET, April 12, 2019

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be nominated for re-election to Facebook's board, where he has served since 2011  —  - Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be nominated for re-election at the company's 2019 annual stockholders meetings, Facebook said on Friday.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Assange is hard to defend, but prosecuting him would open the door to criminal investigations of other news organizations  —  For press-freedom advocates, Julian Assange has long been a polarizing figure.  —  And his arrest Thursday in London once again ignited the seemingly endless debate:
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CNN:
First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams on Assange's case: relief that the Espionage Act wasn't used, but “some level of broader risk” still exists for journalists
The Guardian:
Julian Assange arrested for alleged breach of bail and in connection to a US extradition warrant as Ecuador withdraws asylum after seven years
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
DOJ charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for allegedly assisting Chelsea Manning in an attempt to crack a DOD password
Hadas Gold / CNN:
Ruptly, owned by Russian-backed RT, snagged the only video of Assange's arrest by continuing to record outside Ecuador's embassy as other broadcasters withdrew
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
HQ Trivia confirms Scott Rogowsky, its primetime host who had become the de facto face of the company, has left and will be replaced by Matt Richards  —  Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia's Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Inside Univision's acquisitions of Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, where mismanagement and shifting priorities lead to eventual sale of the properties  —  Last July, hours before Univision announced that it was looking to sell Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky gathered …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Filing: former CBS CEO Les Moonves forfeited $34.5M in stock awards in 2018; Joseph Ianniello, who took over from Moonves, received $27.4M in compensation  —  Former CBS chairman-CEO Leslie Moonves forfeited $34.5 million in CBS stock awards last year as part of the settlement agreement …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Though some argue that Fox News' influence is overstated, the network is the primary source of narratives, validation, and attention in the right-wing ecosystem  —  A debate is brewing about just how much influence Fox News exerts over the United States.  In a New Yorker piece …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
New York Post gossip columnist Richard Johnson says he is retiring after four decades at the publication; his final column runs Sunday  —  The chronicler of canoodlings, bloviations, and pepperpots, enemy of Alec Baldwin and the Daily Snooze, occasional pugilist, and fast friend of anyone …
Discussion: @joepompeo
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Disney+ will be available starting November 12 for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year  —  - Disney announced Thursday at the company's investor day that Disney+ will be available starting on November 12 for $6.99 per month or $69 per year  — Disney has already confirmed a number …
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Bloomberg:
Disney chief Bob Iger says Apple TV will probably get Disney+ and suggests he plans to stay on Apple's board despite the companies becoming streaming rivals
Allyson Chiu / Washington Post:
The Boston Globe takes down a freelancer's column that suggested in a backhanded way that waiters would not regret tampering with Kirstjen Nielsen's food  —  The roughly 1,200-word op-ed that appeared on the Boston Globe's website Wednesday began with the author looking back on one of his …
Discussion: The Week and Mediaite
Reuters:
Inside the Cekfakta Initiative, which brings together 24 news publishers and fact-checking org Mafindo to fight fake news ahead of the Indonesian elections  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Armed with laptops, three dozen journalists and fact-checkers braced for battle before a live debate between …
Discussion: Poynter and @f_potkin
Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube has introduced two new internal metrics in the past two years: total time spent on site and the murkier “quality watch time”  —  YouTube is changing the way it measures success on the world's biggest video site following a series of scandals.
Discussion: The Next Web and Business Insider
 
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Mark Paul / The Irish Times:
A new Australian online subscription-based investigative journalism platform that will operate as part of news service Crikey receives €1.27M in backing
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Researchers for BMO Capital Markets say Fox News full-day linear TV ratings fell 19% in Q1, but note Fox Nation streaming is beating expectations
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Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
A look at Facebook's transparency tool that shows a user which advertisers used a contact list with information about that specific user
Bloomberg:
Procter & Gamble's chief brand officer blasts digital media for fraud, privacy breaches, and harmful content, calls for a uniform way to ID individual consumers
New York Times:
Sources: Ron Burkle, a billionaire who runs the investment firm Yucaipa Companies, is in talks to buy National Enquirer; Burkle's representative denies talks