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1:40 PM ET, April 13, 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.
Elizabeth Grieco / Pew Research Center:
Pew poll: 62% of urban residents say their local news media mainly cover their area; 57% of rural residents say their local media mostly cover some other area  —  Americans in urban communities are more likely to say local news media mostly cover the area where they live …
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
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with Nancy Pelosi on online privacy, net neutrality, big tech companies and hate speech and antitrust law, and the media response to Trump's tweets  —  “He's just being a freak.”  —  Enough people use Twitter to get their information that politicians have to be there, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says.
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.
Joseph Lichterman / The Lenfest Institute …:
A deep look at The Tyler Loop, a nonprofit news startup in Texas run by Tasneem Raja and Christopher Groskopf, who formerly worked at national outlets  —  For two years, Tasneem Raja has been putting in the hard work of creating a new local news organization from scratch.
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
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 …
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
 
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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
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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
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's transparency tool that shows users which advertisers have used a contact list with their information is a nightmare for a normal person to use
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Disney+ will be available starting November 12 for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year
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