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8:40 AM ET, April 15, 2019

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John Ingold / The Colorado Sun:
Twenty years after Columbine, a journalist who covered the shooting reflects on how media unwittingly created a narrative that may have inspired more attacks  —  But the mythology around killers no longer needs press coverage to spread  —  Red Lake High School.  Dawson College.  Sparks Middle School.
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Angelina Rascouet / Bloomberg:
Publicis to buy US digital marketing company Epsilon, which collects vast amounts of consumer data like transactions, location, and web activity, for $3.95B  —  - Ad group makes biggest purchase yet in consumer-data bet  — Traditional marketing firms are fighting new rivals online
Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk:
To fight trolls and abusers, Rappler started collecting data, such as public social media posts, to monitor and analyze the spread of disinformation online  —  News websites Rappler in the Philippines and the Quint in India have found new ways to combat disinformation and defend free speech
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
After recording 10-hours of conversation for the podcast Texting Keith Olbermann, sources say the ex-MSNBC host changed his mind and demanded BBC not to post it  —  In a BBC podcast, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann criticizes Rachel Maddow and Steve Kornacki for lack of gratitude …
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Alden Global Capital's MNG Enterprises says it would cut costs and consolidate operations at Gannett if it succeeds in its bid to take over the company  —  A hedge fund-owned newspaper company signaled in a response to questions from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer D-N.Y. that it would cut costs …
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Interview with European Commission's GDPR chief Giovanni Buttarelli on why Google and Facebook need to do more on GDPR compliance  —  It's been a year since the roll-out of the General Data Protection Regulation, yet big questions still linger around what the right consent strategy looks like …
Lois Beckett / The Guardian:
Yemeni bodega owners' association representing 4K+ NYC bodegas announces a boycott of NY Post over its Thursday cover attacking Ilhan Omar for her 9/11 comments  —  Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says ‘provoked hatred’
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 …
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.
 
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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
Dave McNary / Variety:
Talks fail between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents; WGA members told to fire agencies that haven't signed its Code of Conduct
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings will not be nominated for re-election to Facebook's board, where he has served since 2011
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