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9:55 AM ET, April 16, 2019

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Ren LaForme / Poynter:
A list of winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, the NYT, WSJ, and others  —  This post will be updated as the awards are announced.  —  The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on Monday.
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
The LA Times wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for its series on a USC gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students  —  The Los Angeles Times won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting Monday for its series of stories that exposed …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
The Wall Street Journal wins a Pulitzer Prize in the national reporting category for stories on Trump's hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal
Marina Fang / HuffPost:
The Capital Gazette received a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee for its coverage of its own newsroom shooting in which five colleagues died
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube showed a link and description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as part of its fact checking, underneath live streams of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire  —  A fire has broken out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral today, and, as you'd expect, many news networks are offering live coverage of the breaking situation.
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Vox Media:
Vox Media announces Vox Media Studios, a programming division encompassing its entertainment unit, podcast network, and the Epic Magazine team, led by Marty Moe  —  A premium programming division for television, podcasts, and film  —  Today, Vox Media announces the creation of Vox Media Studios …
Discussion: @bankoff
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Hulu has repurchased AT&T's 9.5% stake in the business for $1.43B, giving Hulu a valuation of $15B; Disney said in November that Hulu was worth $9.26B  —  - Hulu bought back AT&T's 9.5 percent stake in the entity for $1.43 billion, valuing the streaming company at $15 billion.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
In an open letter, Schibsted follows Spotify's lead, says Apple is abusing its position as the dominant player in the app market  —  Nordic publishing giant Schibsted is the latest publisher to back Spotify's allegations that Apple is abusing its stance as the most dominant player in the app market.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Wired:
Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded  —  Scandals.  Backstabbing.  Resignations.  Record profits.  Time Bombs.  In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook.
Avi Wolfman-Arent / WHYY:
Philadelphia news organization WHYY has acquired digital news startup Billy Penn from its owners Spirited Media  —  WHYY announced Monday it has acquired the digital news startup Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media.  —  “WHYY has consistently grown its journalism capacity to fortify the local news ecosystem.
Eric Johnson / Recode:
PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger says the Trump administration's proposed cuts to the CPB would mainly impact PBS stations in rural areas  —  All 335 PBS stations use federal funding, but the ones that depend on it are largely in Trump country.  —  Once again, PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources say that Facebook Watch, like YouTube, will accept content from anyone; Facebook confirms it will convert Watch show pages into broader video pages  —  Facebook Watch's transformation from a video section reserved exclusively for professionally made, episodic shows to videos of all kinds …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Starz apologizes for “inadvertently” issuing DMCA takedown notices for tweets to stories merely reporting about TV show leak, says it suffered a security breach  —  Facing a backlash over overzealous copyright enforcement, Starz issued an apology for inadvertently taking down tweets to articles about TV show piracy Monday.
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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Twitter removed tweets criticizing Starz's dispute with TorrentFreak, including one from journalist Mathew Ingram, at the request of the company
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap:
Alex Piper, Fox's vice president of alternative entertainment, is joining YouTube as head of unscripted programming for North and South America  —  Alex Piper has been named YouTube's head of unscripted, North & South America, the company announced on Monday.
 
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Joe Otterson / Variety:
Apple names Molly Thompson, who led A&E Networks's documentaries unit and founded the feature film unit, as head of documentaries for its new streaming service
Discussion: TechCrunch and 9to5Mac
Hollywood Reporter:
A look at James Murdoch's post-Fox plans, with analysts thinking his new company Lupa Systems will focus on investing in short form content and ad tech startups
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Outgoing BBC Radio 4 Controller Gwyneth Williams has admitted that cutbacks at the station have impacted its programs and reporting
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Max Willens / Digiday:
Sources: some publishers say Apple News+ has failed to deliver on some of the promises it made to get them on board and is favoring larger publishers
Discussion: VentureBeat and 9to5Mac
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Quartz's US newsroom is unionizing with the NewsGuild, with ~60 editorial employees delivering a letter to management asking for voluntary recognition
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: nearly half of HQ Trivia's staff signed a petition seeking to depose CEO Rus Yusupov; the startup had ~$6M in the bank but is spending $1M per month