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1:20 PM ET, April 16, 2019

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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
Lydia Polgreen / HuffPost:
HuffPost is launching a membership program, HuffPost Plus, with tiers from free to premium, offering access to members-only newsletters and other features  —  From voting rights to self-care, HuffPost's stories put people before power.  Support the mission by becoming a member.
Discussion: MediaPost
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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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
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
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.
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 …
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
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.
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Vice is canceling its nightly news show “Vice Live” just weeks after its debut  —  Vice canceled its flagship show, Vice Live, just weeks after its debut.  Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the millennial news company had canceled the new nightly show.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Fox Business:
Sources: CBS and Viacom have resumed their merger talks, delaying the naming of Les Moonves' replacement until the future of the company is more certain  —  The on-again off-again merger talks between CBS Corporation and Viacom are now on-again, and have delayed CBS's naming of a new permanent CEO …
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 …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: James Murdoch wants to use some of his proceeds from the sale of 21st Century Fox to invest in comic book publisher Artists, Writers and Artisans  —  Former chief of 21st Century Fox is beginning to invest some of the $2.2 billion he made from the sale of the company's major entertainment properties
Discussion: @benmullin
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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
 
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James Walker / Press Gazette:
Source: the Financial Times is no longer available on British Airways flights following critical coverage of the airline in the paper
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
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
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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
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