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6:30 PM ET, April 15, 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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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, Karen McDougal  —  WSJ team wins for coverage of payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal before 2016 election
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 …
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
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  —  Starz criticised over Twitter takedown of users' links to news story about pirated shows  —  A US TV channel has forced Twitter …
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.
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  —  According to several publishers, Apple News+ is off to a rough start.  —  Five participating publishers Digiday spoke to detailed a series …
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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  —  This week's banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor  —  The European Union has officially approved a controversial and sweeping reform of its copyright rules to protect content creators …
 
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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
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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
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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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
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