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4:00 PM ET, April 17, 2019

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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Both Twitter and YouTube struggled again to contain the spread of conspiracy theories and Islamophobic content amid a news event, as Notre Dame burned  —  Images and videos of the flaming cathedral spread quickly across social media and were quickly seized upon to push Islamophobic narratives that have flourished in far-right politics.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Interviews with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and employees shed light on her stewardship and what has been a difficult year so far, with a myriad of scandals  —  Even by the nightmarish standards of the empire she oversees, Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, has had a dreadful start to 2019.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q1 revenue surpassed $4.52B, up 22% YoY, vs $4.50B est.; net subscriptions grew 9.6M, up 16% YoY, with 1.74M in the US and 7.86M internationally  —  - The company reported $4.52 billion, vs. $4.50 billion expected, per Refinitiv consensus estimate.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix will test Top 10 lists of popular shows in the UK, shares data for first month of some shows: The Umbrella Academy, 45M; Triple Frontier, 52M; FYRE, 20M
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
In covering the Mueller report, which is being released Thursday, journalists must learn from the mistakes of last month and resist urges to simplify the story  —  It's certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report.
Greg Dool / Folio:
After a turbulent 2018, Newsweek has partnered with Poynter's Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership, as it attempts to restore its credibility  —  Following a tumultuous 2018 in which its offices were raided by the Manhattan D.A., its editors publicly rebuked its parent company …
Discussion: Poynter
Kristen Chick / Columbia Journalism Review:
World Press Photo disinvites Andrew Quilty from its awards ceremony after claims of inappropriate behavior; Quilty says no allegations were made known to him  —  The World Press Photo Foundation disinvited an award-winning photographer from its annual awards ceremony Thursday following allegations of …
Discussion: @kristenchick
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Paul Pope, son of National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope Jr., says he has dropped plans to buy back the magazine as it is not salvageable  —  Paul Pope, son of National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope Jr., says he will drop plans to purchase the tabloid from its current owner, American Media Inc. …
Discussion: New York Post and @levinejonathan
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund trying to take over Gannett, is facing a federal probe after moving employee pension savings into its own accounts  —  Alden Global Capital, a prominent hedge fund that controls more than 100 local newspapers, moved nearly $250 million of employee pension savings …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony Pictures Television has signed a first-look deal with writing platform Wattpad, plans to work with the company to identify and develop popular stories  —  Sony Pictures Television will comb through Wattpad's 500 million stories for the next potential breakout entertainment property.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Wrap
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Universal Music Group says it is working with podcast production company Wondery on audio stories that could later be developed into films or TV shows  —  Universal Music Group says it is working with podcast production firm Wondery on audio stories that could later be developed into films or TV shows.
Discussion: RAIN News
James Stavridis / TIME:
The Pentagon has not held a press briefing in over 300 days, a move which will sow mistrust in the local and international community, says ex-Nato commander  —  For about six months now, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has used her briefing room so little that officials might …
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with HBO's Bob Greenblatt and Casey Bloys on genre expansion, HBO's development approach, and how its programming fits into the Warner streaming platform  —  In their first joint interview, the execs talk with The Hollywood Reporter about “wooing” J.J. Abrams, maintaining morale …
Discussion: Observer
 
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Caitlin Oprysko / Politico:
Instead of attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, Trump is going to a rally for his supporters in Wisconsin
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
NBCUniversal signs long-term ad deal with the LA 2028 Olympics organizing group and commits to helping them meet their goal of raising $2.5B in sponsorship
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek
Pankaj Mishra / FactorDaily:
FactorDaily, a three-year-old longform tech journalism site in India, will end its text stories next week to focus on podcasts
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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
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
Wired:
Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Vox Media acquires Epic Magazine, which has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox and 40+ projects in production, says Epic will remain independent