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2:40 PM ET, April 17, 2019

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Polly Mosendz / Bloomberg:
As part of bankruptcy proceedings, Hulu and Netflix may face subpoenas about their documentaries on the Fyre Festival from its organizers  —  Two years after the Fyre Festival failed, it continues to make waves: Hulu LLC and Netflix Inc. may face subpoenas over their production of documentaries about the festival.
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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
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
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.
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  —  A little more than a year after its top editors were fired “for doing their jobs,” the once-esteemed weekly aims to turn the page.
Discussion: Poynter
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 …
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
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
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 …
Tim Katz / Official Google India Blog:
YouTube India says it will display info panels in English and Hindi on all videos by a channel that is owned by a news publisher that is funded by a government  —  In the last few years, news has become an integral part of YouTube's experience for millions of Indians online.
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
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  —  NBCUniversal and LA 2028 have set a far-reaching advertising partnership that allows for the coordinated sale of sponsor opportunities …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek
 
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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
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