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12:20 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.
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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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Netflix says it looks to add only ~300K US subscribers in the next quarter, down from 850K a year ago, reflecting its struggle to grow domestically  —  The streaming company added 9.6 million subscribers last quarter — and it says it isn't worried about Apple or Disney.
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.
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.
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
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.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Hulu remains Netflix's strongest competitor, despite stiff competition, as sources say its $6/month streaming service makes $15+/subscriber/month due to ads  —  With 148 million subscribers and a value of $157 billion, Netflix is the leader in streaming.  But Hulu, now controlled by Disney, has something Netflix doesn't: ads.
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 …
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, says she's considering ads for things like jobs and events but remains leery of programmatic and native ads  —  - Jessica Lessin, one of Business Insider's “100 people transforming business,” started The Information based on pricey subscriptions …
 
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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
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
Discussion: Observer
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
Reuters:
Google has removed the popular video app TikTok from its Play Store in India to comply with a state court's directive
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
As The New York Times launches a 5G Journalism Lab to explore storytelling possibilities, a look at how speedier mobile networks could boost newsrooms
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
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