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7:45 AM ET, April 22, 2019

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Paul Bradshaw:
Lyra McKee inspired others as she took a circuitous route into journalism, crowdfunding $6,000 for her first investigation and later giving conference talks  —  Lyra McKee had a talent for inspiring people.  In 2012, when she first approached me about becoming a distance learning student on my MA course …
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Mike Harris / CNN:
Lyra McKee freely gave time and energy to fight Northern Ireland's archaic libel laws, which she said are used to silence investigative journalists
The Irish News:
Lyra McKee, Mediagazer editor, freelance journalist, and writer who wrote about the legacy of Northern Ireland's Troubles, was killed amid violence in Derry, NI
Susan McKay / The Guardian:
Lyra McKee, a symbol of Irish freedom, worked to improve life for others: “It gets better for those of us who live long enough to see it get better”
Cormac Fitzgerald / TheJournal.ie:
Lyra McKee was dedicated to telling the stories of marginalized people and devoted to dragging Northern Ireland out of its dark past
The Guardian:
People mourned Lyra McKee at local vigils; leaders of Northern Ireland's six main political parties issued a rare joint statement condemning the murder
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Bob Iger's 2018 pay was $65.6M, or 1,424X the median Disney salary, says study; Disney co-founder's granddaughter Abigail Disney says that pay level is “insane”  —  In 2018, Disney CEO Bob Iger got a raise-a big raise.  His total compensation increased 80% to hit $65.6 million.
Annaliese Griffin / Quartz:
A look back at a distinctly gendered condescension that has often defined the news coverage of Pinterest because of its overwhelmingly female audience  —  Even as Pinterest prepares to go public, tech journalists covering the company remain slightly befuddled when it comes to defining what it does.
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Malta falls in press freedom rankings as its government refuses to hold an independent inquiry into journalist Caruana Galizia's murder  —  A Maltese journalist has said “a lot more can be done” by the UK and other EU countries in response to the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Jane Martinson / The Guardian:
The Spectator will remove applicant names from the editorial aptitude tests on which it now relies for paid internships, to eliminate bias in recruitment  —  No-name applications may be an effective way to eliminate elite bias in journalist recruitment  —  Danielle Wall may be the managing editor …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Profile of Boom, one of seven tiny fact-checking firms Facebook hired before India's elections, which finds fighting misinformation a Sisyphean task  —  - The company has hired contract firms during India's elections  — At least one fact-check team says it's struggling to keep up
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
AI-produced music raises copyright questions on whether AI or their human creators can claim authorship and whether artists mimicked by AI should be compensated  —  AI is capable of making music, but does that make AI an artist?  As AI begins to reshape how music is made …
Matt Tullis / Nieman Storyboard:
A Washington Post reporter and Sandy Hook parents reflect on their motivations during the reporting process in the wake of unimaginable loss  —  In the wake of unspeakable grief, parents from the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings kept lists of journalists they would, and wouldn't, talk to
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Three printed versions of “The Mueller Report” rose to the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble best-seller lists 24 hours after the release of Mueller's findings  —  New York (CNN)Three versions of “The Mueller Report” soared to the top of Amazon and Barnes & Noble's best-selling book charts …
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David Yanofsky / Quartz:
Scribd reinstates 32 copies of Mueller's report, which is in the public domain, says they were removed after algorithms identified them as copyrighted work
 
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