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9:20 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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Ryan Smith / belfastlive:
Northern Ireland Police say the two teenagers arrested in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee have been released without charge  —  The shooting has been blamed on the New IRA  —  Two teenagers arrested by police investigating the murder of Lyra McKee have been released without charge.
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
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
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
Washington Post:
Sri Lanka blocks access to social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook, to curb spread of misinformation after a series of deadly explosions  —  The Sri Lankan government blocked access to Facebook and other social-networking sites Sunday after suicide attacks killed more than 290 people …
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: @qz
New York Times:
As some militant groups find ways to maintain a social media presence despite bans, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter struggle to enforce rules toward the groups  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In July 2013, a broadcaster affiliated with the Islamist group Hezbollah posted a threatening video on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Discussion: Politico
Owen Churchill / South China Morning Post:
A promo video for Leica showed the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” photo, so China banned the word Leica on Weibo; the camera maker says it wasn't an official video  —  Leica draws fire from online commenters and is censored on Chinese social media platform Weibo Spokeswoman …
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.
Discussion: @pressgazette
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 …
 
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