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6:55 PM ET, April 23, 2019

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Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
The Markup's co-founder Julia Angwin is out as editor in chief of the new nonprofit tech watchdog site; Angwin says she was pushed out by co-founder Sue Gardner  —  For the past year, the investigative journalist Julia Angwin has been busy building The Markup, a nonprofit news site dedicated …
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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Firing of The Markup's editor in chief Julia Angwin triggers revolt, as all editorial staff sign a letter of “unequivocal support” and the majority resign  —  The Markup — the highly anticipated nonprofit news site that planned to explore the societal impacts of big tech and algorithms …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Blocking social networks after terrorist attacks can do more harm than good, especially in places like Sri Lanka where official sources are often unreliable  —  We should be suspicious when governments crack down on speech in the name of safety  —  Imagine for a moment that you run …
Connla Young / The Irish News:
Paramilitary group the New IRA admits responsibility for the murder of Lyra McKee, says she was killed during the course of “attacking the enemy”  —  THE paramilitary group blamed for shooting dead Lyra McKee in Derry last night apologised for the murder of the 29-year-old journalist.
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RTÉ:
Journalists and others remember Lyra McKee at a vigil in Dublin organized by the National Union of Journalists
Whitney Davis / Variety:
Former CBS executive describes the company's “white problem”, says the Moonves misconduct investigation failed to address the totality of discrimination issues  —  Last year, CBS hired two white-shoe law firms to conduct an independent investigation into alleged misconduct …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Trump complained in a meeting with Jack Dorsey that Twitter had removed some of his followers; Dorsey stressed even he lost followers with new policies  —  President Trump on Tuesday met privately with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a huddle at the White House between one of the site's …
Reuters:
Myanmar's top court rejects final appeal by jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are sentenced to seven years in jail  —  Shoon Naing, Simon Lewis  —  NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's top court on Tuesday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years …
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Sources: lifestyle website Brit + Co is laying off a majority of staff, which had dwindled to ~50 people based on its team page; the company has raised $50M+  —  Another casualty of Facebook and Google's advertising duopoly.  —  Brit + Co, a buzzy digital media brand for millennial women …
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Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Q1 results show ad sales up 18% YoY, the fifth consecutive period of healthy gains, and net income of $191M; stock closes up 15%+  —  Investors, however, need to stay aware of its shortcomings.  —  Last year, I wasn't sure that Twitter Inc.'s recovery was real.  Now, it looks as if it is.
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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Luminary, the subscription-based podcast app backed by $100M in venture capital, debuts Tuesday without The New York Times' The Daily or shows from Gimlet Media
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Seattle Times, working with the Seattle Foundation, is looking to crowdfund $500K from small donors to beef up its investigative team  —  Nonprofit news donorship has taken off, with more than 50,000 new donors giving in a 2018 end-of-year fundraising campaign alone.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Civilization is accelerating toward disaster, but US media remains complacent in its coverage on climate change, letting politicians and companies avoid action  —  This article is being jointly published with The Nation, CJR's partner in a April 30 conference aimed at reframing the way journalists cover climate change.
 
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CNN:
Source: White House ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon partners with Google to resell YouTube TV to wireless and Fios broadband customers across the US later this year
David Robb / Deadline:
WGA says 7,000 members fired their agents en mass on Monday, as the guild ramps up campaign against talent agencies that refuse to sign its new Code of Conduct
Discussion: IndieWire and Variety
Sara Fischer / Axios:
theSkimm acquires the tech behind Purple, a text messaging platform that allows creators to charge subscribers directly for news and content updates via text
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
SiriusXM launches SiriusXM Essential, an $8/month streaming only plan for mobiles and smart speakers that gives access to 200+ channels
Discussion: Variety
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Saving journalism's soul amidst Trump's war on the press requires acknowledging that the press is indeed at war to protect truth and democracy itself