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8:55 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Brit Morin and @teddyschleifer
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 …
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.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CBS announces it is suspending its search for a new CEO and that acting CEO Joseph Ianniello will remain in the role through the end of the year  —  CBS Corp. said it would extend the tenure of its acting CEO, Joseph Ianniello, through the end of the year and that it would suspend its search for a new leader for the company.
CNN:
Source: White House ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner  —  (CNN)The White House has ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, according to a senior administration official.
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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
 
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
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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
Sara Fischer / Axios:
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
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