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11:15 AM 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 …
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.
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 …
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  —  It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry.  Last month, on the same day that it unveiled …
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.
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  —  theSkimm, which started seven years ago as a morning newsletter catered towards female millennials, has acquired the technology behind …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Convergence Research Group report: pay TV industry will see a 5% drop in subscribers in 2019, up from 4% in 2018 when around 4.01M US subs quit their TV service  —  The pace of cord cutting is continuing to accelerate this year, according to a new Convergence Research Group report …
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.
Discussion: @ibarguen and The Seattle Times
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  —  More than 7,000 WGA members have fired their agents en mass as the guild ramps up its campaign against talent agencies that refuse to sign its new Code of Conduct.
Discussion: IndieWire and 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  —  Columnist's note: This is an excerpt from a speech delivered last Thursday at the the Drexel Writing Festival.  You can read the entire speech here.
 
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