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7:55 AM ET, April 24, 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 …
Scott Feinberg / Hollywood Reporter:
In a win for streaming services like Netflix, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes not to change eligibility rules for the 92nd Oscars  —  “We plan to further study the profound changes occurring in our industry and continue discussions with our members about these issues," Academy President John Bailey said.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix says it is raising $2B in debt to fund content and other expenses, ahead of the launch of streaming services from Disney, Apple, and WarnerMedia  —  Netflix is raising another $2 billion in debt to fund its content spending and other expenses, the company announced this morning.
Discussion: Netflix - Overview and CNBC
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN is launching a channel, comprised of short-form digital content, on Viacom's ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV  —  CNN programming is coming to Pluto TV, Viacom's free streaming TV service, on a dedicated channel launching for users in the U.S. Tuesday.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Rohin Dharmakumar / The Ken:
Indian business news site The Ken debuts Patron-funded subscriptions, allowing anyone to fund 50-250 annual subscriptions for readers who can't afford them  —  In October 2016 we went all-in on the business model we felt was the best way to balance original, high-quality business journalism …
Discussion: @eastbengal
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Fuse Media, backed by Jennifer Lopez, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy about four months after its cable network was dropped by Comcast and Verizon FiOS  —  Fuse Media, which has endured a rocky stretch in recent months after its flagship cable network was dropped by major pay-TV providers, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Discussion: Ad Age and WWD
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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%+
RTÉ:
Journalists and others remember Lyra McKee at a vigil in Dublin organized by the National Union of Journalists
CNN:
Source: White House ordered Trump administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents' Association dinner
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
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
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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
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
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