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4:30 PM ET, April 24, 2019

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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sources: Spielberg doesn't want to kill Netflix, he wants to preserve the theater experience and is frustrated at resistance to compromise on exclusivity  —  LOS ANGELES — It has the makings of a great screenplay: As the future of an entire industry hangs in the balance …
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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
Twitter:
Twitter is adding an option to report attempts to mislead election voters, which will be available in India from April 25 and the EU from April 29  —  Voting is a fundamental human right and the public conversation occurring on Twitter is never more important than during elections.
BBC:
Lyra McKee's funeral, which took place in Belfast on Wednesday, was attended by UK Prime Minister Theresa May and President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins  —  A priest received a standing ovation at Lyra McKee's funeral when he asked mourners why it took her death to unite political parties.
Nicholas Quah / Hot Pod News:
The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary podcast platform, possibly signaling a broader cascade of withdrawals  —  The Joe Rogan Experience has requested to be removed from the Luminary platform, I've confirmed.  —  The team explicitly cites licensing issues as the reason behind the intent to withdraw.
Pew Research Center:
Survey of 2,791 adult US Twitter users shows they are younger, more likely to be Democrats, and have higher incomes than US adults overall  —  U.S. adult Twitter users are younger and more likely to be Democrats than the general public.  Most users rarely tweet, but the most prolific 10% create 80% of tweets from adult U.S. users
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: Financial Times
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Reuters:
Sources: Airbnb has ambitions to develop a slate of original content including shows, films, and documentaries, to whet customers' appetite for travel  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hollywood has a new suitor in Silicon Valley.  —  Airbnb Inc, the high-flying startup for booking home rentals around …
Discussion: TechCrunch, @caseynewton and @reuters, Thanks:@jldastin
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 last 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
Religion News Service:
AP, Religion News Service, and The Conversation partner to create a joint global religion news desk, funded by an 18-month, $4.9M grant from Lilly Endowment  —  NEW YORK — Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News Service (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced today …
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 …
Andrew Blustein / The Drum:
IAB Tech Lab replaces VPAID, its old spec for delivering interactive video ads, which didn't work on mobile, with a new publisher-friendly, cross-platform spec  —  Ten years ago, IAB Tech Lab released the Video Player Ad Interface Definition (VPAID) to support building interactive online video ads.
Reuters:
Facebook supports 111 languages, but translates content rules to just 41, and its moderation staff speaks ~50; deficit leaves it struggling to monitor content  —  NAIROBI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's struggles with hate speech and other types of problematic content are being hampered …
 
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Steven Perlberg / Politico:
How the Intercept has aggressively moved to cover and challenge the divided Democratic Party since the 2016 election, often attacking from the left
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
TV in Turkey frequently airs misinformation and hoaxes without corrections, due to over-reliance on news agencies, lack of time, and lack of journalistic talent
Discussion: @poynter
Max Willens / Digiday:
Publishers struggle to cobble together a tech stack to facilitate the shift from advertising to consumer revenue streams
Discussion: Strange Attractor
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CNN is launching a channel, comprised of short-form digital content, on Viacom's ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV
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
Discussion: Ad Age
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Sara Fischer / Axios:
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