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5:15 PM ET, April 25, 2019

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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: Comcast is in talks with Disney to sell its 30% stake in Hulu  —  - Comcast is weighing a number of factors with regard to a sale, including valuation, using sale proceeds to pay down debt and support the dividend, and future controls over Hulu.  —  Comcast has had a frustrating run …
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Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
How tensions among founders built up inside The Markup, based on interviews and internal documents shared by Executive Director Sue Gardner  —  The Markup was one of the most highly anticipated media startups in recent memory.  Julia Angwin, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter …
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CNN:
Julia Angwin says she's committed to building a news outlet with The Markup's mission; Craig Newmark says he and other Markup funders will reassess support  —  New York (CNN Business)One way or another, Julia Angwin is determined to remake The Markup, the publication she co-founded and planned …
Jeff Larson:
The Markup fell behind its schedule, and trust broke down: “It is ... not true that we intend to be anything other than a rigorous, fact-checked news outlet”
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
After Luminary admits using links that hide some podcast listener data, popular creators like Ben Thompson, Owen Williams, Federico Viticci pull their podcasts  —  It hid listener data from creators, which they need to make their shows  —  Major creators are continuing to remove their shows from Luminary …
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James Cridland / Podnews podcasting news:
Barstool Sports joins other high-profile publishers in asking Luminary to remove all of its RSS feeds, which translates to a loss of 26 podcasts  —  Visit https://podnews.net/update/acast- pippa for all the links, and to subscribe.  — Acast have announced the acquisition of Pippa, a podcast host.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump's attitude towards the WHCD has pushed it to become a celebration of First Amendment as originally intended, as opposed to a government-press schmoozefest  —  For years, the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner was an embarrassment.  —  Although, for many, an eagerly awaited and richly relished one.
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Antonia Woodford / Facebook:
Facebook's EU fact-checking program grows to 21 members covering 14 languages, with five new partners in Greece, N. Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, and Lithuania  —  Ahead of the European Parliament Elections in May, we have made fighting misinformation a top priority.
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Gabe Rivera:
Commemorating Lyra McKee, our friend and colleague of 7½ years  —  On September 25, 2011 I initiated a Skype call with Lyra McKee, a 21-year-old college dropout from Belfast with a spotty resume but an intense passion for journalism.  It was a job interview, and I knew midway …
Elaine Allaby / Columbia Journalism Review:
NGOs are trying to get EU legislation passed that would clamp down on libel suits against reporters, after Maltese EP member called for an anti-SLAPP directive  —  Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist in Malta, was on her way to the bank when she was killed by a car bomb outside her house in October 2017.
Poynter:
Gannett launches Imagn, an image licensing service with photos from USA Today and its 109 local papers, available on a per-photo basis or via a subscription  —  Watch out, Getty.  Gannett has launched a platform that makes original images from USA Today and its 109 local newsrooms available to paying customers.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snap hires Kenny Mitchell, VP of brand content at McDonald's, as its first chief marketing officer as it rolls out a new ad campaign to promote its Android app  —  Snapchat, in the middle of an executive leadership overhaul, selected a new CMO, Kenny Mitchell, who came from McDonald's and Gatorade.
 
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Manish Singh / VentureBeat:
Indian music streaming service Gaana says it has 100M monthly active users and is introducing video, starting with made-for-mobile video from top local artists
Kerry Flynn / Digiday:
Snap recently added to its community guidelines that it prohibits “spam and deceptive practices, including content that imitates Snapchat ad formats”
Bill Goodykoontz / Arizona Republic:
Prensa Arizona, a new Spanish-language newspaper, begins publication weeks after the similarly-staffed Prensa Hispana mysteriously ceased after 28 years
 Earlier Picks: 
BuzzFeed News:
Despite reporting that it expects a $3B-$5B fine from the FTC, Facebook's stock is up ~8% after hours, adding ~$40B to its market cap
CNN:
Journalists at NYT, BuzzFeed, WSJ, AP, CNN, and CBS say they plan to continue to report on information from hacked material, deciding on publishing case by case
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
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
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