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12:50 AM ET, April 26, 2019

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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
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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Andrew Bucholtz / Awful Announcing:
Report: Authentic Brands, owner of Juicy Couture and Aéropostale, is in talks with Meredith to buy Sports Illustrated for about $110M  —  The long-running sale of Sports Illustrated has taken yet another twist.  There are still a bunch of bidders in the mix, but a new one emerged Thursday …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sarah Sanders hosted a briefing for kids of WH press and staffers Thursday after the WH set a record Tuesday for the longest stretch without a press briefing  —  White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday hosted a briefing for children who spent time at the White House as part of the nationwide …
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 …
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
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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Alison Weissbrot / AdExchanger:
Podcast hosting and analytics platform Acast acquires Pippa, another podcast hosting and analytics platform that works with independent creators  —  The podcast industry is in flux, with more content moving behind paywalls and under big streaming platforms.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
 
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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