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1:00 PM ET, April 25, 2019

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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”  —  On Monday, The Markup made the difficult decision to remove our co-Founder Julia Angwin as Editor in Chief.
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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 …
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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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  —  - Acast have announced the acquisition of Pippa, a podcast host.  Ross Adams, the company's CEO, told Podnews that the acquisition of Pippa …
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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
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.
Discussion: Adweek, Poynter and The Keyword
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  —  Facebook will set aside $3 billion to cover expenses associated with a fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy practices.  All good here, say investors.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
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.
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.
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg appears on Pod Save America, Deconstructed, and others, as podcast blitzing becomes a digital version of retail politics  —  “Podcasts are really hot right now, and I think underappreciated,” said Lis Smith, communications adviser to the buzzy Democratic …
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  —  Gaana, India's biggest music-streaming service, said today that it is introducing videos to its app and offering artists …
Greg Dool / Folio:
The Economist Group names Lara Boro of B2B publisher Informa as its next CEO, succeeding Chris Stibbs  —  [caption id="attachment_157303" align="alignright" width="150"] Lara Boro[/caption] Lara Boro has been named the next CEO of The Economist Group, ending a five-month search that began …
 
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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
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
Lauren Easton / Associated Press:
Religion News Service, AP, and The Conversation launch Global Religion Journalism Initiative with a $4.9M grant for a joint religion news desk, more journalists
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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
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
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