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8:50 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
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 …
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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
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 …
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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Daniel Funke / Poynter:
Misinformation doesn't have to be altered: legitimate content that's viewed out of context, or presented with false context, can become a viral hoax  —  This week, nearly 20,000 people fell for a video hoax.  And it wasn't even altered — the video came from a mainstream news organization.
Discussion: Facebook
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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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 …
Nicole Carpenter / Gizmodo:
A look inside the creative streaming community on Twitch, which includes channels from musicians, knitters, makeup artists, scientists, and photographers  —  “Hi!  I see you, but I'm focused on the reading right now.  I can chat during the next break!"  This message popped up on the stream …
Discussion: @kohquette and @sweetpotatoes
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC says iPlayer's market share fell from 40% in 2014 to 15% now because of streamers, proposes remedies like lengthening show availability to stem the loss  —  Corporation wants to be able to show programmes for up to a year in attempt to stem decline  —  The BBC has admitted iPlayer …
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
MNG withdraws three of its six nominees to Gannett's eight-person board; Gannett says these nominees still have conflicts of interest  —  The hedge fund-owned newspaper company that made an offer to acquire Gannett has scaled back its effort to seize control of the board of directors …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Sinemia, a MoviePass rival that launched last year, may end consumer subscription services and focus on building membership programs for cinema chains  —  - Company may focus on building platforms for movie theaters  — Service's struggles follow similar issues at ailing MoviePass
Discussion: Engadget, TechCrunch and IndieWire
 
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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
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
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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
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
UK parliamentary committee criticizes Facebook, Google, and Twitter for refusing to report users to police when they remove criminal posts from their platforms
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