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11:15 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
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 …
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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
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: The Verge and Facebook
New York Times:
Six employees of Turkish paper return to jail after appeals court upholds their sentences on terrorism-related charges; 150+ journalists are in jail in Turkey  —  Six people who worked for Turkey's oldest independent newspaper were returned to prison on Thursday on terrorism-related charges …
Discussion: @nytimesworld and Turkey Purge
Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide:
Sources: Amazon is readying a high fidelity music streaming service that's expected to launch before the end of 2019, will likely cost $15 per month  —  Here comes Amazon.  —  Less than a week after the online giant launched its first fully free music streaming service …
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 …
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 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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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