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12:20 PM ET, May 1, 2019

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Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
The Guardian posts £800K profit for FY 2018-2019, its first since 1998, with 655K monthly supporters and £223M in revenue, of which 55% comes from digital  —  Record online traffic and financial contributions from readers play key part in putting GNM on sustainable path
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Recode officially joins Vox, which purchased it in 2015, with Samantha Oltman, formerly of BuzzFeed News, as editor in chief  —  A letter from the editors-at-large.  —  Over the past year, the two of us switched coasts.  Kara took up part-time residence in Washington, DC.  Ezra moved to Oakland, California.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Quibi execs are seeking upfront ad commitments, prioritizing larger deals, and are planning a $5 ad-supported subscription and an $8 ad-free tier  —  Jeffrey Katzenberg's Quibi is spending big bucks on original content as the company hopes to build the next big thing in mobile streaming video.
Discussion: @reckless and TechCrunch
Mathew Ingram / Columbia Journalism Review:
How the spreadsheet that classified job applicants, with rankings of social class, “justice seeking” traits, and more, illustrated the divide within The Markup  —  There are things about the recent implosion of The Markup that make it unique—in particular, that it raised $23 million …
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Medium has hired four editors in chief to launch new publications focused on power, black women, personal development, and business  —  The site hired 4 new editors in chief to lead those new verticals  —  Medium is expanding the scope of its editorial efforts with the hiring of four …
Discussion: @willoremus
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: top editorial staffers Susie Banikarim, Alex Dickinson, and Tim Marchman are out at G/O Media amid a restructuring that could affect 25+ staffers  —  As part of a major restructuring effort that could affect 25 staffers.  —  Several of the top editorial employees at the company formerly known …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Creative Commons launches its search engine out of beta, with over 300M images indexed  —  Nonprofit organization Creative Commons is today publicly launching its search engine, after over two years of beta testing.  The new service is designed to offer an easy way to search the commons' archive …
Discussion: @mattmcgee
Todd Spangler / Variety:
VideoAmp, which focuses on optimizing cross-platform advertising and whose clients include CBS, AMC, and A+E, raises $70M Series C led by Raine Group  —  Media exec Peter Liguori joins board of ad-optimization company  — Condé Nast Creating Shows With Tan France, Joe Sugg Among Massive Pipeline of 175-Plus Digital Pilots
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Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Julian Assange is sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in Britain for skipping bail; he still faces extradition charges to the US  —  Wikileaks founder was arrested on bail-skipping charges when he was hauled out of the Ecuadorian embassy last month.  —  LONDON—Julian Assange has been sentenced …
 
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Samir Patil / New York Times:
Disinformation in India won't cease by asking tech platforms to change, or by altering politician behavior, but possibly by treating it as an infectious disease
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The Detroit Free Press created a unique social media voice by using a sassy persona that makes jokes and tackles serious issues to connect with its community
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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Salem Media Group, home to RedState, bought PJ Media in March for $100K, though radio is the company's primary revenue source with 116 stations in 39 markets
@the_corres:
The Correspondent apologizes for creating the impression its expansion would be US focused, says it will share plans for the $2.6M it raised in coming weeks
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN announces plans to shut down ESPN The Magazine in September after 21 years; the company is considering publishing standalone print issues