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10:10 PM ET, May 2, 2019

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Louis Farrakhan, others from Facebook and Instagram, citing dangerous individuals and orgs policy  —  Milo Yiannopoulos and Louis Farrakhan have been banned as well  —  Facebook today removed Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen …
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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook shared info about extremist ban with some news outlets before the ban was in place, letting Alex Jones and others redirect followers to other platforms  —  - Facebook is barring a bunch of far-right figures from its apps, including Alex Jones.  — But the company briefed journalists …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon is seeking a buyer for Tumblr as it tries to steady Verizon Media Group, which has struggled to meet revenue targets  —  Wireless giant seeks buyer for social-media service that has lost ground to Facebook  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is seeking a buyer for blogging website Tumblr …
The Advocate:
New Orleans Advocate owners John and Dathel Georges buy The Times-Picayune and nola.com from Advance Local, will merge websites and publish one daily newspaper  —  New Orleans Advocate owners Dathel and John Georges have purchased The Times-Picayune and its nola.com website from the Newhouse family's Advance Local Media.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Analysis of 317 articles in Dutch on De Correspondent shows features and analysis dominate, 43% of posts focus on Netherlands, and diversity is severely lacking  —  I analyzed six months of articles on De Correspondent to get a hint of what we might see on the English-language site.
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Walmart announces the Vudu Audience Extension network, which will allow advertisers to buy campaigns through Vudu that will also run on other streaming services  —  Retailer wants to reach more shoppers via over-the-top TV — Walmart, in a bid to grow an advertising business with the clout …
Barrett Golding / Poynter:
Discussion: Breitbart
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed News:
Profile of Katie McHugh, a writer with white nationalist ties who was fired in 2017 from Breitbart News and who now warns against the alt-right  —  If you remember Katie McHugh, it's probably because of the tweets.  —  A short selection: “British settlers built the USA.
@nytimespr:
James Bennet, NYT editorial page editor, will recuse himself from any work related to the 2020 election for the duration of his brother's presidential run  —  .@nytimes editorial page editor James Bennet has recused himself from 2020 election coverage following the announcement that his brother Senator Michael Bennet intends to run for president. Full statement follows. pic.twitter.com/w7UiX85gDQ
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery meets expectations with net income of $384M in Q1, up from a net loss of $8M in Q1 2018, with $2.7B in revenue, up 17% YoY  —  The cable networks company, which is led by CEO David Zaslav and last year closed its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, swung to a profit.
Discussion: Variety, Deadline, Deadline and The Wrap
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
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Jason Lynch / Adweek:
Hulu is rolling out ads aimed at binge watching; advertisers can offer later episodes ad-free or nod to viewing time by pitching a service like food delivery
Discussion: @bfsesq and Variety
 
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
Alphabet tells US House panel it spends hundreds of millions annually on content review, has manually reviewed 1M+ suspected terrorist videos on YouTube in Q1
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches voice-enabled ads, which encourage the listener to say a command to take action on the ad's content, in a limited test in the US
Nathan Bomey / USA Today:
Gannett posts Q1 net loss of $11.9M on revenue of $663M, down 8% YoY; digital subscriptions rose 39% YoY to 538K with digital comprising ~37% of company revenue
Discussion: Yahoo Finance
Katrina vanden Heuvel / Washington Post:
The winners of Hillman Prizes in recognition of outstanding public-interest journalism, to be awarded May 7, attest to the ability of journalism to spur reform
 Earlier Picks: 
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Recode officially joins Vox, which purchased it in 2015, with Samantha Oltman, formerly of BuzzFeed News, as editor in chief
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