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8:45 AM ET, May 2, 2019

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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.
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  —  Streaming service orders Nicole Kidman series based on book from Big Little Lies author  —  As Hulu's subscriber base expands yet again …
Discussion: Variety and @bfsesq
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Walt Disney Studios promotes Alan Bergman to co-chairman of the studio, serving alongside Alan Horn, who will also take on the title of chief content officer  —  - Disney Promotes Alan Bergman to Studio Co-Chairman as Alan Horn Adds Chief Creative Officer Role
Discussion: The Wrap, Fortune, /Film and TVWeek.com
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  —  Gannett reported declining revenue but an increase in paid digital subscriptions in the first quarter as the owner of USA TODAY …
Discussion: Yahoo Finance
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Interview with Britain's Daily Express EIC Gary Jones, who's moved the tabloid away from its openly anti-immigrant position and softened its pro Brexit-stance  —  Marking a year in the job, editor seems to have recanted most things his paper was known for  —  Which national newspaper …
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  —  “In a time when this country's highest powers have taken it as their business to demean the work of journalists," …
Nicholas Quah / Nieman Lab:
A look back at Luminary's bungled rollout, which eroded trust from podcasters; Stitcher and PRX also pulled original shows from the app  —  Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts.  This is issue 206, published April 30, 2019.  —  Luminary, seven days in.
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
Vice to consolidate its 12+ digital brands under Vice.com with some, like Broadly, folded into the site and others, like Motherboard, with dedicated verticals  —  It's also rolling out its own audience measurement and new blacklist policy  —  As part of a larger redesign and streamlining …
 
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Carl O'Donnell / Reuters:
Sources: Meredith is exploring a sale of its 17 local TV stations and has received interest from Apollo Global Management; deal could value the stations at $2B+
Discussion: @jyarow and FTVLive
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian media group Times Internet reports 450M+ monthly users across its ~36 news, video, and music properties, says its biggest challenge is increasing revenue
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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
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
WaPo's Fact Checker says Trump has made 10K+ false or misleading claims since inauguration and the pace is accelerating, yet news orgs still avoid saying “lie”