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9:20 PM ET, May 5, 2019

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Wall Street Journal:
Visualizations show the stark divide between a handful of national newspapers that have managed to make the digital transition, and the struggling local outlets  —  After suffering a historic meltdown a decade ago in the financial crisis, American newspapers began racing to transform into digital businesses …
CNN:
After Facebook bans seven extremists, Trump, in a series of tweets, complains about the ban, retweeting extremists' tweets, and issuing vague threats  —  New York (CNN)Facebook barred seven users from its services earlier this week, citing its policies against “dangerous individuals and organizations.”
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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Facebook could have limited the reach of Alex Jones and other “dangerous” figures without outright bans, which erode the US' strong free speech traditions  —  Free speech took a whacking Thursday as Facebook cited its policies against “dangerous individuals and organizations” …
Zosha Millman / SeattlePI:
Journalist says Seattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg sent her sexually harassing Twitter DMs, and the paper says it's suspended him amid its own investigation  —  Seattle Times journalist Mike Rosenberg has deactivated his Twitter account after another journalist accused him of sending sexually explicit and harassing messages.
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
Sources: after considering Spotify's complaint about App Store fees, the EU has decided to launch an antitrust probe into Apple's conduct  —  The EU will launch a formal antitrust investigation into Apple in the next few weeks after Spotify accused the iPhone maker of “tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors”.
Discussion: @insideerick and Engadget
Jacob Silverman / New Republic:
A freelance writer details how journalism's use of part-time freelancers has hurt the industry, making corporate writing the only refuge for a steady income  —  In 2009, in the paranoid middle days of the recession, I enacted a boomerang-child stereotype: I moved back home into my parents' basement.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Recently acquired Times-Picayune will lay off all of its 161 staff, including 65 reporters and editors, a notice filed with Louisiana Workforce Commission says  —  The Newhouse family sold the 182-year-old daily The Times-Picayune and its website, nola.com, to a scrappy New Orleans competitor, and the entire staff is being laid off.
Swapna Krishna / 1Password Blog:
On World Press Freedom Day, 1Password promotes its free membership for journalists; the service includes Travel Mode, which protects data when crossing borders  —  It's not an easy time to be a journalist, which is why we want to recognize World Press Freedom Day.
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
In 2018, 54 journalists were killed for their work worldwide, and five have been killed in 2019; 250 journalists are imprisoned, with 28 on “false news” charges
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Media Matters study of 2,000 tweets by major news outlets shows they amplified false or misleading Trump claims 19 times/day on average, without disputing them  —  When a president speaks, what he says is, by journalistic norms, inherently newsworthy.  But when a president lies—on social media …
 
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Chavie Lieber / Vox:
Heather Armstrong, “queen of the mommy bloggers” who had 8.5M monthly readers on dooce.com in 2009, is blogging again and promoting her book on mental health
Ruth Graham / Slate:
Rachel Held Evans, an influential progressive Christian writer and speaker who challenged the evangelical establishment, is dead at age 37
Kurt Badenhausen / Forbes:
A profile of sports streaming company DAZN, which is paying well over $1B for media rights annually and is using boxing to drive subscriber growth in the US
Jason Del Rey / Vox:
In an oral history of Amazon Prime, current and former Amazon executives discuss the pivotal role of Prime Video in driving the membership program's success
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