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8:20 AM ET, May 7, 2019

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Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been freed from prison after being jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days  —  YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free from a prison on the outskirts …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Sources: Amazon in talks with big US publishers about paying them to expand internationally so it can reach more shoppers with its affiliate business  —  Big US publishers already make money from Amazon's “affiliate” business.  Amazon wants them to make more, and may pay them upfront.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates its video guidelines to promote original content, loyal and engaged viewership  —  Facebook today announced a series of changes to the way it ranks videos on its social network, which determines how widely they're distributed.  According to the updated guidelines …
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.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Study examines how Report for America fellows struggle to build real trust in local news with communities in rural Kentucky and inner-city Chicago  —  Last June, Report for America (RFA) fellow Will Wright was looking for interviews in Eastern Kentucky.  He was standing at a temporary health care clinic …
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”.
Lauren Johnson / Business Insider:
Pitch deck shows Amazon aims to build a video advertising business on Fire TV devices and IMDb FreeDive to rival Roku, Hulu, and others  —  - Amazon wants a piece of OTT advertising and is targeting advertisers who are migrating from TV's $70 billion market.
Ben Strauss / Washington Post:
A look at the investments Sinclair has made as part of its push into live sports even as cord cutting and rights payments make RSNs less lucrative than before  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group expanded its media holdings in two realms when it announced Friday that it was buying 21 regional sports networks …
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Nancy Cook / Politico:
Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney has prioritized pumping up the White House's communications machine, but the daily press briefing is unlikely to return  —  One of Mick Mulvaney's first acts after he started working as President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff in December was to hit the television airwaves.
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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