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10:10 AM ET, May 8, 2019

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Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
The owner of The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing IRS approval to change the newspaper to a nonprofit, likely forcing an end to its endorsements of candidates  —  After years of heavy financial losses, The Salt Lake Tribune is pursuing federal approval to become a nonprofit operation sustained by donations large and small.
Emily Nussbaum / New Yorker:
CBS censored a cartoon in CBS All Access' The Good Fight; writer said the network standards division was concerned the cartoon would endanger CBS execs in China  —  Last Thursday, fans of “The Good Fight”—the darkly funny Trump-era spinoff of “The Good Wife,” created by the married showrunners Robert …
Andrew Dalton / Associated Press:
Court TV, dismantled by Time Warner in 2008, is reborn under Katz Networks; the channel will air trials virtually in their entirety and discuss all things legal  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court TV is ending its long recess.  —  The channel for legal junkies that thrived during the trial-crazy 1990s comes …
Discussion: TVNewser, Orlando Sentinel and @courttv
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The New York Times launches its evidence-based Parenting vertical in beta as a mobile-optimized responsive site, building toward being a subscription product  —  Over about five years, The New York Times developed its Cooking product from a bunch of unmonetized recipes floating around its website …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google says Android TV is used by 140+ pay TV operators worldwide, will launch redesigned Play Store on Android TV later this year with easier app discovery  —  Android TV didn't get any keynote stage time at Google's I/O developer conference in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday …
Simon Lewis / Reuters:
Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been freed from prison after being jailed in Myanmar for more than 500 days  —  Simon Lewis, Shoon Naing  —  YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act walked free …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
IAB and PwC: US digital ad spending was up 22% YoY in 2018, exceeding $100B for the first time, mobile ads grew 40% YoY to $69.9B, video ads grew 37% to $16.3B  —  Digital ad spending in the United States exceeding $100 billion for the first time last year, according to the latest internet advertising report …
Discussion: Ad Age, MediaPost, IAB, The Week and Adweek
Tim Ingham / Rolling Stone:
Self-releasing artists made ~$643M last year, up 35% YoY, a growing share of recorded-music industry revenue, as major labels enter the DIY music business  —  Independent artists have exploded thanks to streaming, and labels like Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group are starting to get in on the act
Discussion: @songtradr and hypebot
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Federal judge rules in a case brought by the DOJ that the owner of a Washington, DC, radio station rebroadcasting Sputnik must register as foreign agent
Lyz Lenz / Columbia Journalism Review:
Leadership of the NewsGuild, a union representing 20K+ journalists, may change in the upcoming election, as some members say the guild has been too passive
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A look at the investments Condé Nast-owner Advance Publications is making to diversify away from its media holdings as it embarks on a $10B shopping spree
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook updates its video guidelines to promote original content, loyal and engaged viewership