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1:50 AM ET, May 12, 2019

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Laura Waxmann / The San Francisco Examiner:
Police and FBI raided the home and office of journalist Bryan Carmody, handcuffing him, in a probe into a leaked police report about a public defender's death  —  Police raided the home and office of a freelance journalist Friday morning.  —  Police raided the home and office …
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Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Roku says it doesn't have any plans to create its own content for its free ad-supported network, The Roku Channel  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.  —  After reaching 10,000 free ad-supported movies and TV episodes …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Pew survey finds that 78% of Americans have never spoken with a local journalist; those who have are likelier to be older, college-educated, and white  —  Seventy-eight percent of Americans have never spoken with a local journalist at all, according to data highlighted by Pew on Friday …
Nicholas Diakopoulos / Columbia Journalism Review:
Study: more than half of the impressions in the Google search results' Top Stories box go to 20 news sources; CNN, NYT, and WaPo accounted for 23% of them  —  In the last week of April, nearly 23 percent of all traffic to news sites tracked by web analytics firm Parse.ly came from search engines.
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
New media ventures like Vox are struggling while old media, like NYT, is flourishing because the only disruption in media happened in distribution, not content  —  KEY POINTS  — Old media companies such as Disney and The New York Times have flourished in recent years while new media ventures …
Discussion: @mattrosoff
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Kendra Pierre-Louis / The Open Notebook:
NYT climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis details how she's encountered racism more frequently in journalism than in her previous professions  —  I have experienced racism in the newsroom.  This hasn't surprised me.  I have been black my whole life, so racism has been a fixture of my whole life.
Andrew McCormick / Columbia Journalism Review:
International correspondents in Venezuela say that the only way to cover the country is to be on the ground as polarization makes local experts unreliable  —  Last Tuesday, in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader in the country, called for a military uprising …
Kevin Warwick / VICE:
A history of Book Your Own Fuckin' Life, a guide for touring punk bands that was published yearly by punk zine Maximum RocknRoll, which closed in January  —  When Maximum Rocknroll announced in mid-January that it would cease publication of its print zine following the May issue …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
How YouTube's Content ID system lets rightsholders hijack global revenue from legit videos covered by fair use, and what one channel CEO says needs to change  —  With over 20 million subscribers of its main channel and over 30 million over its entire network, WatchMojo is one of the largest players on YouTube.
Discussion: @annemariebridy, Thanks:@ashkan
Dave McNary / Variety:
Hollywood execs Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan launch their new $400M public acquisition vehicle, after raising $1.6B in their four previous acquisition outfits  —  Veteran Hollywood executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan are launching Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. with a $400 million initial public offering.
Discussion: Deadline and Multichannel News
 
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Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Five production companies say they won't film in Georgia to protest a new abortion law; MPAA, representing major studios, says it will wait for court outcomes
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Netflix publishes its first top-10 lists of most-watched content on its platform in the UK, says it will start posting the lists every week in the country
Discussion: The Verge, Gizmodo and Slate
Ross Benes / eMarketer:
Ad spending on private marketplaces will overtake open exchanges in 2020 as both publishers and advertisers seek more control of context in which ads appear
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Brazil's president signs decree allowing crime reporters, among other professions, to carry guns for protection
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Rob Wijnberg / The Correspondent:
De Correspondent hires Eliza Anyangwe as managing editor of its English-language platform, The Correspondent, following the departure of Zainab Shah
Discussion: The Correspondent
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
A look at The Prepared, a year-old site with reviews and advice for preppers, which makes money from affiliate links and has attracted some angel funding