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6:20 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 …
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 …
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.
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George Gene Gustines / New York Times:
As movie and TV adaptations fueled an $80M YoY growth in comic book sales in 2018, smaller comic book publishers are adopting new business strategies to compete  —  A merger of two independents, Lion Forge and Oni Press, is the latest example of new strategies that are shaping the business.
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 …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
The town of Longmont, CO, is debating whether to add a tax to fund a public library that might include an editorially independent local newsroom  —  A late-night debate in a sparsely attended city council chamber in Colorado on Tuesday opened a new front in the national conversation about how to sustain local news.
Discussion: @fourthestateorg and @mathewi
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.
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 …
 
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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
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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
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James Walker / Press Gazette:
Brazil's president signs decree allowing crime reporters, among other professions, to carry guns for protection
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