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9:05 AM ET, May 14, 2019

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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Quartz launched a metered paywall last week, now requires a $15/month or $100/year membership for unlimited access to all of its stories  —  At its debut nearly seven years ago, Quartz's model was to be everywhere — not behind a paywall, not locked inside a mobile app, ready to build an audience through social sharing.
Reuters:
Survey of 240 companies: 46% spent less on YouTube and more on TV networks' online services, including their YouTube channels, in Q1 2019 than in Q1 2018  —  SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three years ago, the beginning of the end of the U.S. television business looked certain …
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: Discovery to buy Golf Digest from Condé Nast for $30M; W and Brides remain for sale  —  Discovery is buying Golf Digest from Condé Nast for an estimated $30 million, expanding its reach beyond its golf-streaming sweet spot, according to sources close to the situation.
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Apple updates iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs with its new TV app with Apple TV Channels, which offers customers subscription access to premium networks like HBO  —  KEY POINTS  — It's available through an update to your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV and exists inside the new TV app.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook raises pay for content moderation contractors to $22/hr in SF, NYC, DC; $20/hr in Seattle; and $18/hr in other metros; says minimum wage is not enough  —  Social-media giant says current minimum wage isn't enough in expensive areas such as Silicon Valley
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Federal appeals court ruled against Georgia in suit vs Public.Resource.Org for publishing copyrighted legal materials; both parties ask Supreme Court to step in  —  WASHINGTON — Carl Malamud believes in open access to government records, and he has spent more than a decade putting them online.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify-owned Soundtrap launches Soundtrap for Storytellers, a cloud-based podcast creation platform with advanced features, for $14.99 per month  —  In November 2017, Spotify picked up the online music studio Soundtrap as part of its efforts to offer more services to artists on its platform.
CNBC:
Bleacher Report will start its gaming-related programming from Las Vegas this summer, says its sports betting category grew 3x faster than any other category  —  KEY POINTS  —  Bleacher Report betting big on sports gambling  —  Sports gambling is about to get a big boost from the Bleacher.
William D. Cohan / Vanity Fair:
Sources: CBS and Viacom boards have been in negotiations regarding a merger, but National Amusements can't initiate merger discussions until September 2020  —  The more than $1 billion in “cost synergies” identified by bankers and executives in the long-rumored deal pushed by Shari Redstone is code for “big job losses.”
 
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Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's pejorative nicknames, often repeated by the media with amusement, have the power to set the narrative around Trump's political opponents
Amy Qin / New York Times:
A look at China's Gushi FM, a storytelling podcast with ~600K listeners, which presents the reality of everyday life and has mostly managed to evade censorship
DW.COM:
Turkish journalist Yavuz Selim Demirag, an outspoken critic of President Erdogan, was beaten by assailants with baseball bats after a TV appearance
BBC:
ITV suspends recording and broadcasting of The Jeremy Kyle show after a guest died shortly after filming, and is conducting a review into the episode
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Karla Adam / Washington Post:
Sweden reopens rape case against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange after discontinuing the investigation in 2017, seeks extradition
Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Bryan Carmody says SF police raided his home and office instead of targeting other media because he is a freelancer; lawyer: police should have used a subpoena