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9:50 PM ET, May 13, 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.
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.
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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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Despite a plunge in viewership of US broadcast and cable networks, eMarketer expects overall advance commitments for TV ads to rise 2.4% YoY to $21.25B in 2019
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.
Reuters:
How the Taliban's media operation gets its message out quickly through social channels and other avenues, asking fighters to double as reporters  —  KABUL (Reuters) - Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban's chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group's daily news bulletin …
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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  —  During his 2016 presidential bid, Donald Trump wielded insulting nicknames to brutal effect.  In the primaries, he ran not against Jeb Bush …
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  —  BEIJING — Kou Aizhe, the creator and host of one of China's most popular storytelling podcasts, has only one criterion for selecting stories.
DW.COM:
Turkish journalist Yavuz Selim Demirag, an outspoken critic of President Erdogan, was beaten by assailants with baseball bats after a TV appearance  —  Yavuz Selim Demirag has been an outspoken critic of President Erdogan.  He was set on by assailants with baseball bats in what journalists say is a sign of shrinking press freedom.
Karla Adam / Washington Post:
Sweden reopens rape case against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange after discontinuing the investigation in 2017, seeks extradition  —  LONDON — Swedish prosecutors are reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.  —  Speaking Monday at a news conference …
 
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