Sara Fischer

Sara Fischer

Media Reporter @Axios ( Likes ≠ endorsements.

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NEW: Twitter is launching a big national campaign to boost local news - Running ads across 28 local papers to encourage people to #followlocaljournalists 

🚨Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL to private equity firm for $5 billion

🚨🚨🚨The Oversight Board will announce its decision on the case concerning former U.S. President Trump on its website at  on May 5, 2021 at approximately 9:00 a.m. EDT.

📣 @axios  will host a special event going behind the scenes of the @facebook  Oversight Board decision on whether to restore access to Trump’s accounts @mikeallen  and I will interview John Samples & Helle Thorning-Schmidt at 9a ET Wed May 6 Register here:

Exclusive: @therecount  has raised $18 million in a series B funding round led by Foundry Group — The new investment brings its total funding to $31 million. The company currently has a little more than 40 employees.

NEW: @nytimes  Q1 earnings are out. Much higher new subscription growth coming from games, cooking, etc. (44% all new paid subs) - 7.8 million total paid subscribers (print & digital) - 7 million digital-only subs - 301k new subs added Q1 (167k news, 134k cooking, games, other)

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NEW: @YouTube  spending $7 million on 2 new journalism programs — One for small digital newsrooms and one for digital independent journalists

Scoop: TikTok launching jobs service for Gen Z using video resumes

🚨🚨🚨 BREAKING: The AP's @SallyBuzbee named executive editor of @washingtonpost  ,effective June 1. Memo from Publisher Fred Ryan: “In an extensive search that included many of the best journalists in America, Sally stood out as the right person to lead The Post going forward"


If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader, even if President Trump continues to fight in court, advisers tell @axios ' @mikeallen  and @margarettalev :

👀Fox's 7p host tonight Brian Kilmeade responds to @PressSec 's first presser: "This is the way it should've been for the past four years."

🚨 Verizon pulling ads from FB, Insta, likely biggest advertiser so far to do so - What started as whisper campaign now officially major boycott - Move comes as Facebook deals w/ a "trust deficit" among marketers & regulators over way it moderates content

New @CNN  hires and promotions: — Natasha Bertrand joins CNN as a reporter, covering national security at the White HouseWhitney Wild promoted to law enforcement correspondent — Donie O’Sullivan promoted to correspondent — Priscilla Alvarez has also been promoted to reporter

NEWS: @theathletichq  lays off 8% of staff (46 people), implements staff-wide pay cut -Most pay cuts are 10%, per memo obtained @axiosy  -CEO Alex Mather: New sub growth down 20-30%, podcast ad revenue severely impacted -"This is a dark day for the company"

#Breaking @Twitter  acquiring newsletter publishing compan @revue  — Deal marks Twitter's first step into long-form — Also is Twitter's first foray into subscription revenue — Revue to remain standalone company Full story o @axios  :

😢 Tech execs always get a free pass from being pressed on serious, substantive issues when they go to The Hill because conservatives, who should care deeply about fair competition, are too distracted by unproven allegations of political censorship.

For the first time in years, people aren’t flocking to hyper-partisan news sites, but rather they’re leaning into trusted national and local news sources because of coronavirus.