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eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic fund plans to give $100 million in grants for investigative journalism, combating misinformation and hate speech

In the news this week, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar one-ups himself, allocating $100 million to fund investigative journalism, and the fight against hate speech and misinformation. A Pew Research study finds one area of agreement among Americans: they think the Trump-media feud is unhealthy and blocking access to important political news. And Amazon pays an eye-popping $50 million for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games this year — will they get their money’s worth? Our Metric of the Week is Total Engaged Time, and we speak with Hearst Media’s Emma Dibdin about “S-Town,” the smash hit podcast by the makers of “Serial.”

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