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In apparent deception, a document mimicking lawsuit against Sen. Schumer was shared with multiple news orgs; Schumer office calls doc a forgery, alerted police

Mike Allen / Axios: In apparent deception, a document mimicking lawsuit against Sen. Schumer was shared with multiple news orgs; Schumer office calls doc a forgery, alerted police  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned ...

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders threatened a loss of access for CNN's Jim Acosta if he asked President Trump a question during bill signing event

Erik Wemple / Washington Post: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders threatened a loss of access for CNN's Jim Acosta if he asked President Trump a question during bill signing event  —  President Trump's tweeting Tuesday morning set off the usual scramble among White House reporters for ...

Adobe is shutting down Storify's standalone service on May 16, 2018, with new signups halted today

Brian Heater / TechCrunch: Adobe is shutting down Storify's standalone service on May 16, 2018, with new signups halted today  —  Storify's eventual shuttering has been a long time coming.  The social timeline curation service was acquired by commenting platform Livefyreback in 2013, which, ...

NYT's Reader Center allows reporters and editors to explain stories and address reader questions and concerns, but it's a poor replacement for a public editor

Shira Hanau / MediaFile: NYT's Reader Center allows reporters and editors to explain stories and address reader questions and concerns, but it's a poor replacement for a public editor  —  The New York Times recently found itself under fire when it published a profile of the “White ...

Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks

Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks  —  A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part ...

CNBC is opening a Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, will hire 10 staffers, and will begin broadcasting from there in Q1 2018

Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: CNBC is opening a Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, will hire 10 staffers, and will begin broadcasting from there in Q1 2018  —  CNBC unveiled plans Tuesday for a Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it ...

ESPN has suspended analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after they were named in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the NFL

Timothy Burke / Deadspin: ESPN has suspended analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after they were named in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against the NFL  —  ESPN has suspended analysts Donovan McNabb and Eric Davis after a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles named the former NFL Network ...

The Today show beats Good Morning America in the ratings for the second week in a row, the first time since 2016

Brian Steinberg / Variety: The Today show beats Good Morning America in the ratings for the second week in a row, the first time since 2016  —  Rather than give up on “Today” in the wake of veteran co-anchor Matt Lauer's departure, viewers are flocking to it.  —  For the ...

YouTube TV rolls out to 34 new metro area markets, bringing the total to 83 US markets

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: YouTube TV rolls out to 34 new metro area markets, bringing the total to 83 US markets  —  The unbundling of the cable media empire is well underway, as players like Netflix grow and others like Hulu and YouTube offer live TV service.  —  YouTube TV, in ...

Former New York Times reporter Roy Reed, who covered the civil rights era, has died aged 87 in Arkansas

John Schwartz / New York Times: Former New York Times reporter Roy Reed, who covered the civil rights era, has died aged 87 in Arkansas  —  On June 6, 1966, James Meredith tried to make history for the second time.  Having integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he announced a ...

Sources: 21st Century Fox and Disney are on track to announce a deal on Thursday

David Faber / CNBC: Sources: 21st Century Fox and Disney are on track to announce a deal on Thursday  —  - 21st Century Fox and Disney are on track for a Thursday deal announcement, sources familiar with the deal said.  —  21st Century Fox and Disney are on a “glide path” ...

Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation

Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed: Leaked documents show how Steve Bannon and Breitbart sought to sabotage Twitter via negative coverage, potential litigation, and stock manipulation  —  Steve Bannon and his associates at Breitbart News planned a broad financial, legal, and editorial campaign to ...

Journalist Terry Richard says former CNN talk show host Larry King groped her on two separate occasions in 2005 and 2006; King denies the claims

Alan Butterfield / Daily Mail: Journalist Terry Richard says former CNN talk show host Larry King groped her on two separate occasions in 2005 and 2006; King denies the claims  —  Terry Richard, an ex-wife of singer Eddie Fisher, claims that former CNN talk show host Larry King groped her at ...

The first robot-generated stories from the Press Association's automated news service RADAR, funded by Google's Digital News Initiative, have made it into print

Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette: The first robot-generated stories from the Press Association's automated news service RADAR, funded by Google's Digital News Initiative, have made it into print  —  The first robot-generated stories produced by Press Association have appeared in print in ...

In the Alabama race, Roy Moore sought to make the press his opponent, with some commentators saying the race has been turned into a referendum on the media

Brian Stelter / CNNMoney: In the Alabama race, Roy Moore sought to make the press his opponent, with some commentators saying the race has been turned into a referendum on the media  —  “The media” is not on the ballot in Tuesday's special election in Alabama.  That's obvious, ...

Eric Weinberger, president of the Bill Simmons Media Group, has been suspended after being named in a lawsuit containing claims of sexual harassment and assault

Kevin Draper / New York Times: Eric Weinberger, president of the Bill Simmons Media Group, has been suspended after being named in a lawsuit containing claims of sexual harassment and assault  —  NFL Network has suspended the analysts Marshall Faulk, Heath Evans and Ike Taylor “pending ...

A government report, being released on Wednesday, will urge Theresa May to sue Facebook, Google, and other tech firms who don't delete abusive content

Shona Ghosh / Business Insider: A government report, being released on Wednesday, will urge Theresa May to sue Facebook, Google, and other tech firms who don't delete abusive content  —  - Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other web firms are likely to face new sanctions in the UK about hosting ...

Former Mashable Executive Editor Jim Roberts is joining financial news startup Cheddar as editor-in-chief

Sara Fischer / Axios: Former Mashable Executive Editor Jim Roberts is joining financial news startup Cheddar as editor-in-chief  —  Jim Roberts, former Mashable executive editor and veteran New York Times and Reuters digital editor, is joining streaming TV startup Cheddar as editor-in-chief ...

Google is sending more traffic to publishers, up 17% this year, than Facebook, who is sending 25% less traffic, according to Parse.ly

Rani Molla / Recode: Google is sending more traffic to publishers, up 17% this year, than Facebook, who is sending 25% less traffic, according to Parse.ly  —  Facebook sent 25 percent less traffic to publishers this year, while Google increased its traffic by 17 percent, according to ...

Q&A with Jezebel's new EIC Koa Beck on what made her take on the role, the site's influence on recent media coverage of sexual harassment, her vision, more

Meg Dalton / Columbia Journalism Review: Q&A with Jezebel's new EIC Koa Beck on what made her take on the role, the site's influence on recent media coverage of sexual harassment, her vision, more  —  Long before investigations into the sexual misconduct appeared in the pages of The New York ...

NFL Network suspends 3 on-air analysts after sexual harassment allegations; related lawsuit also names Eric Weinberger, president of Bill Simmons' media group

Bloomberg: NFL Network suspends 3 on-air analysts after sexual harassment allegations; related lawsuit also names Eric Weinberger, president of Bill Simmons' media group  —  Former employee says ex-producer sent several nude photos  —  NFL Network says employees suspended pending ...

Guardian US to be guest edited by Dreamers for three days this week with Columbia Journalism Review and Univision News co-publishing stories

The Guardian: Guardian US to be guest edited by Dreamers for three days this week with Columbia Journalism Review and Univision News co-publishing stories  —  Columbia Journalism Review and Univision News to co-publish stories commissioned by Dreamers … Today the Guardian announces it ...

Comcast says it has dropped its bid for 21st Century Fox's assets; sources say Disney still in negotiations with Fox and a deal could be reached this month

Anjali Athavaley / Reuters: Comcast says it has dropped its bid for 21st Century Fox's assets; sources say Disney still in negotiations with Fox and a deal could be reached this month  —  - Comcast Corp said on Monday it had abandoned its bid for most of the assets of Rupert Murdoch's ...

With 'My WSJ,' The Wall Street Journal makes a personalized content feed central to its app

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: With “My WSJ,” The Wall Street Journal makes a personalized content feed central to its app  —  “We don't have to ask you anything.  We just know, by virtue of you being a Journal reader, what you'd like to read and what you should read.  ...

Profile of Into, a digital magazine from Grindr that covers news and expands LGBTQ representation in media

MJ Franklin / Mashable: Profile of Into, a digital magazine from Grindr that covers news and expands LGBTQ representation in media  —  John Paul Brammer remembers the day he wrote the column vividly.  He was standing in line for RuPaul's DragCon.  Inside, the New York City venue was decked ...

The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over 'Improper Sexual Conduct'

Andrew Kirell / The Daily Beast: The New Yorker Fires Star Reporter Ryan Lizza Over ‘Improper Sexual Conduct’ … The New Yorker has let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine confirmed Monday.  —  “The New Yorker ...

The New Yorker has severed ties with Ryan Lizza in response to behavior the magazine believes to be 'improper sexual conduct.' Full statement: http://twitter.com/...

Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: The New Yorker has severed ties with Ryan Lizza in response to behavior the magazine believes to be “improper sexual conduct.” Full statement: http://twitter.com/...

Inside Fusion GPS, a corporate research firm led by former journalists that produced the Trump dossier and investigates politicians, Silicon Valley, Wall Street

Washington Post: Inside Fusion GPS, a corporate research firm led by former journalists that produced the Trump dossier and investigates politicians, Silicon Valley, Wall Street  —  Fusion GPS bills itself as a corporate research firm, but in many ways it operates with the secrecy of a spy ...

Profile of Sydney-based quarterly Mekong Review, which publishes essays and investigations about culture and politics of SE Asia where free speech is threatened

Mike Ives / New York Times: Profile of Sydney-based quarterly Mekong Review, which publishes essays and investigations about culture and politics of SE Asia where free speech is threatened  —  HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are ...

Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

TechCrunch: Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest  —  Dec 11, 2017, 3:59 pmDec 12, 2017, 12:38 am  —  After we broke the story last week that Apple was acquiring London-based music and image ...

YouTubers posting disturbing videos about kids earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from ads, say they chased a trend that YouTube's algorithm drove

BuzzFeed: YouTubers posting disturbing videos about kids earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from ads, say they chased a trend that YouTube's algorithm drove  —  According to estimates, accounts shut down for potential child endangerment content could've been netting over $500,000 a ...

Bloomberg announces the name of its new 24-hour news network on Twitter, launching December 18, is TicToc by Bloomberg

Todd Spangler / Variety: Bloomberg announces the name of its new 24-hour news network on Twitter, launching December 18, is TicToc by Bloomberg  —  Bloomberg Media announced the name of its built-for-Twitter 24-hour news network — TicToc by Bloomberg — which is set to go live ...

Internet pioneers and other tech luminaries including Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Steve Wozniak ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality

Adi Robertson / The Verge: Internet pioneers and other tech luminaries including Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, and Steve Wozniak ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality  —  A group of early internet and computing pioneers have called on the Senate's FCC oversight committee to ...

Netflix receives nine Golden Globe nominations, its most ever, for The Crown, Stranger Things, more, while Hulu and Amazon receive just three each

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Netflix receives nine Golden Globe nominations, its most ever, for The Crown, Stranger Things, more, while Hulu and Amazon receive just three each  —  The Golden Globe nominations are out, and once again HBO and Netflix have come out on top as the most-nominated ...

Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre received an overall pay package of £2.3M this year, boosted by performance-linked shares, up from £1.5M in 2016

Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette: Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre received an overall pay package of £2.3M this year, boosted by performance-linked shares, up from £1.5M in 2016  —  Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre received a pay package worth £2.3m this year, up from £1.5m on the year before, ...

Ex-Gawker employees have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500K to purchase the blog out of bankruptcy and relaunch it

Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal: Ex-Gawker employees have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500K to purchase the blog out of bankruptcy and relaunch it  —  If successful, relaunched Gawker.com would be funded by readers, operated through a nonprofit foundation  —  ...

FX has struck a development deal with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the popular Welcome To Night Vale podcast and book series for television

Greg Evans / Deadline: FX has struck a development deal with Sony Pictures Television to adapt the popular Welcome To Night Vale podcast and book series for television  —  EXCLUSIVE: Welcome to Night Vale, the popular, spooky podcast and book series, is heading to television.  FX has struck ...

Verizon signs five-year deal with the NFL to livestream games to any mobile, web, and connected-TV device across the US

Todd Spangler / Variety: Verizon signs five-year deal with the NFL to livestream games to any mobile, web, and connected-TV device across the US  —  Telco gains expanded multiplatform digital rights, loses status as exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for live NFL games  —  Verizon will ...

Carl Bernstein says he questions whether he and Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate over error in Watergate coverage

Brett Samuels / The Hill: Carl Bernstein says he questions whether he and Bob Woodward would have been fired in today's media climate over error in Watergate coverage  —  Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein on Sunday questioned whether he and colleague Bob Woodward would have been fired in ...

A look at some of the largest investigative reporting nonprofits in the US focused on local and state news: VTDigger, inewsource, and others

David Westphal / Columbia Journalism Review: A look at some of the largest investigative reporting nonprofits in the US focused on local and state news: VTDigger, inewsource, and others  —  The Vermont Statehouse, where the nonprofit investigative reporting powerhouse VTDigger got its ...

Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez, who was denied asylum by the US, says his name is on a Mexican military 'kill list', remains in ICE custody pending appeal

Nick Miroff / Washington Post: Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez, who was denied asylum by the US, says his name is on a Mexican military “kill list”, remains in ICE custody pending appeal  —  A Mexican journalist who sought asylum in the United States in 2008 was arrested by ...

Hearst Digital, which has been profitable for three years straight, had 95M unique visitors to its sites in October and 15B video views in 2017, up 161% YoY

Corinne Grinapol / Adweek: Hearst Digital, which has been profitable for three years straight, had 95M unique visitors to its sites in October and 15B video views in 2017, up 161% YoY  —  The company garnered 15 billion video views in 2017  —  Hearst recently opened a new ...

Far-right media soothes Moore voters' cognitive dissonance by providing an alternate version of reality, delegitimizing what's outside their political bubble

Jane Coaston / Vox: Far-right media soothes Moore voters' cognitive dissonance by providing an alternate version of reality, delegitimizing what's outside their political bubble  —  “I don't think I ever intended to basically say, 'Everything that mainstream news says is not true.'"

How Donald Trump's rhetoric on 'fake news' has been embraced by many political leaders around the world

Haley Britzky / Axios: How Donald Trump's rhetoric on “fake news” has been embraced by many political leaders around the world  —  After President Trump tweeted that CNN International “is still a major source of news,” Libyan media published an article questioning the ...

Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules

Cecilia Kang / New York Times: Profile of non-profit Fight for the Future, which helped to kill SOPA, pass net neutrality rules, and now leads a fight against FCC's plan to repeal those rules  —  WORCESTER, Mass. — Hundreds of protests were staged across the country on Thursday in the ...

Simeon Booker, who covered civil rights and the federal government for Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, dies at age 99

Emily Langer / Washington Post: Simeon Booker, who covered civil rights and the federal government for Jet and Ebony magazines for five decades, dies at age 99  —  The photographs stunned the country: a 14-year-old boy dead in a coffin, his head crushed, an eye gouged, his body disfigured ...

The 'pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations' argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake

Mike Masnick / Techdirt: The “pro net neutrality but against Title II regulations” argument had merit a decade ago, but developments since then make coming FCC rules repeal a mistake  —  Long time readers of Techdirt may know , that in the mid-2000s when the net neutrality debate ...

Boston Globe discloses harassment allegations within the company and local media, but fails to name a Globe reporter who left after lewd conduct allegations

Catherine Carlock / Boston Business Journal: Boston Globe discloses harassment allegations within the company and local media, but fails to name a Globe reporter who left after lewd conduct allegations  —  Responding to at least 48 hours of rumors about a Boston Globe journalist who is no ...

Irish lawmakers propose bill criminalizing use of bots to influence politics and the 'active promotion' of fake news, with five years jail or fines up to €10K

Daniel Funke / Poynter: Irish lawmakers propose bill criminalizing use of bots to influence politics and the “active promotion” of fake news, with five years jail or fines up to €10K  —  If you use a Twitter bot or share fake news in Ireland, go directly to jail, do not pass ...

With some research saying that permanently baked-in host-read podcast ads are 3.5X more effective, dynamically inserted third party ads have trouble catching on

Max Willens / Digiday: With some research saying that permanently baked-in host-read podcast ads are 3.5X more effective, dynamically inserted third party ads have trouble catching on  —  In November, HowStuffWorks dumped the third-party ads in its podcasts.  After spending most of 2017 ...