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8:20 AM ET, May 3, 2017

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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Philadelphia's Lenfest Institute for Journalism has raised $26.5M from foundations and individuals, with founder Gerry Lenfest pledging $40M in matching funds  —  The institute, which owns the two Philadelphia dailies, also plans to introduce a fellowship program and award grants to help sustain local journalism.
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Rupert Murdoch's 56-word memo on Bill Shine shows a continued focus on ratings and profits, without cleaning house of those who enabled Ailes  —  If ever there were an internal memo that said it all, a remarkably brief one from Rupert Murdoch to Fox News staff on Monday is it.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Amazon Prime Video signs first look deal for documentaries from new nonprofit production company at UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program  —  In 2001, “Frontline” aired a documentary by investigative reporting legend Lowell Bergman.  The movie, which chronicled the new cowboys of …
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
Storyful and Moat debut Open Brand Safety, working with CUNY School of Journalism to catalog sites that spread misinformation, then share findings with brands  —  But first, how do we define quality—and crap?  —  Storyful and Moat—together with CUNY and our new News Integrity Initiative* …
BuzzFeed:
White supremacist Richard Spencer is working with two alt-right media outlets in Sweden to launch a Breitbart competitor, the AltRight Corporation  —  STOCKHOLM — The white nationalist Richard Spencer is partnering with two Swedish outfits to create a company they hope will become a media giant …
American Press Institute:
Study: 53% of Americans pay for news, but 53% of digital subscribers have never paid for a print version; expertise, social cues, discounts drive subscriptions  —  This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
Christian Shepherd / Reuters:
China's internet regulator, CAC, issues new rules, effective June 1, requiring online news services to be managed by party-sanctioned editorial staff  —  China on Tuesday issued tighter rules for online news portals and network providers, the latest step in President Xi Jinping's push to secure …
Anne Helen Petersen / BuzzFeed:
Interview with Dylan Howard, EIC of National Enquirer and AMI chief content officer, on American Media's purchase of US Weekly, Trump, the future of tabloids  —  Close your eyes  —  and imagine what you think the editor of the National Enquirer might look like.
Discussion: @buzzfeednews
Nieman Foundation News:
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard announces the 80th class of Nieman Fellows  —  The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, a leading global voice in journalism education and innovation, has selected 24 journalists as members of the Nieman class of 2018.
Discussion: @dabeard, @jbenton, @niemanfdn and @amlwhere
 
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Thomas Vinciguerra / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ex-NYT staff involved in the Pentagon Papers story are outraged at Spielberg's film on the scandal; scriptwriter says movie is primarily about WaPo's Kay Graham
Dawn Rhodes / Chicago Tribune:
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University says it will not pursue renewed accreditation beyond this school year because the process is “flawed”
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Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
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