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11:30 PM ET, May 13, 2017


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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
In a tweet, President Trump raised the possibility of canceling regular briefings with the White House press corps  —  In a mini-tweetstorm Friday that combined references to alleged unfair treatment of his spokespeople and the firing of FBI Director James Comey, President Trump raised …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Once a president drops even the pretense of accuracy, White House press briefings lose their value  —  So the threat we have been waiting for — girding for — has finally arrived from the presidential level.  —  “Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future 'press briefings …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Replying to Trump's tweet on ending press briefings, Anthony Noto pitched Twitter Q&As, then extolled press, clarified he didn't support ending briefings  —  On Friday morning, President Trump issued his latest threat to curtail the media's access to the White House …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some pro-Trump media figures like Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec seize control of the political news cycle by breaking significant, legitimate news  —  Last March, in a 60 Minutes segment on fake news, CBS's Scott Pelley introduced a vast new audience to Mike Cernovich …
Discussion: Infowars
Sources: Spotify, valued at $13B, plans direct listing on the NYSE in Q4 2017 or Q1 2018; Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Allen & Co. are advising  —  - Spotify is expected to go public as a direct listing on the NYSE between Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, according to sources.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Mother Jones announces a $500K crowdfunding campaign to investigate the connection between the Trump administration and Russia  —  Mother Jones on Friday announced a half-million dollar crowdfunding campaign to investigate any connections between the Trump administration and Russia …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with NYT R&D Lab head Marc Lavallee on new technologies, which areas are ripe for experimentation, and what news orgs should pay more attention to  —  “The New York Times is not going to build a self-driving car, but if we see that technology as being inevitable …
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Inside Gannett's strategy to save local news by connecting its 109+ local papers and USA today into a national organization with local correspondents  —  The central area of the newsroom at USA Today in McLean, Virginia. on March 8, 2017.  (Photo by Greg Kahn)  —  Imagine a great pyramid, its foundations spanning the nation.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Ian Burrell / The Drum:
Interview with Euronews CEO Michael Peters as the European 24-hour broadcaster splits its multi-language channel into 12 customized-by-language channels  —  It has been a great week for Europe.  A great European Union enthusiast, Emmanuel Macron, is president of France and there is revolutionary change …
Rob Sharp / Nieman Lab:
A look at Denník N, the independent Slovakian paper founded in 2015 that now has 23K paid digital subscribers, the most nationally, and 110K registered readers  —  “We were scared to start a newspaper.  We started small...We started with people who were ready to act very honestly and bravely.
Jennifer Schuessler / New York Times:
Hal Niedzviecki, the editor of Write, the magazine of the Writers Union of Canada, has resigned after half-jokingly defending cultural appropriation  —  The simmering debate over cultural appropriation took another turn on Wednesday, when the Writers Union of Canada apologized …
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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Robert H. Phelps, who missed the Watergate scandal as an editor at The New York Times, has died at 97