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2:05 PM ET, May 16, 2017

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Brendan Gauthier / Salon:
Fox News and Infowars published a debunked conspiracy about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, which remained on FoxNews.com after Rich's family issued a statement  —  Fox publishes a bogus story that's easily debunked.  Then Infowars says a bigger story is evidence of a coverup
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Review shows Facebook's anti-fake news initiatives as ineffective, with many articles disputed by fact-checkers being labeled “disputed” too late or not at all  —  hen Facebook's new fact-checking system labeled a Newport Buzz article as possible “fake news”, warning users against sharing it, something unexpected happened.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
The Associated Press partners with social media management company SAM to launch a Storyful competitor, the AP Social Newswire  —  The Associated Press has become the latest news organization to get into the user-generated content game, announcing on Tuesday the launch of a new service called AP Social Newswire.
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
At ESPN's upfront, President John Skipper defended the network's recent layoffs to advertisers, saying the current environment forces execs to be “realists”  —  “The current environment forces us to be realists as well as optimists,” he assured media buyers at the network's May 16 upfront.
Discussion: Variety
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN says it's ready to strike deals with advertisers based on live viewing figures across TV, mobile, and digital screens
Discussion: Fortune and @bristei
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Ousted Fox News host Bill O'Reilly joining Glenn Beck on his radio show for a weekly slot, every Friday  —  Former Fox News titans Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck will be reuniting for a weekly spot on Beck's radio show.  —  “We're going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me,” …
Discussion: Forbes, Mediaite and Variety
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska is suing the Associated Press for libel over its reporting on his relationship with Trump's former campaign chairman Manafort  —  A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press …
Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Q&A with the NYT's Public Editor Liz Spayd on the role, dealing with criticism, and how she doesn't have any “wholesale regrets” about columns she's written  —  It's been a hell of a year for the public editor of The New York Times.  —  The veteran journalist Liz Spayd started in the gig last July.
Casey Tolan / Mercury News:
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle says she's in talks about becoming White House press secretary  —  The Fox News host and former First Lady of San Francisco tells the Bay Area News Group: 'I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country.'  —  NEW YORK — Kimberly Guilfoyle …
Discussion: Mediaite and Rare
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
At Disney, questions remain about who will succeed Bob Iger, with sources saying a candidate is unlikely to be announced until at least 2018  —  Twelve years into running the world's largest media conglomerate, the question of who will succeed Robert Iger at Walt Disney Co. is more uncertain than it has been for nearly a decade.
Discussion: @davecbenoit
Rick Kogan / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Tribune parent tronc enters into nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Wrapports Holdings, owner of rival Sun-Times; Sun-Times to operate independently  —  Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune, has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent to buy the Chicago Sun-Times.
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Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Disney CEO Bob Iger says hackers claiming to have access to an upcoming movie have demanded a ransom; the company is refusing to pay it  —  He says the hackers are demanding a ransom, which the company won't pay.  —  Have real-life pirates taken aim at Disney?
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Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
As cord-cutting picks up pace, media companies are competing to make it into skinny bundles, with channels like Nickelodeon and TNT finding themselves left out
Discussion: Light Reading and Fortune
 
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
US agencies under Trump have removed or hidden information, including workplace violation and animal welfare data, which was once easily accessible
Discussion: IJR and The Week