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1:10 PM ET, May 17, 2017


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Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Trump advisor Newt Gingrich said the President should shut down the press briefing room as it would send a message that the media is a “corrupt institution”  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump should “close down the White House press briefing room.”
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 …
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Jimmy Fallon's show has lost nearly 1M viewers in 5 months, as it competes with politics-driven comedy like Colbert's which has become more popular in Trump era  —  Ambling onto the Art Deco set of “The Tonight Show” for his monologue rehearsal one Monday afternoon, Jimmy Fallon gave the crowd …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Since Medium pivoted its strategy, publishers like Pacific Standard and Film School Rejects have left, while others reconsider working with the site  —  Last May, Medium made publishers an offer they couldn't resist: Free hosting.  Advertising dollars.  More eyeballs.
Discussion: @rdmurphy
WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas, having served 7 years of a 35-year sentence  —  US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.
European Federation of Journalists:
Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is suing ICIJ journalist Matthew Caruana Galizia for defamation, over Facebook posts linking to Panama Papers docs  —  Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has filed on the 10th of May 2017 a defamation case against Matthew Caruana Galizia …
Discussion: @ryanchittum and @mogensbb
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Four phases pro-Trump media goes through to turn a negative story around in under 24 hours: stay quiet, blame and discredit, change news cycle, close the loop  —  This week has posed a new test for the pro-Trump media — a loose affiliation of news organizations, trolls, and independent journalists …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Gizmodo Media Group releases diversity report: 48% of the company's editorial staff are white, with 52% being female  —  Journalism is still overwhelmingly White.  But that won't change if news organizations don't talk about it.  —  It was in that spirit that Gizmodo Media Group …
Discussion: @joeruiz
Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times:
NBCUniversal head of advertising Linda Yaccarino, who oversees $10B in annual ad revenue, on Nielsen, NBCU's new ad inventory, and getting the right “media mix”  —  After completing her first year as the head of advertising sales for NBCUniversal, Linda Yaccarino went out to dinner with her husband to celebrate.
Discussion: Beet.TV
Kelly J. O'Brien / Boston Business Journal:
IDG lays off an undisclosed number of employees in the US, including journalists at Macworld  —  International Data Group, the 53-year-old tech research giant and publisher founded by the late Patrick McGovern, this week laid off an undisclosed number of employees, several months …
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
Report: Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to consider jailing journalists that publish classified information  —  The president's private view comes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused to publicly commit to not prosecuting reporters.  —  Frustrated by leaks to the news media …
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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
Brendan Gauthier / Salon:
Fox News and Infowars published a debunked conspiracy about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, which remained on after Rich's family issued a statement
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