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12:21 PM ET, May 23, 2017

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
James Corden and Conan O'Brien are getting their own shows on Snapchat; NBC News expected to launch a daily newscast in September  —  When Elisabeth Murdoch said goodbye to the family business in the wake of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal in 2014, there was considerable anticipation regarding her next career move.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Scribd adds select articles from The Guardian, the NYT, and WSJ, as well as archival content from the FT; the service now has 500K+ subs paying $8.99 a month  —  The content subscription site is adding content from newspapers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Jordan Michael Smith / The Guardian:
Jezebel, now 10 years old, inspired other sites and influenced established women's magazines with humor, provocation, four-letter words, and controversy  —  Fresh, funny and feminist, Jezebel blazed a trail when it launched in 2007.  It forced others to follow - but does it still have a place on the internet it helped to create?
Joseph Otterson / Variety:
MSNBC Reaches Number One For First Time in Weekly Primetime Ratings, Fox News Drops to Third  —  For the first time in its history, MSNBC ranked number one in both total viewers and the key adults 25-54 demographic during primetime for a full week among the big three cable news networks.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
EU states approve plan to make social media firms tackle hate speech, introduces 30% quota of European media on video streaming platforms, awaits parliament OK  —  European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter …
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Infowars was reportedly granted temporary White House press credentials, which are easier to receive than a permanent pass  —  Far-right website InfoWars was granted temporary White House press credentials on Monday.  —  Jerome Corsi, the Washington, DC bureau chief for the site that's known …
Mike Shields / Business Insider:
Facebook is testing a new product, Audience Direct, which it says helps publishers target ads with 90% accuracy; early partners include ESPN  —  Facebook says it want to help media companies make more money from digital ads.  And now, the social networking giant is even offering to let publishers sell ads using Facebook's data.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam says the company will use Yahoo and AOL's combined platform of 1.3B users to test an OTT video service  —  The long and tortuous sale of Yahoo's internet business to Verizon is expected to close around the middle of June, according to Verizon chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam.
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Consumerist
Luke Mullins / Washingtonian:
Profile of Matt Boyle, Washington editor of Breitbart News, who says he is still in regular communication with Steve Bannon  —  The very unlikely rise of a media phenomenon in Trump's Washington.  —  Matt Boyle went from an outsider ridiculed for his awkward mien and his activist tendencies …
Discussion: @mckaycoppins
Monika Bickert / The Guardian:
In response to leak of its content moderation guidelines, Facebook tries to explain “how and where we draw the line”  —  Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging.  We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right
Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review:
The prospect of Joe Lieberman as FBI director does not bode well for press freedom  —  Former Senator Joe Lieberman is reportedly President Trump's leading choice to replace the recently-fired James Comey as FBI director.  If you're a person who values free speech and press freedom rights …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Layoffs hit the Sacramento Bee, the latest in a series of staff reductions executed by its parent company McClatchy  —  The Sacramento Bee on Monday enacted a round of layoffs, the latest in a series of staff reductions executed by its corporate parent, The McClatchy Company.
Discussion: @nickmiller510 and @poynter
 
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