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12:30 PM ET, May 24, 2017

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Fox News:
Fox News retracts story about the murder investigation of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich  —  On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich.  The article was not initially subjected to the high degree …
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Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
In letter, Seth Rich's brother pleads with the executive producer of Sean Hannity's Fox News show to stop spreading theories about his murder  —  July 2016: DNC staffer Seth Rich fatally shot  —  The brother of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote a letter on Tuesday …
Justin Baragona / Mediaite:
After several days of pushing theories on Seth Rich's murder, Fox News' Hannity announces he won't discuss the case for now
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Seth Rich lie, and how the corrosion of reality should worry every American
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announces $1M gift from Jeff Bezos for pro bono legal services for journalists, partners with First Look Media  —  Freedom of the Press Awards dinner raises nearly $2 million to support pro bono legal services for journalists
John Koblin / New York Times:
HBO has shelved Jon Stewart's shortform animation series, blaming technical issues; the company says it is still pursuing other projects with Stewart  —  Jon Stewart and HBO are not going forward with his much-anticipated animation project, a setback for what was supposed to be the next step in his post-late-night career.
Jessi Hempel / Backchannel:
Q&A with Upworthy cofounder Eli Pariser, who coined the term “filter bubble” in his book, about the phenomena, fake news and its influence, more  —  Six years after the Upworthy cofounder coined the term “filter bubble,” things are much worse.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Responding to Andrea Tantaros' lawsuit, Fox News requests sanctions against her lawyer and asks for the case to be dismissed with prejudice  —  The cable news network demands sanctions as Andrea Tantaros' lawyer suggests something sinister.  —  Fox News has filed a blistering response …
Discussion: Variety
Japan Times:
FT owner Nikkei partners with five other Japanese companies, including TBS, to launch a Netflix-style video streaming service, Premium Platform Japan  —  Six major media firms, including Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, said they will jointly establish a new company in July to offer paid online video services.
Discussion: Nikkei and Variety
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
The Times has launched a paywalled site for lawyers called The Brief, a spin-off of an existing free email bulletin; it is priced at £4/week for new subscribers  —  The Times has launched a premium website for legal readers called The Brief.  —  It will cost £4 a week for new subscribers …
Mujib Mashal / New York Times:
A look at Gellara, an Afghan women's magazine that launched Thursday with a print run of 2K copies and hopes to spark important conversations among young women  —  The first issue of the Afghan women's magazine covers standard ground, like fashion tips during pregnancy and interviews with young pop artists about their love lives.
Discussion: @nytimesworld
 
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