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9:00 PM ET, May 26, 2017


 Top News: 
Shelley Hepworth / Columbia Journalism Review:
CJR begins publicly logging incidents when norms that protect press freedom in the US have been pushed  —  Every few days, Donald Trump issues a new threat against the press.  —  Some are minor-essentially, name calling and common complaints about coverage-while others are harder to dismiss.
Hamilton Nolan / Fusion:
The real threat to journalism is concentration of media in the hands of rich owners with ulterior motives  —  This week, one little attack on a reporter by a temporarily insane politician has us all fretting over the “Rough Treatment of Journalists in the Trump Era.”  The real threat to journalism is much more insidious.
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Montana TV station KECI, about to be acquired by Sinclair Broadcast, apologizes for not airing audio of alleged assault on Guardian's Ben Jacobs  —  A local television station in Montana on Friday apologized for not airing audio of Republican congressman-elect Greg Gianforte's alleged assault on a reporter for The Guardian, Ben Jacobs.
AJ Vicens / Mother Jones:
Citizen Lab report details how emails phished from journalist critical of Russia were falsified, then leaked for disinformation campaign; 200+ others targeted  —  Citizen Lab, a Toronto-based human rights research group that focuses on cyber security and surveillance, issued a report Thursday offering …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
14 people who say their names were used as part of 450K anti-net neutrality comments without permission ask FCC for public disclosure, removal of fake comments  —  FCC should investigate and throw out fake comments, impersonation victims say.  —  Fourteen people who say their names …
Sources: DirecTV Now lost 3K customers in February while growth in March was roughly flat  —  New subscribers to web-TV service have slowed in early 2017  —  AT&T CEO: We've ‘pulled back’ on marketing after fast start  —  AT&T Inc.'s live online video service, DirecTV Now …
Discussion: Forbes, Fortune and INSIDER
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
Reporters mourn the passing of a not-so-secret username and password for the Wall Street Journal paywall, media/media  —  Username: media.  Password: media.  Everyone knew about it, but nobody talked about it. … It was good while it lasted.  —  For years, one of the best/worst kept secrets …
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March  —  A replacement for Toig, who was the company's third CEO since its launch, will be announced soon.  —  Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal has confirmed the departure of Jeff Toig, its third chief executive in two years.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Sputnik White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg leaves the Russian news service  —  Andrew Feinberg, a correspondent for Sputnik, has announced on Twitter that he's no longer working for the Russian “global wire, radio and digital news service.”  And he's intent upon doing so with as much detail as possible:
The FOIA Project:
FOIA lawsuits reach 25-year high in April with 63 recorded and are expected to be higher in May  —  The latest available case-by-case records from the federal courts show that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits challenging the withholding of records have risen since President Trump assumed office.
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, says she is leaving the company after the Verizon merger
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Interview with Nick Thompson, editor in chief of Wired, on moving to a paid content model, changes to the print magazine, more
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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
The 7 highest-paid CEOs in the US last year were all in media, including Thomas Rutledge of Charter, Les Moonves of CBS, and Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner
Discussion: Forbes
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Sean Hannity's pushing of the Seth Rich theory became a source of tension inside Fox News, a test of his relations with the network