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8:55 AM ET, May 26, 2017


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Dave Lawler / Axios:
Greg Gianforte wins Montana House seat in special election after being charged with assault  —  Roughly 24 hours after being charged with assault, Republican Greg Gianforte was elected as Montana's next congressman.  —  With 92% of precincts reporting, Gianforte was on course to win …
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
James Ball / BuzzFeed:
President Trump has ordered the DOJ to launch an inquiry into leaks about the Manchester attack investigation, saying the culprit should be prosecuted  —  “The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security.”  —  Donald Trump announced he had ordered the Department …
Steven Hopkins / HuffPost UK:
The New York Times defends running leaked Manchester bombing photos, saying its coverage has been “comprehensive and responsible”  —  The New York Times has defended its decision to publish crime scene photographs from the Manchester Arena bombing which police said were “distressing” to the victims families.
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 …
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
At least seven advertisers have said they will pull ads from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News  —  Several advertisers have pulled TV spots over the ‘Hannity’ host's reporting on Seth Rich, while conservatives are mounting a counter-boycott.  —  As more reporters and activists contact companies …
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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Instant Articles to begin supporting Google AMP and Apple News Format, after several publishers pulled out of the platform due to poor ad revenue  —  One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose.
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  —  You can make a ton of money in the media business, especially if you're a CEO.  —  That's the main takeaway from a new study by the AP …
Discussion: AP News
Nicole Sinclair / Yahoo! Finance:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says company was not hacked, and the threat of releasing a stolen movie appears fake: “we don't believe that it was real”  —  Disney (DIS) Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that recent reports that Disney was hacked were inaccurate.  —  “To our knowledge we were not hacked,” Iger told Yahoo Finance.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Lauren Kern, executive editor at New York magazine, is leaving to become first-ever editor in chief of Apple News  —  Apple News is getting its first ever editor in chief.  —  Lauren Kern will leave her role as executive editor of New York Magazine on June 2nd for the Cupertino-based company …
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Corinne Grinapol / Adweek:
CNN announces a new digital site, CNN Tech, focusing on tech and science and led by Sam Grobart, who joined CNN from Bloomberg Businessweek in March
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab: report: Google sends traffic to newsy articles on tech, business, sports; Facebook sends traffic to lifestyle, politics, and local events stories
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A look at Gizmodo Media Group's Special Projects Desk, an eight-person investigative unit focused on long-term, in-depth reporting that pushes boundaries
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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed's Tasty, with 85M Facebook followers in US alone, and nearly 1B views in April, becomes the company's template for vertical content sub-brands
Mia Galuppo / Hollywood Reporter:
FilmL.A. study: Georgia, with state incentives, led as site for feature films in 2016, with 17 films, followed by UK with 16, Canada with 13, California with 12
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Talent agent, film producer, sports promoter, and a former Univision owner, Jerry Perenchio dies at 86