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8:25 AM ET, May 29, 2017


 Top News: 
Emily Bell / The Guardian:
The New York Times' coverage of the Manchester bombing illustrates the differences between US and UK reporting cultures  —  When it comes to making decisions about national security coverage, US journalism follows a different set of priorities  —  he New York Times last week attracted controversy …
Paul Hutcheon / Herald Scotland:
At least 5 Scottish police officers face misconduct investigation after probe into misuse of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to find journalists' sources  —  AT least five police officers are facing a misconduct investigation after an independent probe into the journalist spying scandal came to a close.
Discussion: HeraldScotland and dailyrecord
Andrew O'Hagan / London Review of Books:
Review of Mail Men, a new book about the UK's Daily Mail, and a stinging critique of Paul Dacre, the paper's current editor  —  Atlantic, 407 pp, £20.00, March, ISBN 978 1 78239 970 4  —  The word c**t was invented by the Norwegians.  At first the OED wouldn't have it in its pages …
Catalina Albeanu /
Irish Times Abroad, funded as a two-year project by the Google Digital News Initiative, now has 24K members after launching at the end of 2016  —  The Irish Times Abroad network counts 24,000 members after launching at the end of 2016  —  Credit: The Irish Times building in Dublin, Ireland.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
FT says that each post on WhatsApp drives a comparable amount of traffic as a post on FT's Twitter account, while 80% of readers via the app are non-subscribers  —  The Financial Times has been broadcasting stories through WhatsApp for the past year as a way of reaching new readers …
Eric Knecht / Reuters:
Egypt blocks financial newspaper Al-Boursa and its sister publication, English-language Daily News Egypt, less than a week after blocking 21 other news sites  —  Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers, the paper's owner said on Sunday …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / WWD:
Traffic to women's magazines over past year as they go digital: Vogue up 25.6%, Teen Vogue up 176%, W nearly doubled, Glamour down 1.6%, Allure up 53%  —  The most recent comScore data provides a snapshot of the transition to digital.  —  Legacy media is in a transitional moment …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The four key elements of a successful fake news story: emotional appeal, veneer of authority, effective insertion point, and an amplification network  —  Plus: The faces of a Russian botnet, an alt-right newsletter to subscribe to, and “falsehoods in a forest of facts.”
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Borrell report details how local media organizations can prosper in the age of Facebook and Google, says publishers and advertisers need to collaborate  —  Content is king.  But newspapers especially should heed the lament of Shakespeare's King Henry IV: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
Andrea Wenzel / Columbia Journalism Review:
Profile of Curious City, a radio series creating stories from listener questions, and the offline strategy it's using to expand its demographics  —  A Curious City journalist interviews a community member in Chinatown, Chicago.  Photo courtesy of Bill Healy/WBEZ.
Robert Levine / Billboard:
Spotify settles class action suit filed by a group of songwriters over mechanical rights, to set up $43.4M fund as compensation for unpaid royalties  —  Spotify has reached a settlement with a group of songwriters who had sued for copyright infringement, eliminating an potential complication …
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Tina Nguyen / Vanity Fair:
Breitbart ranked #281 in May according to Alexa, down from #45 in January, while ComScore says the site had 10.7M uniques in April, down from 23M in November
Max Willens / Digiday:
Behind the Village Voice website redesign and an effort to increase its $50/year subscriptions
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Nuzzel launches Nuzzel Pro, with no ads, keyword filtering, and dark mode, for $10/month or $100/year
Discussion: @refsrc and @martinsfp
 Earlier Picks: 
Sources: DirecTV Now lost 3K customers in February while growth in March was roughly flat
Discussion: Forbes, Fortune and Business Insider
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
Reporters mourn the passing of a not-so-secret username and password for the Wall Street Journal paywall, media/media
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Megan Liberman, editor-in-chief of Yahoo News, says she is leaving the company after the Verizon merger
Discussion: The Wrap and Deadline
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Tidal confirms the departure of CEO Jeff Toig; source says he exited in March