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11:50 AM ET, December 13, 2017

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Mike Allen / Axios:
In apparent deception, a document mimicking lawsuit against Sen. Schumer was shared with multiple news orgs; Schumer office calls doc a forgery, alerted police  —  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police …
Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
In a newsroom memo, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti criticizes Google and Facebook, says the media is in crisis, and outlines the company's plans for 2018  —  BuzzFeed delivered another record year in 2017, continuing to grow our revenue and total audience.  But it wasn't easy.  —  The media is in crisis.
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
While efforts to disparage legitimate reporting continue, Moore's failure to get elected by relying on cries of “fake news” is an encouraging moment  —  Roy Moore's spokeswoman had a nasty name for reporters covering the Alabama Senate race: “The lynch-mob media.”
Ludovic Blecher / The Keyword:
Google's Digital News Initiative announces €20.4M in funding for 102 projects in 26 European countries  —  In October 2015, as part of our Digital News Initiative (DNI)—a partnership between Google and news publishers in Europe to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation …
Reuters:
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested on Tuesday night in Myanmar's main city, Yangon  —  YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists were arrested on Tuesday evening in Myanmar's main city, Yangon, a government spokesman said.  —  “Yes it is correct that they were arrested,” spokesman Zaw Htay said.
NWU:
In an open letter, 19 freelance journalists says they're owed $50K from science magazine Nautilus, with some writers awaiting payment for over a year  —  Dear Readers, Funders and Board Members of Nautilus Magazine,  —  As of December 13, we are writers and editors awaiting payment …
Eugene Volokh / Reason:
The blog The Volokh Conspiracy has moved from the Washington Post to Reason, citing WaPo's tightening paywall and a lack of editorial independence  —  Information may or may not want to be free — but that's certainly what we want for our posts.  —  As you can see, we've moved from the Washington Post …
Tosten Burks / SPIN:
LA Weekly suspends recently appointed interim editor Hillel Aron over homophobic, racist, and misogynistic tweets, initially uncovered by Spin magazine  —  LA Weekly, the Los Angeles newspaper purchased by an investment group that includes Republican donors, has suspended recently appointed interim editor Hillel Aron without pay.
Discussion: Deadspin, SPIN, The Wrap and Deadline
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook orders three weekly shows from Vice, including a series hosted by Amanda Knox who was convicted of murdering her roommate before being exonerated  —  Amanda Knox is hosting a new show from Vice Media — coming soon to Facebook's Watch video platform — exploring how women and girls …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Netflix has fired the senior exec, Andy Yeatman, who told one of Danny Masterson's alleged victims the company didn't believe their claims  —  Andy Yeatman, director of global kids content at Netflix, was at a children's soccer game when one of Masterson's accusers confronted …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders threatened a loss of access for CNN's Jim Acosta if he asked President Trump a question during bill signing event  —  President Trump's tweeting Tuesday morning set off the usual scramble among White House reporters for all manner of clarifications and amplifications.
 
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Facebook says Russia's Internet Research Agency spent just $0.97 on three ads seen ~200 times by UK users over four days in May 2016, shortly before Brexit vote
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
T-Mobile has acquired Denver-based TV tech company Layer3 TV and says it will launch its own wireless TV service to compete with Comcast, others, in 2018
Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Profile of Ryan ToysReview, a YouTube channel starring a six-year-old, which made $11M in revenue between June 2016 and June 2017
Discussion: The Next Web and CinemaBlend
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Many alt-right alternatives to popular social networks are struggling to attract talent, users, and funding; a few have gone offline altogether
Shira Hanau / MediaFile:
NYT's Reader Center allows reporters and editors to explain stories and address reader questions and concerns, but it's a poor replacement for a public editor
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
CNBC is opening a Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, will hire 10 staffers, and will begin broadcasting from there in Q1 2018