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12:05 PM ET, May 14, 2018

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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Credibility at NBC News is in trouble following lack of support for Ronan Farrow, a correction on a Michael Cohen story, skepticism about Lauer probe, and more  —  As months go, this has been a terrible one for NBC News.  Among the low points:  —  The ace reporter whose work …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Source: Ronan Farrow's forthcoming book “Catch and Kill” will discuss his clash with NBC execs over Weinstein story and how it ended up at The New Yorker  —  How ‘catch and kill’ is used to bury news stories  —  Ronan Farrow was working for NBC News when he began investigating Harvey Weinstein.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Journalists face tough choices on publishing stolen materials since spy agencies can manipulate them and produce genuine archives seeded with slick forgeries  —  WASHINGTON — For decades, leakers of confidential information to the press were a genus that included many species …
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
A look at Trump's relationship with Sean Hannity and Fox News, with nightly conversations with the host and network coverage dictating the President's agenda  —  The call to the White House comes after ten o'clock most weeknights, when Hannity is over.  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS files lawsuit against majority shareholder Shari Redstone, accusing her of pressing for Viacom merger against wishes of CBS board members  —  The battle over the future of CBS and Viacom has taken an extraordinary turn as CBS Corp. has filed a lawsuit accusing majority shareholder Shari Redstone …
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed:
Journalists covering Trump are earning anything from $30K to $250K from on-air contributor roles, on top of securing lucrative book deals  —  And reporters in DC do.  —  A whirlwind Washington era has vaulted White House reporters into a charmed, somewhat awkward, but characteristically Trumpian reality: fame and fortune.
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Alden's management of the Denver Post foreshadows the death of newspapers as owners extract value by sucking the marrow rather than by investing or selling  —  It's with a spasm of profits.  —  For a preview of the newspaper industry's coming death, turn your gaze to Colorado …
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Brett Bull / Variety:
A look at the $1.6B video streaming market in Japan, where Netflix and Amazon are using the power of original shows to take on Hulu and homegrown dTV  —  Since launching in Japan in 2015, Netflix has focused on providing high-quality and original content from both international and local sources.
Cory Nealon / University of Buffalo:
Study: less than 10% of users who retweeted false info during disasters deleted their RT later, less than 20% of them clarified false RT with a new tweet  —  Study examines Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy; also finds most users fail to correct misinformation
Discussion: Gizmodo
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed News' new weekly podcast features a chatbot Jojo, which responds to listeners' texted keywords with links to articles from featured segments  —  “One of our goals has been to talk about the news for our audience in a way that invites them into the news cycle.
 
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Marcela Kunova / Journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera develops InterviewJS, an open source tool that turns Q&As into interactive messaging where the reader asks the interviewee pre-selected questions
Freia Nahser / Global Editors Network:
Q&A with The Guardian's Anna Bateson, chief customer officer, on asking readers for funding, the importance of Google and Facebook, and preparing for the GDPR
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Zetland, a Danish subscription news outlet with 10K members, has been testing news via audio and found 60% of members prefer listening over reading
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Ann-Christine Diaz / Creativity Online:
HBO joins The Atlantic's Question Your Answers series, a collection of short films designed to foster civil discourse and help expand the magazine's reach
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Luminary Media raises $40M; sources say it plans to launch subscription service for premium podcasts, has begun to strike licensing deals with podcast creators   SL