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1:00 PM ET, May 15, 2018


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Tom Wolfe, the journalist and author who helped create the 1960s movement known as “The New Journalism”, has died at age 87  —  Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers …
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Betting-focused channels and fantasy sites expected to crowd the media field with the SCOTUS decision to allow states to offer sports betting  —  TVG, HRTV, WinView ready to pounce on opportunity  —  The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to allow states to offer sports gambling services …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A study of two print and two digital-born news outlets in each of 11 European countries revealed that 41% of bylines were by male reporters  —  Across 11 countries studied, 41 percent of bylines were male, 23 percent female.  —  It's the era of #metoo, when reporting by female journalists like Jodi Kantor …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says ~85% of new spending to go toward original content, plans to have about 1,000 originals total by the end of 2018  —  Netflix is sharply steering its new content spending toward original projects, with around 85% of new spending going to original TV shows …
The Guardian:
Facebook releases first content moderation report, closed 583M fake accounts in Q1 2018, took action on almost 1.5B accounts and 2.5M instances of hate speech  —  Firm's first quarterly moderation report also shows scale of spam, hate speech and violence  —  Facebook took moderation action …
Elizabeth Dias / New York Times:
Profile of David Brody, correspondent for the Christian Broadcasting Network, who receives access to Trump while giving a direct line to an evangelical audience  —  David Brody has unusual access to the president.  In return, Mr. Trump gets a direct line to the evangelical audience he depends on.
Emily Smith / Page Six:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly is in talks to return to cable news at Newsmax TV, one year after being forced out from Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations  —  Bill O'Reilly is in talks to head back to cable news in his old 8 p.m. slot, but this time at Newsmax TV, sources exclusively tell Page Six.
Paul Boyle / News Media Alliance:
Bipartisan group of ten senators debut PRINT act, to try to suspend new tariffs being imposed on US news industry's main source of paper, which is from Canada  —  Bill Would Suspend Newsprint Tariffs While Government Studies Effects on U.S. Industries  —  Arlington, Va. - Today …
Discussion: Editor & Publisher
Sources: Amazon tests display ad product letting merchants buy spots across other sites after it abruptly stopped buying Google Product Listing Ads last month  —  - New service lets merchants run Amazon ads on other sites, apps  — Amazon abruptly stopped buying Google shopping ads recently
Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at the ten journalists killed in Afghanistan on April 30, nine of whom died in a suicide bomb blast, based on interviews with the people who knew them  —  The funeral of AFP photographer Shah Marai.  Photo courtesy Andrew Quilty.  —  It was the deadliest day for journalists in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime.
Discussion: @cjr and @malalibashir
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Minute Media, which operates a number of user-generated sports sites that attract 80M-90M users per month, raises $17M Series F led by Goldman Sachs and others
Discussion: VentureBeat
Thu-Huong Ha / Quartz:
Amazon's control of the self-published ebook industry means authors lose negotiating power and publishers can't compete on pricing or receive data on what sells
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR
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Tony Semerad / Salt Lake Tribune:
Salt Lake Tribune cuts 34 of its 90 newsroom staff, eliminates Utah news section several days a week, and will cut back on pages amid plunging revenues