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8:50 AM ET, May 22, 2018


 Top News: 
Annie Linskey /
Sources: Trump's staff intentionally mimic his grammatical style in tweets and believe debates over typos reinforce his base's notion that he has a common touch  —  WASHINGTON — The hallmark of President Trump's Twitter feed is that it sounds like him — grammatical miscues and all.
Institute for Nonprofit News:
Profile of VTDigger, a non-profit newsroom in Vermont, which has ~300,000 monthly users, 19 full-time employees, and an annual budget of over $1.5M  —  A study in leadership  —  To editors and executive directors of nonprofit news organizations, Anne Galloway's story will sound familiar …
Discussion: Nieman Lab
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Barack and Michelle Obama sign multiyear deal with Netflix to produce TV shows and films for the streaming service, from scripted series to documentaries  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama formally announced on Monday a multiyear production deal with Netflix in which he and the former …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Politico to launch a partnership with the South China Morning Post on May 22, will include content-sharing and joint projects  —  The venture will start as a content-sharing partnership between the news sites  —  Three years after expanding into Europe, Politico is now setting its sights on Asia.
John Bonazzo / The New York Observer:
Interview Magazine, founded in 1969 by Andy Warhol, folds following wage disputes with former employees and several harassment charges  —  After almost 50 years, Interview magazine is shutting down.  —  Several staffers posted on Twitter this morning that the magazine had folded.
Yuji Nakamura / Bloomberg:
Sony, which already owns 40% of EMI Music Publishing, to buy out remaining 60% equity for about $2B  —  - Japanese company had already owned about 40 percent of EMI  — Deal announced as Sony prepares to unveil mid-term plan  —  Sony Corp. is buying EMI Music Publishing …
The New York Times Company:
Paramount Television, in partnership with other production companies, is developing a series based on The New York Times' Overlooked obituaries project  —  The New York Times, Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, and 3dot Productions are developing an original series titled Overlooked …
Business Insider:
How Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou broke the story about the Theranos scandal, a subject he has since penned a book on  —  - The Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou knew from his first phone call with a Theranos insider that he had a great story.
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Amazon Studios names NBC veteran Vernon Sanders as co-head of TV alongside COO Albert Cheng, will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video  —  Veteran TV exec Vernon Sanders has joined Amazon Studios as co-head of television.  He will oversee creative and production units for Amazon Prime Video.
Discussion: The Wrap
Aidan McLaughlin / Mediaite:
Fox and Friends had a segment devoted to mocking ESPN's Jemele Hill after she won a journalism award, with a guest inaccurately claiming she's unemployed  —  Fox & Friends had on Lawrence Jones, the editor in chief of college grievance catalogue Campus Reform, to comment on ESPN host Jemele Hill winning …
Leonid Bershidsky / Bloomberg:
A look at and how paywalls on Russian media outlets allow for journalistic integrity but reduce its impact  —  Russia's experience shows that charging for news can ensure independence but limit influence.  —  There's been a lot of talk recently about journalism and paywalls …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Survey: 39% of US consumers said Netflix has the best original programming among subscription video services, 14% said HBO, 5% said Amazon Prime, 4% said Hulu  —  Netflix's multibillion-dollar content binge is paying off — if, for no other reason, by boosting the perception that its original TV shows …
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
The Pulitzer Prize Board has yet to conduct its independent review of allegations made against board member Junot Diaz
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
In speech to Yale students at weekend, Hillary Clinton urged students to fight back against fake news by supporting journalists and subscribing to newspapers
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Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
UK regulator Ofcom has opened three new investigations into RT, reviewing its impartiality as a broadcaster, bringing the total number of enquiries up to 11
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Matt Labash / Weekly Standard:
Profile of Charlie LeDuff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning ex-NYT correspondent who covered overlooked people before leaving journalism to work in a hot dog joint
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Vox Media's Jim Bankoff on the challenges facing digital media companies, partnering with Hollywood, and the growth of podcasting