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6:00 PM ET, December 20, 2018

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Two residents of Fergus Falls, MN, detail what Claas Relotius of Der Spiegel fabricated or got wrong when he visited to write about US rural support of Trump  —  In February 2017, my husband and I attended a concert at our local theater, and were sipping some wine in the lobby before the show started.
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Tassilo Hummel / Reuters:
CNN strips Der Spiegel journalist Claas Relotius of his two Journalist of the Year awards; he's also returned four awards from press association Reporter Forum
Discussion: Associated Press
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
District court judge rules in BuzzFeed's favor in lawsuit from tech exec Aleksej Gubarev after publication of Steele dossier, citing the fair report privilege  —  The outlet can't evade a defamation claim from Aleksej Gubarev by arguing he must show actual malice.
Gareth Davies / Telegraph:
Judge lets Harvey Weinstein sexual assault case move forward with a pre-trial hearing set for March 7  —  A judge has declined to dismiss the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein.  —  Weinstein was one of Hollywood's most powerful figures when scores of women - including A-list actresses …
Konstantinos Papamiltiadis / Facebook:
Facebook says it shared data with integration partners only when users signed in with their Facebook accounts to access features on other platforms, devices  —  Today, we're facing questions about whether Facebook gave large tech companies access to people's information and, if so, why we did this.
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Ime Archibong / Facebook:
Facebook confirms Spotify, Netflix, Dropbox, and RBC had read/write/delete access for messaging integrations, says it was experimental and ended three years ago
New York Times:
Documents show Facebook gave ~150 companies, including NYT, Yahoo, and other media access to more user data than disclosed; FB says it didn't violate FTC decree
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ad boycotts of Tucker Carlson Tonight were inevitable after people publicly objected to racist messages and Fox News abdicated its role of supervising a host  —  In October, Tucker Carlson boasted about how he could say anything he wants to say on his prime-time Fox News program …
Sara Jerde / Adweek:
Dow Jones Media Group publisher and EVP Almar Latour says the group has been renamed to Barron's Group because the Barron's name resonates  —  'We've seen the Barron's name resonate'  —  More than two years after Dow Jones Media Group formed to boost a collection of brands' visibilities …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @rafat
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
NBCU, Sony, Warner Bros, and Sky offer to give access to content broadcast by Sky to viewers outside UK to prevent European Commission antitrust investigation  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Sky have offered to end anti-competitive movie licensing deals …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit by music publisher Wixen, which represents artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks, and Neil Young  —  Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017.
 
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Greg Dool / Folio:
Interview with Skift founder and CEO Rafat Ali on leadership, subscription products, the Skift Foundation, and the shortcomings of media-on-media coverage
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Brent Lang / Variety:
Study: consumers who visited a movie theatre 9+ times in the last 12 months consumed more streaming content than those who'd visited 1-2 times
Zach Baron / GQ:
A look at how The Fresno Bee newspaper and its reporters are coping as Rep. Devin Nunes wages a public campaign against them