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11:05 PM ET, January 21, 2019

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Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook's journalism funding does not guarantee the success of high-quality reporting on its platform, which would obviate the need for such cash infusions  —  At some point over the past year, anyone connected with journalism, its present woes, or concerns over its future probably found themselves in a room with a Facebook executive.
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James Ball / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tech companies funding journalism projects deepens their codependence and implies the media is the exception that should be protected from tech's disruption
Maria Ressa / TIME:
Rappler's CEO Maria Ressa on why her news outlet works with Facebook even though it allowed the country's authorities to use it as a weapon against her  —  My reputation and peace of mind were demolished by information operations on Facebook.  It's a cautionary tale for the U.S.
Reuters:
WhatsApp is now globally limiting the forwarding of messages to five recipients, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five …
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Fox & Friends hosts apologize after a “technical error” led to the broadcast of a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died  —  Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Speaking in Munich, Facebook's CEO Sheryl Sandberg outlined five ways the company is tackling fake news and says it is blocking 1M+ accounts every day  —  Stung by criticism of its widely reported role as a platform capable of spreading disinformation and being used by state actors …
Discussion: CNBC, @raju and Fortune
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
In a Q&A, Jill Abramson says her new book had a fact-checker, claims Trump is making news outlets money by driving clicks and subscribers, and more  —  In her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts," Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the Times …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report outlines Perugia Principles, 12 rules for reporters to protect whistleblowers including publishing original docs, gauging public interest value of info  —  “We're being forced to act like spies, having to learn tradecraft and encryption and all the new ways to protect sources.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Avi Asher-Schapiro / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Half a dozen female journalists working for local broadcasters across the US talk about threats, stalkers, and harassment they endure while covering stories  —  In 2016, the FBI told a local TV journalist that she wasn't safe sleeping in her own home.  Her TV station, which covers a major American city …
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
The BBC says the UK's Crown Prosecution Service has created a “climate of fear” after prosecuting an editor over the accidental disclosure of a rape victim's ID  —  The BBC has repeated its belief that it should have been faced charges after a reporter named a rape victim during …
Discussion: @andybounds
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
French newspaper Le Monde grew its digital subscriptions by 20% to 180K in 2018, with a new site design increasing subscriber conversion rates by 46%  —  Le Monde is seeing the fruits of its labor after focusing on driving reader revenue for the last two years.
 
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Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
An excerpt from Jason Rezaian's new book “Prisoner”, which recounts the 18 months he spent in Iran's Evin prison after his arrest in July 2014
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
As Daily Telegraph's YoY circulation comparisons get reported without distorting bulk sales numbers, the real decline, at 8%, looks much smaller than before
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Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
Oxford-Stanford report outlines how Facebook can improve as a forum for free speech and democracy, from defining hate speech to forming an external appeals body