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5:05 AM ET, May 25, 2019

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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is looking to bring back Julia Angwin as editor in chief of The Markup, weeks after she was forced out  —  Journalist was forced out of the Markup last month after clashing with executive editor  —  Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is looking …
Discussion: @digidave and Talking Biz News
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
The Assange indictment criminalizes some basic functions of newsgathering, sending a message to others that national security journalism is possibly criminal  —  For decades, journalists have received and published government secrets in the public interest with the protection of the First Amendment.
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Washington Post:
US prosecutors charge Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act in an indictment that says he “repeatedly encouraged” sources to steal government secrets  —  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was charged Thursday with violating the Espionage Act by seeking out classified information …
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Facebook decides to let the misleading Nancy Pelosi video remain on its platform indefinitely, but with a fact check, says it will limit the video's reach  —  Nancy Pelosi, the 79-year-old speaker of the House of Representatives, has been a frequent target for President Donald Trump and his political allies.
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Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
A distorted video of Speaker Pelosi, in which her speech is made to appear slurred, has 2M+ views on Facebook; YouTube says it has removed uploads of the video
Evan Sernoffsky / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco police chief reverses course, apologizes for raid of freelancer Bryan Carmody's home and office, says police won't use any items taken as evidence  —  After two weeks of growing outrage, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott apologized Friday for raiding a journalist's home …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Interview with GateHouse SVP of News Bill Church as the company makes another round of layoffs while also promising to hire for investigative reporting  —  Today's editorial managers find themselves in the lemonade business.  Their assembly line of lemons keeps gaining speed …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Hulu to get more original programming, skewing “older, broader, edgier” compared to Disney+, and begin holding on to global rights  —  Insiders predict bigger content budgets, synergies with sister networks and a juggling act as one company now runs a half-dozen networks and three digital services.
Yogita Khatri / CoinDesk:
Proxima Media, founded by Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh, says it has raised $100M for Proxicoin, a token that enables fractional ownership of film projects  —  Proxima Media, a firm founded by film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, has raised $100 million for a token that allows investment in media content.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Profile of Gayle King, one of the most prominent African Americans in broadcast news, as she debuts a revamped CBS This Morning as co-host  —  Gayle King is an overnight sensation decades in the making.  —  CBS first hired the veteran local news anchor seven years ago and is now set to lean on her even more heavily.
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
WSJ closes commenting to non-subscribers to improve its comment section; raises commenting time from 48 hours to four days after story publication  —  The Wall Street Journal has introduced a new comments strategy in order to drive a higher quality of debate on its site and improve the experience for subscribers.
Discussion: @whatthebit and @digiday
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aimed at preserving user privacy without reducing effectiveness of ads, coming soon to Safari  —  For years, the web has been largely free thanks to online ads.  The problem is that nobody likes them.  When they're not obnoxiously taking …
 
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Jem Aswad / Variety:
Rolling Stones to assign songwriter Richard Ashcroft royalties for the 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony; Richards and Jagger to be excluded from writing credit
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New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet on covering Trump, the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal, reader understanding, digital innovation, and more
Bill Bowden / Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's publisher says he may spend $12M to give Apple iPads to print subscribers converting to digital, hopes to convert all by end of 2019
Pew Research Center:
Study: analysis of 17 national news outlets shows images accompanying stories on Facebook show men twice as often as women, most photos exclusively show men
Discussion: @arreglalo
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN to air its first ever comedy special, featuring Colin Quinn's Off-Broadway play Red State Blue State, on Memorial Day
Discussion: Poynter
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Sources: Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board members reach a tentative $44M deal to resolve lawsuits by women who accused him of sexual misconduct
Axios:
Filing: Refinery29 is looking to raise up to $20M in convertible debt; source: $8M raised so far is from existing backers including Stripes Group, WarnerMedia
Columbia Journalism Review:
A newly released report on DOJ's subpoena of AP phone records in 2013 shows that DOJ also considered subpoenaing phone records of WaPo, NYT, and ABC
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Jay Fielden is out as Esquire editor in chief after three years as part of a reshuffling under Hearst Magazine President Troy Young