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5:50 AM ET, May 26, 2019


 Top News: 
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.
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
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
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.
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
More than 80 publishers and tech companies unite to form Reverso, a fact-checking initiative to fight misinformation, ahead of Argentina's October election  —  Election verification projects are very in right now.  —  Last summer, 24 newsrooms in Brazil joined forces to fact-check misinformation about fall's presidential election.
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 …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Sources: TV networks and media buyers are disagreeing over CPM cost as networks push for increases of as much as 18% for primetime inventory  —  TV's “upfront” ad-sales market has started to simmer.  What will be required to bring it to full boil?  —  TV networks and media buyers hope …
Discussion: @bristei
Jon Allsop / Columbia Journalism Review:
After Macron's office reserves the right to review a joint interview to a consortium of French regional newspapers, two papers refuse to participate  —  This week, Emmanuel Macron, the French president, granted a joint interview to a consortium of French regional newspapers ahead of elections …
Discussion: @aidanpwhite
Tom Bartlett / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Profile of Quillette, a reactionary conservative site that outrages many, fuels the culture wars, and has become a favorite hate-read of liberal academics  —  Is ‘Quillette’ an island of sanity — or reactionary conservatism for the Ph.D. set?  —  The portrait of university life offered …
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 …
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.
Discussion: CBS News
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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
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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
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
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