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12:25 PM ET, May 27, 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.
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Refusal to remove fake Pelosi video shows how Facebook confuses simple mistakes with deliberate deception, avoiding its responsibility as a key news distributor  —  This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over.  —  Ms. Swisher covers technology and is a contributing opinion writer.
Peter S. Green / New York Times:
Czech energy magnate Daniel Kretinsky buys a 13% stake in Le Monde and its sibling publications; some in the newsroom are troubled by the deal's opaqueness  —  PARIS — Blaise Gauquelin, the Central Europe correspondent for Le Monde, called his editor at the paper's Paris headquarters …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
How The New Orleans Advocate expanded rapidly: by buying out competitor The Times-Picayune and absorbing its news staff, savvy and hands-off ownership, and more  —  Even before owners of The New Orleans Advocate bought the assets of its competitor, The Times-Picayune and …
Eddie Kim / MEL Magazine:
The Pirate Bay, the iconic torrent site born in 2003, remains an online juggernaut despite blockages in multiple countries and millions of dollars in fines  —  As the internet continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, one thing always remains constant — The Pirate Bay
Discussion: Boing Boing
Colin Peacock / RNZ:
Public and private media groups in New Zealand announce a collaborative service which will hire eight reporters to boost local news coverage across media  —  Publicly funded reporters will be employed by news publishers around the country in a first-of-its-kind scheme unveiled today to address declines in local news coverage.
Paul Resnikoff / Digital Music News:
Rolling Stone cancelled the release, slated for May 13, of its music charts; report says due to issues with plans to give free streams like YouTube more weight  —  Rolling Stone's heavily-hyped charts release remains M.I.A., with rumors pointing to numerous snags and even in-fighting.
Discussion: Hits Daily Double
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.
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
Columbia Journalism Review:
As Greece prepares for upcoming elections, mainstream journalists running as conservative opposition candidates have given rise to a new misinformation network  —  In February, Adonis Georgiadis, the deputy chairman of New Democracy, Greece's conservative main opposition party …
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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
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
Discussion: CBS News
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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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
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
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