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12:10 PM ET, May 28, 2019


 Top News: 
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Meredith has sold the Sports Illustrated IP rights to Authentic Brands for $110M, will pay a licensing fee to run editorial operations for at least two years  —  Sports Illustrated over the decades has chronicled stellar match-ups, blow-outs, squeakers, sudden deaths and photo finishes.
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.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Four German publishing groups, Axel Springer, Funke Mediengruppe, RTL, and Gruner+Jahr, will sell their combined ad inventory in an effort to combat Big Tech  —  Four big German publishing groups are collaborating in order to fight the market power of tech platforms.
Li Jin / Andreessen Horowitz:
The state of the podcasting industry in 2019, including key trends and monetization strategies of audio apps in China  —  In the world of podcasting, the flywheel is spinning: new technologies including AirPods, connected cars, and smart speakers have made it much easier for consumers to listen …
Daniel Politi / Slate:
Trump cites a tweet by NYU professor Ian Bremmer, in which Bremmer faked a Trump quote as a joke, to argue that libel laws need to change  —  President Donald Trump on Monday slammed pundit, journalist, and New York University professor Ian Bremmer for publishing a “completely ludicrous quote” that he attributed to him.
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 …
Discussion: @nytimes
Yelena Dzhanova / New York Magazine:
Naomi Wolf cites a known internet hoaxer after BBC Radio's Matthew Sweet uncovers a serious flaw in her forthcoming book, Outrages  —  In the pantheon of nightmares, somewhere between “falling into an endless pit” and “back at high school but naked” is “going on national radio and learning …
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Glenn Greenwald / Washington Post:
By indicting Assange and arguing the First Amendment only applies to designated journalists, the Trump admin created a blueprint for criminalizing journalism
Zachary Stauffer / The Atlantic:
FOIA documents, obtained by documentary producer investigating the death of a US Navy pilot, show resistance to critical reporting even when safety is at stake
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
Britni de la Cretaz / Longreads:
A history of womenSports, the first magazine dedicated to women in sports, launched by Billie Jean King after the “Battle of the Sexes” and published until 2000
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
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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
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Columbia Journalism Review:
As Greece prepares for upcoming elections, mainstream journalists running as conservative opposition candidates have given rise to a new misinformation network
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