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10:20 AM ET, April 25, 2017

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news  —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Huffington Post has rebranded as HuffPost and has redesigned its site, opting for a tabloid style evocative of the New York Daily News in the 1970s  —  “The splash is really the best of our editorial voice...In thinking about who we are, this is the best reflection of it from a product perspective."
Daniel Holloway / Variety:
Bill O'Reilly speaks publicly for first time since Fox News departure, says he will host daily podcast, free until Thu., then only available to Premium Members  —  Bill O'Reilly has broken his silence following his departure last week from Fox News.  —  In his first media appearance since signing off of …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
CPJ: technology, combined with old school censorship tactics, has resulted in more arrests and killings of journalists than CPJ has ever recorded before  —  Old-school censorship and repressive government tactics have combined with technology and social media to create a new and troubling …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
In the Trump era, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has started beating Fox News in the key 25-54 demographic which determines advertising rates  —  Fox News normally ranks #1 among cable news channels.  But lately MSNBC's Rachel Maddow has been challenging Fox at 9 p.m., the centerpiece of the prime time schedule.
Derek Hawkins / Washington Post:
Infowars host Alex Jones is being sued by Chobani over articles and videos that falsely linked the company to child rape and a tuberculosis outbreak  —  Chobani, the maker of Greek yogurt, is suing right-wing provocateur Alex Jones, claiming he published articles and videos that falsely linked …
Hadas Gold / @hadas_gold:NEW!
Committee has voted to table Breitbart credential process for now and not extend their current temp Hill credentials.  —  Committee has voted to table Breitbart credential process for now and not extend their current temp Hill credentials.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:10 minutes ago
In its latest attempt to tackle fake news, Facebook tests displaying links to fact-checks alongside stories inside Related Articles widget  —  Facebook wants you to think about whether a headline is true and see other perspectives on the topic before you even read the article.
New York Daily News:
Andrea Tantaros files new federal lawsuit against Fox, alleging that the network orchestrated an online harassment campaign and hacked into her devices  —  Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and senior network executives orchestrated an online harassment campaign against a former female host …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Newsroom memo: Patrick Steel, an investment banker with FBR Capital Markets & Co, named CEO of Politico; he begins May 8  —  Patrick Steel, an investment banker for the past 16 years at the firm of FBR Capital Markets & Co., has been named POLITICO's next CEO.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Agence France-Presse:
Man in Thailand used Facebook Live to broadcast murder of his child before killing himself; it follows a similar incident on the social network recently  —  Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to work to keep the world's leading social network from being used to propagate harrowing acts like murder and suicide
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How The New York Times podcast The Daily reached 20M downloads in less than three months after its February debut  —  It was kind of an accident.  —  When Lisa Tobin arrived at The New York Times nearly seven months ago, she had a broad mission: Figure out what the newspaper was supposed to sound like.
Discussion: @colinmorrisonuk
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Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Google announces series of YouTuber-led “Internet Citizens” workshops in the UK designed to tackle the spread of online hate speech and fake news
The Seattle Times:
Couple charged with assault in connection with January shooting outside University of Washington speech by Milo Yiannopoulos
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Joe Concha / The Hill:
Fox & Friends anchor Heather Nauert has been hired as the State Department's spokesperson, making her the second Fox journalist to jump to State
Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk:
To build trust, Reuters has launched Backstory, a project that tells how its journalists find, pursue, and verify particular stories
Discussion: Reuters