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9:35 AM ET, May 19, 2016


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Zuckerberg meets with conservative leaders, calls for conversation to rebuild trust following concerns about bias in Trending Topics  —  A-list conservative commentators and leaders did a lot of talking and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did a lot of listening at an unusual meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
PRX launches RadioPublic, a company that aims to redefine audio with a new app; investors include the New York Times, Graham Holdings  —  By now, media types can recite by name companies that have been spawned by the so-called “great podcast renaissance.”  Panoply.  Gimlet.  Pineapple Street Media.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Following NewFront events, executives debate how to compare web video ratings to TV's  —  Web video companies have been comparing the size of their audiences to cable shows, and TV is pushing back with ad dollars at stake  —  Even as television ratings decline and more consumers cut the cord …
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Tribune Publishing laying off up to 200 IT employees, shifts work to India's Tata Consultancy  —  Tribune Publishing Co., a major newspaper chain, is laying off as many as 200 IT employees as it shifts work overseas.  —  The firm, which owns the Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun …
Discussion: LA Observed and @dcgov
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google unveils Daydream, its Android VR platform, with partners including NYT, WSJ, Netflix, HBO, IMAX, NBA; first Daydream-ready devices expected this fall  —  Accompanying the announcement of its Daydream mobile virtual reality initiative, Google is revealing a few of the experiences that people might have with its new VR headset.
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
New interactive map from Facebook allows users to find live videos from different countries  —  Facebook's Live Video feature just got global thanks to an interactive map that's rolling out on the site.  If you're looking for a stream from a random stranger you can either choose …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Source: Guardian disbands six-strong team of investigative reporters as journalists told to find other roles  —  The Guardian is looking to break up its current investigations team - with reporters told to look for other journalism roles in the organisation.
Erica Berry / Columbia Journalism Review:
ProPublica added a warning to its Prescriber Checkup database because analytics showed some visitors may have been seeking easy access to opioids  —  From the possibility of terrorists using encrypted apps to file-sharing software co-opted for pirated media, the gatekeepers of new technology …
Anna Dannreuther / RightsInfo:
UK Supreme Court upholds injunction in celebrity threesome case, rules identities must remain private  —  The Supreme Court has refused to lift the injunction currently protecting the privacy rights of a well-known individual in the entertainment industry and their family.
Dietmar Schantin / INMA:
Indian newspapers use localized editions to keep the value of print while digital focus is on social media engagement  —  India's second-largest print newspaper has 146 highly localised editions and is fiercely competitive with staying on the cutting edge of media trends, both of which have helped it succeed in the digital age.
Discussion: Nieman Lab and TechCrunch
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Sam Magdy / Associated Press:
Egypt drafts media law requiring $50K in capital, threatening independent online startups
Humeyra Pamuk / Reuters:
Turkish journalist Arzu Yildiz gets 20-month jail sentence, loses guardianship of her children after conviction for uploading video in 2015
Discussion: Middle East Eye
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