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8:35 PM ET, April 16, 2017


 Top News: 
Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Facebook's shifting priorities and inferior monetization options for Instant Articles are leading some big publishers to abandon the format  —  Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing  —  Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters …
Zeke J Miller / Time:
White House announces it will not disclose visitor logs, citing security and privacy issues  —  The Trump Administration will not disclose logs of those who visit the White House complex, breaking with his predecessor, the White House announced Friday.  The decision, after nearly three months …
New York Times:
Sources: Bill O'Reilly's on-air comments about Ailes and harassment were a factor in Megyn Kelly's choice to leave Fox; Kelly complained to execs after comments  —  Last fall, in the weeks after 21st Century Fox struck settlements with two women who said that Bill O'Reilly had sexually harassed them …
Scott Rosenberg / Backchannel:
A look at how 15-year-old Google Book Search has shrunk in ambition and scope, after prolonged legal battles  —  Google Books was the company's first moonshot.  But 15 years later, the project is stuck in low-Earth orbit.  —  Books can do anything.  As Franz Kafka once said, “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.”
Discussion: @gregg_sh, @craigmod and @kevin2kelly
Mike Caulfield:
Facebook's “Tips to Spot False News” take too much time, are too generic and dated, and focus on easily gamed information on questionable sites  —  Sometime yesterday, Facebook rolled out the largest media literacy campaign in the history of the world.  —  Unfortunately, most of what it contained was bad advice.
Indira A.R. Lakshmanan / Poynter:
The SEC's actions against fake stock news are a reminder for financial news editors to adopt stronger ethics policies, disclosures, and safeguards  —  When investors go to financial news websites, they're looking for unbiased, independent guidance.  Financial news sites' reputations …
Teresa Donnellan / America Magazine:
Profile of Michael Wilson, who until March 25 wrote the NYT's Crime Scene column and who now focuses on longer, more in depth projects at the paper  —  On Sept. 11, 2001, a man was killed in New York City.  He followed the wrong directions to a new job, ended up in a bad neighborhood and was shot in the head.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Stanford and Princeton researchers create ad-blocker that uses computer vision, can evade all known anti ad-blockers; available as a proof of concept on Chrome  —  A team of Princeton and Stanford University researchers has fundamentally reinvented how ad-blocking works …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Five years after Warren Buffett snapped up 31 daily newspapers and 50 weeklies, optimism has given way to layoffs and anxiety  —  LAST WEEK, JOURNALISTS AT SEVERAL local newspapers run by Berkshire Hathaway's BH Media Group were met with news that their owner was slashing nearly 300 jobs companywide.
Mike Janssen / Current:
FCC's TV spectrum auction generated at least $1.8B for 34 stations with noncommercial educational licenses  —  The FCC released results of the spectrum auction Thursday.  Here are the results for noncommercial broadcasters, according to Current's review of the commission's data.
Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo's comments about WikiLeaks threaten free speech, and the media response was too muted  —  In February, after Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. media were the “enemy of the people,” the targets of his insult exploded with indignation, devoting wall-to-wall media coverage …
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Huffington Post experiments with niche Facebook-only communities, using images from Tumblr and Reddit to build audience before committing to original content
Teresa Mioli / Journalism in the Americas:
Crime reporter Maximino Rodríguez Palacios is shot and killed in La Paz, the fourth Mexican journalist killed since March 1
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Ahead of the French election, Facebook is running full-page ads in major French newspapers with tips for spotting fake news
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The Pulitzer-winning Storm Lake Times will donate most of its $15K in award money to the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and to refugee charities
Tamara Abraham / The Business of Fashion:
Vogue Arabia appoints Manuel Arnaut as editor in chief, succeeding Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, who was fired on Thursday after just two issues
Discussion: Glossy and Observer