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5:35 AM ET, April 17, 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 …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network  —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
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 …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour  —  Until recently  —  , Mark Zuckerberg's most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through …
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 …
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.
Eric Retzlaff / Leader Herald:
Mel Rulison, a newspaper delivery man for the Leader-Herald in upstate New York, is retiring after 57 years, having delivered an estimated 5M newspapers  —  Rulison, of Main Street, was not about to shoo them away, though. … But he had no camera.  —  Rulison retired Sunday as a route driver after 57 years.
Riley Griffin / Poynter:
Duke University Reporters' Lab catalogued 111 Trump statements about “fake news” over the past five months and found that 41% were response to Russia coverage  —  President Donald Trump offers a consistently defiant response to allegations about the Kremlin's meddling in the 2016 campaign: “fake news.”
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.
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 …
Catalina Albeanu /
Fang Wang, senior duty editor for FT Chinese, describes censorship challenges in China and how the Great Firewall continues to evolve  —  Facing both pre-print and post-print censorship, media outlets in China are caught in a cat and mouse game  —  Technology and social media advances empower …
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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
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Stanford and Princeton researchers create ad-blocker that uses computer vision and evades all known anti ad-blockers, available as a proof of concept on Chrome
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
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Ahead of the French election, Facebook is running full-page ads in major French newspapers with tips for spotting fake news
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
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