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9:40 AM ET, May 21, 2017

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Reuters:
Sexual harassment suits against Ailes could face a major hurdle with his death, due to a 19th-century New York state law known as “dead man's statute”  —  The death of Fox News founder Roger Ailes could pose a major hurdle to a series of lawsuits that claimed he sexually harassed female anchors …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reflects on six years of reporting on Roger Ailes, who once hired private investigator to track the reporter  —  For the past six years, ever since I began researching a biography of Roger Ailes, there probably hasn't been a day when I haven't thought or talked about him.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Two security guards pinned John M. Donnelly, a reporter for CQ Roll Call, against a wall when he tried to ask a question of an FCC Commissioner; FCC apologized  —  John M. Donnelly, a reporter for CQ Roll Call, said that he was shoved against a wall by two security guards after he tried …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
The Washington Post is now earning in excess of $100M in digital ad revenue and added hundreds of thousands of digital subscribers in Q1  —  Since The Washington Post's Watergate-era glory days, my need to read that paper has waxed and waned.  I already pay for and scour The New York Times …
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Interview with Washington Post's Marty Baron on the future of legacy media, working with Bezos, fake news, and covering Trump
Discussion: @f_obermaier
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook releases guidelines advising publishers that its users value meaningful stories, respectful behavior, and authentic content  —  Facebook on Friday released guidelines for publishers that will sound familiar to close observers of the social giant's often-fraught relationship with news organizations.
New York Times:
Swedish prosecutors announce they have dropped investigation into allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  —  STOCKHOLM — Prosecutors in Sweden said on Friday that they would drop their investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge …
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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Fox News says it has fired Bob Beckel, co-host of its primetime program “The Five”, for an insensitive remark to an African-American employee  —  Fox News Channel is parting ways - again - with Bob Beckel, the co-host of its primetime program, “The Five.”
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Østlands-Posten, a paywalled daily in Norway with 11K subscribers, holds meetings on local issues to encourage people to speak up in person  —  'This project aims to make people feel like they're a part of the community again, and a part of democracy, and for them to trust us as a media organisation'
Jia Tolentino / New Yorker:
The personal-essay boom ended after Trump's election, when subjects like relationships, self-image, and intimate struggle lost their social relevance  —  There's a certain kind of personal essay that, for a long time, everybody seemed to hate.  These essays were mostly written by women.
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
FCC Launches Review of All Media Regs  —  Chairman says goal is to “figure out whether or how” to update them  —  The FCC voted to launch a review of all its rules and regs applying to media outlets, broadcast, cable and satellite.  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pledged to take a weed whacker …
Pete Brown / Columbia Journalism Review:
Analysis of live video posted to NYT Facebook page over 14 months shows fewer views, higher engagement, but benefit to subscription base difficult to quantify  —  The number of live videos posted to The New York Times' main Facebook page has consistently surpassed regular videos …
Discussion: @hermida
Scott Lewis / Voice of San Diego:
Voice of San Diego will spin off the News Revenue Hub, which helps news organizations manage membership programs, as a nonprofit by July 1  —  Several months ago, Voice of San Diego launched the News Revenue Hub, a project to help news organizations outsource the management of their membership programs …
Discussion: @jcstearns
 
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